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Apparatus and method for laparoscopic hernia repair including the use of an introducer sheath housed around an inner tubular plunger. The plunger houses an elongated ribbon formed into a loop, the loop being formed by a bipartite distal end of the ribbon. A patch with a passageway is attached to the loop with each of the two ends of the bipartite distal end of the ribbon being introducible into one end of the passageway for opening the patch into a planar configuration once it is pushed out of the sheath by the plunger.

Title
Apparatus and method for laparoscope hernia repair
Application Number
595956
Publication Number
5366460
Application Date
August 24, 1992
Publication Date
November 22, 1994
Inventor
Mark A Eberbach
Tampa
FL, US
Agent
Richard J Godlewski
Assignee
Cook Incorporated
IN, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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