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A multifunctional minimally invasive surgical instrument. The instrument includes a tool set on the opposite end of a support tube from a handle assembly. Grasping, manipulating, retracting, cutting, cauterizing, irrigation, suction, and electrosurgery functions can be performed by actuating the handle assembly. The tool set can also be rotated and articulated with respect to the handle assembly.

Title
Multifunctional minimally invasive surgical instrument
Application Number
8/302605
Publication Number
5456684
Application Date
September 8, 1994
Publication Date
October 10, 1995
Inventor
James H Dettmann
Duluth
MN, US
Mark A Schmidt
Hutchinson
MN, US
Agent
Faegre & Benson
Assignee
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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