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An apparatus for use in minimally invasive surgery includes a articulating segmented endoscopic portion wherein the segments are connected by an angled rotary interface. Rotation of the distal segment moves the distal segment to a position which is angled relative to the proximal segment. A handle grip portion may be likewise articulated.

Title
Articulating surgical apparatus
Application Number
8/413296
Publication Number
5575799
Application Date
March 30, 1995
Publication Date
November 19, 1996
Inventor
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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