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A method for forming a surgical retrieval basket includes cold forming a section of each of a plurality of axially extending wires in a predetermined shape. Securing the wires together proximate the sections with a cavity defined between the sections of the plurality of the wires forms an enlarged portion of a surgical retrieval basket. The retrieval basket comprises a plurality of wires normally encased in a compact form within a sheath whereupon displacement of the sheath to free a portion of the wires enables the wires to form an enlarged retrieval basket. The wires forming the retrieval basket are cold formed in a predetermined shape and are secured together in a predetermined fashion to define the retrieval basket.

Title
Method for making surgical retrieval baskets
Application Number
8/342911
Publication Number
5658296
Application Date
November 21, 1994
Publication Date
August 19, 1997
Inventor
Gary D Wood
Spencer
IN, US
Tony E Weber
Plainfield
IN, US
James W Riley
Bloomington
IN, US
Craig R Kline
Spencer
IN, US
James S Bates
Bloomington
IN, US
Agent
Pearson & Pearson
Assignee
Boston Scientific Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/22
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