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An implantable prosthesis and device and method for loading and delivering the implantable prosthesis to a trocar cannula. The implantable prosthesis includes a body portion sufficient to extend across and occlude a defect opening and a semi-rigid ring for supporting the body portion. The implantable prosthesis may be provided with a sufficient hoop strength to prevent the body portion from collapsing into the defect opening. A loading and delivery tool includes a main body with a lumen sized to collapse the implantable prosthesis. An elongated shaft is rotatable to wind the implant into a slender configuration and axially moveable to advance the rolled-up implant into the trocar cannula. A cartridge extends from the main body and holds the implant in a normal expanded configuration.

Title
Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prothesis
Application Number
886689
Publication Number
5766246
Application Date
January 7, 1994
Publication Date
June 16, 1998
Inventor
Paul C DiCesare
Norwalk
CT, US
Paul J Mulhauser
New York
NY, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
A61F 2/06
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