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One embodiment of an implant insertion device includes a handle, a shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end and a pair of jaws each having a first end attached to the distal end of the shaft, a free second end and a gripping element at the second end. The free ends of the jaws are movable between gripping positions to grasp the implant between the gripping elements and releasing positions to release the implant. The jaws are biased apart to the releasing positions. Each of the gripping elements defines a substantially uniform or flat gripping surface. In some embodiments the gripping surfaces include teeth. The gripping surfaces face one another to contact the surface of the implant when the jaws are in the gripping positions. The devices of this invention also include a hollow sleeve slidably disposed over the jaws for forcing the jaws together towards the gripping positions.

Title
Implant insertion device
Application Number
543563
Publication Number
5782830
Application Date
July 10, 1996
Publication Date
July 21, 1998
Inventor
Robert A Farris
Memphis
TN, US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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