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An ultrasound treatment system in accordance with the present invention comprises: ultrasonic transducers for generating ultrasonic vibrations; a handpiece including the ultrasonic transducers and serving as an operation unit; a probe connected to the ultrasonic transducers and serving as a vibration conveyer for conveying ultrasonic transducers to a distal member constituting a stationary section of a treatment unit used to treat a living tissue; a sheath serving as a protective member for shielding the probe; a holding member opposed to the distal member at the distal end of the sheath and constituting a movable section of the treatment unit which clamps a living tissue in cooperation with the distal member; a manipulator to be handled for clamping or freeing a living tissue using the holding member and distal member; an operation member for driving the holding member responsively to a movement of the manipulator; and a turning mechanism for turning the treatment unit relative to the manipulator with the axial direction of the ultrasonic transducers as a center.

Title
Ultrasound treatment system
Application Number
627500
Publication Number
6056735
Application Date
September 26, 1997
Publication Date
May 2, 2000
Inventor
Tomohisa Sakurai
Sagamihara
JP
Manabu Ishikawa
Hachioji
JP
Yoshitaka Honda
Tokorozawa
JP
Toshiya Sugai
Hachioji
JP
Mitsumasa Okada
Hachioji
JP
Agent
Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 17/32
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