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A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic and open surgical procedures, e.g., prosthetic implant replacement surgery. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic tube section extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotally connected to a distal end of the tube section, and an implant adaptor operatively associated with the articulating section. Structure is provided for progressively manipulating the articulating section of the instrument relative to the longitudinal axis of the handle portion within an angular range of motion. Structure is further provided for rotationally manipulating the implant adaptor relative to the extended longitudinal axis of the distal end of the articulating portion.

Title
Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same
Application Number
9/152215
Publication Number
6162208
Application Date
September 11, 1998
Publication Date
December 19, 2000
Inventor
W Michael Hipps
Augusta
GA, US
Agent
Thomas J DesRosier
Richard D Allison
Assignee
Genzyme Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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