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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 movable 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 prosthesis
Application Number
9/390793
Publication Number
6214020 (B1)
Application Date
September 7, 1999
Publication Date
April 10, 2001
Inventor
Paul C DiCesare
Norwalk
CT, US
Paul J Mulhauser
New York
NY, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
US
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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