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A cavity-retaining tool for bone surgery includes a cavity-retaining sheath which is inserted into the body and forms a cavity to act as a work space for bone surgery, a treatment channel which is placed in the cavity-retaining sheath and guides treatment tools necessary for the treatment of a bone into the space for bone surgery, an observation tool which is attached to the cavity-retaining sheath and by which to observe the operation field within the space for bone surgery, and a fitting portion which is placed at a tip of the cavity-retaining sheath and fits the tip of the cavity-retaining sheath to a bone.

Title
Cavity retaining tool for bone surgery, a cavity retaining tool for general surgery, an endoscopic surgery system involving the use of a cavity retaining tool, and a procedure for surgery
Application Number
8/855702
Publication Number
6371968 (B1)
Application Date
May 8, 1997
Publication Date
April 16, 2002
Inventor
Makoto Kuramochi
Tokyo
US
Norio Kobayashi
Kokubunji
US
Shuichi Kimura
Hino
US
Akio Nakada
Hachioji
US
Akihisa Ogawa
Hachioji
US
Takahiro Kogasaka
Hachioji
US
Agent
Armstrong Westerman & Hattori
US
Assignee
Olympus Optical
US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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