07326177 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 276 patents.

Devices and methods are disclosed for stabilizing tissue within a patient's body during a surgical operation to provide a relatively motionless surgical field, such as during a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The devices include tissue stabilizers which engage and provide stabilization to a targeted area of tissue and further have the ability to engage and manipulate some portion of tissue within or adjacent the targeted area to improve the surgical presentation of that portion of tissue. The tissue stabilizer typically has one or more stabilizer feet which have a first foot portion configured to provide stabilization to the targeted tissue and a second foot portion moveable relative to the first foot portion for manipulating a portion of tissue to improve the surgical presentation.

Title
Tissue stabilizer having an articulating lift element
Application Number
10/137643
Publication Number
7326177 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2002
Publication Date
February 5, 2008
Inventor
Harry Leonard Green II
Santa Cruz
CA, US
George A Keller
Grandview Heights
OH, US
Mark Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Paul A Spence
Louisville
KY, US
William P Williamson IV
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Law Office of Alan W Cannon
IPC
A61F 2/00
A61B 1/32
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