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In various surgical techniques, a bipolar forceps can be used to seal a vessel in two locations such that the vessel can be incised at a location positioned intermediate the two seal locations. The bipolar forceps can include a cutting element which can be configured to incise the vessel. In various embodiments, the cutting element can include a sharp edge which can be moved relative to the vessel. In at least one embodiment, the cutting element can be electrically connected to a source of energy. The bipolar forceps can include first and second electrodes positioned within first and second jaw members, respectively, wherein at least one of the jaw members can include a substantially tapered profile and can be configured to pull the vessel away from the surrounding soft tissue. Such jaw members can include ridges, teeth, and/or a textured outer surface configured to grip the soft tissue and/or vessel.

Title
Bipolar forceps
Application Number
11/986489
Publication Number
8579897 (B2)
Application Date
November 21, 2007
Publication Date
November 12, 2013
Inventor
Andrew M Zwolinski
Cincinnati
OH, US
Kurt R Bally
Lebanon
OH, US
Gary L Long
Cincinnati
OH, US
Omar J Vakharia
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/28
A61B 18/14
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