08920370 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 76 patents.

A method and device for treating hernia by implanting at least one collapsible hernia repair patch, such as a planar mesh body at least partially enveloped by one or more elastic collars. A posterior end of an applicator carrying the repair patch may be inserted through a hernia and into the wall of the abdominal cavity, and the patch may be released into the cavity, e.g., so as to helically deploy the patch such that the patch lies in parallel to the abdominal wall. A balloon, which is removably attached to the patch, may be inflated to help move the patch to a deployed configuration, and thereafter the balloon removed from the hernia site.

Title
Hernia repair device
Application Number
11/577343
Publication Number
8920370 (B2)
Application Date
October 9, 2005
Publication Date
December 30, 2014
Inventor
Ziv Tamir
Moshav Lapid
IL
Ibrahim Matter
Haifa
IL
Mordehai Sholev
Menashe
IL
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
Davol
RI, US
IPC
A61F 2/00
A61F 2/02
A61B 17/08
A61M 29/00
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