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In one embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises an articulable harmonic waveguide. The articulable harmonic waveguide comprises a first drive section comprising a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the first drive section may be configured to connect to an ultrasonic transducer. The articulable harmonic waveguide further comprises a first flexible waveguide coupled to the distal end of the first drive section. An end effector extends distally from the first flexible waveguide. The surgical instrument further comprises an articulation actuator to flex the first flexible waveguide.

Title
Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments
Application Number
13/657553
Publication Number
9095367 (B2)
Application Date
October 22, 2012
Publication Date
August 4, 2015
Inventor
Foster B Stulen
Mason
OH, US
Jeffrey D Messerly
Cincinnati
OH, US
Kevin L Houser
Springboro
OH, US
William A Olson
Lebanon
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/32
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