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A body implantable electrode comprising a flexible insulated conductor having a proximal end adapted for connection to a power supply and a distal end portion comprising an uninsulated, conductive, rigid helix adapted for attachment to body tissue. Means located and engageable at substantially the distal end portion are provided for facilitating the screwing of the helix into body tissue. A device is provided with means for firmly holding the means for facilitating the screwing of the helix into body tissue. The device also has means for holding the conductor and for preventing the transmission of torque to the proximal end of the conductor when the helix is being screwed into body tissue.

Title
Body tissue electrode and device for screwing the electrode into body tissue
Application Number
05/135,277
Publication Number
3737579
Application Date
April 19, 1971
Publication Date
June 5, 1973
Inventor
Bolduc Lee R
Assignee
Medtronic
IPC
A61n 01/04
A61N 01/372
A61N 01/05
A61N 01/375
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