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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian P Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Faegre & Benson, June 28, 2005: US06911003 (295 worldwide citation)

Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for a transobturator surgical procedure are described.


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Kimberly A Anderson, Johann J Neisz, Steven W Siegel: Implantable article. AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 18, 2003: US06648921 (241 worldwide citation)

An implantable article is disclosed. The implantable article includes features for tightening or loosening the implantable article. In preferred embodiments, the adjustment may occur post or perioperatively.


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Kimberly A Anderson, Brian R Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, July 4, 2006: US07070556 (231 worldwide citation)

Described is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a first curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal, a mesh for implanting into the lower abdomen of a female to provide support to ...


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Mark S Bouchier, Robert E Lund, James A Gohman: Surgical implants and related methods. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, Kimberly K Baxter, Gregory L Koeller, May 25, 2010: US07722527 (230 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to implantable surgical articles, particularly those useful for pelvic health, and related methods of making and using the articles, wherein the implantable articles include a rivet to attach materials together.


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Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman: Method and apparatus for correction for gynecological pathologies including treatment of female cystocele. AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, January 7, 2003: US06502578 (190 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the ureth ...


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Stephen L Bolea, Robert L Rykhus Jr, Sidney F Hauschild, Johann J Neisz, Mark Polyak, Bradford G Staehle: Retrievable stent and method of use thereof. AMS Research Corporation, Kagan Binder PLLC, November 23, 2004: US06821291 (185 worldwide citation)

A removable stent system and method for extraction of a removable stent from a target site is disclosed. The removable stent includes a removable stent having a collapsible end and a collapsing element configured for coupling with a removal tool. The collapsing element can be configured as a lasso o ...


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James E Cabak, Steven T Deininger, John W Westrum Jr: Apparatus and methods for enhancing the functional longevity and for facilitating the implantation of medical devices. AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, June 24, 2003: US06582443 (182 worldwide citation)

Surgical apparatus and associated methods of use are provided for enhancing the functional life-span of medical implants and for facilitating their implantation, particularly for medical devices designed to support anatomical structures. The apparatus comprises a reinforcing fastener guide for fixed ...


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Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman: AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 17, 2004: US06691711 (174 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the ureth ...


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Christopher A Thierfelder, John W Westrum Jr: Implantable article and method. AMS Research Corporation, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, July 15, 2003: US06592515 (174 worldwide citation)

An implantable article and method are disclosed for treating pelvic floor disorders such as vaginal vault prolase. A surgical kit useful for performing a surgical procedure such as a sacral colpopexy is also described.


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Mona J Inman, John W Westrum Jr, Johannes N Gaston, Douglas J VanOrnum, Robert E Lund, Brian P Watschke, Johann J Neisz, Vicki R Vandersloot: Surgical instruments. AMS Research Corporation, Jose W Jimenez, Kimberly K Baxter, May 29, 2007: US07223229 (164 worldwide citation)

A novel surgical instrument is shown and described. The surgical instrument is useful in pelvic floor repair procedures such as sling procedures for treating incontinence. Also, a novel, ornamental design for a handle for a surgical instrument is shown and described.