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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, September 18, 1990: US04957498 (462 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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Frederick W Rexroth, F Barry Bays: Electrolyte purging electrode tip. Concept, Frijouf Rust & Pyle, July 24, 1990: US04943290 (430 worldwide citation)

An electrolyte fluid purging electrosurgical device for use with an electrode holder connected to an electrical power source and to a source of a non-electrically conductive fluid and a method of use are disclosed. The fluid purging electrosurgical device enables electrosurgery at a surgical site wh ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Method of joining torn parts of bodily tissue in vivo with a biodegradable tack member. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 23, 1990: US04895148 (392 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a shaf ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Arthroscopic suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 2, 1990: US04890615 (376 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Method of arthroscopic suturing of tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, May 8, 1990: US04923461 (372 worldwide citation)

A method of suturing tissue in the body particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery requiring only small incisions or portals for insertion of diagnostic and surgical instruments includes the steps of inserting an instrument in the body having a distal end carrying relatively movable jaws with openi ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Repair tack for bodily tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 11, 1990: US04976715 (326 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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F Barry Bays: Battery-powered medical instrument with power booster. Xomed Surgical Products, August 18, 1998: US05796188 (317 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument, such as a surgical drill, includes a battery-powered handpiece and a booster. The handpiece includes an electrical device, such as a motor, having an operating characteristic responsive to changes in DC voltage and a battery that applies a first DC voltage to the electrical dev ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Tack and applicator for treating torn bodily material in vivo. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 5, 1989: US04884572 (241 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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Frederick W Rexroth, F Barry Bays: Electrosurgical method using an electrically conductive fluid. Concept, Rust & Pyle Frijouf, June 26, 1990: US04936301 (200 worldwide citation)

An electrolyte fluid purging electrosurgical device for use with an electrode holder connected to an electrical power source and to a source of a non-electrically conductive fluid and a method of use are disclosed. The fluid purging electrosurgical device enables electrosurgery at a surgical site wh ...


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F Barry Bays: Vacuum sleeve for a surgical appliance. Concept, Frijouf Rust & Pyle, February 24, 1987: US04644951 (199 worldwide citation)

A vacuum sleeve is disclosed for removing severed tissue from a surgical site. The vacuum sleeve is used in conjunction with a surgical appliance having a cutting element and the vacuum sleeve is connected to a vacuum source. The vacuum sleeve includes an elongated body member having a distal and a ...