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Erin McGurk Burleson, Elmer Koehler, Victor Packham, James A Thimsen, Terry L Whipple, Richard B Caspari: Surgical cutting instrument. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Gorgon L Peterson, Frank J Uxa Jr, September 19, 1989: US04867157 (285 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting instrument comprising an outer tube having a peripheral wall and a longitudinal axis. The outer tube has a plurality of openings arranged generally longitudinally along the outer tube. Each of the openings has first and second cutting edges defining portions of the periphery of su ...


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James A Thimsen, Terry L Whipple, Richard B Caspari: Surgical instrument. Precision Surgical Instruments, Richard P Matthews, March 17, 1987: US04649919 (272 worldwide citation)

A hand held surgical instrument for use in removing body tissue from a human body. It is particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery of joints such as of the knee or shoulder, but may also be used to remove tissue from the stomach, abdomen, jaw or other portions of the body. An auger-like helical cu ...


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Terry L Whipple, Douglas D Sjostrom: Surgical instrument. May 5, 1987: US04662371 (235 worldwide citation)

Cutting-suctioning instrument having an elongated support and first and second, opposed distal jaws, at least one of which is pivotable about a transverse axis and adapted to be closed by an actuator, and a suction throat defined between proximal portions of the two jaws. Preferably, a sliding inner ...


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Terry L Whipple, Douglas D Sjostrom: Surgical instrument. Dyonics, June 11, 1985: US04522206 (198 worldwide citation)

Cutting-suctioning instrument having an elongated support and first and second, opposed distal jaws, at least one of which is pivotable about a transverse axis and adapted to be closed by an actuator, and a suction throat defined between proximal portions of the two jaws. Preferably, a sliding inner ...


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Richard B Caspari, Terry L Whipple, James A Thimsen: Shoulder traction apparatus. Precision Surgical Instruments, Richard P Matthews, October 14, 1986: US04616637 (68 worldwide citation)

A shoulder traction applying apparatus which clamps to an operating table. The forearm of a patient is gripped by a tapering sleeve-like member and a cord therefrom is entrained over a pair of pulleys at opposite ends of a boom member. The remote end of the cord is selectively weighted to apply tens ...


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Terry L Whipple, Glynnis E Stone: Thumb joint prosthesis and related method of implantation. Kinetikos Medical, Richard E Jenkins P A, December 30, 1997: US05702469 (51 worldwide citation)

A trapezium-metacarpal thumb joint prosthesis having a metacarpal component for insertion into a metacarpal bone of a human thumb and a trapezium component for insertion into a trapezium bone of a human thumb. The metacarpal component has a forward end of generally truncated hemispherical shape with ...


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Joseph Fucci, Terry L Whipple: Double bladed surgical router having aspiration ports within flutes. Linvatec Corporation, November 22, 1994: US05366468 (46 worldwide citation)

A surgical router for cutting anatomical tissue includes an outer tubular member and an inner member rotatably disposed in said outer member and having a pair of router blades disposed distally of a distal end of the outer member and equally spaced about a longitudinal axis of the inner member and a ...


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Terry L Whipple: Fixation alignment guide for surgical use. Richard E Jenkins, May 17, 1994: US05312412 (45 worldwide citation)

An improved device for inserting rigid shafts into opposed segments of a fractured bone including a axially movable shaft having an arm extending outwardly therefrom which is adapted to engage a fractured bone at a first surface location. A tubular guide through which the rigid shaft is inserted is ...


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Richard B Caspari, Terry L Whipple, James A Thimsen: Leg immobilizing apparatus for arthroscopic surgery. Precision Surgical Instruments, Richard P Matthews, July 3, 1984: US04457302 (43 worldwide citation)

A leg immobilizing apparatus especially useful in connection with arthroscopic knee surgery wherein the surgeon views the knee on a television screen. A flat bar member is extended across an operating table and is secured to horizontally extending rail members customarily provided on operating table ...