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US5716409: Reinforcement sheet for use in surgical repair

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Inventor(s) Elie Debbas ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P. ·
Primary Examiner Michael J. Milano ·
Assistant Examiner Nguyen; Tram Anh T. ·
Application Number US8732143
Filing date 10/16/1996
Issue date 02/10/1998
Predicted expiration date 10/16/2016
U.S. Classifications 623/11  · 623/12  ·
International Classifications A61F 202  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 6231;11;12;13 ·
27 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A reinforcement sheet for use in surgery includes an opening, for example to receive the spermatic cord or the round ligament in surgical hernia repair, with the opening defined at an interior of the sheet when the sheet is substantially flat, with the sheet having a first edge which extends from the opening to the perimeter of the sheet and a second edge, which is preferably provided by a flap, with the sheet substantially overlying the first edge of the sheet when the sheet and the flap are generally flat and with the second edge substantially overlying the sheet when the sheet is generally flat.

Independent Claims | See all claims (27)

  1. 1. A reinforcement sheet for use in surgery, said sheet having an opening defined at an interior of the sheet when the sheet is substantially flat, said sheet having a first edge which extends from the opening to the perimeter of the sheet, said sheet having a second edge with said sheet substantially overlying the first edge of said sheet when said sheet is generally flat and with said second edge substantially overlying the sheet when said sheet is generally flat, said opening being accessible from both sides of the sheet when said sheet is generally flat and when said second edge substantially overlies the sheet.
  2. 10. A reinforcement sheet of mesh material for use in surgical hernia repair, said sheet having an opening to receive a body member, said opening being defined at an interior of the sheet when the sheet is substantially flat, said sheet having a first edge which extends from the opening to the perimeter of the sheet, said sheet having a second edge with said sheet substantially overlying the first edge of said sheet when said sheet is generally flat and with said second edge substantially overlying the sheet when said sheet is generally flat, said opening being accessible from both sides of the sheet when said sheet is generally flat and when said second edge substantially overlies the sheet.
  3. 21. A reinforcement sheet for use in surgery, said sheet being of a mesh material and having an opening defined at an interior of the sheet when the sheet is substantially flat, said sheet having a first edge which extends from the opening to the perimeter of the sheet, said sheet having a flap which is connected to said sheet on one side of the first edge, said flap defining a second edge, said flap substantially overlying the first edge when said sheet and flap are generally flat and with said second edge substantially overlying the sheet when said sheet is generally flat, said flap not overlying said opening when said sheet and said flap are generally flat.

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Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US5716409 Elie Debbas Feb 1998
AU4745597 DEBBAS ELIE G DEBBAS ELIE G May 1998
CA2268705 DEBBAS ELIE G DEBBAS ELIE G Aug 2005