By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Coloplast A/S (Humlebaek, DK) has been issued patent number 9814456, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by NewsRx editors (see also Coloplast A/S).
The patent's inventors are Deitch, Sarah J. (Minneapolis, MN); Crabb, Rachael Anne Bergstrom (St. Paul, MN); Moschel, Mark A. (Plymouth, MN); Witzmann, Michael M. (Shoreview, MN).
This patent was filed on December 15, 2015 and was published online on November 14, 2017.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Intracorporeal suturing of tissue during surgery presents challenges to the surgeon in that the surgeon is called upon to manipulate suturing instruments within the confines of a relatively small incision formed in the patient's body. In some cases, the surgeon is unable to see the suture site. In such a case, the surgeon will digitally palpate with a finger to locate a landmark within the intracorporeal site, and then deliver the suture near at or near the landmark. Tying of the suture inside the patient at the intracorporeal site can be challenging since the surgeon is unable to see the site.
"Improved suturing instruments and improved methods of delivering sutures would be welcomed by the surgical staff."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, NewsRx reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "One aspect provides an incontinence treatment system for a male patient. The system includes a support, a brace attachable to the support, and an introducer provided to deliver an anchor through the support and into periosteum tissue over a pubic bone of the pelvis of the male patient. The support has a body, a pair of lateral arms extending laterally from the body and a pair of longitudinal arms extending longitudinally from the body substantially orthogonal to the lateral arms. A pocket is formed at an end portion of each of the longitudinal arms. The brace includes a base portion, a first post extending from the base portion and a second post extending from the base portion. A first hanger is attached to an end portion of the first post and a second hanger is attached to an end portion of the second post. A first slot is formed between the end portion of the first post and the first hanger and a second slot is formed between the end portion of the second post and the second hanger. Each of the first and second hangers is sized to be inserted into the pocket that is formed at the end portion of each of the longitudinal arms. The anchor has a body, a spine projecting radially away from the body, an eyelet attached to a trailing end of the body, and a suture attached to the eyelet. The introducer has a cannula with a lumen that is sized to receive the body of the anchor and a slot formed through a wall of the cannula that is sized to receive the spine of the anchor. The spine of the anchor is configured to be fixated under the periosteum tissue and the suture is configured to secure the support in contact with the periosteum tissue."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Deitch, Sarah J.; Crabb, Rachael Anne Bergstrom; Moschel, Mark A.; Witzmann, Michael M.. Tool Useful for Implanting a Support in Treating Urinary Incontinence in a Patient. U.S. Patent Number 9814456, filed December 15, 2015, and published online on November 14, 2017. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9814456.PN.&OS=PN/9814456RS=PN/9814456
Keywords for this news article include: Coloplast A/S, Urinary Incontinence, Urologic Diseases and Conditions.
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