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CA2159144A1 - Rail-Mounted Stabilizer for Surgical Instrument - Google Patents

Rail-Mounted Stabilizer for Surgical Instrument


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CA2159144A1 CA 2159144 CA2159144A CA2159144A1 CA 2159144 A1 CA2159144 A1 CA 2159144A1 CA 2159144 CA2159144 CA 2159144 CA 2159144 A CA2159144 A CA 2159144A CA 2159144 A1 CA2159144 A1 CA 2159144A1
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John Michael Putman
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Storz Karl GmbH and Co KG
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    • A61B90/00Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
    • A61B90/50Supports for surgical instruments, e.g. articulated arms
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00017Electrical control of surgical instruments
    • A61B2017/00199Electrical control of surgical instruments with a console, e.g. a control panel with a display
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00477Coupling
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00973Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets pedal-operated


A surgical instrument support assembly includes a rail-mounted clamp and a universal positioning arm for holding a surgical instrument such as an endoscope or retractor at a fixed position over an operating table during a surgical procedure. Coarse adjustment of instru-ment X-Y position across the sterile field is provided by an articulated arm assembly which is rotatably coupled to the rail-mounted clamp. Fine adjustment of surgical instrument elevation above the operating table is provided by a reversible drive motor which extends and retracts the surgical instrument along the longitudinal axis of an extendable support arm. Coarse X-Y positioning of the articulated arm assembly can be performed manually upon actuation of an arm-mounted switch, and fine adjustment of elevation is performed upon actuation of arm-mounted switches or by foot pressure applied by the surgeon to floor switches.
CA 2159144 1991-08-05 1995-09-26 Rail-mounted stabilizer for surgical instrument Expired - Fee Related CA2159144C (en)

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US08/314,517 1994-09-28
US08314517 US5597146A (en) 1991-08-05 1994-09-28 Rail-mounted stabilizer for surgical instrument

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EP (1) EP0752237B1 (en)
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