US 9,808,284 B2
Prosthesis manipulation pouch
Noah Robert Anderson, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Robert G. Anderson, Aledo, TX (US)
Filed by Noah Robert Anderson, San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 7, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/591,472.
Prior Publication US 2015/0126812 A1, May 7, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 17/02 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61F 2/12 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/40 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/3468 (2013.01) [A61B 17/02 (2013.01); A61B 17/0293 (2013.01); A61B 17/3423 (2013.01); A61F 2/0095 (2013.01); A61F 2/12 (2013.01); A61B 90/40 (2016.02); A61B 2017/0046 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00796 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3435 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for inserting a prosthesis through an incision into a surgical cavity, comprising:
a. a prosthesis;
b. a guide member comprising:
(i) a semi-rigid receptacle comprising a proximal opening and a distal opening, the distal opening being larger than the proximal opening, the receptacle being semi-rigid and structured and arranged to receive the prosthesis;
(ii) a coupling member comprising a proximal opening and a distal opening, the distal opening being larger than the proximal opening, the proximal end of the semi-rigid receptacle being located inside of the coupling member and assembled to the coupling member distal end opening; and
(iii) a coupling catch for removably coupling to a retractor, the coupling catch having a short segment attached to the coupling member and supporting a long segment;
c. the retractor that removably couples to the coupling member, the retractor having a proximal end that is adjacent to the coupling member proximal end and is structured and arranged to engage an edge of a surgical cavity opening, the proximal end of the retractor being fixed relative to the coupling member once the retractor has been coupled to the coupling member; and
d. a prosthesis manipulation pouch, the prosthesis manipulation pouch being flexible and arranged to deliver the prosthesis into the semi-rigid receptacle.