Patent Number: 6,569,161

Title: Retractable radiofrequency needle point electrode and methods for using same

Abstract: A surgical radiofrequency needle point electrode for delivering both coagulating and cutting currents, comprising, at least one housing member; at least one needle point electrode having a surgically active region that is adapted to deliver both coagulating and cutting currents; and a telescoping member for at least temporarily maintaining the surgically active region of the electrode in the housing member.

Inventors: Zappala; Stephen M. (Andover, MA)


International Classification: A61B 18/14 (20060101); A61B 017/00 (); A61B 018/18 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2011