Patent Number: 8,574,228

Title: Ultrasound treatment system

Abstract: An ultrasound treatment system comprises an ultrasonic transducer, a handpiece, a probe, a sheath, a clamping member, an operation unit, an operating member, a suction base, and a perfusion base. The ultrasonic transducer generates ultrasonic vibrations. The handpiece has the ultrasonic transducer incorporated therein. The probe is connected to the ultrasonic transducer for transmitting ultrasonic vibrations to a distal member realizing a stationary portion that is a treatment portion for treating a living tissue. The sheath serves as a protecting member for shielding the probe. The clamping member is opposed to the distal member at the distal end of the sheath for clamping a living tissue in cooperation with the distal member. The operation unit is manipulated for clamping a living tissue with the clamping member and distal member or freeing the living tissue therefrom.

Inventors: Okada; Mitsumasa (Hachioji, JP), Sugai; Toshiya (Hachioji, JP), Honda; Yoshitaka (Tokorozawa, JP), Ishikawa; Manabu (Hachioji, JP), Sakurai; Tomohisa (Sagamihara, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Corporation

International Classification: A61B 18/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017