Patent Number: 8,795,292

Title: Device and method for treating post-partum hemorrhage

Abstract: A post-partum hemorrhage treatment device includes an anterior wall, a posterior wall, and a flexible joint that connects the anterior and posterior walls. The anterior and/or posterior wall includes an inflation chamber that is adapted for selective inflation. A left stud fastener and a left stud-receiving aperture are both located on a left lateral side of the device. A right stud fastener and a right stud-receiving aperture are both located on a right lateral side of the device. The left and right stud fasteners are selectively inserted into and retained in the left and right stud-receiving apertures, respectively, for securing the treatment device relative to a human uterus. A fluid is communicated into the inflation chamber to urge the anterior and posterior surfaces of the uterus toward each other. The stud fasteners are inflatable so as to be secured in their respective stud-receiving apertures.

Inventors: El-Dabh; Ashraf (Westlake, OH)


International Classification: A61B 17/42 (20060101); A61B 17/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018