Patent Number: 8,821,507

Title: Augmentation delivery device

Abstract: The tissue augment sheet delivery system includes a tube funnel adapter and a tissue augment sheet delivery instrument. The tube funnel adapter includes a oval/conical shaped funnel. The tissue augment sheet delivery instrument includes a handle. A cylindrical tube is connected to the handle. A wire is inserted in the tube. The wire is formed in a large loop with small loops formed in the large loop. A tissue augment sheet is attached to one side of the large loop using a monofilament. In use, the tube funnel adapter is inserted in body. The tissue augment sheet is placed in mouth of the oval/conical shaped funnel and gently moved down. While moving down, the tissue augment sheet conforms to the internal diameter of the tube funnel adapter. The handle is withdrawn to remove the large loop from the body leaving the tissue augment sheet in body.

Inventors: Axelson, Jr.; Stuart L. (Succasunna, NJ), Servidio; Damon (Towaco, NJ), Tucker; Jon B. (Presto, PA), Kapec; Jeffrey (Westport, CT), Matsuda; Yoshi (New York, NY), Naoi; Yukiko (New York, NY), Tanaka; Kazuna (Cos Cob, CT), Seldes; Richard M. (Rockleigh, NJ)

Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

International Classification: A61B 17/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018