Prosthetic implant delivery device and method

  • US 10,105,213 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2015
  • Issued: 10/23/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A delivery system adapted to facilitate insertion of a prosthetic implant through a surgical opening, the system comprising:

  • a flexible elongated member defining a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end, formed opposite the distal end and defining a closed end, the distal end defining a longitudinal opening;

    the distal end including a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, the first longitudinal edge and second longitudinal edge further defining the longitudinal opening, at least one first fastener formed on the elongated member adjacent the first longitudinal edge, and a second fastener formed on the elongated member adjacent the second longitudinal edge;

    the second fastener matingly engage with the at least first fastener to close the longitudinal opening, whereby a predetermined size distal opening is formed based on the engagement of the second listener with the at least one first fastener, the distal opening sized to allow the prosthetic implant to be urged therethrough.

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