Dissection Scissors on Surgical Device

  • US 20130103031A1
  • Filed: 10/20/2011
  • Published: 04/25/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • an end effector including;

    a first actuating device configured to perform a first surgical procedure;

    a second actuating device integrally associated with the first actuating device and configured to perform a second surgical procedure, the second surgical procedure being independently operable and different than the first surgical procedure;

    wherein an outer portion of the first actuating device and an outer portion of the second actuating device form a portion of an outer housing of the end effector; and

    a housing, mechanically coupled to the end effector, the housing including;

    a first actuator, mechanically coupled to the first actuating device and configured to impart movement to the first actuating device; and

    a second actuator, mechanically coupled to the second actuating device and configured to impart movement to the second actuating device.

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