Laser delivery means ring stabilization method and apparatus for surgical and other procedures

  • US 5,693,041 A
  • Filed: 08/23/1996
  • Issued: 12/02/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/23/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A hand surgical apparatus for securing a distal end of a laser delivery means operated from a remote laser device comprising:

  • a guide means defining a body having proximal and distal ends, the body having a length and width dimension no larger than a length and width dimension of the finger'"'"'s of a surgeon'"'"'s hand, the guide means;

    a) is connected to a finger mounting means, b) encompasses at least one fiber optical waveguide member which forms part of a laser delivery means and c) is adapted for directing laser energy outwardly from the distal end of the laser delivery means; and

    ,a finger mounting means for attaching the guide means to at least one finger of a surgeon'"'"'s hand, yet enabling movement of the at least one finger, wherein the finger mounting means has a central axis;

    the guide means and the finger mounting means further determining orientation of the distal end of the laser delivery means effectuated by movement of the at least one finger,thereby stabilizing and providing precision aiming of the laser delivery means for an internal surgical procedure.

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