Surgical/medical irrigator with removable tip and integrated suction conduit

  • US 6,179,807 B1
  • Filed: 10/22/1999
  • Issued: 01/30/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/20/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A medical irrigator comprising:

  • a handpiece, said handpiece having;

    a body having a front end;

    a discharge head in the body that is directed toward the front end of the body through which fluid is discharged;

    and a drain tube mounted in said body so as to have an open end adjacent the front end of said body; and

    a tip assembly for connection to said handpiece, said tip assembly including;

    a discharge tube having a first neck that is seated in said discharge head; and

    a suction tube that is attached to said DRAIN tube, said suction tube having a second neck that is seated in said open end of said drain tube.

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