Surgical instrument with rotatable shaft

  • US 6,352,539 B1
  • Filed: 01/26/1999
  • Issued: 03/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a) an elongated flexible tubular sheath having proximal and distal ends;

    b) a flexible shaft having proximal and distal ends extending through and axially and rotationally movable relative to said sheath, with a snare loop being provided at said distal end of said flexible shaft; and

    c) a handle assembly comprising a thumb ring and two finger rings which is adapted to move said shaft and said sheath axially and rotationally relative to each other.

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