Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same

  • US 7,329,239 B2
  • Filed: 02/20/2003
  • Issued: 02/12/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A low-profile inserter for an angled infusion set having a cannula assembly including a cannula housing and a cannula extending from the housing to be inserted subcutaneously, the low-profile inserter comprising:

  • an inserter housing having a bottom wall;

    a retainer slidably connected to the inserter housing for movement between retracted and extended positions in a direction substantially parallel with the bottom wall, the retainer being adapted to releasably receive the cannula assembly;

    a first release member for releasably holding the retainer in the retracted position;

    a second release member mounted for movement with the retainer for releasably holding the cannula assembly on the retainer, anda base member connected to the inserter housing, the base member having a lower surface that is adapted to contact an outer skin surface, whereby the cannula can be inserted subcutaneously at said acute angle with respect to the skin outer surface;

    wherein the retainer is removable from the cannula assembly, while maintaining installation of the cannula subcutaneously.

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