Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A needle for use in a surgical procedure includes an outer cannula including a shaft portion having a side wall and an end wall. A first aperture extends through the side wall of the outer cannula, and a second aperture extending through the end of the outer cannula. The needle also includes an inner cannula that is disposed within the outer cannula and includes a shaft portion having a bore extending therethrough. The inner cannula is selectively movable relative to the outer cannula between a first orientation and a second orientation. In the first orientation, communication is provided between the bore of the inner cannula and a first external region that is located adjacent to the second end of the outer cannula. In the second orientation, communication is provided between the bore of the inner cannula and a second external region that is located adjacent to the second end of the outer cannula.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8377013

Publication Date

2-19-2013

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

12/834503

Filing Date

July 2010

Primary Class

604/272

Secondary Class

606/185

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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