US 10,376,252 B2
Methods of repairing abdominal wall defects
Dian-Yu Lin, Taipei (TW)
Filed by Dian-Yu Lin, Taipei (TW)
Filed on Aug. 9, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/672,508.
Prior Publication US 2019/0046171 A1, Feb. 14, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/04 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/00234 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0057 (2013.01); A61B 17/04 (2013.01); A61F 2/0063 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00238 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of repairing a defect in an abdominal wall of a subject, comprising the steps of:
(a) making an incision through a skin layer above the defect in the abdominal wall, wherein the incision is smaller than the defect;
(b) introducing a surgical device through the incision to reach a preperitoneum underlying the abdominal wall around the defect, wherein the surgical device comprises a deformable body;
(c) using the surgical device to identify a protruded region of the preperitoneum extending towards the abdominal wall around the defect; and
(d) flattening the protruded region of the preperitoneum and separating the protruded region of the preperitoneum from the abdominal wall with the deformable body in an expanded condition.