US 11,653,934 B2
Surgical instrument and method
Darren Davis, Arlington, TN (US); Richard Hynes, Melbourne Beach, FL (US); Eric Lange, Collierville, TN (US); Anthony Melkent, Germantown, TN (US); and Paul F. Wheeler, Hernando, MS (US)
Assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., Warsaw, IN (US)
Filed on Apr. 20, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/853,564.
Application 16/038,742 is a division of application No. 14/640,189, filed on Mar. 6, 2015, granted, now 10,080,571.
Application 16/853,564 is a continuation of application No. 16/038,742, filed on Jul. 18, 2018, granted, now 10,667,827.
Prior Publication US 2020/0246026 A1, Aug. 6, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/1671 (2013.01) [A61B 17/1659 (2013.01); A61B 17/32002 (2013.01); A61B 17/1644 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00261 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320032 (2013.01); A61B 2217/005 (2013.01); A61B 2217/007 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A surgical instrument comprising:
a first member extending along an axis between opposite proximal and distal end surfaces, the first member including a channel, a wall and a plurality of openings, the wall extending from the proximal end surface to the distal end surface, the openings extending through the distal end surface and a thickness of the wall;
a second member disposed in the channel, the second member including a passageway configured for disposal of cut tissue; and
a third member including a plurality of spaced cutting flutes, the third member being disposed in the passageway such that the third member is rotatable relative to the second member to transfer the cut tissue along the axis.