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  • Patent number: 3999551
    Abstract: A subcutaneous guide assembly for use by surgeons during an operation where surgical elements must be passed through an elongated path internal to a human body. The guide assembly includes an elongated rod of predetermined contour and length which is secured on opposing ends to a handle member and to one of a variety of surgical elements which may be releasably secured to the rod through threaded engagement. Additionally, a plurality of rod members of differing lengths and contours may be easily secured to the handle section of the subcutaneous guide assembly. The handle section includes an internal chamber where various surgical elements may be contained for use in particular portions or phases of an operation. The handle further includes a mechanism whereby the contained surgical elements within the handle internal chamber may be easily sterilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1976
    Assignee: Bio-Medical Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eugene B. Spitz, Richard E. Brenz, Charles C. Hansford