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Publication numberUS1837277 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1931
Filing dateJul 1, 1930
Priority dateJul 1, 1930
Publication numberUS 1837277 A, US 1837277A, US-A-1837277, US1837277 A, US1837277A
InventorsWalter Lund Charles
Original AssigneeWalter Lund Charles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tonsil-removing instrument
US 1837277 A
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Dec. 22, 1931. c; w, L ND 1,837,277

TONS IL REMOVING INSTRUMENT Filed July 1, 1930 Patented Dec. 22, 1931 ATENT OFFICE DUNE, or wrLLoiws, ronsmmevme'msmmm applicationfilefifil'uiy 1, 1m. :SeriaI no. 4s'591h7.

The invention aimsto provide; :a new and improved instrument for surgica'lnsainsseparating the tonsils from the fau'ces,aand with this end in view, the invention I'GSid'BSai'iIl the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, description heingaec'omp'lished by reference tokthe accompanying drawings.

F ig. 1 is an elevation looking in the mouth and showing a perspective view of the instrument. V

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the instrument, closed.

Fig." 3 is an edge view thereof, opened. 7

Fig. .4 is a detail elevation on an enlarged scale looking in the direction of thearrow A of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail transverse sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 2.

The preferred construction has been illustrated in the drawings and while such construction will be herein specifically explained, it is to be understood that within the scope of the invention as claimed, variations may be made.

The numerals 4 and 5 on the drawings denote two forwardly diverging handles having integral spring portions 6 at their rear ends, said spring portions having their rear ends integrally or otherwise joined to each other at the rear terminal 7 of the instrument. At their front ends, the handles 4 and 5 are provided with oblique portions8 and 9 which cross each other, the portion 8 being relatively wide and having a slot 10, while the v portion 9 is comparatively narrow and is slidably received in said slot. The springs 6 exert a force to relatively swing the handles 4 and 5 to move their front ends apart, and if desired, another spring 11 between the no handles, may be employed to aid in this operation.

Integral with and projecting forwardly from the portions 8 and 9, are two shanks 12 and 13 which are normally disposed in close relation with each other as illustrated in Fig. 2, but upon squeezing of the handles 4 and 5 toward each other, are separated as seen in Figs. 1 and 3. The free front ends 12 and 13 of these shanks are curved laterally in the plane in which the shanks move when opening theinstrument, the end 13 being relatively widesand having arouhded terininal .14: while sthe'rend 12 is provided with a transversely .straight terminal 15. The longitudinal edges and the noundedsterminal 4S5 of the shank end .13 :are formed with acutzting edges :16. and thesha-nk end 1 2 is :beveled iatelflto provide thesterminal 15 with a cutting edge. The longitudinally concaveside elf .rtli'isishankwend '12 is preferably trans- L {convex and provided wit-h anti-slip .lpi ng teeth l8, ?wgh i le {the longitudinally eonivex :sidea 10f isai-d shank end .12 is preferably transversely straight. The longitudinally seen-cave, side :of shank end .13 is transversely Q strarght :or hollow ground and the longitudimai -1y convex side of this shank end is by preference of:.-transversely eonvex ,rform. .x-zln c1138., .With themouth M held widely open :and thetongue. 1- ;held by a conventional 1 instrument I, the shank ends 12' and 13 are inserted betweenthe capsule ofwthejonsiLt and gt'llfl pillars P a of the fences. By .now isqisteezing thehandles ,4 .and 5 toward each eithenvthe: shahkendsf12 and 13 are-.separanted and this movement separates :the {tonsil sand 1 the fauceshy {blunt dissection, and; .by sliding the instrument the gnoovle formed, irepeatedlyopen-ing land aelos'ing .the (instrument, and .using the cutting 2611268 1116 Q if required, the tonsil is gradually separated eat-. 7 lniojase a knife is used'to separate the .tonsfl and thefauces, by I opening the instruinrt'he kniferformed g roove, it separates EthBJsSll-I'CffifiBS of the tonsil vand fences and 8 5 allows the operator ,to have .fclearer .vision .of-the parts which he is workingthere- {by v{aiding himiin ,his operation. .illhe teeth =18engage the tonsil rand p-revent the instrument from 'slippi-ngwhenever ithezshankend's are being -outwardly moved by operation of the handles :4. and 5.

claim.: ;1-. tonsil removing instrument Loom pris- Ling g;shank-operating handles, elongated fi :Shanks {projecting forwardly from said shand-les, g sa-id shanks having their free front nendseunv-edllaterallyin the samedireotion in zatheir planelof :rnovemen-t and {disposed normally in close relation with eachiotheli, said 14 ends curved laterally in the same direction.

in their plane of movement and disposed normally in close relation with each other, said laterally turned shank ends being adapted for reception between a tonsil capsule and the pillars of the fauces, one of said laterally curved shank ends having a rounded front terminal and a cutting edge extending around said rounded terminal and along a longitudinal edge of said one curved end, the other of said laterally curved shank ends having anti-slipping means at its concave side.

3. A tonsil removing instrument comprising shank-operating handles, elongated shanks projecting forwardly from said handles, said shanks having their free front ends curved laterally in the same direction elongated.

6. A tonsil removing instrument comprising shank-operating handles, elongated shanks projecting forwardly from said handles, said shanks having their free front ends curved laterally in the same direction in their plane of movement and disposed normally in close relation with each other, said laterally turned shank ends being adapted for reception between a tonsil capsule and the pillars of the fauces, one of said curved shank ends being relatively wide, having a longitudinally and transversely convex outer side and a rounded front terminal, and being provided with a cutting edge extending around said rounded terminal and along a longitudinal edge of said one shank end; the other curved shank end being relatively nar row, being provided with teeth on its outer side and having a cutting edge at its front terminal. 7

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

' CHARLES WALTER LUND.

in their plane of movement and disposed 1 normally in close relation with each other, said laterally turned shank ends being adapted for reception between a tonsil capsule and the pillars of the fauces, one of said laterally curved shank ends having a cutting edge at its front terminal and having antishpping means at its concave side.

4. A tonsile removing instrument comprising shank-operating handles, elongated shanks projecting forwardly from said handles, said shanks having their free front ends curved laterally in the same direction in their plane of movement and disposed normally in close relation with each other, said laterally turned shank ends being adapted for reception between a tonsil capsule and the pillars of the fauces, one of said laterally curved shank ends having a cutting edge, the

other of said other laterally curved shank ends having a longitudinally concave outer side provided with teeth; 7

5. A tonsil removing instrument comprising shank-operating handles, elongated shanks projecting forwardly from said handles, said shanks having their free front ends curved laterally in the same direction in their plane of movement and disposed normally in close relation with each other, said laterally turned shank endsbeing adapted for reception between a tonsil capsule and the pillars of the fauces, one of said laterally curved shank ends having a longitudinally concave outer side provided with teeth, said one shank end having a cutting edge at its front terminal.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/110, 606/210
International ClassificationA61B17/24, A61B17/26, A61B17/30
Cooperative ClassificationA61B17/26, A61B17/30
European ClassificationA61B17/26, A61B17/30