Endo-surgery glove and seal

John A. Cartmill (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This device allows normal use of the hand, with its dexterity, sensitivity and precision, within the laparoscopic operating environment.

A surgical glove for endoscopic surgical procedures is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, the surgical glove has an inflatable wrist section, which when inflated, provides a seal between the surgeon's gloved hand and the body wall for obstructing the passage of gas from the abdominal cavity during endoscopic surgery. The inflated glove wrist section will conform to the surgeon's hand and the abdominal cavity wall to provide the seal and yet allow the surgeon's hand to move in an inward or outward direction transversely to the abdominal wall.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number5526536
Priority date3/09/93
Filing date18/06/96
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes


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