Medical Instrument for Grasping an Object, in Particular Needle Holder
A medical instrument for grasping an object, in particular a surgical needle holder, including an elongated shaft, two jaw parts arranged at a distal end of the shaft, at least one of the jaw parts being pivotable with respect to the other of the jaw parts between a grasp state for grasping the object between the jaw parts and a release state for releasing the object. A handle is arranged at a proximal end of the shaft and has at least one operating element for moving the at least one pivotable jaw part between the grasp state and the release state via an axially movable force transmission element operatively connected with the at least one operating element and with the at least one pivotable jaw part via an articulated joint. The instrument further includes a latching mechanism for immobilizing the at least one pivotable jaw part in the grasp state.
FRANK TIMOTHY GRAHAM [GB]; MARTIN J DUNCAN S [GB]; RUTHERFORD IAN [GB]; BROWN STUART I [GB]; GOVE JAMES [GB]; KELLY LESLIE
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