Item ID #

TCC-D4-I-036

Device

Ancor Device (prototype)

Device Type

Closed Loop

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Plastic

Developer

Michael S. Burnhill

Size

25mm (L) x 26mm (W)

Description

Triangular-shaped device with a serpentine inner stem, bulbed joint on upper transverse beam, eyelet at cervical junction for cervical threads. Varying-width fin along outer edge. This was a prototype for Burnhill's Ancor Device. Unlikely that it was ever used clinically.

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Creation Date

1960

Rights

Physical rights to the device and the photograph of such are retained by Loma Linda University. Copyrights and patent rights are observed in accordance with U. S. copyright and patent laws.

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; Anchor-shaped; Prototype IUDs

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