Device

Tecna Device

Item ID #

TCC-D2-I-024

Device

Tecna Device

Device Type

Web; Special

Classification

intrauterine

Composition

Silicone; Dacron; saline

Developer

Kitrilakis Sotiris, Berkeley, California; Jack M. Futoran

Manufacturer and Distributor

Tecna Corporation, Emeryville, California

Patent

U.S. No. 3,867,933

Size

Device: 40mm (L) x 27mm(W); Tail: 43mm (L)

Description

This device has a pair of initially flat, triangular sheets of silicone rubber - substantially liquid-impervious - reinforced with a sheet of non-toxic flexible, woven material (Dacron). The sheets are thermally preformed into a three-dimensional final shape and size, approximately the same dimensions as the undistorted human uterine cavity. The device is filled with a saline fluid through the tubular tail, intended to further enable the device to conform to the uterine cavity. The long silicone tail is tubular. Green multifilament thread is looped through the fundal end band, tied off and again tied near the cervical end of the device. A long tail thread is left free.

Preview

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Creation Date

1974

Rights

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

Keywords

Intrauterine Contraception; Intrauterine Devices; Tecna; Fluid-filled

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