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9011466 Bi-directional suture passer  
A bi-directional suture passing instrument configured to approach soft tissues perpendicularly, enables safer and more efficient surgical repairs and minimally invasive techniques to be employed,...
8992550 Suture system with capsule eyelet providing multiple suture tissue fixation  
A method of suturing tissue includes driving a needle from a tool through tissue to form a channel in the tissue; inserting the needle into a capsule that is connected to a first length of suture...
8974495 Adjustable anchor systems and methods  
An adjustable anchor system for securing tissue to bone, including an anchor having at least one passage extending from a proximal end toward a distal end. The passage defines a restriction such...
8968342 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices  
An endoscopic stitching device includes a tool assembly having a pair of juxtaposed jaws pivotally associated with one another, each jaw defining a needle receiving recess formed in a tissue...
8926640 Method and apparatus for closing an opening in thick, moving tissue  
A device for placing sutures through thick and/or moving tissue such as the wall of a beating heart. The device includes a tissue welting tip having a trough for forming a welt in a tissue...
8920440 Suture assembly and system  
A suture assembly configured to load a suture instrument with suture includes a cap attached to an end of the suture, a suture container configured to retain a portion of the suture, and a cap...
8920441 Methods of meniscus repair  
Methods of repairing knee meniscus tears are described which use suture passer devices and suture shuttles. These methods may be used with continuous suture passing, so that the suture passer...
8906057 Aneurysm embolization by rotational accumulation of mass  
This invention is a device and method for reducing blood flow into an aneurysm, especially a cerebral aneurysm, in order to promote therapeutic embolization of the aneurysm. The device comprises:...
8888849 Soft tissue repair  
A method of repairing soft tissue of a joint of a human extremity, such as a hand or foot. The method includes maintaining a metapodial bone intact; inserting a suture passing instrument into a...
8882834 Soft tissue repair  
Methods and instruments for repairing soft tissues of a skeletal joint, such as, for example, of the foot or hand are presented. The method includes the steps of maintaining the metapodial bone...
8876843 Apparatus for placing medical implants  
An apparatus includes a carrier configured to be movably disposed within a channel defined by an elongate member. The carrier includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal...
8876841 Spinal disc anulus repair method and apparatus  
An apparatus for anulus fibrosus repair includes a shaft, a pair of curved suturing needles mounted in parallel on the shaft, and a rotational driving mechanism connected to the shaft, which is...
8858572 Endoscopic stitching machine  
An endoscopic stitching machine, including a housing for mounting the actuators for the stitch-forming tools (needle, gripper and pressure pad), and a housing shaft to house one or more devices...
8852212 Suturing system and assembly  
A suturing assembly is provided that is configured to pull a capsule attached to a suture through tissue. The suturing assembly includes a shaft aligned on a longitudinal axis of the suturing...
8821519 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing  
An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a...
8821544 Surgical filament snare assemblies  
A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs...
8821543 Adjustable anchor systems and methods  
An adjustable anchor system for securing tissue to bone, including an anchor having at least one passage extending from a proximal end toward a distal end. The passage defines a restriction such...
8821545 Surgical filament snare assemblies  
A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose with first and second noose limbs...
8814905 Surgical filament snare assemblies  
A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose on a first portion of at least a...
8808313 Suture passing and retrieval device  
A surgical instrument has a suture passer/advancer and a suture retriever manipulated from a common handle. The retriever is preferably a loop that closes around the suture advanced through it by...
8795152 Devices and methods for delivering sutures and implants  
A medical device for the delivery of sutures and implants through tissue of a patient's body. The medical device includes a handle, an elongated shaft member, a needle carrier, and a slideable...
8795296 Needle and suture delivery device  
A needle delivery device that has particular application for providing needles for minimally invasive spinal surgical procedures. The device includes an elongated pincher having opposing rails...
8777964 Suture and ligature device for medical treatment  
A ligature device for medical treatment has an operating device that has a ligature tool for medical treatment fitted onto a distal end portion thereof. The operating device is provided with a...
8734470 Surgical apparatus  
A surgical apparatus, including an instrument, a shaft part with a jaw opening at its distal end and a thread carrier guided by the shaft part displaceable from a retracted position, in which it...
8709022 Method and apparatus for passing a suture  
A suture passing instrument including an operation handle, a needle member, and a suture holder assembly. The operation handle has at least one actuator movable between a first position and a...
8702731 Suturing and repairing tissue using in vivo suture loading  
Described herein are methods of repairing tissue using a suture passer configured to relasably couple to a suturing element to pass the suturing element (and therefore a suture) through the tissue...
8679136 Needle capture device  
A needle capture device includes a flexible tubular member, a flexible shaft extending through the tubular member, a proximal handle for moving the shaft and tubular member relative to each other,...
8679135 Method and apparatus for passing a suture  
A suture passing instrument includes an operation handle, a cannulated needle member, a suture pusher, and a guide tube. The handle has an actuator movable between first and second positions. The...
8679134 Methods and devices for delivering sutures in tissue  
Methods and devices for driving a suture assembly employing elastically pre-shaped needles for piercing a tissue. The pre-shaped needles are held in a constrained state and can revert to a natural...
8672956 Endoscopic suturing machine  
An endoscopic suturing machine, having a housing with a housing upper part for receiving drives for the stitch-forming tools, a housing shaft adjoining the housing upper part for a receiving...
8663253 Methods of meniscus repair  
Methods of repairing knee meniscus tears are described which use suture passer devices and suture shuttles. These methods may be used with continuous suture passing, so that the suture passer...
8663251 In-line suture passer and method of passing suture  
An apparatus and method for passing suture in tissue repair and other surgical procedures. The apparatus includes a pair of jaws mounted on a distal end of a shaft, a handle assembly mounted on a...
8663252 Suturing devices and methods  
A surgical device for suturing body lumen is described, as well as methods for suturing tissue employing the surgical device. The device can include a body having a shaft and a foot for insertion...
8663250 Suturing instrument with dual needles and method of passing suture  
An apparatus and method for passing suture in tissue repair and other surgical procedures. The apparatus includes a pair of jaws mounted on a distal end of a shaft, a handle assembly mounted on a...
8617187 Replaceable tip suturing devices, system, and methods for use with differing needles  
Medical suturing devices, systems, and methods will be useful for endoscopic or open surgeries, including ear, nose, and throat procedures. Articulation motions may be transferred from a handle to...
8591529 Wound closure device including direct-driven needle  
A suturing device includes a housing, a rod, a ferrule assembly, and a needle. The housing defines a guide lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. The rod is engaged with the housing and...
8591528 Suture system and assembly including a suture cap formed around a tubular sleeve  
A suture system includes a tool and a suture assembly. The tool includes a head having a proximal portion housing a needle and a distal end spaced apart from the proximal portion by a throat,...
8568427 Suturing device  
A suturing device for suturing a portion of biological tissue includes a needle attached to a suture, a needle holder that releasably holds the needle, and a needle driver adapted to be advanced...
8568428 Suture system and assembly including a tubular leader having a clasp  
A suture system includes a tool and a suture assembly. The tool includes a head having a proximal portion housing a needle and a distal end spaced apart from the proximal portion by a throat. The...
8562631 Devices, systems and methods for meniscus repair  
Described herein are meniscus suture passers for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These devices are typically suture passers that may include an elongate body having a pair of arms. One or more...
8551122 Handheld safety suturing device  
Needle-stick injuries are associated with considerable risk of morbidity for healthcare workers and patients. The present invention of a handheld surgical suturing device allows for visualization...
8551121 Bi-directional suture passer  
A bi-directional suture passing instrument is disclosed. The suture passing instrument may include a housing having a first cannulation and a second cannulation that is spaced from the first...
8545521 Suturing system and assembly  
A suturing assembly is provided that is configured to pull a capsule attached to a suture through tissue. The suturing assembly includes a shaft aligned on a longitudinal axis of the suturing...
8529584 Median lobe band implant apparatus and method  
A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one...
8512359 Surgical device  
A surgical device includes a first jaw and a second jaw disposed in opposed correspondence with the first jaw. The second jaw is mechanically coupled to the first jaw at a proximal end opposite a...
8506581 Flexible endoscopic stitching devices  
An endoscopic stitching device includes a tool assembly having a pair of juxtaposed jaws pivotally associated with one another, each jaw defining a needle receiving recess formed in a tissue...
8469974 Method and apparatus for treating a hip joint, including the provision and use of a novel suture passer  
A suture passer including a shaft having an axis; a first jaw mounted to the shaft in alignment with the axis, the first jaw being configured to releasably support a length of suture thereon; a...
8465505 Suture passer devices and methods  
Devices, systems and methods for passing a suture. In general, described herein are suturing devices, such as suture passers, as well as methods of suturing tissue. These suture passing devices...
8465506 Medical devices and methods for suturing tissue  
Medical devices and methods are disclosed for suturing tissue, that may be employed endoscopically and/or laparoscopically, and that offer simple, reliable and controllable placement of suture...
8439898 Endoscopic tissue anchor deployment  
An endoscopic tissue anchor deployment device includes a handle, an elongated shaft defining an internal lumen, and an end effector attached to the distal end of the elongated shaft. A tissue...

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