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8936628 Suture-retaining sternal clamp assembly  
A sternal clamp having a first sliding body member and a second sliding body member telescopically mated, and a suture-receiving channel disposed on the exterior of the first sliding body member...
8926636 Dual offset arc needle for anchor placement of a male incontinence sling  
In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a handle and an elongate member coupled to the handle. The elongate member has a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. The first portion...
8829129 Water-swellable copolymers and articles and coatings made therefrom  
The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising a copolymer that includes a first monomer and a second monomer that is different from the first monomer, wherein both the first and second...
8241326 Tack device  
A surgical tack is provided that can have a single shaft formed of a bio-compatible material and a tip adapted for entering and engaging bone or tissue; and a head mounted on said shaft.
8192463 Surgical retractor and related methods  
A surgical retractor includes a base defining an open area therein to correspond with a surgical incision in a body. The base has an inner wall facing the open area and an outer wall facing away...
RE43143 Tissue manipulation  
An apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue is provided. The invention is directed to solving the problem of manipulating and anchoring tissue within a joint when access to that...
8083771 Water-swellable copolymers and articles and coatings made therefrom  
The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising a copolymer that includes a first monomer and a second monomer that is different from the first monomer, wherein both the first and second...
7955341 Method and apparatus for providing suture in a passageway  
A surgical apparatus may include a guide apparatus to be used in an arthroscopic procedure and to interact with a passageway through a body portion formed by intersecting first and second holes...
7850713 Device for fixing and tensioning at least one pulling thread for applying a neovagina  
A device for fixing and tensioning at least one pulling thread for applying a neovagina comprises a base body on which at least one fixing element is arranged for fixing the at least one pulling...
7785332 Method of delivering therapeutic implant  
A cannula has a flange and a body with slots extending through the entire flange and into the body. The cannula may also have a longitudinal slot extending its entire length. An obturator used...
7771441 Method and apparatus for providing suture in a passageway  
A surgical apparatus may include a guide apparatus to be used in an arthroscopic procedure and to interact with a passageway through a body portion formed by intersecting first and second holes...
7686830 Suture anchoring device  
A suture anchoring device comprising (1) a first retaining member having a first surface, a second surface and a first outer edge; where the second surface lies in a first plane; the first...
7615076 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus  
The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least...
7566340 Surgical threading device and method for using same  
A threading device that includes an elongated tube having first and second opposite ends and a fiberoptic core. The elongated tube includes an interior and an eyelet defined therein. The first end...
7455683 Methods and devices for repairing triangular fibrocartilage complex tears  
Methods and devices for repairing the TFCC of a patient's wrist are provided. In general, the device includes first and second anchor bodies that are connected to one another by a suture. The...
7001412 Surgical clip with integral suture-securing mechanism  
A polymeric, surgical clip having first and second curved leg members joined at their proximal end by a hinge portion and movable from an open position to a closed position for securing and...
6814741 Suture buttress  
A suture buttress comprises a hollow tube having an outer surface and opposed ends. The suture buttress may further include an external securing element, such as a securing tab suitable to retain...
6776789 Cinch suture and method for using  
This invention is a cinch suture having first and second segments and a locking device joining these segments which responds to teeth on the first segment to lock a ligature in place and prevent...
6747121 Poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) copolymers, methods for making and using same, and devices containing same  
The present invention relates in general to implantable, resorbable copolymers containing L-lactide and glycolide repeat units, and in particular to terpolymers containing L-lactide, glycolide,...
6726706 Suture tape and method for use  
A tape for use in closing a tissue opening including a substrate and a plurality of sutures sewn directly into the substrate. The tape may have serrated edges in order to facilitate closure of a...
6712839 Frame and method for suturing of a wound  
A frame (1) and a method for suturing a wound (22). The frame (1) is placed on each side of the wound (22) and reaches across it. The frame (1) has a first and second foundation part (2, 3) for...
6656182 Tissue manipulation  
An apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue is provided. The invention is directed to solving the problem of manipulating and anchoring tissue within a joint when access to that...
6620166 Suture buttress system  
A suture buttress system has a suture retriever and a suture buttress. The suture retriever includes a handle portion with an elongate member extending therefrom and having an outer surface and a...
6599311 Method and assembly for lung volume reduction  
Methods and assemblies for reducing the volume of a lung. A plurality of anchors are anchored at different positions in the lung. A cord is attached to each of the anchors. The anchors are drawn...
6485504 Hard or soft tissue closure  
An apparatus for holding a first portion of a bone and a second portion of a bone together for the bone to heal. A method for holding a first portion of a bone and a second portion of a bone...
6471715 Suture tightening device for closing wounds and method for its use  
The present invention relates to a suture tightening wound closure device for use on mammals including humans. This device is comprising a smooth suture (to be sewn across an open wound through...
6241749 Adjustable tension device for sutures  
A tension-adjusting device for sutures comprising a body through which sutures tend to be knotted at the top of the body with a plurality of flexible legs extending outwardly and downwardly from...
6113624 Absorbable elastomeric polymer  
Medical devices or components for medical devices formed from bioabsorbable elastomers comprising a segmented copolymer are disclosed. The segmented copolymer is a copolymer of from about 30 to...
6083244 Apparatus and method for tendon or ligament repair  
A device and method for repairing a torn tendon or ligament wherein three incisions are made. A suture is passed from one side of the tear to the other. The suture is tightened to achieve an...
6080185 Stop mechanism and method therefor  
A system for closing together a first side of a sternum and a second side of the sternum of a patient. The system includes a first grommet to be disposed in the first side. The system includes a...
5846253 Wound closure apparatus and method  
Apparatus for suturing a wound in a body cannula having an axis extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A handle is disposed at the proximal end and a pair of needles disposed at the...
5690678 Arrangement for anchoring suture to bone  
A bore is provided in bone, the bore communicating with a slot provided in the bone's cortical layer and with a channel of larger size than the slot located in cancellous bone below the slot. The...
5527341 Resorbable tendon and bone augmentation device  
The device is implantable in the living body for attachment and augmentation of tendons and/or reinforcement of bones. It comprises a substantially flat membrane having a rounded outer shape and...
5490858 Method and apparatus for handling suturing needles  
A method and apparatus for handling suture needles, and for suturing, is disclosed in which a sterile, needle pervious retaining material is provided. A suturing needle contaminated with...
5472702 Sterilization of growth factors  
A human growth factor (HGF), a human growth factor-containing composition or a medical or surgical device such as a wound dressing or suture filled with a human growth factor-containing...
5366480 Synthetic elastomeric buttressing pledget  
A buttressing pledget is manufactured from a synthetic elastomeric material. The elastomeric material can be nonporous, radiolucent, and/or a silicone rubber. The buttressing pledget can be made...
5207703 Suture organizer  
A suture organizer 10 comprises a flat, platelike member 24 having a rank of fingerlike projections 28 extending from an upper surface 27 thereof. A layer of adhesive 32 is provided on a lower...
4773421 Retention suture apparatus  
A retention suture apparatus for maintaining a wound closed with a retention suture. The apparatus includes a relatively flat and stiff bridging member adapted to be placed across the wound. One...
4275736 Retention suture bridge  
This invention is a retention suture bridge device for positioning and securing the exposed portion of a retention suture above and out of contact with an incision closure while the retention...
4210148 Retention suture system  
A retention system for safeguarding a surgical incision to prevent rupturing of the wound during healing wherein at least one pair of elongated retaining bars of similar design and constructuion...
4009719 Protective cover for suture bridge  
For use with surgical suture bridges, a protective cover of generally flexible resilient material having smooth outer surfaces and disposed to cover sutures engaged and supported by a suture...
3934592 Suture bridge  
An assembly of bridges for retention sutures to be spaced along the length of a surgical incision, each bridge having an arched configuration so as to be spaced from the incision so that the...
3931821 Suture bridges  
The disclosure is directed to a surgical bridge for supporting incision sutures under continuous tension. The bridge is elongated in shape, including two feet which engage the surface of a...
3885570 Wound splints  
Bars or bar-like materials of slightly pliable elastomeric plastics are provided for use in post-surgical procedures in connection with sutures for closing incisions. The bars may be of various...
3845772 RETENTION SUTURE DEVICE AND METHOD  
A retention suture is looped around an incision in a deep tissue layer such as the muscle layer, with the ends of the suture being passed up through a tubular retention suture device. The device...
3779247 LOOP COLOSTOMY BRIDGE  
During a temporary colostomy a structurally unique bridge is used to prevent premature withdrawal of the intestine back into the abdominal cavity. A surgeon opens the abdominal wall and eases a...
3695271 RETENTION SUTURE BRIDGE  
This invention is a retention-suture bridge designed to position and secure a retention-suture above and out of contact with an incision closure and suture exit points while maintaining lateral...
3650274 RETENTION SUTURE BRIDGE  
Apparatus for controlling and distributing the tension of retention sutures used in abdominal surgery has a bridging element that may be placed across the surgical incision underneath the loosely...
3648705 RETENTION BAR MEANS FOR SURGICAL INCISION CLOSURE  
For use in retaining a surgical incision against inadvertent rupture or disruption, a pair of retention bar elements which provides reinforcing means for the retention thread loops of an incision...
3625220 EXTENDIBLE SUTURE GUARD  
A retention suture guard is formed of a pair of semirigid inner and outer tubes arranged in telescoping relationship. Locking means between the tubes permit their relative axial movement in one...
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