0315371-A2 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 5 patents.

A suturing instrument (20) for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle (56) for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws (34, 44), and a suture feed mechanism (68) for feeding suture material (90) through the hollow needle such that the jaws (34,44) can be opened and the suturing instrument withdrawn from the body pulling the free end segment of the suture material (90) with the instrument. A knot can be tied in the suture material (90) externally of the body and the knot moved back into the body at a position adjacent the tissue.

Title
A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery.
Application Number
EP19880310121 19881027
Publication Number
0315371 (A2)
Application Date
October 27, 1988
Publication Date
May 10, 1989
Inventor
Bays Barry F
Trott Arthur Frank
Caspari Richard B
Assignee
Concept
US
IPC
A61B 17/56
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/04
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