0684012-A2 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 5 patents.

The thread (1) has a flexible section with two ends. The lower (2) fastening part on the thread first end has a hollow cylinder (5) with a continuous hole (7) through which a surgical needle threads. One end of the hollow cylinder is joined directly or indirectly to the thread section. The free end not joined to the thread section points away from the thread section and leads into a sloping edge (10). The point of the surgical needle protrudes out of the hollow cylinder free end to form a smooth transition surface together with the sloping edge. The thread section second end has a top fastening part (3) consisting of a tube (15) into which the hollow cylinder fits. The top and lower fastening parts are joined by at least one lug (23) fitting into a recess (11).

Title
Thread for applying a surgical suture, transfer holder and surgical suturing instrument.
Application Number
EP19950102142 19950216
Publication Number
0684012 (A2)
Application Date
February 16, 1995
Publication Date
November 29, 1995
Inventor
Schuelken Heinrich
DE
Gruenhagen Armin
DE
Kuntz Bertram
DE
Konrad Joachim
DE
Assignee
Karlsruhe Forschzent
DE
IPC
A61B 17/06
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/04
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