03980177 is referenced by 126 patents and cites 5 patents.

A needle-suture combination is provided which has a suture pull-out value between 3 ounces and 26 ounces. The suture, one end of which is sized with a resin and smaller in diameter than the rest of the suture, is manufactured by placing the suture under tension, immersing a small section of the suture in a liquid resin solution, and drying to remove the solvent. The tension is then relaxed and the sized end of the suture inserted into a needle which is swaged to predetermined dimensions.

Title
Controlled release suture
Application Number
258159
Publication Number
3980177
Application Date
October 21, 1974
Publication Date
September 14, 1976
Inventor
Walter McGregor
Somerset
NJ, US
Agent
W R Eberhardt
Assignee
Johnson & Johnson
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/06
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