04291698 is referenced by 338 patents and cites 6 patents.

A button for surgical applications comprising a disk having a slot which extends to a passage for guiding a thread therethrough within the circumference of the disk, said passage being sealed by a clamping device for clamping the thread firmly in the passage. The clamping device includes a disk segment movable parallel with the disk over the slot and passage to a latched position where its inner marginal part is past the passage thereby bending the thread and holding it by friction and compression.

Title
Button for surgical applications
Application Number
6/98184
Publication Number
4291698
Application Date
November 28, 1979
Publication Date
September 29, 1981
Inventor
Hildegard Hecht
Spangenberg
DE
Hans Friedrich Muller
Hamburg
DE
Heinz Fuchs deceased
late of Melsungen
DE
Agent
Merriam Marshall & Bicknell
Assignee
Intermedicat
CH
IPC
A61B 17/04
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