04423729 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 3 patents.

The blades of a pair of suture scissors are pivotably mounted within a tapered hood. The nose of the hood is smoothly curved and a slot is formed thereacross such that the plane of the slot is in parallel alignment with the shearing line of the blades of the scissors. The width of the slot is such as to accommodate suture threads but not great enough to receive a knot in the suture. The mouth of the slot is smoothly curved to provide convex surfaces to assist in guiding the suture threads into the slot.

Title
Suture installation instrument
Application Number
6/307841
Publication Number
4423729
Application Date
October 2, 1981
Publication Date
January 3, 1984
Inventor
Robert C Gray
280 Clifford, Blackfoot, 83221
ID, US
Agent
Richard F Bojanowski
IPC
B26B 13/00
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/04
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