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The invention relates to suturing instrument for joining two edges of biological tissue together. The instrument includes a housing (1) in which there is movably arranged an arcuate suture needle (16) having a point (17) arranged to penetrate the tissue, and the suture thread (18) connected to the suture needle. Drive means (3,8,11,12,13) are provided for causing the needle (16) to move in a manner such as to pass the thread thereon through one of the tissue edges and up through the other of the tissue edges, to join the two edges together with a firm suture. The novel feature of the instrument resides in the fact that the end of the suture needle remote from the point (17) thereof is connected to the suture thread and is arranged to be driven in the direction of the point (17) in a closed path by the drive means.

Title
Suturing instrument
Application Number
6/574215
Publication Number
4557265
Application Date
January 26, 1984
Publication Date
December 10, 1985
Inventor
Leif Andersson
Norrahammar
SE
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas
Assignee
Innova
SE
IPC
D05C 15/16
D05C 15/04
A61B 17/06
A61B 17/04
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