04572185 is referenced by 37 patents and cites 13 patents.

A surgical needle holder is provided in which the handle members are arranged in a plane at right angles to associated jaws which are operated by the handles. A camming arrangement is coupled between the handles and jaws to convert the movement of the handles in one plane to movement of the jaws in a second perpendicularly arranged plane. The needle holder is employed for suturing in surgical procedures and facilitates placement of the hand of the operator as well as the application of force in a rotary sense thereby.

Title
Nonplanar surgical needle holder and related suturing method
Application Number
6/582835
Publication Number
4572185
Application Date
February 23, 1984
Publication Date
February 25, 1986
Inventor
Mark Rich
111-56 76 Dr., Apt. C2, Forest Hills, 11375
NY, US
Agent
Roberts Spiecens and Cohen
IPC
A61B 17/28
A61B 17/06
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