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A method of suturing tissue in the body particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery requiring only small incisions or portals for insertion of diagnostic and surgical instruments includes the steps of inserting an instrument in the body having a distal end carrying relatively movable jaws with openings therein, manipulating the jaws to penetrate the tissue to be sutured and to move the jaws to positions adjacent each other with the openings therein aligned, feeding suture material through the openings in the jaws, securing ends of the suture material to form a knot and moving the knot to a position adjacent the tissue.

Title
Method of arthroscopic suturing of tissue
Application Number
117158
Publication Number
4923461
Application Date
March 22, 1989
Publication Date
May 8, 1990
Inventor
F Barry Bays
Seminole
FL, US
Arthur F Trott
Largo
FL, US
Richard B Caspari
Maidens
VA, US
Agent
Epstein Edell & Retzer
Assignee
Concept
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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