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Suture devices, particularly useful in endoscopic surgery, include a suture device made of bioabsorbable material having an elongate body member with a sharp distal end for penetrating tissue and means for locking the suture device in tissue to prevent forward and rearward movement and a suture device made of bioabsorbable material having a hinge-like joint for folding a distal portion at a precise location to be juxtaposed with a proximal portion for adjustable locking. Methods of using the suture devices for joining tissue sections, such as in tuboplasty, for closing anatomical lumens and for subcuticular suturing.

Title
Suture devices particularly useful in endoscopic surgery and methods of suturing
Application Number
7/352337
Publication Number
5053047
Application Date
May 16, 1989
Publication Date
October 1, 1991
Inventor
InBae Yoon
2101 Highland ridge Dr., Phoenix, 21131
MD, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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