05116340 is referenced by 107 patents and cites 20 patents.

A method for surgically securing body parts with a cable, typically making use of crimping pliers which comprises a pair of operating handles and connected, opposed jaws. The jaws define opposed recesses for carrying and crimping a tubular crimp member by manual pressure on the operating handles. A capstan is carried on one of the handles for winding a cable which passes through a tubular crimp member carried in the jaws. By this invention surgical cable may be looped around body parts in surgical operations, and the loop may be permanently secured at a predetermined desired tension.

Title
Surgical securance apparatus
Application Number
301728
Publication Number
5116340
Application Date
August 9, 1990
Publication Date
May 26, 1992
Inventor
Matthew N Songer
2645 W. Grove St., Marquette, 49855
MI, US
Robert J Songer
2104 Butternut, Northbrook, 60062
IL, US
Agent
Gerstman & Ellis
IPC
A61B 17/56
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