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A method of clamping suture strand by applying heat and compressive force to a polymeric surgical clip having first and second opposed leg members so as to clamp the suture strand between the opposed inner clamping surfaces of the first and second leg members; a surgical clip defined by first and second leg members, the first leg member having a hole therein; and a surgical device for clamping a clip about a suture, such device defined by a trigger-activated handle, clamping jaws with a heating element disposed on one of the clamping members of the clamping jaws, a shaft connecting the jaws to the handle, and means for activating the heating element and for delivering compressive force to the clamping jaws to close the clip about a suture.

Title
Surgical clip having hole therein and method of anchoring suture
Application Number
7/844253
Publication Number
5171251
Application Date
March 2, 1992
Publication Date
December 15, 1992
Inventor
Brian H Luscombe
Washington Crossing
PA, US
Michael Bregen
Lebanon
NJ, US
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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