05226912 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 157 patents.

A surgical needle is attached to a braided suture of particular construction to provide a combined surgical needle-braided suture device. A shrinkable tubing is employed to secure the needle to the suture. The tubing shrinks in response to the application of energy, e.g., heat. Attachment parameters may be controlled to provide standard needle attachment or removable needle attachment.

Title
Combined surgical needle-braided suture device
Application Number
89735
Publication Number
5226912
Application Date
August 21, 1990
Publication Date
July 13, 1993
Inventor
Herbert W Korthoff
Westport
CT, US
Ross R Muth
Brookfield
CT, US
Matthew E Hermes
Easton
CT, US
Donald S Kaplan
Weston
CT, US
Agent
Rocco S Barrese
Peter G Dilworth
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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