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A laparoscopic fixation, repair and ligation suture; and device has a central passageway with first and second parallel channels on opposite sides thereof. A suture extends through the central channel passageway and has a loop with a slip knot on the distal end and a pull on the proximal end. By pulling on the pull the loop can be drawn tightly about a tissue to be ligated. A nesting tube is provided in one channel to receive a suture needle attached to a loopless suture to easily suture to a body cavity wall. In another form, a tapered handle frictionally receives a suture needle attached to a looped and slip knotted suture to repair a tear or rupture in a body part by suturing through one or more laparoscopies without tying ligature knots inside the body cavity. In a third form, a curved carrying device in one channel and a ligation assist device in the other channel permits ligation of large vessels attached to a body part by fibrous tissue.

Title
Parallel channel fixation, repair and ligation suture device
Application Number
877076
Publication Number
5336231
Application Date
November 23, 1992
Publication Date
August 9, 1994
Inventor
Edwin L Adair
317 Paragon Way, Castle Pines Village, 80104
CO, US
Agent
Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith
IPC
A61B 17/00
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