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An inserting device is disclosed for positioning a barbed tissue connector in tissue to close a wound. The barbed tissue connector is of a type which includes a generally rigid elongated body having a pointed leading end and a plurality of axially spaced barbs on the elongated body. The inserting device comprises a tubular body which is adapted to receive the connector therein with the pointed leading end of the connector protruding from an open leading end of the tubular body. The inserting device and the connector contained therein are positioned in tissue such that at least one of the barbs on the connector is engaging tissue, and the device is then retracted from the tissue, leaving the connector in place.

Title
Inserting device for a barbed tissue connector
Application Number
8/55870
Publication Number
5342376
Application Date
May 3, 1993
Publication Date
August 30, 1994
Inventor
Gregory L Ruff
Durham
NC, US
Agent
Richard W Evans
Assignee
Dermagraphics
NC, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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