05356417 is referenced by 111 patents and cites 52 patents.

A strap assembly for surgical repair of split portions of tissue to retain the tissue portion in adjacent contacting relation during healing, which includes an elongated strap member and a buckle member for securing the strap member in a looped tensioned condition about the tissue portions. The buckle member is fabricated from a bioabsorbable material selected from the group consisting of polymers or copolymers of glycolide, lactide, trimethylene carbonate, lactone, dioxanone, and caprolactone. The preferred buckle member includes a housing member defining a longitudinal channel therethrough for reception of the strap member and a wedging member insertable within the longitudinal channel of the housing member to securely wedge the strap member against at least one bearing surface of the housing member.

Title
Absorbable sternum closure buckle
Application Number
7/959165
Publication Number
5356417
Application Date
October 9, 1992
Publication Date
October 18, 1994
Inventor
Ellen Golds
Hastings-on-Hudson
NY, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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