05391173 is referenced by 192 patents and cites 15 patents.

A laparoscopic suturing method comprises the steps of (a) disposing a trocar sleeve in an abdominal wall of the patient, (b) moving a first end section of a suture through the trocar sleeve and into an abdominal cavity of the patient so that a second end section of the suture remains outside the patient, (c) passing the first end section of the suture through organic abdominal tissues of a patient, and (d) drawing the first end section of the suture back out through the trocar sleeve upon passing of the suture through the abdominal tissues of the patient. Upon drawing of the first end section of the suture out of the patient, a suture locking device is slid along the suture end sections and through the trocar sleeve until the locking device is substantially juxtaposed to the organic tissues at the opening. Then, the suture end sections are severed on a side of the locking device opposite the abdominal tissues and the opening. The locking device has a pair of channels with barbs pointed in one direction for preventing the suture end sections from being removed from the device.

Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
February 10, 1994
Publication Date
February 21, 1995
Peter J Wilk
185 W. End Ave., New York, 10023
Henry D Coleman
R Neil Sudol
A61B 17/04
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