05437683 is referenced by 139 patents and cites 12 patents.

A surgical closure which can be repeatedly opened and closed, especially one for an abdominal incision, consisting of flexible fabric or plate-like securing means which can be firmly secured to the bodily tissue close to the incision but can be released therefrom and with a closure bringing together its end regions above the incision which can be opened and closed at any time, is to be improved in such a way that a completely pressure-tight closure is obtained but which may be opened as often as desired. This is achieved in that it is fitted with a securing component (15) surrounding the incision on all sides which has an opening (4) that can be placed above the incision and consists of a tube (5) of flexible material extending upward from and surrounding the opening (4) and the tube (5) itself acts as the closure or is fitted with such.

Title
Surgical closure
Application Number
8/50048
Publication Number
5437683
Application Date
April 28, 1993
Publication Date
August 1, 1995
Inventor
Ferdinand Kockerling
Hindenburgstrasse 28a, D-8520 Erlangen
DE
Martin Neumann
Ruhsteinweg 26, D-8525 Weiher
DE
Agent
Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson
Agent
David S Safran
IPC
A61B 17/00
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