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A surgical instrument, guide and method capable of being used for closure of peritoneum fascia, occlusion of bleeding vessels such as inferior epigastric, and for all uses related to accurately passing suture material through a guide into tissue with the tip of the surgical instrument in a standard suture/needle driving position with a sharp tip that opens and closes with the surgeon grasping suture material with the sharp tip and inserting the tip/suture through tissue until the tip is seen through the peritoneum by direct vision, wherein the suture is released by opening and withdrawing the tip from the guide, and recovered by using the guide to redirect the tip and puncturing the tissue opposite the first point of insertion wherein the tip grasps the suture and pulls the suture through the guide, and outside the wound providing for rapid closure of the surgical incision, and wherein a guide insertable within the wound to be closed guides the surgical instrument at a predetermined angle from the longitudinal axis of the guide.

Title
Insertable suture grasping probe guide, and methodology for using same
Application Number
112585
Publication Number
5507758
Application Date
October 19, 1993
Publication Date
April 16, 1996
Inventor
Neil H Naves
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Mark J Legome
Mission Viejo
CA, US
James E Carter
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Rodger Thomason
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
Cislo & Thomas
Assignee
Inlet Medical
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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