05520702 is referenced by 354 patents and cites 29 patents.

A surgical apparatus and method of use is provided for applying and maintaining a securing member upon a length of suture material which extends from body tissue. The apparatus essentially comprises a handle assembly, and elongated housing extending distally from the handle assembly and a tool assembly preferably detachably connected to a distal end of the body portion and remotely operable from the handle. The tool assembly enables a surgeon to compress and maintain a securing member upon suture material in the body cavity while also providing means to cut unsecured suture material which extends from the compressed securing member. Additionally, an instrumentation kit is provided which includes the surgical apparatus and at least one additional tool assembly, as mentioned above, in cooperation with a top cover portion and a bottom cover portion.

Title
Method and apparatus for applying a cinch member to the ends of a suture
Application Number
8/201289
Publication Number
5520702
Application Date
February 24, 1994
Publication Date
May 28, 1996
Inventor
Thomas A Tiberio
Rochester
NY, US
Louis N Rapp
Dansville
NY, US
Jude S Sauer
Pittsford
NY, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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