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A trocar wound closure device includes an elongated body having a distal end for insertion through a trocar puncture wound, a proximal end, and a first and second retractable needle holders disposed at the distal end of the body. The needle holders are movable between a retracted position and an extended position. An actuator disposed at the proximal end of the body moves the needle holders from the retracted position to the extended position, so that the needle holders can be retracted to allow the device to be inserted through a trocar wound preferably through a cannula inserted into the wound, and extended to position the needles adjacent the wound, to allow the wound to be sutured.

Title
Trocar wound closure device
Application Number
876511
Publication Number
5626588
Application Date
May 3, 1995
Publication Date
May 6, 1997
Inventor
Mark A Bovard
Palmyra
NY, US
Roger J Greenwald
Holley
NY, US
Jude S Sauer
Pittsford
NY, US
Assignee
LaserSurge
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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