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Apparatus and methods for suturing and ligating anatomical tissue utilizes one or more knotting elements connected between two or more length portions of filamentous suture material to form one or more contractible loops for confining segments of the length portions therein. The knotting elements receive the suture material to effect a knot for one or more adjustably tensioned stitches created when the segments are passed through the loop and the suture material is received by the knotting elements.

Title
Methods and apparatus for suturing tissue
Application Number
366285
Publication Number
5643295
Application Date
January 25, 1995
Publication Date
July 1, 1997
Inventor
InBae Yoon
2101 Highland Ridge Dr., Phoenix, 21131
MD, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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