05797929 is referenced by 219 patents and cites 21 patents.

A knot pusher comprises a shaft having a fitting at its distal end. The fitting includes a radial slot for receiving a suture length therein. A mechanism is provided for closing the slot so that the suture can be contained within the slot as a knot is advanced over the contained suture length.

Title
Apparatus and methods for advancing surgical knots
Application Number
252310
Publication Number
5797929
Application Date
November 2, 1995
Publication Date
August 25, 1998
Inventor
Timothy J Wood
Santa Clara
CA, US
Bernard H Andreas
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Perclose
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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