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A suture applying device comprises a shaft which carries a pair of needles near its distal end. The needles are joined by a length of suture, and the shaft is used to both introduce the needles into a lumen of a body structure and to push the needles back through tissue on either side of the puncture site. After the needles have passed through the tissue, they are captured on the shaft and drawn outward through the tract, leaving a loop of suture behind to close the puncture site near the body lumen. The suture can then be tied and the knot pushed back through the tract to complete the closure. Alternatively, a locking fastener formed of a resorbable material can be placed into the penetration over the sutures and the sutures tied over the fastener.

Title
Method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site
Application Number
989611
Publication Number
5860991
Application Date
August 22, 1997
Publication Date
January 19, 1999
Inventor
James W Vetter
Portola Valley
CA, US
Tomoaki Hinohara
Portola Valley
CA, US
T Daniel Gross
Los Gatos
CA, US
Enrique J Klein
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Timothy H Trial & Technology Law Group Gens
Assignee
Perclose
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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