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A multi-barbed apparatus is provided, and methods of use, for penetrating two sides of a wound and holding the edges in apposition. The apparatus may be inserted within a wound or underneath the skin, and mechanically adheres the two sides of the wound together. The apparatus includes a biocompatible substrate carrying a multiplicity of tissue penetrating barbs on a least one side thereof, and may be formed as a rigid or flexible sheet, tube or other shape.

Title
Multi-barbed device for retaining tissue in apposition and methods of use
Application Number
9/746579
Publication Number
6991643 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2000
Publication Date
January 31, 2006
Inventor
Vahid Saadat
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
USGI Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/11
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