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A suture loop is formed in a hollow braided suture by feeding one end of a length of suture through a part in the braid of the suture and into the inner lumen formed by the hollow braid. The braided configuration of the suture allows it to be expanded in diameter by pushing and reduced in diameter by pulling. Said end of suture is passed continuously through said inner lumen forming a loop of suture with a single tail. The loop may be tightened by pulling on said first end of the suture while pushing on said outer hollow braid. The loop may be locked by extending or pulling on said outer hollow braid to reduce its diameter and lock it down around said first end of the suture.

Title
Single-tailed suturing method
Application Number
10/750287
Publication Number
7285124 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2003
Publication Date
October 23, 2007
Inventor
Seth A Foerster
San Clemente
CA, US
Agent
Richard R Batt
Assignee
Arthrocare
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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