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Devices, systems, and methods for suturing of body lumens allow the suturing of vascular puncture sites located at the distal end of a percutaneous tissue tract. An elongated articulated foot is inserted through a penetration and actuated extend the foot carrying suturing attachment cuffs. Needles are advanced from the shaft through the vessel wall outside of the penetration and into engagement with the needle cuffs after the foot has been drawn proximally up against the endothelial surface of the blood vessel. The cuffs lockingly engage the needles and can be withdrawn along the needle paths and through the tissue tract to form a loop of suture across the puncture. The articulating foot may be realigned with the shaft and withdrawn proximally through the tissue tract without dilating the tissue tract.

Title
Articulating suturing device and method
Application Number
11/688722
Publication Number
7846170 (B2)
Application Date
March 20, 2007
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Amelia Lasser
Menlo Park
CA, US
D Bruce Modesitt
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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