3570497 is referenced by 263 patents and cites 6 patents.

The invention is a suture with needle end, cord of latch notches, and latch collar end. The latch collar has a latch passage therethrough. The needle followed by latch notches is pulled through the tissue and the needle followed by a selective number of latch notches is continued on through the collar latch passage and severance is then made above the last notch pulled through the latch collar as it thus is latched on the tissue surface to complete a stitch much more quickly than can be done by conventionally tying a suture knot.

Title
Suture apparatus and methods
Application Number
04/791,708
Publication Number
3570497
Application Date
January 16, 1969
Publication Date
March 16, 1971
Inventor
Lemole Gerald M
IPC
A61l 17/00
A61b 17/06
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/64
A61B 17/06
A61B 17/12
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