3842840 is referenced by 262 patents and cites 5 patents.

The disclosure is of a suturing clamp in which the jaws are moved toward each other to a pre-set position wherein the flesh is firmly, but not too tightly clamped. A bifurcated needle is moveably carried on one of the jaws and a length of suture is extended from a bobbin on the clamp to a grip at the end of the jaw. After the pre-set clamping position is reached, further operation drives the needle across the space between the jaws to carry a length of suture with it.

Title
Suture applicator
Application Number
05/358,082
Publication Number
3842840
Application Date
May 7, 1973
Publication Date
October 22, 1974
Inventor
Schweizer Edward E
Agent
Stidham Melvin R
IPC
A61b 17/04
A61B 17/04
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