3845772 is referenced by 224 patents and cites 5 patents.

A retention suture is looped around an incision in a deep tissue layer such as the muscle layer, with the ends of the suture being passed up through a tubular retention suture device. The device is emplaced in the incision and the ends of the retention suture are drawn up tightly and secured at the top end of the device. The incision is closed between the retention suture devices by the primary wound closure sutures, and these devices remain in the incision until healing of the muscle tissue layer is adequate.

Retention suture device and method
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
September 17, 1973
Publication Date
November 5, 1974
Smith Dean B
Engstrom Harry C
Winter John M
Long Theodore J
A61b 17/04
A61B 17/04
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