Keiji Igaki: Medical suturing material. Kabushikikaisha Igaki Iryo Sekkei, Limbach & Limbach L, June 16, 1998: US05766188 (444 worldwide citation)

A medical suturing material which is loaded into an automatic suturing device having a staple line when used. The medical suturing material has a main suturing material on which a shape maintaining support member made of a film or a sheet having rigidity is superposed, wherein the main suturing mate ...

William J Shaw: Treating wounds caused by medical procedures. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, July 11, 1995: US05431639 (374 worldwide citation)

Incised or injured tissue is treated by introducing material that encourages healing to desired depths within the tissue. Particularly, the invention provides treatment of an access channel to a blood vessel by introducing to the tissue a hemostatic material to a position that is located adjacent, b ...

Schneider Allan K: Polylactide sutures. Ethicon, January 25, 1972: US3636956 (350 worldwide citation)

Absorbable surgical sutures that are dimensionally stable within the body may be prepared by the extrusion of polylactide polymer, including copolymers of L(-) lactide with up to 35 mole percent of glycolide. Said polymers are characterized by an inherent viscosity of at least 1.0, and the extruded ...

Nagabhushanam Totakura, Ross Muth: Stiffened surgical device. United States Surgical Corporation, January 24, 1995: US05383904 (329 worldwide citation)

A suture-pledget combination is improved by applying a stiffening agent to at least a portion of the suture adjacent to the pledget to decrease the probability of tangling or twisting of the suture during use.

Klaus Brendel, Raymond C Duhamel: Body implants of extracellular matrix and means and methods of making and using such implants. University Patents, Barbara A Shimei, Stanley Sacks, January 31, 1989: US04801299 (315 worldwide citation)

A sterile body implant is derived from a body structure having as its major protein component collagens in the form of extracellular matrix. The body structure is treated to remove cellular membranes, nucleic acids, lipids and cytoplasmic components. Such structures are implanted internally in the b ...

Robert K Jarvik: Preformed ligatures for bleeders and methods of applying such ligatures. Mattern Ware Davis & Stoltz, October 12, 1976: US03985138 (315 worldwide citation)

A preformed ligature comprises a loop, loop forming closure and an extension which may be pulled to close the loop about a bleeder. One preformed ligature according to the invention is formed of a continuous loop of gut or synthetic suture material tied into a slip knot to form the closure and the e ...

Syed F A Hossainy, Debbie Sanders Millare, Steven Z Wu: Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, September 17, 2002: US06451373 (307 worldwide citation)

A method of coating an implantable prosthesis by applying a composition including a therapeutic substance and a fluid to the prosthesis and removing the fluid is disclosed. The fluid is not capable of significantly dissolving the therapeutic substance. A second fluid in which the therapeutic substan ...

Thomas Sander: Device and method for repairing torn tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, December 20, 1994: US05374268 (274 worldwide citation)

A device for repairing torn tissue or muscle such as the meniscus of the knee. The device consists of a pair of needles detachably secured to a pair of anchoring members having a plurality of barb-like projections extending outwardly therefrom. The anchoring members are joined by a suture which conn ...

Namassivaya Doddi, Charles C Versfelt, David Wasserman: Synthetic absorbable surgical devices of poly-dioxanone. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, October 11, 1977: US04052988 (254 worldwide citation)

Synthetic absorbable sutures and other surgical devices are prepared from polymers of p-dioxanone and 1,4-dioxepan-2-one, and alkyl substituted derivatives thereof. Monofilament sutures of oriented fibers are characterized by good tensile and knot strength and a high level of flexibility and softnes ...

Royce Lewis: Implant assist apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, November 29, 1994: US05368595 (241 worldwide citation)

An implant assist apparatus is disclosed for implanting material such as a suture in tissue to reapproximate or reinforce the tissue. A cannula is provided having a hollow body and an open proximal and distal end. Point means is detachably fixed to the open proximal end of the cannula for penetratin ...