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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Kenneth E Toso: Apparatus for tightening elongated wound closure elements. United States Surgical Corporation, May 23, 1995: US05417698 (76 worldwide citation)

An instrument for tightening wound closure elements around body tissue, such as a human sternum following surgery. The instrument includes a first handle and a second handle pivotally attached to the first handle and movable between an open and a closed position. A retaining system is also provided ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Thomas W Jr, Toso Kenneth E: Apparatus for tightening elongated wound closure elements.. United States Surgical, May 18, 1994: EP0597259-A2

The present invention relates to an instrument for tightening elongated wound closure elements around body tissue (10). In particular, an instrument for tightening wound closure elements around a human sternum following surgery. The instrument includes a first handle (20) and a second handle (22) pi ...



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