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Kletschka Harold D, Rafferty Edson H: Suture bridges. Bio Medicus, Merchant Gould Smith & Edell, August 27, 1974: US3831608 (72 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to a surgical bridge for supporting incision sutures under continuous tension. One form of the surgical bridge comprises an elongated member constructed to bridge the incision, and which is resiliently flexible under the influence of suture tension to compensate for swelli ...


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Harold D Kletschka, Edson H Rafferty: Suture bridges. Bio Medicus, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, January 13, 1976: US03931821 (59 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to a surgical bridge for supporting incision sutures under continuous tension. The bridge is elongated in shape, including two feet which engage the surface of a patient's skin on opposite sides of an incision, and which are connected by a bridge portion that overlies the ...


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Harold D Kletschka, Edson H Rafferty, Earl W Clausen: Protective cover for suture bridge. Bio Medicus, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, March 1, 1977: US04009719 (10 worldwide citation)

For use with surgical suture bridges, a protective cover of generally flexible resilient material having smooth outer surfaces and disposed to cover sutures engaged and supported by a suture bridge, for protecting a suture from catching or rubbing on objects adjacent a surgical incision. Fastener de ...


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Suture bridges. Bio Medicus, March 16, 1977: GB1467298-A (5 worldwide citation)

1467298 Suture bridges BIO-MEDICUS Inc 5 June 1974 24885/74 Heading A5R A suture bridge 53 for use with a suture to close a wound, has end portions 52 for engaging the patient's skin, cantilever suture support members 56 projecting from the end portions 52 on the side opposite that intended to be pl ...


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Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard C Tang, David B Spenciner, Gregory R Whittaker, Gerome Miller: Surgical filament snare assemblies. MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL, January 3, 2017: US09532778 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose on a first portion of at least a first limb and has a second portion connected to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. Preferably, ...


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Jorg Mayer, Andrea Mueller, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel Mehl, Andreas Wenger, Milica Berra: Suture anchor and method for fixating a suture relative to hard tissue. SPORTWELDING, Rankin Hill & Clark, April 11, 2017: US09615820

A suture anchor includes a material having thermoplastic properties and is fixated in a hard tissue opening by liquefying at least part of this material and letting it penetrate into walls of the hard tissue opening. During the named fixation and preferably towards the end of it, the suture being he ...


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Michael S H Chu: Medical device and method for delivering an implant. Boston Scientific Scimed, Brake Hughes Bellermann, April 17, 2018: US09943391

The present invention discloses a medical device that includes an elongate member, needle, needle deployment mechanism, and a head portion. The elongate member has a proximal portion, distal portion and a lumen defined along the elongate member. The needle deployment mechanism is disposed at least p ...


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VARIABLE STIFFNESS SUTURE BRIDGES COMPATIBLE WITH VARIOUS SUTURE PATTERNS. March 16, 2017: US20170071596-A1

A suture bridge to accommodate many common types of sutures, including a first leg and a second leg, where first leg and second leg include a patient contacting surface configured to contact a patient's skin. A first support connects to the first leg and second support connects to the second leg. A ...


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SURGICAL FILAMENT SNARE ASSEMBLIES. January 5, 2017: US20170000479-A1

A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose on a first portion of at least a first limb and has a second portion connected to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. Preferably, ...