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Jude S Sauer, Michael W Fitzsimmons, Mark A Bovard: System for endoscopic suturing. LSI Solutions, Kenneth J Lukacher, February 14, 2006: US06997931 (714 worldwide citation)

A system for endoscopic suturing is provided having an endoscope, such as a gastroscope, with a distal end locatable in the body of a patient and a flexible shaft extending to the distal end, a flexible accessory tube coupled to the endoscope to be movable relative to the endoscope's shaft, and a ti ...


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Robert R Oddsen, Ralph Ger: Surgical suturing instrument and method. Innovative Surgical Devices, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, July 31, 1990: US04944443 (593 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for suturing a hernial opening in internal body tissues of a patient comprises an elongate staple cartridge rotatably mounted to an elongate frame at a distal end thereof and an elongate staple forming plate movably mounted to the frame for ejecting a staple from the cartridge ...


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Michael Redtenbacher, Karl H Munchow: Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis. Finanzaktiengesellschaft Globe Control, Laurence R Brown, Alfred J Mangels, April 4, 1989: US04817847 (556 worldwide citation)

In order to perform an anastomosis, a pilot head of a surgical staple suturing instrument is connected through a push-type or a threaded connector and through a paraboloid-like cap so as to simplify introduction into the organ that is to be anastomised. The combination body is pushed through the org ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, September 18, 1990: US04957498 (462 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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Yaroslav P Kulik, Ivan I Shmyrin: Surgical suturing instrument. Lilling & Greenspan, November 15, 1988: US04784137 (404 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing instrument comprises hinge-joined a staple jaw provided with staple slots, and a supporting jaw provided with depressions for the staple legs to bend, a mechanism for ejecting the staples from the slots, a mechanism for turning the supporting jaw with respect to the staple jaw, a ...


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Rustam I Utyamyshev, Boris A Smirnov, Nikolai N Kanshin, Ivan A Korolkov, Tatyana L Ivanova: Surgical suturing instrument for performing anastomoses between structures of the digestive tract. Vsesojozny Naucho Issledovatelsky i Ispytatelny Institut Meditsinskoi Tekhniki, Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, March 19, 1985: US04505272 (401 worldwide citation)

An instrument comprising a tubular staple case is disclosed, the case being traversed by a supporting rod extending outwardly therefrom with its front end. The tubular case is used to mount a plunger with a knife arranged on the rod. An abutment head mounted on the front end of the rod is made gener ...


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InBae Yoon: Combined tissue clamping and suturing instrument. August 25, 1998: US05797927 (387 worldwide citation)

A combined tissue clamping and suturing instrument includes a pair of opposed jaws selectively actuated by operation of a handle portion, a hollow suture needle mounted on a first of the jaws and provided with a slot, and a length of suture material extending through the hollow needle. A groove is p ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Arthroscopic suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 2, 1990: US04890615 (376 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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InBae Yoon: Suturing instrument with multiple rotatably mounted spreadable needle holders. Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, November 30, 1999: US05993466 (373 worldwide citation)

An instrument for suturing anatomical tissue with a suture needle includes a housing, an elongate shaft having a proximal end mounted by the housing and a distal end with a peripheral edge, a first needle holder protruding from the distal end of the elongate shaft and having a needle holding member ...


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Alfred A Johnson, Arthur Zimmet: Surgical suturing instrument. Johnson & Lorenz, Cooper Dunham Clark Griffin & Moran, August 14, 1979: US04164225 (367 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing instrument including a first jaw carrying a capsule which contains a suture having needles attached to its ends, a second jaw for receiving the needles and cooperating with the first jaw to clamp tissue to be sutured, a plunger in the first jaw for transferring the needles from t ...