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US5669917: Surgical crimping device and method of use

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Inventor(s) Jude S. Sauer · Louis N. Rapp · Thomas A. Tiberio ·
Assignee(s) LaserSurge, Inc. ·
Primary Examiner Michael Buiz ·
Assistant Examiner Mark S. Leonardo ·
Application Number US8440403
Filing date 05/12/1995
Issue date 09/23/1997
Predicted expiration date 02/24/2014
U.S. Classifications 606/139  · 606/232  ·
International Classifications A61B 1710  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 606139;147;232;69;73;75;148;151;157;158 ·
Related U.S. Application DataThis is a divisional of U.S. application Ser. No. 08/201,864 filed Feb. 24, 1994.
7 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A surgical apparatus and method of use for maintaining tension upon a length of suture material extending from body tissue is provided. The surgical apparatus deforms and compresses a securing member about a length of suture material which is received therethrough so as to maintain a prescribed amount of tension on the suture material which extends from body tissue and is engaged in the compressed securing member.

Independent Claims | See all claims (7)

  1. 1. A suture securing member comprising a first end portion, a second end portion and a bore having a first dimension and extending from said first end portion to said second end portion, said bore dimensioned to receive a length of suture material so that the suture material extends through said first and second end portions, said securing member being comprised of compressible material so that upon compression of said securing member the size of said bore is reduced to a second smaller dimension to thereby cinch the suture material to maintain tension therein.
  2. 4. A method of applying a securing member having an outer compressible surface to a length of suture material comprising the steps of;a) threading the length of suture material through said securing member;b) positioning said securing member so as to achieve sufficient tension required of the length of suture material to suture body tissue; andc) compressing said securing member upon said length of suture material so as to maintain a desired tension upon said length of suture material between said securing member and the body tissue.

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