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US6066146: Laparascopic incision closure device

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Inventor(s) Brendan J. Carroll · Jeffrey S. Kadan · Frederick Gotha · Gregory M. Miles ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Frederick Gotha ·
Primary Examiner Michael Buiz ·
Assistant Examiner Lien Ngo ·
Application Number US9103765
Filing date 06/24/1998
Issue date 05/23/2000
Predicted expiration date 06/24/2018
U.S. Classifications 606/148  · 606/144  ·
International Classifications A61B 1704  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 606148;144;145;146;147;139;140;213-232 ·
15 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A laparascopic incision closure device comprised of an ejector housing having finger holding rings and a thumb ring attached to a plunger shaft and plunger for sequentially ejecting T-bar sutures into a trocar site incision through a needle. T-bar sutures are ejected by operation of a trigger mounted in the ejector housing for quick and easy operation to eject a T-bar through fascia adjacent to a trocar site incision. Multiple T-bar sutures are stored in the interior of the ejector housing and needle for quick and easy placement through fascia on opposite sides of a wound. In the preferred embodiment the device is constructed of a disposable plastic material with sutures being formed of an absorbable material.

Independent Claims | See all claims (15)

  1. 1. A Laparascopic incision closure device comprising:a housing;a needle having a longitudinal axis a proximal and distal end, and an axially extending longitudinal bore therethrough where said needle has a radial distal opening in said distal end and a radial proximal opening in said proximal end and where said longitudinal bore communicates with said radial distal opening and said radial proximal opening forming a continuously bounded passageway, and where said needle is attached to said housing at said proximal end,a plurality of T-bar sutures where each said T-bar suture comprises a T-bar portion and a suture portion integrally connected, and where said suture portion is so adapted and disposed in said housing and said longitudinal bore so as to permit axial passage of said T-bar portion and said suture portion through said longitudinal bore, and where said plurality of T-bar sutures are stored in said housing and said longitudinal bore;ejection means for sequentially ejecting said T-bar portion and said suture portion through said radial distal opening and through tissue adjacent to an incision;whereby a Laparascopic incision can be quickly and efficiently closed by sequential placement of a T-bar suture on opposite sides of said incision and then tying said respective suture portions to close the wound.

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