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US6966916: Device and method for surgical repair of abdominal wall hernias

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Inventor(s) Sarbjeet S. Kumar ·
Assignee(s) KUMAR SARBJEET S ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Waddey & Patterson · Mark J. Patterson ·
Primary Examiner Gary Jackson ·
Application Number US10256352
Filing date 09/26/2002
Issue date 11/22/2005
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 08/21/2023
Patent term adjustment 329
U.S. Classifications 606/144  · 606/148  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 606139 · 606144 · 606151 · 606148 ·
14 Claims, 7 Drawings


Abstract

The present invention discloses a surgical opening repair device and methods of use thereof. The device comprises an anchor attached to a suture. The device has been specifically manufactured and designed in order to overcome the currently existing obstacles which result when a surgical repair device remains in the abdominal cavity subsequent to the completion of a surgical procedure. The invention additionally discloses a method of surgical hernia by using the device disclosed herein. The present invention additionally discloses a method of repairing a laparoscopic opening which commonly results from a primary surgery. The method of repairing the laparoscopic opening quickly and efficiently closes the opening such that repair is complete even though materials that are foreign to the body remain in the body subsequent to the procedure.

Independent Claims | See all claims (14)

  1. 1. A method of repairing a surgical hernia, comprising: providing a first anchor having a suture attached to the first anchor, the suture having a distal portion; providing a second anchor having a suture attached to the second anchor, the suture having a distal portion; providing a mesh patch having a peripheral area; rolling the mesh patch; passing the mesh patch through a surgical port into an abdominal cavity; unrolling the mesh patch so that the peripheral area of the mesh patch is capable of being penetrated by the first anchor and the second anchor; inserting the first anchor through an abdominal wall into the abdominal cavity, wherein the distal portion of the suture attached to the first anchor remains external to the abdominal wall, wherein inserting the first anchor defines a first opening of a skin layer and a first opening of the abdominal wall; passing the first anchor through the peripheral area of the mesh patch; inserting the second anchor through the first opening of the skin layer and the abdominal wall into the abdominal cavity, wherein the distal portion of the suture attached to the second anchor remains external to the abdominal wall, wherein inserting the second anchor defines a second opening of the abdominal wall; passing the second anchor through the peripheral area of the mesh patch; pulling the distal portion of the suture attached to the first anchor and the distal portion of the suture attached to the second anchor so that the mesh patch adjoins the abdominal wall; and tying the distal portion of the suture attached to the first anchor to the distal portion of the suture attached to the second anchor so that the mesh patch remains adjoined to the abdominal wall.
  2. 10. A method of repairing a surgical hernia, comprising: providing a first anchor having a suture attached to the first anchor, the suture having a distal portion, wherein the first anchor has a length from about 2.0 cm to about 0.9 cm and a diameter from about 0.3 cm to about 0.09 cm; providing a second anchor having a suture attached to the second anchor, the suture having a distal portion, wherein the second anchor has a length from about 2.0 cm to about 0.9 cm and a diameter from about 0.3 cm to about 0.09 cm; providing a mesh patch having a peripheral area; compressing the mesh patch; inserting the mesh patch through a port into an abdominal cavity; decompressing the mesh patch so that the peripheral area of the mesh patch is capable of being penetrated by the first anchor and the second anchor; inserting the first anchor through a first opening of a skin layer and a first opening of an abdominal wall into the abdominal cavity, wherein the distal portion of the suture attached to the first anchor remains external to the abdominal wall; piercing the peripheral area of the mesh patch, wherein a first opening is created that is slightly larger than the diameter of the first anchor; passing the first anchor through the first opening of the peripheral area of the mesh patch; inserting the second anchor through the first opening of the skin layer and a second opening of the abdominal wall into the abdominal cavity, wherein the distal portion of the suture attached to the second anchor remains external to the abdominal wall; piercing the peripheral area of the mesh patch, wherein a second opening is created that is slightly larger than the diameter of the second anchor; passing the second anchor through the second opening of the peripheral area of the mesh patch; pulling the distal portion of the suture attached to the first anchor and the distal portion of the suture attached to the second anchor so that the mesh patch adjoins the abdominal wall; and tying the distal portion of the suture attached to the first anchor to the distal portion of the suture attached to the second anchor so that the mesh patch remains adjoined to the abdominal wall.

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