Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Combined surgical suture and needle

Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3918455A
US3918455A US47510274A US3918455A US 3918455 A US3918455 A US 3918455A US 47510274 A US47510274 A US 47510274A US 3918455 A US3918455 A US 3918455A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
suture
needle
end
shank
bore
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Myron J Coplan
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Albany International Corp
Original Assignee
Albany International Corp
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/06Needles ; Sutures; Needle-suture combinations; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/06004Means for attaching suture to needle
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/06Needles ; Sutures; Needle-suture combinations; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/06004Means for attaching suture to needle
    • A61B2017/06028Means for attaching suture to needle by means of a cylindrical longitudinal blind bore machined at the suture-receiving end of the needle, e.g. opposite to needle tip
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/06Needles ; Sutures; Needle-suture combinations; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/06166Sutures
    • A61B2017/06185Sutures hollow or tubular
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B90/00Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
    • A61B90/39Markers, e.g. radio-opaque or breast lesions markers
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S29/00Metal working
    • Y10S29/035Shrink fitting with other step
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T29/00Metal working
    • Y10T29/49Method of mechanical manufacture
    • Y10T29/49826Assembling or joining
    • Y10T29/49863Assembling or joining with prestressing of part
    • Y10T29/49865Assembling or joining with prestressing of part by temperature differential [e.g., shrink fit]

Abstract

A combination suture-needle assembly wherein the suture diameter and the maximum needle diameter are preferably the same or the suture diameter may be less than the needle diameter. The needle is secured to the suture by means of a needle shank portion of smaller diameter than the maximum needle diameter, the shank being inserted into an internal or central bore provided in the suture, the needle being suitably anchored therein. The remaining length of the suture bore may be left empty, or it may be filled by pigments, tissue-reactive fluids, suture solvents, or other active or inert materials.

Description

United States Patent 1191 Coplan 1451 Nov. 11, 1975 1 1 COMBINED SURGICAL SUTURE AND NEEDLE Inventor: Myron J. Coplan, Natick, Mass.

Albany International Corporation, Dedham, Mass.

Filed: May 31, 1974 Appl. No.: 475,102

Related U.S. Application Data Continuation-impart of Ser. No. 464,810, April 29.

1974, abandoned.

Assignee:

U.S. Cl. 128/339; 128/335.5; 223/102 Int. Cl. A61B 17/06 Field of Search..... 128/334, 334 R, 335, 335.5, 128/339, 348-350; 138/118; 223/102, 103; l12/222-224; 264/290 R; 425/46l-466; 161/178, 181

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 8/1914 Minahan 128/339 11/1934 Logan 128/339 3/1937 Herrmann et a1 128/3355 2,418,771 4/1947 Irwin. Jr 161/178 X 3,212,502 10/1965 Myers 128/339 3.297.033 1/1967 Schmitt 128/3355 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 177,070 1922 United Kingdom 128/339 Primary Examiner-Richard A. Gaudet Assistant Emminer-Rick Op tiZ Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Kenway & .lenney [5 7] ABSTRACT 10 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures US. Patent Nov. 11, 1975 3,918,455

FIG. I

FIG. 2

FIG. 3

FIG. 4 38 COMBINED SURGICAL SUTURE AND NEEDLE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION It was at one time customary to effect suturing during surgery by means of a needle having a hole or eye drilled'transversely to its axis to accept a loop of suture material threaded therethrough in the manner customarily employed in typical handsewing of fabrics. The

double thickness of suture plus the thickness of the 3,394,704) wherein the needle shank at one end has a hollow bore, the axis of the bore being parallel to the axis of the needle." A suture is assembledto such a needle by having one end inserted into the needle bore and secured therein by adhesive, or by deforming the needle at the bore toclamp the suture end in place. This does, of course, reduce'the .size of thepenetration during suturing to the maximum diameter of the needle itself.

However, itwill be. obvious that considerable skill is required to-drill a small concentric bore in the end of a small needle. There is a feasible lower limit to the diameter of the needle that can be fabricated this way. Moreover, no matter how fine the suture one desires to use in a particular surgical procedure, the hollow-bore needle must still be significantly larger in diameter than thesuture and the penetration hole therefore is larger than the suture. This contributes to unnecessary .trauma and the possibility of suture slippage and tearout. In the installation of fine prosthetic devices, for example, knitted or woven arterial grafts, the suture hole in the graft being larger than the suture itself may tend to leak blood into the adjoining tissue. Tear-out, blood leakage, and other problems with the prior art needle- 2 dissolution if suturesorption is desired; controlled localized'application of active agents to the site of the sutured tissue. The provision of a suture itself which is a hollow monofilament, and theprovision of a needle attachable easily to said monofilament and which may be reused, are also objects of the invention.

The invention accordingly comprises the elements and combinations of elements, features of construction, and arrangements of parts which will be exemplified in the structures hereinafter described, and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the appended claims.

The suture-of this invention consists of any of several appropriate materials extruded or drawn, (or otherwise made) in the'form of monofilament. The essential feature of the monofilam'ent suture is that it have a hollow bore. Its external cross-sectional shape may be round with a round bore. Alternatively, the external peripheral shape of the suture cross-section may be oval, triangular, rectangular, or-other polygonal shapes. The

profile of the suture boremay likewise vary from round and be similar to or dissimilar from the profile of the outer suture cross-section.- The suture may be fabri- 1 cated from any of the man-made, fiber-forming polymers-such as the polyesters, polyamides and polyolefins, which are acceptable for surgical suture applications; for example, nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene,

polyethylene terephthalate, polylactide/glycolide copolymer, and polycarbonate. Regenerated collagen, although a naturally occuring polymer rather than manmade, may also be used, since fibers are produced therefrom in apparatus similar .to man-made fiber spinning equipment. The art of hollow fiber extrusion is nificance except insofar as it is necessary that the matesuture assemblies have become increasingly important deleterious effects in the application .of" microsurgical techniques where the desired suture diameteris of increasingly finer diameter.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention concerns an improved suture, a suitablyconfigured needle, and a eom binati'on suture and needle assembly, in which the suture comprises a holrial besuitable from the medical standpointand the shape and dimensions of the filament and its hollow bore be appropriately'matched to aseleeted needle shape and dimensions, as will become apparent during further discussions hereunder.

The needle of this invention is ofa novel configuration and may be described as comprising a point end integrally joined'to a shankend.-The point end is considered to begin at the sharp tip of the whole needle and generally extends in length from. a fraction of an inch (such as 3/ 16 inch) to perhaps two or more inches.

low fiber, preferably in the form of a hollow extruded polymer monofilament. The needle is formed at its rear end with a shank portion of reduced cross-section so sized as to fit into the bore of the'hollow'filament and be anchored therein. A shoulder on the needle abuts smoothly against the end of the filament, which is preferably of the same oritsidediarhete'raS the shoulder. If

desired, the suture diameter may be made less than the outer diameter of the needle at the shank.

Among the several objectives and advantages of this.

7 invention, therefore, may benoted the provisionof an improved suture and suture-needle combination intended to achieve several ends, including: reduced trauma at the site of tissue penetration, reduced hazard of suture tear-out; improved suture "kn'ot'ability"; in-

creased knot strength; better compatability'with the Diameters of the point end, that is, the non-shank portion, may'range from 0.002 .inch upward to the diameter which is consistent with the-needle length, bearing in mind the need of stiffness (but with some degree of flexibility of the particular needle. Corresponding sutures would have an'extern'al diameter ranging from 0.002 inches 'up to the diameter of the shoulder where the shank joins the body of the needle.

The point end rnay'be straight and of simple cylindrical profile from the sharp tip to a plane of juncture with the shank end.- The point end may, alternatively, be of curved or hooked shape in elevational view. The crossprocedures for'installation of prostheses; enhanced visibility of the suture 'during surgery; controlled suture sectional profilemay' vary along the length from cylindrical, being at various positions triangular, spatulate, ovoid or the like. In any event, the cross-sectional area :g en'erally' grows from the tip with successive cross-sec- 'ltiorialplan'es smoothlymerging without steps or abrupt changesin area or shape until the plane of junction with the shank end. Here the point end abruptly terminates and the needle diameter steps down to a smaller cross-sectional area forming the shank end. At the plane of juncture with the shank end, the abrupt stepdown creates a shoulder lying in a plane transverse to the axis of the shank end. The shank surface may be roughened as by corrugations, knurling, serrations, burring, threading, or the like. In general, the cross-sectional profile of the shank may be round when the cross-sectional profile of the shoulder is round. The shank end profile may be of similar shape but smaller in cross-sectional area than the shoulder of the point end when the latter deviates from round, as for example triangular, ovoid, or the like. The shank end may also be dissimilar in cross-sectional profile from the profile of the shoulder of the point end or any other portion of the point end; for example, a flattened shank may connect to a round point end.

The combination needle and suture comprises an assembly wherein the shank end of the stepped needle is fully inserted into the filaments hollow bore with said shoulder resting against the smooth cut end of the suture; the diameter and shape of said shoulder and the outside diameter of the suture being essentially the same. The corrugations of the shank provide secure anchorage of the suture to the needle. It is an essential feature of the best embodiment of this invention that the cross-sectional profile of the end of the hollow suture conform to the profile of the shoulder of the point end, thereby forming a smooth stepless transition between needle and suture, although if desired but not as good, the outer diameter of the suture may be less than the needle diameter at the shank juncture. This shape and area conformance of the suture may be controlled at least in part by the combined effect of specific shape and cross-sectional dimensions of the shank, the suture bore, and the over-all dimensions of the suture crosssection. In any event, the cross-section of the needle at its junction with the suture must not be significantly larger than the suture. During surgery, therefore, the tissue penetration hole is not unnecessarily enlarged. As a result, the tissue suffers the least possible trauma; danger of tissue tearing and suture pull-out is minimized; leakage of blood through over-enlarged holes in tissue or prosthesis is eliminated.

The suture material may be of the so-called permanant type or of the absorbable type. In the latter instance, it may be of some advantage at the time of installation of the suture during surgery to fill the capillary core of the filament with a suitable degrading agent so that the suture material will be exposed to a more effectively controlled rate of dissolution than that occasioned by body fluids.

The suture material may be so extruded and drawn, as to have been converted to a state known as microporous hard elastic (Quynn, R., and Brody, H. J. Macromol. Sci. Phys BS(4), Dec. 1971). In this state, the polymer comprising the wall would permit fluid contained in the hollow bore to gradually diffuse through the wall of the suture into the surrounding tissue. This provides an opportunity to perfuse small amounts of active materials (disinfectants, healing aids, etc.) at the site of the sutured tissue.

In any event, the hollow bore of the suture can be filled by any simple means, such as capillary rise, or injection under pressure, with highly colored or pigmented inert fluid so as to render the suture as a whole more visible than the transparent polymer comprising the wall thereof. Likewise, the bore may be filled with 4 a solution or dispersion of radio-opaque material to render the suture visible, after closure of the tissue, by X-radiography.

In the accompanying drawings, in which several embodiments of the invention are shown:

FIG. 1 is an enlarged view of a portion of a first embodiment of this invention comprising a hollow monofilament suture having a cylindrical bore.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged illustration of a portion of a second embodiment of the invention comprising a hollow monofilament having a non-round bore.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged elevational view of one embodiment of a needle of this invention, being a straight needle showing the point end and reduced-diameter shank end.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged view, partly in section, of another embodiment of a needle of this invention combined with a hollow filament suture in an assembly of this invention.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.

Dimensions of certain of the parts as shown in the drawings may have been modified and/or exaggerated for the purposes of clarity of illustration.

Referring to the drawings, FIG. 1 shows a portion of a first embodiment of a suture of this invention, identified generally by numeral 2. The suture may be made of any of the materials listed above. As shown, it is circular in cross-section and is provided with a hollow bore 4, thus forming the wall 6 of the suture which has the external surface 8 of predetermined diameter. The bore has the interior surface 10 and has a predetermined diameter.

Referring to FIG. 2, a portion 12 of a second embodiment 12 of the suture of this invention is shown. In this case, the cross-sectional shape of the suture is triangular with rounded comers. An interior bore 14 is provided, and it likewise is triangular, and preferably its walls parallel to the outer walls of the suture.

As indicated above, sutures having other external shapes may be used, and the shape of the internal bores may or may not necessarily be the same as the shape of the outer surfaces of the suture. However, for ease of use and ease of manufacture, it is preferred that the shape of the interior bore be the same as the external shape of the suture.

Referring to FIG. 3, one embodiment 16 of a needle of this invention is shown which, in this embodiment, comprises a point end portion which extends from the sharpened left-hand extremity 18 (as viewed) to a shoulder 20 at the right-hand extremity of the portion. From the sharpened tip 18 to the shoulder 20, the needle increases in cross-section.

A shank end portion 22 extends from the shoulder 20, and is provided, as an example, with the serrations 24, the function of which is to securely hold the end of a suture onto the shank end when the shank is inserted into the bore of the suture. The number of serrations is not critical, and expediency will dictate the number used. Instead of serrations, a screw thread may be formed on the shank end 22 so that the needle may be screwed into the bore of the suture. Other fastening means may be provided such as by just roughening the shank end, knurling it, or providing it with barbs, etc. Where the shank diameter is extremely small, it may be smooth and sufficient strength will be provided by the cement used to hold the suture and needle together.

- 'It' will be noted that the cross-section of the righthand end of the needle end portion is circular, and thus the circular suture shown in FIG. 1 will be used with the FIG. 3 needle. The external diameter of the suture of It is also possible to provide a needle whose shank cross-sectional area slightly exceeds the hollow core cross-sectional area. Thus, upon forced insertion of the shank into the hollow filament, the wall thereof will be FIG. 1 and the diam'eterof the shoulder 20 are to be the 5 slightly distended and the outside diameter of the filasame, so that when the suture of FIG. 1 is mounted on ment along the zone encasing the shank may exceed the shank end 22 (by forcibly inserting the latter into that of both the needle at its shoulder and the remainthe bore 4), there will be a smooth continuous external der of the suture beyond the entry point of the shank. surface provided at the junction of suture and needle This excess diameter may be eliminated by rolling the without roughness, and thus tissue trauma will be filament between heated platens until the polymer avoided. flows slightly under the pressure. Or, the suture-needle If desired, the end 26 of the shank may be pointed or assembly may be passed between grooved rolls, the rounded to permit facile insertion of the shank end into grooves thereof being exactly sized to the diameter of the bore of the suture. the needle shoulder.

Referring to FIG. 4, there is shown in greatly en- Table I below sets forth examples of needles and sularged view a portion of a suture attached to a needle, tures that have been successfully made:

Table I Examples of Tested Sutures and Needles of this Invention (A) SUTURES (B) NEEDLES Polymer O.D. I.D. Tenacity Shape Major Shank (mils) (mils) (gpd) Diam. Diam. (mils) (mils) Polyhexamethylene Adipamide 2.2 0.6 Polycaprolactam 19.7 12.5 Curved 20.0 13 .0 Polyethylene Terephthalate 8.3 4.0 4.3 Straight 8.5 4.0 Polypropylene 8.4 3.4 5.9 Straight 8.5 4.0 Polyoxymethylene 4.8 4.1 4.8 Polyethylene Terephthalate 10.2 3.1 2.9 Straight 10.3 3.6

the needle 28 in this instance, being a curved type.

Needle 28 has the needle end portion termination at will thus be observed that the serrations 36 become embedded in the inner wall of the bore and thus securely fasten the suture to the shankend.

As indicated above, the diameters of the point end of the needle at the shoulder 32 and the diameter of the suture 2 are to be the same at the juncture 38 of the end of the suture and the shoulder, so that there is a smooth transition from one to the other.

Where a needle is to be used which at least at the shoulder is, for example, of polygonal shape such as triangular, then the suture of FIG. 2 is to be used, with the dimensions of the sides of the shoulder triangle (and curved apices if any) being matched exactly by the dimensions of the sides of the triangular suture (and the latters curved apices if any). Similar considerations are to govern the fitting of other polygon-shaped needle shoulders to matching polygon-shaped hollow monofilament sutures. 1

The assembly of the shank into the bore of the filament may be accompanied by the application of heatto shrink the filament tightly onto the shank and encourage thorough interpenetrationwith the rugosities on its surface. As another option, suitable adhesive may be applied at the site of the shank-filament juncture to enhance further the bonding efficiency.

In Table II are shown knot efficiencies corresponding to the sutures of Table I(A) Knot efficiency was determined as follows: A simple overhand knot was formed in a length of the particular suture. The section of the suture having the knot was then pulled to rupture (which occurred at the knot) in standard test equipment and under standard conditions. The knot efficiency was then calculated by taking the tensile strength (rupture force) of the knotted suture of this invention as a percent of the tensile strength (rupture force) of an unknotted length of that suture under the same standard conditions. Tenacity is a technical word used by the fiber industry and means the specific force required to rupture a fiber.

In Table I, tenacity is a word used in the fiber industry and the (gpd) indicates grams per denier required to rupture the suture. The needles were made of stainless steel and the shank was held in the suture bore by adhesive suitable for the material used.

It will be noted that no needle is provided for the suture having an CD. of 22 mils. However, the suture itself has been made, and when used with a conventional needle, works satisfactorily. Since it is hollow (as well as the other sutures of this invention), it may if desired, be filled with any of the materials mentioned 7 above, such as a degradant material, or antiseptics, or dyed opaque to Xrays. Because of its hollow nature, the suture has the enhanced knot-retaining characteristic mentioned below.

Other advantages accruing from the hollow suture are improved knotability and increased knot strength efficiency. In general, it is desired to be able to slide a length of suture smoothly and easily through various loopshapes until a knot is formed and pulled tight. Thereafter, it is desired that the formed knot retain its tightened configuration against the various stresses of further suturing or subsequently arising from post-surgical activity. In the instance of the hollow-bore filament, the ease of forming a knot and sliding of filaments through loops is quite high, but once a knot has been formed and pulled tight, the compressibility of the hollow filament permits filament profile shape changes, compacting the filament diameter locally under the tension of knotting. This local filament distortion tends to lock in the knot shape more tightly, and, in fact, makes for a more compact knot. Likewise, the distortability of the wall of the hollow filament contributes to superior distribution of stresses at the knot and improved translation of straight tensile strength into knot strength.

The sutures of this invention enjoy all the known advantages that monofilament sutures have demonstrated over the braided multifilament silk or cotten sutures. Obviously, these materials being of natural origin and used in their original fine-fiber state are not monofilaments. Rather, sutures comprised of silk or cotton have customarily been produced in the form of twisted and plied yarns, or braided yarns. Structures such as these tend to encourage infection because of the interstitial crevices capable of trapping and retaining tissue, plasma, and the like, whereas no such difficulty arises from smooth-surfaced monofilaments. Likewise, knot slide-down is found easier in the monofilament sutures than in braided strands because of the surface friction of the latter.

As indicated, while the bore of the suture and the shank end of the needle may each conveniently be circular in cross-section, these may also each be of some other cross-sectional profile. For example, in the preparation of hollow filaments from segmented arc type spinnerets the hole shape may approximate a roundedcorner triangle, square, or some other polygon. A shank of similar cross-section may be fabricated to essentially match the non-round hole shape. Ridges, corrugations, or screwlike threads on the shank of the needle are intended for biting into the internal surface of the filament wall and these may be exaggerated to secure even better anchorage at the thickened zones associated with non-round contours. The solid cross-sectional area of the monofilament is to comprise from to 90% of the total cross-sectional area of the suture.

The diameters of the needles at the needle shank juncture may lie within the range of 2 to 30 mils with said shank portions lying within the range of l mil to 20 mils, and the outside diameters of the sutures may lie within the range of 2 30 mils, with the bore diameters ranging from 1 to 20 mils.

As to the smaller diameter needles, the reduceddiameter shank portion may be formed, if desired, by electrochemical machining or forming processes already known in the art.

It will be understood that the needle and suture combination may be prepared, assembled, and packaged as a combination. Alternatively, the needle and suture may be assembled by operating-room personnel immediately prior to or during the surgical use thereof. This provides a further desirable advantage of this invention that broken or blunted needles may be replaced at the head end of a particular suture filament during the course of the suturing process if this appears to be required.

In view of the above it will be seen that the several objects of the invention are achieved and other advantageous results attained.

It is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, since the invention is capable of other embodiments of being practiced or carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.

As many changes could be made in the above constructions without departing from the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings, shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense, and it is also intended that the appended claims shall cover all such equivalent variations as come within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

Having described the invention, what is claimed is:

1. In combination, a suture and needle joined together, the suture comprising a length of monofilament having an internal bore and having an external predetermined peripheral shape of predetermined first dimensions; the needle comprising a needle end portion and a shank end portion, the needle end portion extending from a point at one end thereof to a shoulder at the other end thereof, the periphery of the needle at the shoulder having the same shape as said first peripheral shape and having corresponding cross-sectional dimensions no less than said first dimensions; the shank end portion extending from the shouldered end of the needle end portion and being of predetermined dimensions and shape smaller than the external dimensions of the suture, said shank end portion being inserted into and held in said bore with the end of the suture abutting said shoulder in close engagement therewith.

2. The combination of claim 1, in which at the juncture of the needle and the suture at the said shoulder, the transition lengthwise from the needle material to the suture material is smooth.

3. The combination of claim 1 in which the transverse cross-section of each of the suture and bore is circular, the outside diameter of the suture ranging from approximately 0.002 inches to approximately 0.03 inches, and the diameter of the bore ranging from approximately 0.001 inches to approximately 0.020 inches; and the diameter of the needle at the juncture of the shank portion and the needle end portion ranging from approximately 0.002 inches to approximately 0.030 inches.

4. The combination of claim 1 in which the needle has a length ranging from 3/16 inch upwardly to 2 inches.

5. The combination of claim 1, in which the suture has a polygonal outer surface.

6. The combination of claim 1, in which the suture material is aman-made fiber-forming polymer.

10 copolymer, and polycarbonate.

9. The combination of claim 1, in which the shank end of said needle is provided with means to hold the suture thereon.

10. The combination of claim 9, in which said means comprises serrations on the surface of the shank end.

Claims (10)

1. In combination, a suture and needle joined together, the suture comprising a length of monofilament having an internal bore and having an external predetermined peripheral shape of predetermined first dimensions; the needle comprising a needle end portion and a shank end portion, the needle end portion extending from a point at one end thereof to a shoulder at the other end thereof, the periphery of the needle at the shoulder having the same shape as said first peripheral shape and having corresponding cross-sectional dimensions no less than said first dimensions; the shank end portion extending from the shouldered end of the needle end portion and being of predetermined dimensions and shape smaller than the external dimensions of the suture, said shank end portion being inserted into and held in said bore with the end of the suture abutting said shoulder in close engagement therewith.
2. The combination of claim 1, in which at the juncture of the needle and the suture at the said shoulder, the transition lengthwise from the needle material to the suture material is smooth.
3. The combination of claim 1 in which the transverse cross-section of each of the suture and bore is circular, the outside diameter of the suture ranging from approximately 0.002 inches to approximately 0.03 inches, and the diameter of the bore ranging from approximately 0.001 inches to approximately 0.020 inches; and the diameter of the needle at the juncture of the shank portion and the needle end portion ranging from approximately 0.002 inchEs to approximately 0.030 inches.
4. The combination of claim 1 in which the needle has a length ranging from 3/16 inch upwardly to 2 inches.
5. The combination of claim 1, in which the suture has a polygonal outer surface.
6. The combination of claim 1, in which the suture material is a man-made fiber-forming polymer.
7. The combination of claim 1, in which the suture material is a fiber-forming polymer selected from the group consisting of the polyesters, polyamides, and polyolefins.
8. The combination of claim 1, in which the suture material is made of a synthetic resin selected from the group consisting of nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polylactide-glycolide copolymer, and polycarbonate.
9. The combination of claim 1, in which the shank end of said needle is provided with means to hold the suture thereon.
10. The combination of claim 9, in which said means comprises serrations on the surface of the shank end.
US3918455A 1974-04-29 1974-05-31 Combined surgical suture and needle Expired - Lifetime US3918455A (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US46481074 true 1974-04-29 1974-04-29
US3918455A US3918455A (en) 1974-04-29 1974-05-31 Combined surgical suture and needle

Applications Claiming Priority (5)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US3918455A US3918455A (en) 1974-04-29 1974-05-31 Combined surgical suture and needle
GB1710975A GB1503673A (en) 1974-04-29 1975-04-24 Combined surgical suture and needle
CA 225480 CA1042748A (en) 1974-04-29 1975-04-25 Combined surgical suture and needle, and elements thereof
FR7513218A FR2268534B1 (en) 1974-04-29 1975-04-28
DE19752519109 DE2519109A1 (en) 1974-04-29 1975-04-29 Surgical suture needle accessing it, and combination of both

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3918455A true US3918455A (en) 1975-11-11

Family

ID=27041103

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3918455A Expired - Lifetime US3918455A (en) 1974-04-29 1974-05-31 Combined surgical suture and needle

Country Status (5)

Country Link
US (1) US3918455A (en)
CA (1) CA1042748A (en)
DE (1) DE2519109A1 (en)
FR (1) FR2268534B1 (en)
GB (1) GB1503673A (en)

Cited By (163)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4034763A (en) * 1976-06-10 1977-07-12 Frazier Calvin H Ligament forming suture
US4069825A (en) * 1976-01-28 1978-01-24 Taichiro Akiyama Surgical thread and cutting apparatus for the same
US4624256A (en) * 1985-09-11 1986-11-25 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Caprolactone polymers for suture coating
US4880002A (en) * 1985-05-30 1989-11-14 Corvita Corporation Stretchable porous sutures
US5009229A (en) * 1989-12-06 1991-04-23 Medtronic, Inc. Steroid eluting intramuscular lead
US5041128A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-08-20 United States Sirgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device possessing an integrated suture cut-off feature
US5051107A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-09-24 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled suture release
US5059212A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-10-22 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled separation of the needle from the suture
US5067959A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-11-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachement for controlled suture release
US5084063A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-01-28 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment
US5086787A (en) * 1989-12-06 1992-02-11 Medtronic, Inc. Steroid eluting intramuscular lead
US5089011A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-02-18 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device possessing an integrated suture cut-off feature
US5089010A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-02-18 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment possessing weakened suture segment for controlled suture release
US5092848A (en) * 1988-10-13 1992-03-03 Deciutiis Vincent L Intravenous catheter with built-in cutting tip and method for making the same
US5102418A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-04-07 United States Surgical Corporation Method for attaching a surgical needle to a suture
US5116358A (en) * 1990-07-23 1992-05-26 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device possessing a controlled suture separation feature
US5123911A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-06-23 United States Surgical Corporation Method for attaching a surgical needle to a suture
US5133738A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-07-28 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-spiroid braided suture device
US5139514A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-08-18 United States Surgical Corporation Combined needle-suture device
US5156615A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-10-20 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled suture release
US5211644A (en) * 1991-09-20 1993-05-18 Pmt Corporation Process and apparatus for a dermal graft
US5226912A (en) * 1987-08-26 1993-07-13 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-braided suture device
US5234006A (en) * 1991-01-18 1993-08-10 Eaton Alexander M Adjustable sutures and method of using the same
US5259845A (en) * 1989-09-27 1993-11-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment with a lubricated suture tip for controlled suture release
US5280674A (en) * 1989-09-27 1994-01-25 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for attaching a surgical needle to a suture
US5282829A (en) * 1991-08-15 1994-02-01 United States Surgical Corporation Hollow body implants
US5306288A (en) * 1990-09-05 1994-04-26 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device
US5358498A (en) * 1990-02-01 1994-10-25 Deknatel Technology Corporation, Inc. Needled suture
US5403345A (en) * 1993-10-12 1995-04-04 United States Surgical Corporation Needle suture attachment
US5458609A (en) * 1992-09-04 1995-10-17 Laurus Medical Corporation Surgical needle and retainer system
US5540704A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-07-30 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5575800A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-19 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5578044A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-26 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5667528A (en) * 1995-11-22 1997-09-16 United States Surgical Corporation Braided suture surgical incision member attachment
US5713910A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-02-03 Laurus Medical Corporation Needle guidance system for endoscopic suture device
US6031018A (en) * 1995-04-28 2000-02-29 Ethicon, Inc. Solventless tipping of braided surgical ligature
US6048351A (en) * 1992-09-04 2000-04-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Transvaginal suturing system
US20030074023A1 (en) * 2001-06-29 2003-04-17 Andrew Kaplan Suture method
US20030149439A1 (en) * 2002-02-07 2003-08-07 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir
US20030233107A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2003-12-18 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instrument with multi-load cartridge
US20040059350A1 (en) * 1992-09-04 2004-03-25 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US20040060409A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-04-01 Leung Jeffrey C. Barb configurations for barbed sutures
US20040093028A1 (en) * 1993-05-03 2004-05-13 Ruff Gregory L. Barbed bodily tissue connector
US20040111149A1 (en) * 1997-08-01 2004-06-10 Stinson Jonathan S. Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents
US20050033367A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2005-02-10 Leung Jeffrey C. Suture anchor and method
US20050070959A1 (en) * 2003-09-30 2005-03-31 Frank Richard Cichocki Fluid emitting suture needle
US20050125035A1 (en) * 2003-12-04 2005-06-09 Cichocki Frank R.Jr. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
WO2005055836A2 (en) 2003-12-04 2005-06-23 Ethicon, Inc. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
US20050155610A1 (en) * 2004-01-16 2005-07-21 Mitsuo Satake Bioabsorbable vasoocclusive coil
US20050184424A1 (en) * 2002-04-04 2005-08-25 Ferguson Patrick J. Brachytherapy spacer
US6936052B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2005-08-30 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US20050250973A1 (en) * 2002-04-04 2005-11-10 Ferguson Patrick J Hollow bioabsorbable elements for positioning material in living tissue
US20050256535A1 (en) * 2002-06-26 2005-11-17 Sergio Capurro Atraumatic two-tipped surgical needle
US20050277985A1 (en) * 2004-06-14 2005-12-15 Wert Zachary D High-strength suture
US20060047309A1 (en) * 2004-08-25 2006-03-02 Cichocki Frank R Jr Metal injection molded suture needles
US7025772B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2006-04-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US20060135995A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2006-06-22 Ruff Gregory L Barbed Suture in Combination with Surgical Needle
US20060195121A1 (en) * 2002-08-02 2006-08-31 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US7225512B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2007-06-05 Quill Medical, Inc. Method of forming barbs on a suture and apparatus for performing same
US7361138B2 (en) 2003-07-31 2008-04-22 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly
US7377927B2 (en) 2000-11-06 2008-05-27 Abbott Laboratories Systems, devices and methods for suturing patient tissue
US7390328B2 (en) 2003-12-19 2008-06-24 Abbott Laboratories Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites
US7402133B2 (en) 2002-12-17 2008-07-22 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Spacer for sling delivery system
US7445626B2 (en) * 1992-12-10 2008-11-04 Abbott Laboratories Device and method for suturing tissue
EP1987796A2 (en) 2007-05-03 2008-11-05 Tyco Healthcare Group, LP Packaged medical device
US20080312689A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2008-12-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling sof tissue to a bone
US20090048614A1 (en) * 2007-08-17 2009-02-19 Ralph Gudladt Vessel-loop and method of making same
CN100466994C (en) 2007-03-27 2009-03-11 西安交通大学 Surgical suture against cutting
US20090200487A1 (en) * 2008-02-13 2009-08-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Methods of Altering Surgical Fiber
US20090259251A1 (en) * 2008-04-11 2009-10-15 Cohen Matthew D Loop suture
US7624487B2 (en) 2003-05-13 2009-12-01 Quill Medical, Inc. Apparatus and method for forming barbs on a suture
US20090312772A1 (en) * 2008-06-11 2009-12-17 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US7749250B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2010-07-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US7754241B1 (en) 2004-11-12 2010-07-13 Clemson University Research Foundation Macromonomer for preparation of a degradable hydrogel
US7842048B2 (en) 2006-08-18 2010-11-30 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suture device and method
US7846170B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2010-12-07 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US7850701B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2010-12-14 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US7857830B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2010-12-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair and conduit device
US7883517B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2011-02-08 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device
US7905903B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2011-03-15 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for tissue fixation
US7905904B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2011-03-15 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US7909851B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2011-03-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US7959650B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2011-06-14 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Adjustable knotless loops
US8033983B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2011-10-11 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Medical implant
US8038688B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2011-10-18 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8048108B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2011-11-01 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US8083754B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2011-12-27 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device with needle capture
US8088130B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-01-03 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US8118834B1 (en) 2007-12-20 2012-02-21 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Composite self-retaining sutures and method
US8123762B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2012-02-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8128658B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-03-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US8137364B2 (en) 2003-09-11 2012-03-20 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8137382B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-03-20 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US20120130406A1 (en) * 2009-05-08 2012-05-24 Itv Denkendorf Produktservice Gmbh Coated thread with anchoring structures for anchoring in biological tissues
US8202281B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2012-06-19 Abbott Laboratories Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen
US8211122B2 (en) 2003-09-26 2012-07-03 Abbott Laboratories Device for suturing intracardiac defects
US8216273B1 (en) 2008-02-25 2012-07-10 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retainers with supporting structures on a suture
US8221454B2 (en) 2004-02-20 2012-07-17 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Apparatus for performing meniscus repair
US8251998B2 (en) 2006-08-16 2012-08-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Chondral defect repair
US8267947B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2012-09-18 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device
US8293531B1 (en) 2007-08-31 2012-10-23 Clemson University Research Foundation Three-dimensional ex vivo system
US8298262B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-10-30 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for tissue fixation
US8303604B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-11-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and method
US8317825B2 (en) 2004-11-09 2012-11-27 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue conduit device and method
US8343227B2 (en) 2009-05-28 2013-01-01 Biomet Manufacturing Corp. Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link
US8361113B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-01-29 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US8419753B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2013-04-16 Abbott Laboratories Suturing device with split arm and method of suturing tissue
US8500818B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2013-08-06 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link
US8506597B2 (en) 2011-10-25 2013-08-13 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction
US8562645B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2013-10-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US8562647B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2013-10-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone
US8574235B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-11-05 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for trochanteric reattachment
US8574244B2 (en) 2007-06-25 2013-11-05 Abbott Laboratories System for closing a puncture in a vessel wall
CN103393442A (en) * 2013-08-06 2013-11-20 杨蓊勃 Operation relaxation suture silica gel pipeline
US8597327B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-12-03 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Method and apparatus for sternal closure
US8615856B1 (en) 2008-01-30 2013-12-31 Ethicon, Inc. Apparatus and method for forming self-retaining sutures
US8641732B1 (en) 2008-02-26 2014-02-04 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining suture with variable dimension filament and method
US8652172B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-02-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Flexible anchors for tissue fixation
US8652171B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-02-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US8663252B2 (en) 2010-09-01 2014-03-04 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Suturing devices and methods
US8672968B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2014-03-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for implanting soft tissue
US8672969B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2014-03-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Fracture fixation device
US8709021B2 (en) 2006-11-07 2014-04-29 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8721664B2 (en) 2004-05-14 2014-05-13 Ethicon, Inc. Suture methods and devices
US8734485B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2014-05-27 Ethicon, Inc. Sutures with barbs that overlap and cover projections
US8771313B2 (en) 2007-12-19 2014-07-08 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures with heat-contact mediated retainers
US8771352B2 (en) 2011-05-17 2014-07-08 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft
US8777987B2 (en) 2007-09-27 2014-07-15 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures including tissue retainers having improved strength
US8793863B2 (en) 2007-04-13 2014-08-05 Ethicon, Inc. Method and apparatus for forming retainers on a suture
US8801783B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2014-08-12 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Prosthetic ligament system for knee joint
US8858573B2 (en) 2012-04-10 2014-10-14 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for suturing body lumens
US8864778B2 (en) 2012-04-10 2014-10-21 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for suturing body lumens
US8875607B2 (en) 2008-01-30 2014-11-04 Ethicon, Inc. Apparatus and method for forming self-retaining sutures
US8876865B2 (en) 2008-04-15 2014-11-04 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures with bi-directional retainers or uni-directional retainers
US8916077B1 (en) 2007-12-19 2014-12-23 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures with retainers formed from molten material
US8920442B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2014-12-30 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular opening edge eversion methods and apparatuses
US8932328B2 (en) 2008-11-03 2015-01-13 Ethicon, Inc. Length of self-retaining suture and method and device for using the same
US8936621B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-01-20 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US8961560B2 (en) 2008-05-16 2015-02-24 Ethicon, Inc. Bidirectional self-retaining sutures with laser-marked and/or non-laser marked indicia and methods
US8968362B2 (en) 2010-04-08 2015-03-03 Covidien Lp Coated looped suture
US8968364B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-03-03 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for fixation of an ACL graft
USRE45426E1 (en) 1997-05-21 2015-03-17 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical methods using one-way suture
US8998949B2 (en) 2004-11-09 2015-04-07 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue conduit device
US9017381B2 (en) * 2007-04-10 2015-04-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Adjustable knotless loops
US9078644B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2015-07-14 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Fracture fixation device
US9125647B2 (en) 2008-02-21 2015-09-08 Ethicon, Inc. Method and apparatus for elevating retainers on self-retaining sutures
US9149267B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-10-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9237889B2 (en) 2012-02-23 2016-01-19 Northwestern University Suture
US9241707B2 (en) 2012-05-31 2016-01-26 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Systems, methods, and devices for closing holes in body lumens
US9259217B2 (en) 2012-01-03 2016-02-16 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Suture Button
US9271713B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-03-01 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for tensioning a suture
US9314241B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-04-19 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9357991B2 (en) 2011-11-03 2016-06-07 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for stitching tendons
US9370350B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-06-21 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9370353B2 (en) 2010-09-01 2016-06-21 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Suturing devices and methods
US9381013B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-07-05 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9456811B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2016-10-04 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US9538998B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-01-10 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for fracture fixation
US9615822B2 (en) 2014-05-30 2017-04-11 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Insertion tools and method for soft anchor
US9675341B2 (en) 2010-11-09 2017-06-13 Ethicon Inc. Emergency self-retaining sutures and packaging
US9700291B2 (en) 2014-06-03 2017-07-11 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Capsule retractor
US9757119B2 (en) 2013-03-08 2017-09-12 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Visual aid for identifying suture limbs arthroscopically
US9795573B2 (en) 2013-09-24 2017-10-24 Clemson University Multi-step connective tissue stabilization method and stabilized tissue formed thereby

Families Citing this family (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2520224A1 (en) * 1982-01-27 1983-07-29 Cetehor Surgical needle for suturing - has separate components forming tip and portion holding stitch
FR2619129B1 (en) * 1987-08-07 1990-02-09 Mas Richard yarn needled sewing
CA2026200A1 (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-03-28 Herbert W. Korthoff Combined surgical needle-suture device and method for its manufacture
DE19628909C2 (en) * 1996-07-18 1999-11-18 Ruesch Willy Ag shutter

Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1106667A (en) * 1913-06-09 1914-08-11 Patrick Robert Minahan Eyeless needle.
US1981651A (en) * 1933-06-23 1934-11-20 Owen J Logan Surgical needle and suture
US2072302A (en) * 1931-03-10 1937-03-02 Chemische Forschungs Gmbh Polymerized vinyl alcohol articles and processes of making same
US2418771A (en) * 1943-12-15 1947-04-08 Jr John Irwin Thread, yarn, filament, and the like
US3212502A (en) * 1963-01-25 1965-10-19 Hu C Myers Knotless adhesive impregnated sutures and method of use thereof
US3297033A (en) * 1963-10-31 1967-01-10 American Cyanamid Co Surgical sutures

Patent Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1106667A (en) * 1913-06-09 1914-08-11 Patrick Robert Minahan Eyeless needle.
US2072302A (en) * 1931-03-10 1937-03-02 Chemische Forschungs Gmbh Polymerized vinyl alcohol articles and processes of making same
US1981651A (en) * 1933-06-23 1934-11-20 Owen J Logan Surgical needle and suture
US2418771A (en) * 1943-12-15 1947-04-08 Jr John Irwin Thread, yarn, filament, and the like
US3212502A (en) * 1963-01-25 1965-10-19 Hu C Myers Knotless adhesive impregnated sutures and method of use thereof
US3297033A (en) * 1963-10-31 1967-01-10 American Cyanamid Co Surgical sutures

Cited By (322)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4069825A (en) * 1976-01-28 1978-01-24 Taichiro Akiyama Surgical thread and cutting apparatus for the same
US4034763A (en) * 1976-06-10 1977-07-12 Frazier Calvin H Ligament forming suture
US4880002A (en) * 1985-05-30 1989-11-14 Corvita Corporation Stretchable porous sutures
US4624256A (en) * 1985-09-11 1986-11-25 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Caprolactone polymers for suture coating
US5226912A (en) * 1987-08-26 1993-07-13 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-braided suture device
US5092848A (en) * 1988-10-13 1992-03-03 Deciutiis Vincent L Intravenous catheter with built-in cutting tip and method for making the same
US5089011A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-02-18 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device possessing an integrated suture cut-off feature
US5059212A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-10-22 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled separation of the needle from the suture
US5067959A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-11-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachement for controlled suture release
US5084063A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-01-28 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment
US5139514A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-08-18 United States Surgical Corporation Combined needle-suture device
US5051107A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-09-24 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled suture release
US5089010A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-02-18 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment possessing weakened suture segment for controlled suture release
US5041128A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-08-20 United States Sirgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device possessing an integrated suture cut-off feature
US5102418A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-04-07 United States Surgical Corporation Method for attaching a surgical needle to a suture
US5280674A (en) * 1989-09-27 1994-01-25 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for attaching a surgical needle to a suture
US5123911A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-06-23 United States Surgical Corporation Method for attaching a surgical needle to a suture
US5133738A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-07-28 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-spiroid braided suture device
US5156615A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-10-20 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled suture release
US5259845A (en) * 1989-09-27 1993-11-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical needle-suture attachment with a lubricated suture tip for controlled suture release
US5009229A (en) * 1989-12-06 1991-04-23 Medtronic, Inc. Steroid eluting intramuscular lead
US5086787A (en) * 1989-12-06 1992-02-11 Medtronic, Inc. Steroid eluting intramuscular lead
US5358498A (en) * 1990-02-01 1994-10-25 Deknatel Technology Corporation, Inc. Needled suture
US5116358A (en) * 1990-07-23 1992-05-26 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device possessing a controlled suture separation feature
US5306288A (en) * 1990-09-05 1994-04-26 United States Surgical Corporation Combined surgical needle-suture device
US5234006A (en) * 1991-01-18 1993-08-10 Eaton Alexander M Adjustable sutures and method of using the same
US5282829A (en) * 1991-08-15 1994-02-01 United States Surgical Corporation Hollow body implants
US5211644A (en) * 1991-09-20 1993-05-18 Pmt Corporation Process and apparatus for a dermal graft
US7033370B2 (en) 1992-09-04 2006-04-25 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US5458609A (en) * 1992-09-04 1995-10-17 Laurus Medical Corporation Surgical needle and retainer system
US5540704A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-07-30 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5575800A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-19 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5578044A (en) * 1992-09-04 1996-11-26 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5662664A (en) * 1992-09-04 1997-09-02 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US5741279A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-04-21 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US7060077B2 (en) 1992-09-04 2006-06-13 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US5713910A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-02-03 Laurus Medical Corporation Needle guidance system for endoscopic suture device
US6346111B1 (en) 1992-09-04 2002-02-12 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US5741277A (en) * 1992-09-04 1998-04-21 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US6048351A (en) * 1992-09-04 2000-04-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Transvaginal suturing system
US5700272A (en) * 1992-09-04 1997-12-23 Laurus Medical Corporation Endoscopic suture system
US20040059350A1 (en) * 1992-09-04 2004-03-25 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instruments and methods of use
US7445626B2 (en) * 1992-12-10 2008-11-04 Abbott Laboratories Device and method for suturing tissue
US20040093028A1 (en) * 1993-05-03 2004-05-13 Ruff Gregory L. Barbed bodily tissue connector
US20070208355A1 (en) * 1993-05-03 2007-09-06 Ruff Gregory L Barbed tissue connector
US7226468B2 (en) 1993-05-03 2007-06-05 Quill Medical, Inc. Barbed bodily tissue connector
US7806908B2 (en) 1993-05-03 2010-10-05 Quill Medical, Inc. Barbed tissue connector
US8246652B2 (en) 1993-05-03 2012-08-21 Ethicon, Inc. Suture with a pointed end and an anchor end and with equally spaced yieldable tissue grasping barbs located at successive axial locations
US20080221617A1 (en) * 1993-05-03 2008-09-11 Quill Medical, Inc. Barbed tissue connector
US5403345A (en) * 1993-10-12 1995-04-04 United States Surgical Corporation Needle suture attachment
US6031018A (en) * 1995-04-28 2000-02-29 Ethicon, Inc. Solventless tipping of braided surgical ligature
US5667528A (en) * 1995-11-22 1997-09-16 United States Surgical Corporation Braided suture surgical incision member attachment
USRE45426E1 (en) 1997-05-21 2015-03-17 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical methods using one-way suture
US7553325B2 (en) * 1997-08-01 2009-06-30 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents
US20060004440A1 (en) * 1997-08-01 2006-01-05 Stinson Jonathan S Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents and method of using the same
US20090259125A1 (en) * 1997-08-01 2009-10-15 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Bioabsorbable Marker Having Radiopaque Constituents And Method of Using the Same
US20040111149A1 (en) * 1997-08-01 2004-06-10 Stinson Jonathan S. Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents
US9301747B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2016-04-05 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8172860B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2012-05-08 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US7846170B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2010-12-07 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US7850701B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2010-12-14 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8048092B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2011-11-01 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8663248B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2014-03-04 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8057491B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2011-11-15 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8323298B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2012-12-04 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US9282960B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2016-03-15 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8038688B2 (en) 1999-03-04 2011-10-18 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US7377927B2 (en) 2000-11-06 2008-05-27 Abbott Laboratories Systems, devices and methods for suturing patient tissue
US6936052B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2005-08-30 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US6991597B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2006-01-31 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US8162816B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2012-04-24 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US7235043B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2007-06-26 Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US7025772B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2006-04-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US8033983B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2011-10-11 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Medical implant
US8617048B2 (en) 2001-03-09 2013-12-31 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. System for implanting an implant and method thereof
US8764796B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-07-01 Ethicon, Inc. Suture method
US20030074023A1 (en) * 2001-06-29 2003-04-17 Andrew Kaplan Suture method
US7857829B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2010-12-28 Quill Medical, Inc. Suture method
US8777989B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-07-15 Ethicon, Inc. Subcutaneous sinusoidal wound closure utilizing one-way suture
US8777988B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-07-15 Ethicon, Inc. Methods for using self-retaining sutures in endoscopic procedures
US7056331B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2006-06-06 Quill Medical, Inc. Suture method
US20070208377A1 (en) * 2001-06-29 2007-09-06 Andrew Kaplan Suture Method
US8764776B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-07-01 Ethicon, Inc. Anastomosis method using self-retaining sutures
US8747437B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-06-10 Ethicon, Inc. Continuous stitch wound closure utilizing one-way suture
US7913365B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-03-29 Quill Medical, Inc. Method of forming barbs on a suture and apparatus for performing same
US8028388B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-10-04 Quill Medical, Inc. System for cutting a suture to create tissue retainers of a desired shape and size
US20070187861A1 (en) * 2001-08-31 2007-08-16 Quill Medical, Inc. Method of Forming Barbs on a Suture and Apparatus for Performing Same
US8028387B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-10-04 Quill Medical, Inc. System for supporting and cutting suture thread to create tissue retainers thereon
US8015678B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-09-13 Quill Medical, Inc. Method for cutting a suture to create tissue retainers of a desired shape and size
US8020263B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-09-20 Quill Medical, Inc. Automated system for cutting tissue retainers on a suture
US8926659B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2015-01-06 Ethicon, Inc. Barbed suture created having barbs defined by variable-angle cut
US8011072B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-09-06 Quill Medical, Inc. Method for variable-angle cutting of a suture to create tissue retainers of a desired shape and size
US7225512B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2007-06-05 Quill Medical, Inc. Method of forming barbs on a suture and apparatus for performing same
US7996968B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-08-16 Quill Medical, Inc. Automated method for cutting tissue retainers on a suture
US7996967B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2011-08-16 Quill Medical, Inc. System for variable-angle cutting of a suture to create tissue retainers of a desired shape and size
US20050228444A1 (en) * 2002-02-07 2005-10-13 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. (Formerly Known As Scimed Life Systems, Inc.) Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir
US20030149439A1 (en) * 2002-02-07 2003-08-07 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir
US7988702B2 (en) 2002-02-07 2011-08-02 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir
US6869436B2 (en) * 2002-02-07 2005-03-22 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir
US20050184424A1 (en) * 2002-04-04 2005-08-25 Ferguson Patrick J. Brachytherapy spacer
US7749151B2 (en) * 2002-04-04 2010-07-06 Cp Medical, Inc. Brachytherapy spacer
US20050250973A1 (en) * 2002-04-04 2005-11-10 Ferguson Patrick J Hollow bioabsorbable elements for positioning material in living tissue
US9504464B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2016-11-29 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with deflectable head
US8696687B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2014-04-15 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Endoscopic suturing instruments
US20030233107A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2003-12-18 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Suturing instrument with multi-load cartridge
US9078649B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2015-07-14 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US20060004385A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2006-01-05 Gellman Barry N Endoscopic suturing instruments
US7232447B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2007-06-19 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with deflectable head
US20030233108A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2003-12-18 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Endoscopic suture instrument
US20070088372A1 (en) * 2002-06-12 2007-04-19 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with deflectable head
US8257369B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2012-09-04 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with pivotable distal portion
US7442198B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2008-10-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument with multi-load cartridge
US6955643B2 (en) 2002-06-12 2005-10-18 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Endoscopic suture instrument
US20050256535A1 (en) * 2002-06-26 2005-11-17 Sergio Capurro Atraumatic two-tipped surgical needle
US9492164B2 (en) 2002-08-02 2016-11-15 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US20060195121A1 (en) * 2002-08-02 2006-08-31 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US8366725B2 (en) 2002-08-02 2013-02-05 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US7833235B2 (en) 2002-08-02 2010-11-16 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Placing sutures
US8679158B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-03-25 Ethicon, Inc. Multiple suture thread configuration with an intermediate connector
US8083770B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2011-12-27 Quill Medical, Inc. Suture anchor and method
US20050033367A1 (en) * 2002-08-09 2005-02-10 Leung Jeffrey C. Suture anchor and method
US7371253B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2008-05-13 Quill Medical, Inc. Suture anchor and method
US8734486B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-05-27 Ethicon, Inc. Multiple suture thread configuration with an intermediate connector
US8652170B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-02-18 Ethicon, Inc. Double ended barbed suture with an intermediate body
US8690914B2 (en) 2002-08-09 2014-04-08 Ethicon, Inc. Suture with an intermediate barbed body
US8795332B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2014-08-05 Ethicon, Inc. Barbed sutures
US8100940B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2012-01-24 Quill Medical, Inc. Barb configurations for barbed sutures
US8721681B2 (en) * 2002-09-30 2014-05-13 Ethicon, Inc. Barbed suture in combination with surgical needle
US9248580B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2016-02-02 Ethicon, Inc. Barb configurations for barbed sutures
KR101160803B1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2012-06-29 퀼 메디컬, 인코포레이티드 Barb configurations for barbed sutures
US8734485B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2014-05-27 Ethicon, Inc. Sutures with barbs that overlap and cover projections
US20040060409A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-04-01 Leung Jeffrey C. Barb configurations for barbed sutures
WO2004030704A3 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-07-29 Quill Medical Inc Barb configurations for barbed sutures
WO2004030704A2 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-04-15 Quill Medical, Inc. Barb configurations for barbed sutures
US8821540B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2014-09-02 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures having effective holding strength and tensile strength
US20060135994A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2006-06-22 Gregory Ruff Barbed Suture in Combination with Surgical Needle
US20060135995A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2006-06-22 Ruff Gregory L Barbed Suture in Combination with Surgical Needle
US8852232B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2014-10-07 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures having effective holding strength and tensile strength
US7402133B2 (en) 2002-12-17 2008-07-22 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Spacer for sling delivery system
US8632453B2 (en) 2002-12-17 2014-01-21 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Spacer for sling delivery system
US8998932B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2015-04-07 Abbott Laboratories Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen
US8202281B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2012-06-19 Abbott Laboratories Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen
US7624487B2 (en) 2003-05-13 2009-12-01 Quill Medical, Inc. Apparatus and method for forming barbs on a suture
US8032996B2 (en) 2003-05-13 2011-10-11 Quill Medical, Inc. Apparatus for forming barbs on a suture
US7824326B2 (en) 2003-07-31 2010-11-02 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly
US7361138B2 (en) 2003-07-31 2008-04-22 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly
US8137364B2 (en) 2003-09-11 2012-03-20 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8257368B2 (en) 2003-09-26 2012-09-04 Abbott Laboratories Device for suturing intracardiac defects
US8361088B2 (en) 2003-09-26 2013-01-29 Abbott Laboratories Device and method for suturing intracardiac defects
US8211122B2 (en) 2003-09-26 2012-07-03 Abbott Laboratories Device for suturing intracardiac defects
US9155535B2 (en) 2003-09-26 2015-10-13 Abbott Laboratories Device and method for suturing intracardiac defects
US20050070959A1 (en) * 2003-09-30 2005-03-31 Frank Richard Cichocki Fluid emitting suture needle
US7481826B2 (en) 2003-09-30 2009-01-27 Ethicon, Inc. Fluid emitting suture needle
US8128656B2 (en) 2003-12-04 2012-03-06 Ethicon, Inc. Device for creating and maintaining infusion passages in tissue
US20050125034A1 (en) * 2003-12-04 2005-06-09 Cichocki Frank R.Jr. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
WO2005055836A2 (en) 2003-12-04 2005-06-23 Ethicon, Inc. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
US20050125035A1 (en) * 2003-12-04 2005-06-09 Cichocki Frank R.Jr. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
US20060030883A1 (en) * 2003-12-04 2006-02-09 Cichocki Frank R Jr Device for creating and maintaining infusion passages in tissue
US7875055B2 (en) * 2003-12-04 2011-01-25 Ethicon, Inc. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
US8257393B2 (en) 2003-12-04 2012-09-04 Ethicon, Inc. Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids
US7390328B2 (en) 2003-12-19 2008-06-24 Abbott Laboratories Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites
US9375211B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2016-06-28 Abbott Laboratories Suturing device with split arm and method of suturing tissue
US8597309B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2013-12-03 Abbott Laboratories Suturing device with split arm and method of suturing tissue
US8419753B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2013-04-16 Abbott Laboratories Suturing device with split arm and method of suturing tissue
US20050155610A1 (en) * 2004-01-16 2005-07-21 Mitsuo Satake Bioabsorbable vasoocclusive coil
US8221454B2 (en) 2004-02-20 2012-07-17 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Apparatus for performing meniscus repair
US8721664B2 (en) 2004-05-14 2014-05-13 Ethicon, Inc. Suture methods and devices
US8672966B2 (en) 2004-06-14 2014-03-18 Teleflex Medical Incorporated High-strength suture
US8088146B2 (en) * 2004-06-14 2012-01-03 Teleflex Medical Incorporated High-strength suture
US20050277985A1 (en) * 2004-06-14 2005-12-15 Wert Zachary D High-strength suture
US8858574B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2014-10-14 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8123762B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2012-02-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US8398660B2 (en) 2004-08-19 2013-03-19 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
US20060047309A1 (en) * 2004-08-25 2006-03-02 Cichocki Frank R Jr Metal injection molded suture needles
US9801708B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2017-10-31 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US8551140B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2013-10-08 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US8137382B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-03-20 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US9572655B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2017-02-21 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US8118836B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-02-21 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US8128658B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-03-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US8303604B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-11-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and method
US20080312689A1 (en) * 2004-11-05 2008-12-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling sof tissue to a bone
US8840645B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2014-09-23 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9504460B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2016-11-29 Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC. Soft tissue repair device and method
US8998949B2 (en) 2004-11-09 2015-04-07 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue conduit device
US8317825B2 (en) 2004-11-09 2012-11-27 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue conduit device and method
US7754241B1 (en) 2004-11-12 2010-07-13 Clemson University Research Foundation Macromonomer for preparation of a degradable hydrogel
US8267947B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2012-09-18 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device
US7883517B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2011-02-08 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device
US9592038B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2017-03-14 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device
US8083754B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2011-12-27 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device with needle capture
US8313498B2 (en) 2005-08-08 2012-11-20 Abbott Laboratories Vascular suturing device
US9456811B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2016-10-04 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US8920442B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2014-12-30 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular opening edge eversion methods and apparatuses
US8048108B2 (en) 2005-08-24 2011-11-01 Abbott Vascular Inc. Vascular closure methods and apparatuses
US8597327B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-12-03 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Method and apparatus for sternal closure
US9271713B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-03-01 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for tensioning a suture
US8608777B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-12-17 Biomet Sports Medicine Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9603591B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-03-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Flexible anchors for tissue fixation
US9173651B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-11-03 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8632569B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-01-21 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8574235B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-11-05 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for trochanteric reattachment
US9149267B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-10-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9622736B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-04-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8652172B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-02-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Flexible anchors for tissue fixation
US8652171B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-02-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US9642661B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-05-09 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and Apparatus for Sternal Closure
US9763656B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-09-19 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US7749250B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2010-07-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US9005287B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-04-14 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for bone reattachment
US9414833B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-08-16 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US8409253B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-04-02 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US8361113B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2013-01-29 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9801620B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-10-31 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US8337525B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-12-25 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8721684B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-05-13 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US8298262B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-10-30 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for tissue fixation
US8292921B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-10-23 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US9468433B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-10-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US8273106B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-09-25 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair and conduit device
US9492158B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-11-15 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US7857830B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2010-12-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair and conduit device
US9498204B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-11-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US9561025B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-02-07 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8771316B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2014-07-08 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US8968364B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-03-03 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for fixation of an ACL graft
US8936621B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-01-20 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US9510819B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-12-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8932331B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2015-01-13 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US7905903B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2011-03-15 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for tissue fixation
US9510821B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-12-06 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US7909851B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2011-03-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US9532777B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-01-03 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9538998B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2017-01-10 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for fracture fixation
US8088130B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2012-01-03 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9402621B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2016-08-02 Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC. Method for tissue fixation
US7905904B2 (en) 2006-02-03 2011-03-15 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US8251998B2 (en) 2006-08-16 2012-08-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Chondral defect repair
US8777956B2 (en) 2006-08-16 2014-07-15 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Chondral defect repair
US7842048B2 (en) 2006-08-18 2010-11-30 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suture device and method
US8430893B2 (en) 2006-08-18 2013-04-30 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US8252008B2 (en) 2006-08-18 2012-08-28 Abbott Laboratories Articulating suturing device and method
US9788876B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2017-10-17 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Fracture fixation device
US8562647B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2013-10-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone
US8562645B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2013-10-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US8231654B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2012-07-31 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Adjustable knotless loops
US9414925B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2016-08-16 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Method of implanting a knee prosthesis assembly with a ligament link
US8801783B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2014-08-12 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Prosthetic ligament system for knee joint
US9539003B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2017-01-10 Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC. Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US8500818B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2013-08-06 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link
US9724090B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2017-08-08 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Method and apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone
US7959650B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2011-06-14 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Adjustable knotless loops
US9681940B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2017-06-20 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Ligament system for knee joint
US9486211B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2016-11-08 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for implanting soft tissue
US8672968B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2014-03-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for implanting soft tissue
US9833230B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2017-12-05 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Fracture fixation device
US8672969B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2014-03-18 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Fracture fixation device
US9078644B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2015-07-14 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Fracture fixation device
US8709021B2 (en) 2006-11-07 2014-04-29 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument
CN100466994C (en) 2007-03-27 2009-03-11 西安交通大学 Surgical suture against cutting
US9017381B2 (en) * 2007-04-10 2015-04-28 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Adjustable knotless loops
US9861351B2 (en) 2007-04-10 2018-01-09 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Adjustable knotless loops
US8793863B2 (en) 2007-04-13 2014-08-05 Ethicon, Inc. Method and apparatus for forming retainers on a suture
US8915943B2 (en) 2007-04-13 2014-12-23 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining systems for surgical procedures
EP2486886A2 (en) 2007-05-03 2012-08-15 Tyco Healthcare Group, LP Packaged Medical Device
EP2486887A2 (en) 2007-05-03 2012-08-15 Tyco Healthcare Group, LP Packaged medical device
JP2008272494A (en) * 2007-05-03 2008-11-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Packaged medical device
EP1987796A2 (en) 2007-05-03 2008-11-05 Tyco Healthcare Group, LP Packaged medical device
US8574244B2 (en) 2007-06-25 2013-11-05 Abbott Laboratories System for closing a puncture in a vessel wall
US20090048614A1 (en) * 2007-08-17 2009-02-19 Ralph Gudladt Vessel-loop and method of making same
US7897090B2 (en) * 2007-08-17 2011-03-01 Johnson & Johnson Medical Gmbh Method for forming a vessel-loop
US8293531B1 (en) 2007-08-31 2012-10-23 Clemson University Research Foundation Three-dimensional ex vivo system
US9498893B2 (en) 2007-09-27 2016-11-22 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures including tissue retainers having improved strength
US8777987B2 (en) 2007-09-27 2014-07-15 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures including tissue retainers having improved strength
US8771313B2 (en) 2007-12-19 2014-07-08 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures with heat-contact mediated retainers
US8916077B1 (en) 2007-12-19 2014-12-23 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures with retainers formed from molten material
US9044225B1 (en) 2007-12-20 2015-06-02 Ethicon, Inc. Composite self-retaining sutures and method
US8118834B1 (en) 2007-12-20 2012-02-21 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Composite self-retaining sutures and method
US8615856B1 (en) 2008-01-30 2013-12-31 Ethicon, Inc. Apparatus and method for forming self-retaining sutures
US8875607B2 (en) 2008-01-30 2014-11-04 Ethicon, Inc. Apparatus and method for forming self-retaining sutures
US20090200487A1 (en) * 2008-02-13 2009-08-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Methods of Altering Surgical Fiber
US8222564B2 (en) 2008-02-13 2012-07-17 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Methods of altering surgical fiber
US9125647B2 (en) 2008-02-21 2015-09-08 Ethicon, Inc. Method and apparatus for elevating retainers on self-retaining sutures
US8216273B1 (en) 2008-02-25 2012-07-10 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retainers with supporting structures on a suture
US8641732B1 (en) 2008-02-26 2014-02-04 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining suture with variable dimension filament and method
US20090259251A1 (en) * 2008-04-11 2009-10-15 Cohen Matthew D Loop suture
US8876865B2 (en) 2008-04-15 2014-11-04 Ethicon, Inc. Self-retaining sutures with bi-directional retainers or uni-directional retainers
US8961560B2 (en) 2008-05-16 2015-02-24 Ethicon, Inc. Bidirectional self-retaining sutures with laser-marked and/or non-laser marked indicia and methods
US20090312772A1 (en) * 2008-06-11 2009-12-17 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US8771295B2 (en) 2008-06-11 2014-07-08 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US9486210B2 (en) 2008-06-11 2016-11-08 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Suturing instrument and method for uterine preservation
US8932328B2 (en) 2008-11-03 2015-01-13 Ethicon, Inc. Length of self-retaining suture and method and device for using the same
US20120130406A1 (en) * 2009-05-08 2012-05-24 Itv Denkendorf Produktservice Gmbh Coated thread with anchoring structures for anchoring in biological tissues
US8900314B2 (en) 2009-05-28 2014-12-02 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Method of implanting a prosthetic knee joint assembly
US8343227B2 (en) 2009-05-28 2013-01-01 Biomet Manufacturing Corp. Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link
US9687228B2 (en) 2010-04-08 2017-06-27 Covidien Lp Coated looped suture
US8968362B2 (en) 2010-04-08 2015-03-03 Covidien Lp Coated looped suture
US8979894B2 (en) 2010-04-08 2015-03-17 Covidien Lp Coated looped suture
US8663252B2 (en) 2010-09-01 2014-03-04 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Suturing devices and methods
US9370353B2 (en) 2010-09-01 2016-06-21 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Suturing devices and methods
US9675341B2 (en) 2010-11-09 2017-06-13 Ethicon Inc. Emergency self-retaining sutures and packaging
US9216078B2 (en) 2011-05-17 2015-12-22 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft
US8771352B2 (en) 2011-05-17 2014-07-08 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft
US8506597B2 (en) 2011-10-25 2013-08-13 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction
US9445827B2 (en) 2011-10-25 2016-09-20 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for intraosseous membrane reconstruction
US9357991B2 (en) 2011-11-03 2016-06-07 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method and apparatus for stitching tendons
US9370350B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-06-21 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9357992B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-06-07 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9381013B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-07-05 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Method for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9314241B2 (en) 2011-11-10 2016-04-19 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US9259217B2 (en) 2012-01-03 2016-02-16 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Suture Button
US9433407B2 (en) 2012-01-03 2016-09-06 Biomet Manufacturing, Llc Method of implanting a bone fixation assembly
US9237889B2 (en) 2012-02-23 2016-01-19 Northwestern University Suture
US8858573B2 (en) 2012-04-10 2014-10-14 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for suturing body lumens
US8864778B2 (en) 2012-04-10 2014-10-21 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Apparatus and method for suturing body lumens
US9241707B2 (en) 2012-05-31 2016-01-26 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Systems, methods, and devices for closing holes in body lumens
US9757119B2 (en) 2013-03-08 2017-09-12 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Visual aid for identifying suture limbs arthroscopically
CN103393442A (en) * 2013-08-06 2013-11-20 杨蓊勃 Operation relaxation suture silica gel pipeline
CN103393442B (en) * 2013-08-06 2015-11-04 杨蓊勃 Save surgical suture line on silica gel
US9795573B2 (en) 2013-09-24 2017-10-24 Clemson University Multi-step connective tissue stabilization method and stabilized tissue formed thereby
US9615822B2 (en) 2014-05-30 2017-04-11 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Insertion tools and method for soft anchor
US9700291B2 (en) 2014-06-03 2017-07-11 Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc Capsule retractor

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
FR2268534A1 (en) 1975-11-21 application
DE2519109A1 (en) 1975-11-13 application
CA1042748A (en) 1978-11-21 grant
CA1042748A1 (en) grant
FR2268534B1 (en) 1979-04-06 grant
GB1503673A (en) 1978-03-15 application

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US8608777B2 (en) Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US7892256B2 (en) High strength suture tape
US6270518B1 (en) Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation
US5084063A (en) Surgical needle-suture attachment
EP0755656B1 (en) One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures
US7371253B2 (en) Suture anchor and method
US6083244A (en) Apparatus and method for tendon or ligament repair
US7905903B2 (en) Method for tissue fixation
US6193754B1 (en) Attachment device for use in the implantation of prosthetic ligament
US20070260279A1 (en) Yarns containing thermoplastic elastomer copolymer and polyolefin filaments
US7909851B2 (en) Soft tissue repair device and associated methods
US5628782A (en) Method of making a prosthetic vascular graft
US3875946A (en) Controlled release suture
US20040060409A1 (en) Barb configurations for barbed sutures
EP1075843B1 (en) Surgical thread for plastic surgery operations
US20080161850A1 (en) Suture anchoring system
US20060089672A1 (en) Yarns containing filaments made from shape memory alloys
US20060135994A1 (en) Barbed Suture in Combination with Surgical Needle
US20040236372A1 (en) Suture clamp
US20090299407A1 (en) Methods For Using Looped Tissue-Grasping Devices
US20040060410A1 (en) Barbed sutures
US6045571A (en) Multifilament surgical cord
US5156615A (en) Surgical needle-suture attachment for controlled suture release
US7857830B2 (en) Soft tissue repair and conduit device
US8298262B2 (en) Method for tissue fixation