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ApplicationNo. 292088 filed on 08/17/1994
US Classes:606/144, Mechanical suture or ligature applier112/169, Hand implements223/102, NEEDLES606/139, Suture, ligature, elastic band or clip applier606/148Suturing or ligating aid or guide
ExaminersPrimary: Buiz, Michael
Assistant: Schmidt, Jeffrey A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 017/00
AbstractA surgical tool for endoscopic suture placement which permits a surgeon to place controlled and precise internal ligatures. The tool utilizes a drive rod including an articulating or deflecting portion. When forced to an extended position, the deflecting or articulating portion forms a hook or J-shaped needle, the tip of which can be used to accurately position the suture.