|| List of recent Suture-related patents
|Surgical method for grafting an artificial implant in a bladder and/or in a urethral or ureteral segment|
A description is given of a method for implanting a prosthesis or artificial implant (100) to a bladder and/or to a urethral/ureteral segment in the surgical treatment of diseases of the bladder and/or of the urethra/ureters by removal of a diseased portion of bladder and/or of urethra/ureters, characterised in that the edge of the prosthesis or artificial implant (100) is interposed between the muscle tissue (5) and the underlying portion of urothelial tissue (6) at the removed bladder portion or at the free ends of the urethra/ureter portions (segments) remaining after removal of the diseased segment, so as to be sandwich sutured between the muscle tissue and the urothelial tissue.. .
|Methods and devices for securing suture to tissue|
Methods and devices are provided for securing suture to tissue. In one exemplary embodiment, the implant can include an intermediate portion, a first radially expandable portion extending from the intermediate portion, and a second radially expandable portion extending from the intermediate portion.
|Drug-eluting self-retaining sutures and methods relating thereto|
A drug-eluting self-retaining suture comprises a filament, a plurality of retainers, and a drug impregnated in or coated on the filament. The shape and distribution of retainers modifies the in vivo release kinetics of the drug.
|Device and method for the positioning of tissue during laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery|
A surgical device and method for the retracting, maneuvering, and re-positioning of tissue and/or a body organ during endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. The surgical apparatus comprises at least one separable grasping device with a detachable head, and an exteriorly-operated handle mechanism, or puppet handle.
|Vaginal manipulator including index|
A vaginal manipulator includes a shaft, a handle connected to a first end of the shaft, and a head connected to a second end of the shaft. The head includes a rigid anterior surface that moves independently from a rigid posterior surface of the head.
|Apparatus and methods for attaching soft tissue to bone|
Suture anchors and methods for using the suture anchors for attaching soft tissue, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles, to bone are disclosed herein. A suture anchor for attaching soft tissue to bone includes a catheter having an elongated shaft with a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the catheter has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a light curable adhesive to pass therethrough; a balloon portion engaging the distal end of the catheter, wherein the balloon portion expands from a deflated state to an inflated state when a light curable adhesive is delivered to the balloon portion; and at least one suture material for passing through soft tissue to attach the soft tissue to a bone..
|Suture passer guides and related kits and methods|
This disclosure relates to suture passer guides and related kits and methods. In certain aspects, a suture passer guide includes an elongate member and a suture positioning member that can be radially extended from a distal end region of the elongate member and rotated relative to the elongate member such that the suture positioning member can reposition a suture from a first side area of the elongate member to a second side area of the elongate member..
|Methods and sutures for continuous surgical suturing|
A machine constructed and configured for automatic continuous suturing for reduced or minimized scarring and reduced suturing time, including methods of using the same. A device for continuous suturing.
|Meniscal repair systems and methods|
A device for repairing a tear in a portion of tissue comprises a proximal actuator portion, a transfer needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion and a catch needle extending distally from the proximal actuator portion. A suture needle is disposed in the transfer needle, and is extendable from the transfer needle toward the catch needle and retractable from the catch needle toward the transfer needle.
|Biosynthetic functional cellulose (bc) fibers as surgical sutures and reinforcement of implants and growing tissue|
Embodiments of the invention are based on the fermentation of bacteria to produce nano-cellulose in oxygen permeable tubular bioreactors. The resulting hydrogel non-hollow fiber can be stretched and dewatered to form strong, stiff yet flexible fiber.
|Surgical stapling apparatus|
A surgical device includes a loading unit having proximal and distal portions. The proximal portion of the loading unit is configured to be attached to an actuation apparatus.
|Fascial closure suture device|
An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a device and method for suturing the fascia or other tissue in a patient. The device includes a first arm and a second arm pivotally coupled to one another and housing a spring-based lever system that is configured to frictionally hold a portion of a needle within each of the first and second arms.
|Robotic system for engaging a fastener with body tissue|
An improved apparatus and method of securing body tissue may be performed with a robotic mechanism. The robotic mechanism may be utilized to tension a suture with a predetermined force and urge a suture retainer toward body tissue with a predetermined force.
|Soft tissue augmentation threads and methods of use thereof|
This disclosure relates generally to soft tissue augmentation threads, methods of making such threads and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., facial contouring, soft tissue augmentation products), surgery (e.g., sutures), drug delivery, negative pressure wound therapy, moist wound dressing, and the like.. .
|Spool configured to retain suture for a suture system|
A suture system spool is configured to retain suture having a suture diameter and tension the suture between a distal and proximal end portions of a suturing tool. The spool includes a monolithically formed disc defining a central opening that provides the disc with an inside diameter.
Aspects of the present invention relate to arthroscopic repair surgery and more specifically to rotator cuff tendon tears in the shoulder. One aspect of the invention may comprise a device used to place one or more sutures within the tendon in a grasping type stitch.
A suture anchor assembly includes an anchor having a proximal end, a length extending along a longitudinal axis, and a cavity that extends at least partially along the length from an opening located at the proximal end. A portion of the cavity is defined by opposite spaced wall surfaces.
|Load-sharing rip-stop double row repairs|
A load sharing rip-stop construct and technique for soft tissue repair, particularly rotator cuff repair. A suture tape is inserted through the soft tissue (rotator cuff) at a first location.
|Drug loaded microfiber sutures for ophthalmic application|
Ophthalmic suture materials made from biocompatible and biodegradable polymers with high tensile strength for use in drug delivery, methods of making them, and method of using them for ocular surgery and repair have been developed. The suture materials are made from a combination of a biodegradable, biocompatible polymer and a hydrophilic biocompatible polymer.
|Systems, devices, and methods for securing tissue|
Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone, for securing one or more objects using a surgical filament, and for drawing two or more tissues together so they can be secured in a desired location. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical repair construct that is configured to atraumatically pass through soft tissue to secure tissue in a knotless manner includes a snare linkage, a collapsible loop, and a flexible suture pin.
|Systems, devices, and methods for securing tissue using a suture having one or more protrusions|
Systems, devices, and methods are provided for securing soft tissue to bone. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical repair construct includes an anchor, a filament having a snare on one end and a collapsible loop on another end, and a suture having a plurality of stationary protrusions.
|Segmentally rigid suture and suturing technique|
The suture device of the present disclosure disposes rigid components on suture, enabling the device to resist tensile and compressive loads and to protect soft tissue from suture pull-through. The suture device generally comprises of at least one rigid segment as well as a standard high tensile strength suture to create a segmentally rigid suture device.
|Snared suture trimmer|
A suture trimmer having a shaft, a cutting member, an actuating device, and a snare. The shaft has a first end and a second end and bounds a bore extending from the first end toward the second end.
|Flared vaginal stent|
The invention is a flared vaginal stent comprising a cylinder with a flared, grooved tip. The flared tip has a partially flat surface and a curved opposite surface.
|Method and apparatus for securing a urethral sling to pubic bone|
Surgical procedures, kits and implants for alleviating human incontinence, and particularly providing improved methods and apparatus to secure a urethral sling (30) to pubic bone (24, 26) to support the urethra and alleviate incontinence are disclosed. Bone anchors (64) are driven into pubic bones with elongated bone anchor sutures (84) configured to be passed through openings of a urethral sling.
|Prosthetic device for heart valve reinforcement and remodeling procedures|
A prosthetic heart valve reinforcement ring is disclosed. The prosthetic includes an outer ring sized and dimensioned to fit around an annulus of a heart valve and an inner ring configured and arranged to couple to the outer ring.
|Prosthetic device for heart valve reinforcement and remodeling procedures|
A prosthetic heart valve reinforcement ring is disclosed, which includes a ring body sized and dimensioned to fit an annulus of a heart valve. The ring body has an inner surface.
|Circumferentially constraining sutures for a stent-graft|
A circumferentially constraining suture for an endovascular prosthesis having a tubular body and a plurality of stents coupled to the tubular body includes a first thread coupled at a first end to one of the stents and a first thread loop disposed opposite the first end. The first thread extends only partially around a circumference of the tubular body in a radially expanded configuration.
The present invention discloses a valved conduit, which comprises an artificial blood vessel and an artificial valve. The artificial valve is located at the proximal end of said artificial blood vessel.
|Soft tissue attachment system and clip|
A suture attachment clip and method for assisting in the attachment or re-attachment of soft tissue to bone. The clip generally comprises a head having a shape suitable for allowing the passage of a suture during attachment of soft tissue to bone.
|Square lock suture knot|
Flipping the suture bridge to the opposite side of the knot body.. .
|Tissue repair with space-seeking spirals of filament|
A distal portion of a filament is extended beyond the distal end of a needle with a gripper. The needle with the extended filament is inserted into a cannula with snagging points at the distal opening of the cannula in tissue.
The present disclosure provides a clip for application to a renal artery to induce hypertension. The clip includes a pair of arms between which is formed a slot.
|Compliant anastomosis system utilizing suture|
An integrated anastomosis tool may include an effector that both makes an opening in the wall of a target vessel and connects a graft vessel to the target vessel. The effector may include a cutter assembly and a connection module that are independently actuatable.
|Methods of implanting a prosthetic heart valve|
The present disclosure concerns embodiments and methods of use of an introducer that is adapted to facilitate insertion of a prosthetic device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, into a patient's vasculature. In one embodiment, the introducer comprises an elongated body defining a central lumen extending between distal and proximal ends of the body.
|Hybrid graft for therapy of aortic pathology and associated method|
Vascular devices and methods for addressing aortic pathologies are provided that facilitate hemostasis at the junctions of the ends of the device with the native aorta or other vessels to minimize or eliminate the risk of endoleaks. One or both ends of the device may include inner and outer skirts that are configured to receive a section of native blood vessel therebetween.
|Method for double row fixation of tendon to bone|
A system and method for soft tissue to bone repair employing at least one suture anchor combined with at least one knotless fixation device. The method for soft tissue to bone fixation includes: (i) providing a first medial row constructed with a first plurality of fixation devices, at least one of the first plurality of fixation devices is an anchor; and (ii) providing a second lateral row constructed with a second plurality of fixation devices, at least one of the second plurality of fixation devices is a knotless fixation device, and suture or tape or allograft/biological component extending over the soft tissue and secured in place by the anchors in the first and second medial rows..
|Laparoscopic tool for grasping tissue|
A laparoscopic tool includes a base having a bore that receives the proximal end of an elongate outer tube having a lumen in axial alignment with the bore. An elongate inner rod is slideably mounted in the lumen and the bore.
|Suturing system and assembly|
A suturing assembly is provided that is configured to pull a capsule attached to a suture through tissue. The suturing assembly includes a shaft aligned on a longitudinal axis of the suturing assembly, and a head coupled to the shaft.
|Surgical apparatus and method|
An implant manipulator may have a distal end that retains an implant, a proximal end, and an intermediate portion between the ends. The intermediate portion may have a cross-sectional shape that extends along a nonlinear pathway.
|Side-entry knotless suture anchoring clamps and deployment tools|
Suture locking clamps for securing prostheses such as heart valves or annuloplasty rings with sutures and without knots improve the ease of implantation. The clamps have opposed clamp halves separated by a slot opening to one side and surrounded by a biasing member such as one or more c-clip springs.
|Laparoscopic suturing instrument with parallel concentric shaft pairs|
A suture needle driving instrument comprises a shaft assembly, an end effector, and a grasping actuation assembly. The end effector is located at the distal end of the shaft assembly and includes a pair of grasping arms.
|Safety suture cutting device and method|
A sheath for use with a scalpel cutting device including a sheath body configured to cover a scalpel blade at a distal end of a scalpel cutting device. The sheath advantageously includes a slot formed therein that extends from a first end at an edge of the sheath body to a second end adjacent the scalpel blade so that the slot intersects the blade and the blade is exposed only within the second end of the slot.