|| List of recent Suture-related patents
|High tension suture anchor|
The present invention describes a bio-medically compatible gripping device capable of radial collapse in accordance with the shrinkage of a nylon or other polymeric material cored surgical cable undergoing tension while maintaining a firm grip throughout the process. It provides a gripping device capable of maintaining a grip on the outer surface of a slippery delicate cable, the grip being approximately uniform along both the length and circumference of the cable.
|Balloon bailout and bioadhesive delivery device for suture based closure and methods|
A vascular closure assembly is configured to seal a vascular puncture in a vessel. The vascular closure assembly includes a balloon location device and a sealant delivery device.
|Wound closure device including direct-driven needle|
A suturing device includes a housing, a rod, a ferrule assembly, and a needle. The housing defines a guide lumen extending longitudinally therethrough.
|Suture delivery device|
A suture-based vessel closure device can perform the dilation of an arteriotomy puncture and does not require previous dilation of the arteriotomy puncture by a separate device or by a procedural sheath dilator. The suture-based vessel closure device can place one or more sutures across the vessel access site such that, when the suture ends are tied off after sheath removal, the stitch or stitches provide hemostasis to the access site..
|Methods and systems for accessing a pericardial space and preventing strokes arising from the left atrial appendage|
The invention presents methods and systems for accessing a pericardial space and preventing strokes arising from a left atrial appendage (“laa”) by achieving a complete occlusion of the laa using an epicardial approach without creating a puckering of the laa ostium. A complete occlusion of the laa is desired because bleeding arising from the laa often leads to embolic strokes.
|Implantable medical device for improved placement in the body|
An implantable port includes a bottom portion having a needle-penetrable region running continuously along a majority of a perimeter of the implantable port. A method for customized suturing of an implantable port also includes creating a port pocket, and advancing a suture needle through the needle-penetrable region.
|Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses|
A device for anchoring on biological tissue a prosthetic heart valve, includes first and second anchoring assemblies mutually couplable to secure biological tissue therebetween. The anchoring assemblies include at least one pair of complementary arched portions having anchoring formations for anchoring on the biological tissue.
|Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses|
A device for anchoring a prosthetic heart valve on biological tissue, includes first and second anchoring assemblies, mutually couplable to secure biological tissue therebetween. The anchoring assemblies include at least one pair of complementary arched portions having anchoring formations for anchoring on the biological tissue.
|Methods for promoting wound healing|
A method for promoting wound healing at a wound site includes subjecting the wound site to electrical pulses to promote wound healing during at least one of the stages of wound healing. The method may further include closing the wound site by sutures or staples prior to and or after applying the electrical pulses that promote wound healing..
|Posterior spine attachment device for hardware and paraspinal musculature|
Devices, kits, and methods for stabilizing the spine and replacing spinous processes removed during spine surgery are provided. The device has a suitable configuration to attach to both spine surgery hardware and to the paraspinal muscles and fascia.
|Soft anchors with soft eyelets|
Soft anchor constructs and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs. The soft anchors may be knotted or knotless constructs.
|Self-cinching soft anchors|
Suture constructs and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs. The suture construct is a soft anchor which is self-cinching and has the ability to compress from a first, extended, uncompressed position to a second, folded or compressed position.
|Method and apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone|
A method and apparatus including at least one anchor and at least one suture assembly. The anchor comprising a body and a suture capture element formed in the body for attaching at least one suture to the anchor the suture capture element being configured so as to permit the suture to be snared by the capture element after the anchor has been attached to bone.
|Bone plate suture anchor|
A suture anchor insert comprising a body configured to be inserted into a hole in a bone plate. The body has a proximal end, a distal end, a length extending between the proximal and distal ends and substantially corresponding to a thickness of a bone plate, a sidewall, at least one plate engaging member extending outwardly from the sidewall to secure the body to the bone plate, a recess defined by the sidewall, and a transverse edge formed on the sidewall.
|High strength suture with absorbable core and suture anchor combination|
A novel high tensile strength semi-absorbable composite suture with minimized non-absorbable mass. The suture has a core made from a bioabsorbable polymer.
|Suturing device for treament of pelvic floor disorders|
The invention relates to a suturing device used to place sutures inside the human body during various medical procedures. The suturing device includes an elongate body member, a needle deployment mechanism and a needle receiving portion.
|Implantable support attachment system and assembly|
A method of intracorporeally suturing a patient includes engaging tissue with a suturing head retaining a needle, forming an opening in the tissue with the needle, and pushing the needle into a through-bore formed in a capsule that is attached to a leading end of a suture and pulling the capsule and the leading end of a suture through the opening. The method additionally includes securing a clasp attached to a trailing end of the suture to an implantable support, and pulling on the suture and implanting the support inside the patient..
|Method & apparatus for solid organ tissue approximation|
Surgical bolts are useful for solid visceral wound hemostasis. The devices utilize flexible, variable depth transfixing bolts that penetrate the viscera.
|System and method for securing tissue to bone|
Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue capture anchor is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and spreader and inside surfaces of a bone hole to secure the tissue within the hole.
|Method and apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone|
A method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone can include forming a bore in the bone and carrying a flexible suture anchor into the bore. The flexible anchor can include a passage and can be coupled to a suture construct.
|Devices and methods for securing medical devices within an anatomy|
The present disclosure includes a plurality of securing devices. For example, the present disclosure includes securing devices comprising sutures, everting anchors, and inverting anchors.
|Circular stapler with the capability to resect and anastomose variable volumes of tissue|
According to the disclosure, a variable tissue volume circular stapler instrument (9) may be adapted from those currently used for the removal and treatment of haemorrhoids. An exemplary instrument comprises a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a stapling head assembly extending from the shaft.
|Coatings for the manufacture and application of polyhydroxyalkanoate medical devices|
Biocompatible coatings and spin finishes that can be applied to polyhydroxyalkanoate (pha) polymers, and medical devices made from pha polymers, have been developed. The coatings impart good lubricity to pha polymers, particularly to fibers and braids made from these materials, making the coatings ideal for use on medical devices such as pha braided sutures.
|Suture delivery device|
A device is configured for closing an aperture in a wall of a blood vessel. An embodiment of the device includes a body and at least one suture element held within the body.
|Cerclage suture removal device|
A device for removing a cerclage suture has a shaft sized and shaped to extend from a proximal end outside a vagina to a distal end near a cervix. The shaft also has a blunt end located at the distal end of the shaft and having a taper for allowing the blunt end to pass between a cerclage suture and cervical mucosa without cutting the mucosa and to move the suture away from the mucosa.
|Holders for prosthetic heart valves|
An improved holder and storage system for prosthetic heart valves that pre-shields or pre-constricts the commissure posts of the valve to prevent suture looping. Pre-shielding and pre-constriction mean at the time of manufacture, so that the valves are stored with the commissure posts shielded and/or constricted.
|Mitral valve leaflet clip|
A device for gathering tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an outer tube extending in an elongation direction and having an open distal end, a capture tool movable in the outer tube between a contained position and a use position, and a tissue securing component disposed at a distal end of the outer tube and adapted to be applied to captured tissue of the heart valve leaflet to hold the captured tissue in a gathered configuration. The outer tube may have an inner surface and a lumen extending therethrough.
|Stent and stent-graft designs|
The present embodiments provide stents and stent-grafts for use in medical procedures. In one embodiment, a stent comprises a series of proximal apices, a series of distal apices, and at least one imaging element.
|Suture anchor device and methods of use|
Suture anchor devices, methods, and systems allow a surgeon to link multiple suture anchors together with a common suture. A structure in each of the suture anchors is provided for threading a common suture or other threadlike member through multiple suture anchors in different suturing configurations.
|Method and device for suture removal|
A method for manipulating a suture is provided. The method includes protracting a snare from a body of a suture manipulation device through an opening in the body.
|Method and device for suture removal|
A suture manipulation device with a snare is provided. The snare includes a receiving end adapted to provide support to tissue and to ensnare a portion of suture passed through the tissue and the receiving end.
|Method and device for suture removal|
A method for manipulating a suture is provided. The method includes providing support to tissue using a snare of a suture manipulation device and ensnaring, using the snare and without moving the snare, a portion of the suture when the portion of the suture passes through the tissue and is released by a needle.
|Suture delivery tools for endoscopic and robot-assisted surgery and methods|
A suture delivery tool releasably secures a self-retaining suture to permit delivery of the self-retaining suture to a surgical site in a patient through an access port. Suture delivery tools are disclosed suitable for manual operation and operation using robotically-assisted surgical systems.
|Thorascopic heart valve repair method and apparatus|
An instrument for performing thorascopic repair of heart valves includes a shaft for extending through the chest cavity and into a heart chamber providing access to a valve needing repair. A movable tip on the shaft is operable to capture a valve leaflet and a needle is operable to penetrate a capture valve leaflet and draw the suture therethrough.
|Implantable intraocular pressure drain|
An implanted parylene tube shunt relieves intra-ocular pressure. The device is implanted with an open end in the anterior chamber of the eye, allowing excess fluid to be drained through the tube out of the eye.
|Device and method for heart valve repair|
The invention provides a device (50) and system for treating a heart valve having an anchor (54, 56) and one or more sutures attached to the anchor. The anchor has an expanded deployed configuration and a low caliber undeployed configuration.
|Suture holes on a flexible implant|
A device according to some embodiments may include an implant unit which may include a flexible carrier, an antenna arranged on the flexible carrier, at least one pair of modulation electrodes on the flexible carrier, at least one implantable circuit electrically connected to the at least one pair of modulation electrodes and the antenna; and at least one pair of suture holes passing through the flexible carrier. The at least one pair of suture holes may be arranged on the flexible carrier such that the flexible carrier may be configured to conform to tissue in a subject's body, and such that each suture hole of the at least one pair of suture holes may be positioned to allow suturing to tissue adjacent to the suture holes..
|Method of reduction of proximal humeral fracture|
A method for reducing and fixing fractures, for example, a proximal humeral fracture. A jacking device is releasably attached to a locking plate that presses against an inferior aspect of the head to rotate the head into anatomic alignment.
|Partial thickness rotator cuff repair system and method|
A method and system is provided for of attaching a rotator cuff tendon to its associated humeral head. The method includes the steps of passing a positional guide through the tendon toward the humeral head at a target site and positioning a suture anchor between the humeral head and the tendon at the target site by passing the suture anchor under the tendon.
|Suture securement devices|
Disclosed herein are exemplary embodiments of suture securement devices that replace the need to tie knots in sutures. Some embodiments comprise an annular outer body and one or more suture engagement tabs extending inwardly from the outer body.
|Methods and devices to treat diseased or injured musculoskeletal tissue|
A knotless suture anchoring system includes an outer anchor having a central channel and a distal tip adapted to penetrate tissue. An inner anchor is positionable in the central channel of the outer anchor and a locking feature on one or both of the inner and outer anchors retains the inner anchor within the central channel.
|Implant holder and suture guide|
A delivery system is disclosed having an implant retainer configured to releasably hold an implant unit and maintain the implant unit in a fixation location relative to target tissue in a subject's body during an implantation procedure. A first suture guide portion may be disposed on a first side of the implant retainer and configured to guide a suture needle during the implantation procedure.
A delivery system comprising a covering having at least two compartments is provided. A first compartment contains a first therapeutic agent and the second compartment can be unfilled and is configured to receive a second therapeutic agent.
|Expandable prosthesis for a tissue repair system|
A prosthesis for use with a tissue repair system is capable of expanding during implantation into the tissue. The prosthesis can include a driving portion and a base portion.
|Method and device for correcting bone deformities|
The present invention is a method and device for the correction and reduction of bone deformities, such as metatarsus primus adductus, using a plate body with winged buttresses and dorsal loop. The method and device can be affixed to a bone without any drilling or violating of the bone and can use a tethering technique which does not require drilling into the second metatarsal, nor does it require the placement of a prominent suture knot/button device medially along the first metatarsal..
|Anchor and method for securing a suture|
An improved anchor and device to secure a suture relative to bone. The anchor includes a generally cylindrical body portion with an opening extending from the leading end to the trailing end adapted to receive at least a portion of the suture and at least a portion of a tool therein.
|Anchor for securing a suture|
An improved anchor to secure a suture relative to body tissue. The anchor including an a generally cylindrical body portion with an opening, that is at least in part threaded, extending from the trailing end toward the leading end, and a suture passage configured for passing at least a portion of the suture therethrough.
|Apparatus and method for securing a suture|
An improved method and apparatus to secure a suture relative to body tissue. The apparatus includes an at least in part tubular member that has a longitudinal passage that is configured to permit at least a portion of the suture to be received within and extend through the tubular member.
|Colored suture construction|
A colored suture includes an elongate woven braid of filaments including one or more ends made of an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmwpe). The suture also includes second and third ends which can be colorable or dyeable before or after incorporation into the elongate woven braid.
|Suture loaded umbilical mesh|
A surgical mesh includes a body portion configured to extend across a tissue defect and a plurality of fibers secured to the body portion. The plurality of fibers extends outwardly from the body portion and is gathered at a hub for handling by a clinician.
|Flexor tendon repair device|
A flexor tendon repair device has a sheet of mesh material of rectangular shape with four edges: two longitudinal edges and two lateral edges perpendicular to the longitudinal edges. Each pair of edges is mutually parallel and spaced apart.
A suture package assembly is provided and includes a suture tray having a loading unit mounted thereon for supplying a surgical needle-suture assembly to a surgical instrument. A suture package cover is provided to protect the surgical needle-suture assembly prior to use.
|Device and method for securing a suture|
An improved method and device to secure a suture relative to body tissue. The device includes an outer sleeve with a generally cylindrical outer surface and an opening extending from the leading end to the trailing end adapted to receive at least a portion of the suture therein.
|Anchor for securing a suture|
An anchor, formed of at least two different materials, for securing a suture relative to bone. The anchor includes a generally cylindrical body portion having a leading end configured to facilitate insertion of the body portion into the bone; a passage which is oriented transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body portion and proximate the leading end of the body portion; and bone engaging projections to secure the anchor in the bone..
|Anchor for securing a suture|
An anchor for securing a suture relative to bone. The anchor includes a generally cylindrical body portion formed of a first material, a suture passage proximate the trailing end of the generally cylindrical body portion formed of a different second material, and at least one bone engaging projection to engage the anchor to the bone..
|System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone|
Methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone are disclosed herein. A bone anchor is described that comprises a base and a top such that suture material may be compressed between surfaces on the base and top to secure the suture to the anchor.
|Sliding overhead clip and associated methods|
Sliding overhead clips and associated methods are disclosed that generally involve surgical clips with improved installation efficiency and higher forces for suture retention. The surgical clips include a first side and a second side, each of said sides having an upper body and a lower body.
|Selective laser vaporization of materials|
A system may include a laser configured to output laser light with a wavelength between 600-780 nm, and a radiation delivery device. The radiation delivery device may be configured to output the laser light to a mesh or suture implant so that the mesh or suture implant is exposed to the laser light.
|Wound care compositions|
A method for treating a wound, and a dressing for wound care management comprising a three-dimensional body of glass-based fibers comprising one or more glass-formers selected from the group consisting of p2o5, sio2, and b2o3; at least about 25 wt % of the fibers have a diameter between about 200 nm and about 4000 nm, and a length:width aspect ratio of at least about 10. In another form, the glasses are in the form of particles in an ointment or cream applied to a wound.
|Wound closure involving silicone|
Apparatus and methods of closing wounds using one or more plates comprising silicone which can be either sutured to the opposing edges of a wound or affixed to the opposing edges of the wound using rigid legs which penetrate tissue adjacent to the wound. The plate is brought into contact with the tissue as the wound is closed such that the plate compresses the tissue during healing..
|Method and apparatus for passing suture through tissue|
Wherein at least one of the first arm and the second arm comprises a friction-enhancing surface for facilitating manipulation of a suture via engagement of the suture with the friction-enhancing surface.. .
|Method and apparatus for heart valve surgery|
A method for heart valve surgery may include providing a cardiac valve ring and suture loops connected to the cardiac valve ring, accessing a valve annulus of the heart of the patient, stapling at least one of the sutures loop to the valve annulus, and parachuting the cardiac valve ring down the suture to the valve annulus after the stapling. The cardiac valve ring may be an annuloplasty ring, a replacement heart valve, or other medical device..
|Commissure attachment feature for prosthetic heart valve|
A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end, the stent including a plurality of struts. A plurality of commissure features is disposed on the stent and coupled to selected ones of the struts, each commissure feature including a body having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one eyelet in the body.
|Tissue repair suture plates and methods of use|
Tissue repair suture plates and methods of use are provided which can, in general, allow soft tissue to be secured to bone. In one embodiment, a tissue repair suture plate can include a plurality of openings formed therethrough that can each be configured to have one or more sutures passed therethrough.
|Device and method for fixating a suture anchor in hard tissue|
A tool for fixating a suture anchor in a hard tissue opening with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and energy transmitted to the suture anchor for in situ liquefaction of at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties, includes a distal face, an axial channel and a substantially tube-shaped interface piece fitting into the axial channel of the tool, wherein the axial channel and a proximal end of the interface piece are equipped with catch elements cooperating for catching the interface piece in the axial channel when the interface piece is moved in a proximal direction in the axial channel.. .
|Suture anchors with one-way cinching mechanisms|
Various devices, systems and methods for knotless anchoring of sutures to repair bodily tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone or other tissues, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for the operator to knot the suture to secure the suture under tension.
An object of the present invention is to provide a revolutionary suture needle of exceptionally high marketability. The suture needle curves in the lengthwise direction of the needle body.
An improved suture cutter for cutting high strength sutures used in arthroscopic surgeries includes a movable handle that moves rotationally around a pivot. This rotational motion is translated through a linkage into near linear movement at the distal end of a moving member.
Cannula anchor assemblies are disclosed which consist of a threaded cannula and a cannula anchor. The cannula anchor system allows for secure anchoring into the body wall, and proper cannula height adjustment prior to and during surgery.
|Suture anchor insertion apparatus, suture anchor, and methods of using the same|
A suture anchor insertion apparatus includes an insertion device having an insertion sheath. The insertion sheath includes an inner chamber and a distal end.
|Knotless suture anchors and methods of tissue repair|
Systems and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs employing tensionable knotless anchors, without knot tying. The tensionable knotless anchors may be used by themselves or in combination with additional constructs (which may have a similar or different configuration, i.e., modified according to the specific repair) and with the flexible strands provided through tissue, around tissue, or through and around tissue to be repaired or fixated.
|Whipping suture anchor|
A fixation device for fixation of soft tissue to bone with a body formed essentially of resorbable or non-resorbable yarns. The fixation device may be a knotted or a knotless construct.
|Biological suture anchor with suture eyelet|
A suture anchor for fixation of soft tissue to bone with a body formed of biological material, such as collagen, and a suture eyelet extending through a cannulation of the body. The body may be in the form of a cannulated member or multiple cannulated members.
|Methods and devices for suture anchor delivery|
A method for impacting a suture anchor into bone comprises providing an implantable suture anchor and providing an impactor device for impacting the suture anchor into the bone. The suture anchor is coupled to a distal portion of the impactor device.
A suture thread is used to perform suturing without tying part of or the whole of knots that are supposed to be tied during suturing. A suture thread support body prevents an end of the suture thread from being pulled into a suturing site.
A suture puller includes a tubular body member with a first end and a second end. First and second conical end members are coupled to the first and second ends of the tubular body member, respectively.
|Suturing instrument for passing multiple sutures|
An instrument for passing sutures in tissue repair and/or other mini-open procedures. The instrument includes a pair of jaws mounted on a distal end of a shaft, a hand assembly mounted on a proximal end of the shaft, and a needle mounted on the hand assembly and through a cannulation of the shaft.
|Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression|
Suture passer systems for tissue suspension and tissue compression, and more particularly for palate or tongue suspension, are described. The system can include at least a first elongate tubular body or shaft, a needle having a lateral bias carried by the elongate body, and a retrieval element operably connected to the elongate tubular body.