Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. WO2013151712 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LIGATING A BLOOD VESSEL

Note: Text based on automatic Optical Character Recognition processes. Please use the PDF version for legal matters

[ EN ]

CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A system for ligating a vein, comprising:

a delivery device including a needle;

a suture ligator including a far wall buttress, said far wall buttress being positioned outside a far wall of the vein via said needle;

a near wall buttress, said near wall buttress being positioned and secured along said suture ligator outside a near wall of the vein via said needle; and

a plunger for positioning said near wall buttress downwardly against the vein and securing said near wall buttress proximate to but not joined with said far wall buttress thereby ligating the vein, said plunger being sized to fit within said needle.

2. The system according to claim 1, further comprising a space creating mechanism for creating space at least one of 1) outside said near wall of the vein and 2) outside said far wall of the vein.

3. The system according to claim 2, wherein said space creating mechanism includes a balloon.

4. The system according to claim 2, wherein said space creating mechanism includes a solution.

5. The system according to claim 4, wherein said solution is saline or tumescent

anesthesia.

6. The system according to claim 1, wherein at least one of said near and far wall

buttresses includes a barbed shoe.

7. The system according to claim 1, wherein at least one of said far and near wall

buttresses include a collapsible accordion portion.

8. The system according to claim 7, wherein said collapsible accordion portion is formed from a biologic or bioabsorbable material.

9. The system according to claim 1, wherein at least one of said far and near wall

buttresses include radially extending members.

10. The system according to claim 9, wherein said radially extending members are linearly retractable along said suture ligator.

11. The system according to claim 1 , wherein said near wall buttress includes a knot for securing said near wall buttress to said suture ligator.

12. The system according to claim 1, wherein said near wall buttress includes a threaded disk and said suture ligator is threaded.

13. The system according to claim 1, wherein said near wall buttress includes an adhesive for securing said near wall buttress to said suture ligator.

14. The system according to claim 3, further comprising a guidewire and catheter

positioned in said delivery device for facilitating placement of said near and far wall buttresses.

15. A system for ligating a blood vessel, comprising:

a delivery device including a needle;

a space creating mechanism for creating space at least one of 1) outside a near wall of the vessel and 2) outside a far wall of the vessel;

a suture ligator including a far wall buttress, said far wall buttress being positioned outside said far wall of the vessel via said needle;

a near wall buttress, said near wall buttress being positioned and secured along said suture ligator outside said near wall of the vessel via said needle;

a plunger for positioning said near wall buttress downwardly at a position along said suture ligator so that said near wall buttress compresses the vessel but is not joined with said far wall buttress, said plunger being sized to fit within said needle; and

a locking mechanism for securing said near wall buttress to said suture ligator at a position proximate to but not joined with said far wall buttress thereby ligating the vessel.

16. The system according to claim 15, wherein said space creating mechanism includes one of a balloon or a injectable fluid.

17. The system according to claim 15, wherein said locking mechanism includes at least one of a knot, a disk or bar, and an adhesive, or a screw down near wall buttress.

18. A method of ligating a vein, said method comprising:

providing a kit for ligating a vein of a patient including a delivery device including a needle, a suture ligator including a far wall buttress, said far wall buttress being positioned outside a far wall of the vein via said needle, a near wall buttress, said near wall buttress being positioned and secured along said suture ligator outside a near wall of the vein via said needle, and a plunger for positioning said near wall buttress downwardly against the vein and securing said near wall securable buttress proximate to but not joined with said far wall buttress thereby ligating the vein, said plunger being sized to fit within said needle;

inserting said needle through the vein so that an end of said needle is positioned outside said far wall of the vein;

inserting said suture ligator including said far wall buttress through said needle to an area outside said far wall of the vein;

retracting said needle until said end of said needle is positioned outside of said near wall of the vein;

pushing said near wall buttress through said needle and along said suture ligator using said plunger until it is positioned against the vein proximate but not joined with said far wall buttress;

securing said near wall buttress after it is positioned against the vein proximate but not joined with said far wall buttress;

cutting said suture ligator at a position opposite said far wall buttress and between said near wall buttress and said plunger; and

removing said needle and said plunger from the patient.

19. The method according to claim 18, wherein said kit further comprises a balloon.

20. The method according to claim 19, further comprising:

positioning said balloon in a first deflated state via said needle outside said far wall of the vein;

inflating said balloon thereby creating a space adjacent said far wall of the vein; deflating said balloon and positioning said balloon in a second deflated state outside of said near wall of the vein;

inflating said balloon thereby creating a space adjacent said near wall of the vein; and

deflating said balloon and removing said balloon from the patient.