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1. (WO1991002490) SURGICAL SUTURE INSTRUMENT WITH REMOTELY CONTROLLABLE SUTURE MATERIAL ADVANCEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/1991/002490    International Application No.:    PCT/US1990/004603
Publication Date: Mar 7, 1991 International Filing Date: Aug 20, 1990
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/28
Applicants: YOON, InBae
Inventors: YOON, InBae
Title: SURGICAL SUTURE INSTRUMENT WITH REMOTELY CONTROLLABLE SUTURE MATERIAL ADVANCEMENT
Abstract:
The invention relates to surgical instruments (10) and methods for effecting suturing of tissue that can be controlled from a position (16) remote from the suture site. The invention provides for the continuous feed of suture material (30) through opposed forcep jaw members (24) between which the tissue segments are interposed to expedite the suturing process and enable suturing to be accomplished at remote internal sites of the body incident to various endoscopic procedures.