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1. (WO2016064798) SUTURE HAVING A RESTRAINING ELEMENT AT AN END AND METHOD AND USE THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/064798    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/056335
Publication Date: Fri Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/00
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: LINDH, SR., David C.
ROUSSEAU, Robert A.
LINDH, Darrell J.
Title: SUTURE HAVING A RESTRAINING ELEMENT AT AN END AND METHOD AND USE THEREOF
Abstract:
Polymeric fibers, and apparatuses for and methods of processing such fibers to be useful as sutures, where at least one end of a fiber includes a termination feature. The termination feature is formed through the application of energy to a coiled region of the fiber.