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1. (WO2017033108) MULTIPLE-NEEDLE SUTURING ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/033108    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/054972
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/06
Applicants: THD S.P.A.
Inventors: ALTMAN, Nir
Title: MULTIPLE-NEEDLE SUTURING ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A suturing assembly includes a suture passing member formed with a lumen in which are disposed a suture holding element and a first puncture element. Both the first puncture element and the suture holding element include suture receiving portions. A second puncture element includes a suture receiving portion. The first puncture element and the suture holding element have a retracted position and a deployed position. In the deployed position, the distal end of the first puncture element and/or suture holding element bends and passes over the distal end of the second puncture element, and a space is formed between the first puncture element and the suture holding element. During movement from the deployed position back to the retracted position, the suture receiving portion of the first puncture element and/or suture holding element moves adjacent the suture receiving portion of the second puncture element.