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1. (WO2017040506) END EFFECTORS FOR WOUND CLOSURE DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040506    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049457
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/06
A61B 17/04
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: LINDH, SR., David C.
HUFF, Jason
NAWROCKI, Jesse G.
PERKINS, Jason T.
SCOGNA, Robert
SZABO, Dave
BEAKE, Thomas G.
WISNIEWSKI, Jonathan
Title: END EFFECTORS FOR WOUND CLOSURE DEVICES
Abstract:
A suture device with a composite end effector, the composite end effector including a suture with an unmodified fixation element at a distal end and an overlying attachment piece disposed over the proximal end of the unmodified fixation element. The resulting composite end effector has improved strength and avoids the need for affixation methods such as welding or chemical affixation.