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1. (WO2018086879) SUTURE-MATERIAL-HANDLING DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A SUTURE KNOT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/086879    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/077194
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/062
A61B 17/06
Applicants: INTRASOFT AG
Inventors: EID, Karim
EBNER, Benjamin
MARTINOLI, Enea
ZUDDAS, Antonello
HOFSTETTER, Stefan
BASTAS, Ugur
Title: SUTURE-MATERIAL-HANDLING DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A SUTURE KNOT
Abstract:
The invention relates to a suture-material-handling device for a thread (60), which in particular is made from a surgical suture material, comprising: a suturing head, which has a first (10) and a second (20) jaw section, which can be moved relative to each other, in particular pivoted and/or folded relative to each other; and first needle elements (50), which are associated with the jaw sections and which are designed to perform a first (D1) piercing and thread bring-along operation of a first thread end (63) of the thread in a relative position of the jaw sections that is closed and/or in which the jaw sections have been moved toward each other or are designed to be movable by the movement of at least one of the jaw sections by preferably manual actuation, wherein second needle elements (30), which are associated with the suturing head, in particular with the jaw sections, and which can be actuated separately from the first needle elements (50) and which are provided adjacent to the first needle elements and which are designed to perform a second (D2, D3) piercing and thread bring-along operation for the second thread end (40) of the thread (60) in the relative position of the jaw sections that is closed and/or in which the jaw sections have been moved toward each other, which second thread end is opposite the first thread end, wherein, in order to perform a locally spaced apart and consecutive double piercing (D2, D3) of a suture carrier (110), which suture carrier can be held between the jaw sections in the relative position that is closed and/or in which the jaw sections have been moved toward each other, the second needle elements have a bring-along section (31), which is designed to perform a pivoting and/or curved motion that brings along the second thread end (40).