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1. (WO2018138722) SUTURE PASSER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/138722    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2018/050087
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 25 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/29
Applicants: RASH, Elad
Inventors: RASH, Elad
A suture passer is provided, defining a longitudinal axis and comprising a jaw assembly configured to be operated to selectively grip an internal tissue of a patient, and a needle mechanism configured to be operated to place a suture on the tissue. The assembly comprises a stationary first jaw portion and a second jaw portion pivotable about a jaw axis with respect to the first jaw portion between a closed position and an open position, the jaw assembly being configured to hold a thread for the suture. The needle mechanism comprises a needle being configured for piercing the tissue and pulling the thread from the jaw assembly, and a carrying member at a first end thereof being pivotable, independently of the second jaw portion, with respect to the first jaw portion, the needle being hingedly articulated to a second end of the carrying member.