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1. (WO2018161169) SUTURE GUIDE AND RELATED PARTS, KITS, AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/161169    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2018/050276
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/06
Applicants: PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH'S AND ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTHCARE
Inventors: DE REZENDE NETO, Joao Baptista
Title: SUTURE GUIDE AND RELATED PARTS, KITS, AND METHODS
Abstract:
A suture guide includes a first part having a first base piece and a plurality of first needle portions joined to the first base piece. Each first needle portion has a respective first needle portion sidewall. The suture guide further includes a second part having a second base piece and a plurality of second needle portions joined to the second base piece. Each second needle portion has a respective second needle portion sidewall. The first part and second part are moveable between a separated configuration and a joined configuration. In the separated configuration, the first needle portions are spaced away from the second needle portions. In the joined configuration, each one of the first needle portions is positioned adjacent and cooperates with a respective one of the second needle portions to form a needle.