US 10,376,261 B2
Anchoring suture
Timothy D. Kosa, Hamden, CT (US); Nicholas Maiorino, Branford, CT (US); and Megan Stopek, Yalesville, CT (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Timothy D. Kosa, Hamden, CT (US); Nicholas Maiorino, Branford, CT (US); and Megan Stopek, Yalesville, CT (US)
Filed on Jan. 29, 2009, as Appl. No. 12/362,002.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/041,302, filed on Apr. 1, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2009/0248070 A1, Oct. 1, 2009
Int. Cl. A61B 17/06 (2006.01); A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/06166 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0401 (2013.01); A61B 17/0469 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00792 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00893 (2013.01); A61B 2017/06028 (2013.01); A61B 2017/06176 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
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1. A suture comprising:
an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and including one or more fibers, the proximal portion of the elongate body terminating in a free end and having a sufficient length for suturing a wound;
a loop disposed at the distal portion of the elongate body, the loop including a first segment including a first plurality of anchors disposed along a surface of the loop, the first plurality of anchors preventing movement of the loop through tissue in a proximal direction, and a second segment in which anchors are absent; and
a needle attached to the free end of the elongate body, wherein the elongate body further includes a second plurality of anchors preventing movement of the suture through tissue in the distal direction.