Endoscopic forceps with prongs and related methods

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
L. Wiley Nifong (Creator)
Ishikawa Norihika (Creator)
You Su Sun (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Methods and surgical devices are described that can endoscopially manipulate a length of a suture. A forceps instrument is endoscopically introduced into the body. The forceps instrument includes opposing grasping members having respective pairs of spaced-apart prongs that extend away from the respective grasping members. Each pair of prongs defines an opening therebetween. A length of suture is grasped using the forceps instrument such that the suture is captured by the pairs of prongs and a portion of the suture extends across the openings defined by the pairs of prongs. The portion of the suture that extends across the openings is grasped with another surgical instrument.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
forceps, suture, surgery, prongs

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