curved needle

curved needle

suture needle whose profile follows an arc; needle curvature is expressed numerically, e.g. a 2/3 needle is two-thirds of the circumference of a circle
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launch of the ProxiSure Suturing Device, an advanced laparoscopic suturing device featuring Ethicon endomechanical, suture, and curved needle technologies.
This is the second patent issued within two months, as the company earlier announced a patent for its curved needle device.
To have a system with a curved needle and unlimited access would make surgeries minimally invasive.
Flexibility of the curved needle holder does not allow the needle to pass through tissue as easily.
The novel device includes a curved needle and graded openings along the needle shaft, allowing for increased distribution of cells.
Around the time the Buddha strode on this planet, in the sixth century BC, Susruta performed cataract surgeries in India with the help of a curved needle, anaesthetising his patients with an herbal drink.
He is credited with reviving cataract surgery through the cornea with a curved needle which he had invented.
The curved needle technique has previously been described in a coaxial configuration for use in CT-guided biopsy.
The technology of diagonal-elliptical needling makes felts using a curved needle board that enables the needles to penetrate the fabric diagonally at variable angles.
The invention's advantage, associates with curved needle which could be rotated 360(degree) multi-times, eases knot making, in addition to the articulated stitching head which provides significant handling advantages.
If the handle of the malleus projected into the perforation, a curved needle and cupped forceps were used to excise the periosteum on its lateral and medial surface to ensure a complete excision of squamous epithelium.