US 9,808,234 B2
Suture thread
Young Jae Kim, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to Y. JACOBS MEDICAL INC., Seoul (KR)
Appl. No. 14/3,390
Filed by Young Jae Kim, Seoul (KR)
PCT Filed Mar. 7, 2012, PCT No. PCT/KR2012/001643
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Sep. 5, 2013,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/121538, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 13, 2012.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2011-0019895 (KR), filed on Mar. 7, 2011; and application No. 10-2011-0064084 (KR), filed on Jun. 29, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2013/0345745 A1, Dec. 26, 2013
Int. Cl. A61B 17/06 (2006.01); A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/062 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/04 (2013.01) [A61B 17/062 (2013.01); A61B 17/06004 (2013.01); A61B 17/06109 (2013.01); A61B 17/06166 (2013.01); A61B 17/0401 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0448 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0464 (2013.01); A61B 2017/06028 (2013.01); A61B 2017/06176 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A suturing method comprising:
providing a pre-made suture comprising a thread, a needle connected to a first point of the thread and a support body connected to a second point of the thread, the thread comprising a thread core extending between the first and second points, the thread further comprising barbs projected from the thread core and inclined facing the support body such that an acute angle is formed between projection of the barbs from the thread core and extension of the thread core toward the support body, wherein a through-hole is formed in the support body, wherein the support body is connected to the second point of the thread that is at the opposite end of the thread from the needle such that a terminal portion of the thread passes through the through-hole of the support body and forms a knot for preventing the support body from being disconnected from the thread;
without tying a knot in the thread at the onset of suturing, passing the needle and the thread through skin or tissue at a starting point in a forward direction until the support body reaches the starting point at which the support body stops and does not pass through the skin or tissue in the forward direction such that the support body prevents the thread from being further pulled into the skin or tissue in the forward direction;
continuing to perform suturing such that the thread proceeds in the forward direction generally opposite to projection of the barbs from the thread core such that, once a barb has passed through skin or tissue, the barb is to prevent the thread from moving in a reverse direction opposite to the forward direction; and
subsequently cutting off the needle from the thread.