US 9,808,237 B2
Methods and devices for passing sutures around anatomical structures
Meghan P. Murray, Livonia, MI (US); Allison N. Stocks, Medford, MA (US); Ariel L. Leigh, Seattle, WA (US); Alexandra Tsoi, Fort Collins, CO (US); and Mary Schmidt, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to DEPUY MITEK, LLC, Raynham, MA (US)
Filed by DePuy Mitek, LLC, Raynham, MA (US)
Filed on Sep. 26, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/37,822.
Prior Publication US 2015/0088165 A1, Mar. 26, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/12 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0469 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0482 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00867 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A suture delivery device, comprising:
a body portion having a lumen formed therein that extends along at least a portion of a longitudinal axis of the body portion, the body portion comprising a proximal handle that has a plurality of hand-gripping features formed in an outer surface thereof such that a diameter of the handle varies along a length of the handle;
an actuation member operatively associated with the body portion such that the actuation member is configured to be coupled proximally to the handle so as to extend proximally from the handle and to be at least partially disposed within the handle, wherein the actuation member is configured to be moved proximally and distally along the longitudinal axis of the body portion; and
a suture delivery member having a suture extending along the suture delivery member through the lumen in the body portion such that the suture extends at least partially through the handle, the suture delivery member having a suture retaining feature configured to deliver the suture, the suture delivery member being deployable from a distal end of the body portion, the suture delivery member having a distal end that is pre-shaped in an arc that defines at least about 270° of a circle, and the suture delivery member being selectively movable by the actuation member from a retracted configuration to an advanced configuration when the actuation member moves distally.