Accession Number : ADD011764

Title :   Suture Needle Holder.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schweitzer,E J ; Bresch,J R

Report Date : 03 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A typical embodiment on the invention enables a surgeon to occupy only one hand in manipulating a suture needle. The instrument thumb handle has, on one end, a freely rotatable short roller. The ring finger handle, moveover, has a long roller that is journalled within that handle. One end of the long roller bears against the short roller to form a nip that engages the suture needle. The other end of the long roller terminates near the ring finger handle grip to enable the surgeon to rotate the long roller with another finger of the same hand and thereby draw the needle through the nip, repositioning the needle for another stitch. This is a patent application.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *HOLDERS, *NEEDLES, *SUTURES, INVENTIONS, FINGERS, ROLLERS, ROTATION, SHORT RANGE(TIME), MEDICAL PERSONNEL, SURGERY

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE