METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SOFT PALATE TISSUE ELEVATION PROCEDURES

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13488527

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A self-retaining suture having particular application for treating obstructive sleep apnea and use thereof. The suture includes rising an elongated suture body having a periphery and first and second tissue-penetrating ends each with a bi-curve needle, and a plurality of first retainers on a first segment and oriented to the first end, and a plurality of second retainers a second segment and oriented to the second end, and a retainer-free transition segment disposed between the pluralities of first and second retainers.

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ETHICON INCU S ROUTE 22 P O BOX 151 SOMERVILLE NJ 08876

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Gross, Jeffrey M Encinitas, US 52 1915
Paul, Malcolm D Newport Beach, US 3 82

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