SURFACE TEXTURE CONFIGURATION FOR SELF-RETAINING SUTURES AND METHODS FOR FORMING SAME

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APP PUB NO 20130204295A1
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13695129

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A tissue retaining device includes a flexible suture thread having a surface microtexture and/or nanotexture. The surface microtexture and/or nanotexture filament is directional in that the resulting suture thread has a lower resistance to moving through tissue in the direction of intended deployment than in the reverse direction. A variety of alternative asymmetric textural elements and/or distributions of textural elements are disclosed. Methods for manufacturing the surface microtexture and/or nanotexture are also described.

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ETHICON INCU S ROUTE 22 P O BOX 151 SOMERVILLE NJ 08876
ETHICON LLC#475 STREET C SUITE 401 LOS FRAILES INDUSTRIAL PARK GUAYNABO 00969

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Avelar, Rui Goleta, US 35 2315
Gross, Jeffrey M Encinitas, US 52 1915
Hunter, William L Vancouver, CA 212 12451

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