Surgical implement particularly useful for suturing prosthetic valves

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4702250

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06821988

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A surgical instrument to aid in suturing a prosthetic valve into a heart annulus, comprises: a manually grippable handle, a holder carried at one end of the handle for releasably holding a prosthetic valve to be pre-loaded thereon, a first ring fixed to the handle and securing thereto one end of a plurality of sutures to be pre-loaded onto the handle with each suture carrying a needle at its opposite end passing through the prosthetic valve when pre-loaded on the handle; and a second ring fixed to the handle for releasably retaining the plurality of sutures each pre-loaded in folded condition on the handle and extending longitudinally thereof. The two rings are located on the handle such that each suture has a length between the prosthetic valve and the needle-carrying end of the suture which is at least twice the length of the suture between the secured one end and the prosthetic valve.

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GALIL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD.RAMAT GAN0
GALIL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD., A ISRAELI CORPORATE BODYRAMAT-GAN 52 131, IL0

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Levy, Morris Tel-Aviv, IL 2 312
Ovil, Yoel Ramat Hasharon, IL 10 430

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