Surgical suture instrument with remotely controllable suture material advancement

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The invention relates to surgical instruments and methods for effecting suturing of tissue that can be controlled from a position remote from the suture site. The invention provides for the continuous feed of suture material through opposed forcep jaw members between which the tissue segments are interposed to expedite the suturing process and enable suturing to be accomplished at remote internal sites of the body incident to various endoscopic procedures.

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Yoon, Inbae 2101 Highland Ridge Dr., Phoenix, MD 21131 223 31815

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