Abstract

The design of an intracorpeal suturing device that will assist surgeons in placing an internal suture through a small incision. Performing surgical procedures through a small incision greatly reduces patient trauma and rehabilitation time, both of which are proportionally related to medical costs. Medical devices exists today that allow surgeons to perform procedures through small incisions, unfortunately, it is difficult to place sutures deep in the body using minimally invasive techniques. A device that enables surgeons to place sutures minimally invasively will facilitate surgeons by increasing the scope of procedures that can be preformed using this technique.

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