US 655190 A
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L. BRAMSON. SUTUBATING INSTRUMENT.
(Application filed Nov. 27, 1899.)
No. 655,|90. Patented Aug. 7, I900.
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IT STAT L'OUIS BRAMSON, OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
SUTU RATING INSTRUMENT.-
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent N0. 655,190, dated. August '7, 1900. Applieatibn filed November 27,1899. Serial No. 733,391. (No model.)
To all whoml it may concern: 7
Be it known that I, LOUIS BRAMsoN, asubject of the King of Denmark,vresiding at C- penhagen, Denmark, (and whose post-office address is 37 Vestre Boulevard, Copenhagen, Denmark,) have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Suturating Apparatus; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the ac companying drawings, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
pens that the wounds become inflamed,whereby the healing is deferred and the patient suffers pain. To this is added the fact that even the sewing, which is often performed without narcotization, is painful and takes a comparatively-long time.
Attempts have been made to alleviate the drawbacks connected with the sewing of the wound edges by the employment of pincers of metal; but hitherto we have not succeeded in giving these such a shape that they have proved themselves practical and been universally used.
The present invention refers to a metal fastening for dressing wounds and which may quickly be fixed on and can easily be thoroughly sterilized, so that inflammation be avoided.
A constructional form for the invention is shown on thedrawings, which represent the suturating parts described below and which are shown in twice their natural size, viz:
Figure 1 represents the two fastening parts seen in side elevation; Fig. 2, the same parts seen from above, and Fig. 3 the same parts closed and seen from above.
As will be seen from the drawings, the apparatus consists of two small metal plates, each of which has a fine tube or quill a fixed obliquely in relation to the metal plate and which runs out from a bored shoulder 19, lying in the prolongation of it. The one plate has holes of the well-known keyhole shape, as shown on the drawings, and the other small studs with heads.
When the instrument is to be used, a nee dle c, with a peculiarly-shaped head d, is put through the hole in the shoulder b and the quill a. The needle is so long that its point projects somewhat outside the mouth of the quill, and the walls of the quill being very thin the quill may easily by pressing down the needle close to the edges of the wound be put so far in that it will hold the plate after the needle has been removed. As the plates before being fixed in place are held so on each side of the wound that their outermost rims almost reach to the edge of the wound the apparatus will generally when the quill is pressed down by means of the needle at once he placed in the most preferable position.
When both plates are fixed on either side of the wound and exactly opposite each other, the edges of the wound will be pressed against each other in the right way and kept so that one or more of the studs of the one plate are hooked in the corresponding holes of the other plate. When the quill is in place, the needle is withdrawn.
When there be question of long wounds, then, as a matter of course, so many of the devices must be used, that the wound edges are kept together as much as required.
The present invention has besides the above-named advantages also this advantage, when compared with former instruments, that it becomes possible by loosening the plates to easily examine whether the edges of the wound at any time are sufficiently grown together, while this was formerly only possible by cutting the threads, thereby running the risk that a new sewing become necessary.
The present invention makes it likewise possible easily to lessen or to increase the compression if it should prove to be too strong or toolight,while this was formerly only feasible by means of a new sewing. it may be added that by using the present suturating instrument no risk is run of the wound being torn when the compression is To this the quill as well as the size of the several parts of the instrument must be suited to the thickness of the skin or the place of the body where the instrument is to be placed or the deepness of the wound, while the quill itself, with the needle, might be replaced by another similar perforation part.
Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what'manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is-- 1. In aninstrument for dressing wounds, the combination with two metal plates each provided with a quill inclined inwardly, of
two needles, one passing through each quill,
and means for separably connecting said plates, whereby said plates and quills when placed at a suitable distance from a wound and connected together, will keep the edges of the wound together.
2. In an instrument for dressinguwounds, the combination with two metal plates each provided with a quill inclined inwardly, of
needles passing through said quills, and separable fastenings, such as studs and holes on the respective plates, for connecting said plates when the quills and needles have been inserted in or near the edges of a wound.
Intestimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in pres ence of two subscribing witnesses.
Witnesses FLEIS'CHER, BRiiNoHMANN.