Emballage pour sutures (paquet de languette)

Package for needle sutures (pledget package)

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A package is disclosed for containing a plurality of combined surgical suture devices, particularly of the double armed type having a pledget and used for cardiovascular surgical procedures. A backing panel has a protective cover adhesively affixed to one side and defines a plurality of straight elongated suture tracks for reception of the flexible suture portion therein. An aperture is positioned at each end of each track to facilitate reception of the flexible suture portion into the track and drawing a vacuum therein to assist drawing the flexible suture portion into the track. Preferred embodiments include separate features such as a foam needle park or an end flap configured to support the a suture needles beneath tabs. Still another embodiment includes and end flap which defines pockets to receive the needles. A method for packaging such sutures is also disclosed.

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