Knot pusher

The ThruPort knot pusher is intended for use in thoracic surgery in advancing throws of extracorporeal knots to a surface or object into the thoracic cavity.

The following instructions are recommended for proper use of the ThruPort knot pusher.

  • Snap in or thread one end of the suture through the knot pusher eyelet
  • Hold the knot pusher in one hand and the free arm of the suture in the other while the assistant provides tension to the stationary arm; make a throw
  • Apply tension to both arms of the suture, and advance the knot pusher such that the throw and both suture arms fall into the groove of the knot pusher tip
  • Push the throw down the suture arm until the throw is fully seated; saline can be used to lubricate the suture and knot pusher if needed
  • Retract the knot pusher from the thoracic cavity while maintaining tension to both arms of the suture

Knot pusher

Knot pusher usage

Knot pusher usage

ModelDescriptionImage
KP1 Knot pusher
VPP Valve placement pack

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Important safety information

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
See Instructions For Use (IFU) / Directions For Use (DFU) for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.

Important safety information

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
See Instructions For Use (IFU) / Directions For Use (DFU) for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.

Important safety information

Important safety information

Important Safety Information: Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Aortic Bioprostheses

Indications: For use in patients whose aortic valvular disease warrants replacement of their natural or previously placed prosthetic valve.

Contraindications: Do not use if surgeon believes it would be contrary to the patient’s best interests.

Complications and side effects: Stenosis, regurgitation, endocarditis, hemolysis, thromboembolism, valve thrombosis, nonstructural dysfunction, structural valve deterioration, anemia, arrhythmia, hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack/stroke, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, angina, any of which could lead to reoperation, explantation, permanent disability, and death.

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. See instructions for use for full prescribing information.

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