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An osteal medical staple of unique configuration having a cross-bar portion defining gripping surfaces by which the staple may be securely and rigidly held by a driver tool or the like, wherein the staple has depending leg portions flaring outwardly a predetermined amount such that regardless of the size of the staple a discrete, constant spread or flaring is obtained once same is implanted in bone or the like, and wherein loosening or reversal of the driven staple is all but eliminated by reason of the triangular, in cross-section, legs of the staple wherein two of the sides have retention barbs thereby insuring complete and total fixation while the curvilinear surfaces of the cross-bar portion of the staple insure a minimum of damage to soft tissue surrounding the bone with which the staple is utilized. Securing spikes on the undersurface of the cross-bar portion of the staple, as well as the integral metal construction of same provide for a substantially inert, high-quality, high-performance staple particularly suitable for the attachment of soft tissue such as ligaments or tendons to bone.

Title
Osteal medical staple
Application Number
6/368622
Publication Number
4454875
Application Date
April 15, 1982
Publication Date
June 19, 1984
Inventor
Roger G Carignan
Ventura
CA, US
Clyde R Pratt
Somis
CA, US
Agent
Cislo O Reilly & Thomas
Assignee
Techmedica
CA, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
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