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A surgical bone tie for securing separated sections of bone including a needle for penetrating the separated sections after they have been placed in juxtaposition, a cutting member at the trailing end of the needle for cutting a hole of rectangular cross section as the needle is pulled through the bone, a flexible metal band of rectangular cross section attached to the trailing end of the cutting member to fit into the hole formed by the cutting member, and a flat locking member at the trailing end of the band having a plurality of holes for receiving an intermediate portion of the band and securing this intermediate portion of the band to the locking member, with portions of the band lying above the flat locking member to hold it flat against the bone and with the free end of the band remaining after the needle was cut therefrom being concealed underneath a portion of the locking member so as not to provide an exposed sharp end.

Title
Surgical bone tie
Application Number
6/485449
Publication Number
4535764
Application Date
April 15, 1983
Publication Date
August 20, 1985
Inventor
Edward A Ebert
Snyder
NY, US
Agent
Joseph P Gastel
Assignee
Tayco Developments
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/18
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