04884572 is referenced by 241 patents and cites 8 patents.

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a shaft portion with a longitudinal bore and a grip portion adapted for releasable engagement by a hollow applicator. In one embodiment the grip portion of the tack is a cross bar, at the proximal end of the shaft, which fits into an open-sided slot at the forward end of the applicator. A needle passes through the hollow applicator and tack bore to project from the distal end of the tack shaft.

Title
Tack and applicator for treating torn bodily material in vivo
Application Number
865184
Publication Number
4884572
Application Date
May 16, 1988
Publication Date
December 5, 1989
Inventor
Sam R Marchand
Dunedin
FL, US
Arthur F Trott
Largo
FL, US
F Barry Bays
Seminole
FL, US
Agent
Epstein Edell & Retzer
Assignee
Concept
FL, US
IPC
B25B 13/16
F16B 19/00
B26B 11/00
A61B 17/04
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