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A suture anchor for anchoring one end of a conventional suture to bone comprising a coupling member, at least one barb made of a resilient elastic material projecting from said coupling member, and structure for use in attaching one end of a suture to said suture anchor. The coupling member and the at least one barb are adapted to securely anchor one end of the suture in bone when the suture is attached to the attachment structure, so that the other end of the suture extending outside the bone can be used to attach objects to the bone. A novel application tool is also provided.

Title
Suture anchor
Application Number
7/51367
Publication Number
4898156
Application Date
May 18, 1987
Publication Date
February 6, 1990
Inventor
James O Leary
Medford
MA, US
James E Nicholson
Lincoln
MA, US
Roland F Gatturna
Walpole
MA, US
Agent
Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer
Assignee
Mitek Surgical Products
MA, US
IPC
F61B 21/00
A61B 17/04
A61F 5/04
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