05129906 is referenced by 259 patents and cites 18 patents.

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for deploying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical procedures for attaching or joining tissue.

Title
Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and in vivo method and apparatus for deploying same
Application Number
7/404378
Publication Number
5129906
Application Date
September 8, 1989
Publication Date
July 14, 1992
Inventor
Sam R Marchand
Dunedin
FL, US
Stephen J Snyder
Tarzana
CA, US
Randall D Ross
Largo
FL, US
Agent
Epstein Edell & Retzer
Assignee
Linvatec Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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