05152790 is referenced by 311 patents and cites 11 patents.

A ligament graft replacement system (10) having an anchor assembly (16) on one end. The anchor assembly (16) includes an insert member (18), a threaded sleeve (22) and a rotatable ring (20) to which the graft (24) is attached. A harvested or synthetic graft (24) used as a replacement for a torn ligament or tendon is secured to the rotatable ring (20) by sutures (46) and the anchor assembly (16) is screwed into a tunnel (26) drilled in a bone or bone-like structure. The anchor assembly (16) includes a hexagonal opening (36) through its length for receiving a hex driver (48) in its trailing end (36) or its leading end (34). The anchor assembly (16) also preferably has a self-tapping thread (30) on its outer surface. The rotatable ring (20) is secured over annular flange (40) at the trailing end of the threaded sleeve (22) and has a plurality of openings or slots (50 ) to which the sutures (46) are attached.

Title
Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus
Application Number
7/672893
Publication Number
5152790
Application Date
March 21, 1991
Publication Date
October 6, 1992
Inventor
William J Reimels
Brockton
MA, US
Gerard S Carlozzi
Weymouth
MA, US
Thomas D Rosenberg
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Douglas E Denninger
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
CT, US
IPC
A61F 2/08
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