05203784 is referenced by 227 patents and cites 12 patents.

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to invivo tissue and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles. Apparatus including a trocar wire, an inserter and an impactor facilitates arthroscopic surgical procedures for inserting the tack invivo to attach or join the tissue.

Title
Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and apparatus for deploying same
Application Number
404378
Publication Number
5203784
Application Date
September 3, 1991
Publication Date
April 20, 1993
Inventor
Sam R Marchand
Dunedin
FL, US
Stephen J Snyder
Tarzana
CA, US
Randall D Ross
Largo
FL, US
Assignee
Linvatec Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61F 2/08
A61F 1/04
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