05246441 is referenced by 412 patents and cites 16 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 displaying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical procedures for attaching or joining tissue.

Title
Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue
Application Number
404378
Publication Number
5246441
Application Date
September 3, 1991
Publication Date
September 21, 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
A61B 17/00
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