05269783 is referenced by 479 patents and cites 39 patents.

A device for repairing torn tissue or muscle such as the meniscus of the knee. The device consists of a pair of needles detachably secured to a pair of anchoring members having a plurality of barb-like projections extending outwardly therefrom. The anchoring members are joined by a suture which connects the ends of the anchoring members opposite the needles.

Title
Device and method for repairing torn tissue
Application Number
7/699991
Publication Number
5269783
Application Date
May 13, 1991
Publication Date
December 14, 1993
Inventor
Thomas Sander
Newtown Road
CT, US
Agent
Rocco S Barrese
Peter G Dilworth
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61F 2/32
A61B 17/06
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/56
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