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A locking mechanism having a locking element carried by one or more strands of suture material. One end of the suture is attachable to an anchor having a slot extending from a trailing end of the anchor toward a leading end. A portion of the suture is at least partially disposable in the slot. A separate locking member engages the locking element to secure tissue relative to the anchor.

Title
Locking mechanism for use with a slotted suture anchor
Application Number
548383
Publication Number
5269809
Application Date
April 5, 1991
Publication Date
December 14, 1993
Inventor
Jeffrey C Cerier
Franklin
MA, US
Alan A Small
Needham
MA, US
John O Hayhurst
Milwaukie
OR, US
Agent
Douglas E Denninger
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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