05306301 is referenced by 306 patents and cites 21 patents.

A graft attachment device having an elongated body with a leading end and a trailing end, each defining an element for carrying a filament such as a suture. The body further defines at least one element for attaching to the body either a graft or a graft connection element which is in turn connected to the graft. The element for attaching enables the body to rotate relative to the graft from an initial insertion position, along an axis substantially parallel to the graft, to a final fixation position transverse to the graft to secure the graft relative to a bone. A method of attaching a graft to the bone using such a graft attachment device includes forming a socket in a bone such as a femur to accommodate an end of the graft, the socket having an opening at one end and a floor at its opposite end. A passage is formed from the floor of the socket to the opposite side of the bone, the passage having a width at least as large as the maximum width of the graft attachment device. The graft is secured to the element for attaching, and the lead and trailing filaments are inserted through the passage. The lead filament is pulled until the elongated body of the graft attachment device emerges from the passage. the elongated body is then rotated by pulling on the trailing filament to rotate the body from the initial insertion position to the final fixation position transverse to the graft. The elongated body is then seated against the surface of the bone by pulling on the graft to fixate the graft to the bone.

Title
Graft attachment device and method of using same
Application Number
8/16411
Publication Number
5306301
Application Date
February 11, 1993
Publication Date
April 26, 1994
Inventor
Michael C Ferragamo
No. Dighton
MA, US
Joseph H Sklar
Longmeadow
MA, US
Thomas D Rosenberg
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Ben K Graf
Madison
WI, US
Agent
Douglas E Denniner
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 2/46
A61F 2/08
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