05480403 is referenced by 433 patents and cites 65 patents.

A suture anchor includes a rivet for insertion into a predrilled bore hole in bone, and a setting pin which extends through an axial aperture in the rivet. Preferably the setting pin has barbed legs which are radially expandable to frictionally engage the walls of the bore hole to secure the anchor therein. The setting pin includes a suture accommodating aperture, surface, and/or slot. In one embodiment, a snap-fitting detent and notch are engageable with each other to form an escapement mechanism to position the setting pin at discrete positions within the axial aperture of the rivet.

Title
Suture anchoring device and method
Application Number
673953
Publication Number
5480403
Application Date
October 28, 1994
Publication Date
January 2, 1996
Inventor
Thomas W Sander
Winona Lake
IN, US
Daniel R Lee
Warsaw
IN, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
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