05486197 is referenced by 553 patents and cites 52 patents.

A two-piece suture anchor is disclosed wherein a barrel-like main portion is provided with a pair of legs in a central opening. A ball-like actuating device is received within the central opening and drawn upward into the device in order to separate the legs and cause the device to expand into the soft cancellous bone of a previously prepared bone site.

Title
Two-piece suture anchor with barbs
Application Number
8/216997
Publication Number
5486197
Application Date
March 24, 1994
Publication Date
January 23, 1996
Inventor
Dennis D Jamiolkowski
Long Valley
NJ, US
Brian H Luscombe
Warren
NJ, US
Izi Bruker
Flemington
NJ, US
Thu A Le
Matawan
NJ, US
Agent
Joseph F Shirtz
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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