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A soft tissue repair system and method are provided. The soft tissue repair system includes a barbed suture anchoring member attached to at least one suture member. A suture retaining member engages the suture member such that the length and tension of the suture may be selectively adjusted before the suture is permanently engaged in the retaining member. In use, the barbed suture anchoring member and suture member are inserted into the soft tissue repair site and across a tear. The suture member extends back through the original entry side of the tear. A retaining member is applied to the suture member followed by tensioning of the suture member to draw the sides of the tear into apposition. Following tensioning, the retaining member is permanently affixed to the suture member to maintain the selected tension and length of the suture member.

Title
Soft tissue repair system and method
Application Number
8/86290
Publication Number
5500000
Application Date
July 1, 1993
Publication Date
March 19, 1996
Inventor
Richard Glisson
Bahama
NC, US
John Feagin
Durham
NC, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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