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A suture anchor device having an anchor member with outwardly extending wing members and an actuating wedge member. The suture anchor device is inserted into a bore hole in a bone as part of an orthopedic surgical procedure wherein soft tissue such as a tendon or ligament is attached to the surface of the bone. The wing members are spread outwardly by the wedge member to lock the suture anchor device in the bone. The suture anchor has similar utility in soft tissue applications.

Title
Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member
Application Number
166493
Publication Number
5545180
Application Date
April 28, 1994
Publication Date
August 13, 1996
Inventor
Steven F Harwin
New York
NY, US
Mark G Steckel
Mainville
OH, US
Keith A Seritella
South Brunswick
NJ, US
John Di Giovanni
Woodbridge
NJ, US
Dennis D Jamiolkowski
Long Valley
NJ, US
Brian H Luscombe
Warren
NJ, US
Jack S Pedlick
Butler
NJ, US
William Zwaskis
Fanwood
NJ, US
Sung S Yi
Princeton
NJ, US
Thu A Le
Matawan
NJ, US
Agent
Rosenman & Colin
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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