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A one-piece or two-piece knotless suture anchor assembly for the attachment or reattachment or repair of tissue to a bone mass. The assembly allows for an endoscopic or open surgical procedure to take place without the requirement of tying a knot for reattachment of tissue to bone mass. In one embodiment, a spike member is inserted through tissue and then inserted into a dowel-like hollow anchoring sleeve which has been inserted into a bone mass. The spike member is securely fastened or attached to the anchoring sleeve with a ratcheting mechanism thereby pulling or adhering (attaching) the tissue to the bone mass.

Title
Knotless suture anchor assembly
Application Number
471508
Publication Number
5720765
Application Date
November 1, 1995
Publication Date
February 24, 1998
Inventor
Raymond Thal
11321 Bright Pond La., Reston, 22094
VA, US
Agent
Hoffman Wasson & Gitler
IPC
A61B 17/00
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