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A suture anchor assembly for attachment of tissue to bone includes a suture anchor having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end having an opening. A filament strand is looped through the opening and is attached at either end to a disk. The disk has a central opening that accommodates a suture anchor driver. The driver engages the suture anchor for installation through the tissue and into the underlying bone. As the suture anchor is installed into bone, tissue is approximated to the bone by the captured disk. Traction suture attached to the disk allows testing of the installation, and retrieval of the assembly in the event of failure during installation.

Title
Suture anchor with attached disk
Application Number
9/132550
Publication Number
6027523
Application Date
August 11, 1998
Publication Date
February 22, 2000
Inventor
Reinhold Schmieding
Naples
FL, US
Agent
Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
Assignee
Arthrex
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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