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An instrument and method for manipulating an operating member during a surgical procedure. The operating member has suture attached thereto and is supported at a distal end of the instrument. Tension is maintained on the suture material while the operating member is manipulated. For example, the operating member can be a suture anchor that is inserted through a hole formed in hard tissue and oriented to span the hole while tension is maintained on the suture material.

Title
Instrument and method for manipulating an operating member coupled to suture material while maintaining tension on the suture material
Application Number
9/281938
Publication Number
6228096 (B1)
Application Date
March 31, 1999
Publication Date
May 8, 2001
Inventor
Sam R Marchand
1170 Robmar, Dunedin
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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