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An improved method and apparatus is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between a suture retainer and the body tissue, the suture is gripped with the suture retainer by plastically deforming material of the suture retainer. One or more bends may be formed in suture by the suture retainer to increase the holding action between the suture retainer and the suture. The bends in the suture may be formed by wrapping the suture around a portion of the suture retainer. During movement of the suture retainer toward the body tissue, the bends may be moved along the suture. One or more bends may be formed in the suture by bending a tubular member through which the suture extends. The tubular member may be maintained in a bent condition by a C-shaped holder member. Alternatively, the tubular member may be maintained in a bent condition by members which are latched together.

Title
Method and apparatus for securing a suture
Application Number
9/523442
Publication Number
6475230 (B1)
Application Date
March 10, 2000
Publication Date
November 5, 2002
Inventor
Ping Liu
Charleston
IL, US
Matthew J Cremens
Effingham
IL, US
Peter M Bonutti
15167 N. Cardinal Dr., Effingham
IL, US
Agent
Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L
US
Assignee
Peter M Bonutti
IL, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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