07500983 is referenced by 138 patents and cites 428 patents.

An apparatus and method for fixing a selected graft relative to a selected anatomical portion. An anchor may be provided that may be interconnected with a selected graft portion that is operable to pass through a selected bore and then moved into an operable position to engage a selected portion of the bore to substantially eliminate the possibility of the graft moving in an unselected direction through the bore. In addition, a spacer member may be used to expand a selected portion of the graft to reduce localized stress and may increase ingrowth into a selected bony portion.

Title
Apparatus for soft tissue attachment
Application Number
10/864900
Publication Number
7500983 (B1)
Application Date
June 9, 2004
Publication Date
March 10, 2009
Inventor
Troy M Walters
Plymouth
IN, US
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Ryan A Kaiser
Leesburg
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/03
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