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A method and apparatus for coupling a soft tissue implant into a locking cavity formed within a bone is disclosed. The apparatus includes a member to pull the soft tissue implant into a femoral tunnel. The member includes a suture having first and second ends which are passed through first and second openings associated with the longitudinal passage to form a pair of loops. Portions of the suture lay parallel to each other within the suture. Application of tension onto the suture construction causes retraction of the soft tissue implant into the femoral tunnel.

Title
Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable suture loop
Application Number
11/541506
Publication Number
7601165 (B2)
Application Date
September 29, 2006
Publication Date
October 13, 2009
Inventor
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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