07611521 is referenced by 31 patents and cites 150 patents.

Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor assemblies connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor assemblies or structures may take many forms, and may include barbed, helical, and crimp-type anchors. In the preferred embodiments, at least one anchor structure is movable along the elongate tensile member to assist with adjusting a tendon segment to an appropriate repair position and the anchor structure or structures are then lockable onto the elongate tensile member to assist with affixing the tendon at the repair position. Tendon and/or ligament-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employ similar concepts.

Title
Apparatus and methods for tendon or ligament repair
Application Number
10/816725
Publication Number
7611521 (B2)
Application Date
April 2, 2004
Publication Date
November 3, 2009
Inventor
Joseph E Young
Loveland
OH, US
Jeremy Jarrett
Cincinnati
OH, US
Nickola Symone Lewis
Orlando
FL, US
Terence Lee Murphy
Maitland
FL, US
Brian Scott Schumacher
Orlando
FL, US
Perry DeFazio
Chicopee
MA, US
William J Christy
Winter Park
FL, US
Mark A Goldin
Orlando
FL, US
Matthew J Huddleston
Backlick
OH, US
Thomas J Ward
Columbus
OH, US
Craig B Berky
Milford
OH, US
Warren P Williamson IV
Loveland
OH, US
Carl R Coleman
Powell
OH, US
Kenneth E Hughes
Pataskala
OH, US
Lawrence M Lubbers
Columbus
OH, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans L
Assignee
Ortheon Medical L L C
FL, US
Tendon Technology
OH, US
IPC
B25B 23/00
A61B 17/58
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