07887551 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 291 patents.

A surgical assembly includes a fastener, a retainer, and a flexible member. The fastener is configured to be secured within bone tissue. The flexible member connects the fastener to the retainer and is movably attached to the retainer such that pulling on a free end of the flexible member shortens a length of the flexible member between the fastener and the retainer. A method includes positioning a fastener within bone tissue, positioning a retainer against soft tissue to be attached to the bone tissue, and pulling a free end of a flexible member. The fastener and the retainer are connected by the flexible member, the flexible member is movably attached to the retainer, and pulling on the free end of the flexible member shortens a length of the flexible member between the fastener and the retainer.

Title
Soft tissue attachment and repair
Application Number
10/278474
Publication Number
7887551 (B2)
Application Date
October 23, 2002
Publication Date
February 15, 2011
Inventor
Steven Ek
Bolton
MA, US
Paul Alexander Torrie
Marblehead
MA, US
George Sikora
Bridgewater
MA, US
Ray Bojarski
Attleboro
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Smith & Nephew
TN, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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