08088130 is referenced by 100 patents and cites 1286 patents.

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 coupling soft tissue to a bone
Application Number
12/474802
Publication Number
8088130 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2009
Publication Date
January 3, 2012
Inventor
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Gregory J Denham
Warsaw
IN, US
Ryan A Kaiser
Leesburg
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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