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A method and apparatus for surgically repairing a tear in soft tissue is disclosed. A plurality of collapsible tubes are positioned about the suture. The collapsible tubes are pushed through soft tissue and orthopedic mesh on opposite sides of a tear in soft tissue. When tension is applied to the suture, the tubes are compressed to fix the suture to the soft tissue and draw the soft tissue portions together.

Title
Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
Application Number
12/489168
Publication Number
8361113 (B2)
Application Date
June 22, 2009
Publication Date
January 29, 2013
Inventor
Ryan Harper
Leesburg
IN, US
Gregory J Denham
Warsaw
IN, US
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61D 1/00
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
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