08562647 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 1772 patents.

A method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone can include forming a bore in the bone and carrying a flexible suture anchor into the bore. The flexible anchor can include a passage and can be coupled to a suture construct. The suture construct can include at least one self-locking adjustable loop, and the flexible anchor can include a first profile while being carried into the bore. A shape of the flexible anchor can be changed from the first profile to a second profile forming an anchoring mass to retain the flexible anchor in the bore. Tension can be applied to a portion of the suture construct to reduce a size of the self-locking adjustable loop and secure the soft tissue relative to the flexible anchor and the bone.

Title
Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone
Application Number
12/915962
Publication Number
8562647 (B2)
Application Date
October 29, 2010
Publication Date
October 22, 2013
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
A61F 2/08
A61B 17/84
A61B 17/04
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