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An anchor for securing tissue to bone can include a flexible first tubular member, a flexible second tubular member, and a first suture member. The first tubular member can include a first wall defining a first passage between first and second ends. The second tubular member can include a second wall defining a second passage between first and second ends. The first suture member can couple the first tubular member and the second tubular member. The first suture member can pass through the first wall and the first passage and the second wall and the second passage. The first tubular member and the second tubular member can engage each other and deform to form an anchoring mass upon tensioning the first suture member. A method of preparing an anchor for securing tissue to bone and a method of securing a tissue to a bone are also provided.

Title
Flexible anchors for tissue fixation
Application Number
13/177153
Publication Number
8652172 (B2)
Application Date
July 6, 2011
Publication Date
February 18, 2014
Inventor
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Chris Palese
South Whitley
IN, US
Daniel Norton
Indianapolis
IN, US
Gregory J Denham
Warsaw
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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