09149267 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 1936 patents.

A method can include forming a bore in a bone of a patient and positioning a first anchor in the bore. The first anchor can have a self-locking adjustable suture construct extending therefrom that can include first and second adjustable loops. The first adjustable loop can be positioned about a first portion of the soft tissue and the second adjustable loop can be positioned about a second portion of the soft tissue different than the first portion. A coupling element carried by the second adjustable loop can be coupled to the first adjustable loop. An end of the adjustable suture construct can be tensioned to reduce a size of the first and second adjustable loops to couple the soft tissue to the bone.

Title
Method and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
Application Number
13/293825
Publication Number
9149267 (B2)
Application Date
November 10, 2011
Publication Date
October 6, 2015
Inventor
Ryan A Kaiser
Leesburg
IN, US
Gregory J Denham
Warsaw
IN, US
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Daniel Norton
Indianapolis
IN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/06
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/16
A61B 17/04
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