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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 20, 1991: US05041129 (834 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an athroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongatyed tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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William D Richards, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical fastener. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, June 2, 1987: US04669473 (729 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener having at least one head portion and a filament portion arranged in a T configuration, wherein at least one end of the said at least one head portion is sharply pointed, so that when that head portion is implanted in body tissue, the head portion will attach itself secu ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 6, 1991: US05037422 (500 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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George P Honkanen, John C Strahan, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical cannula. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, April 7, 1987: US04655752 (337 worldwide citation)

A surgical cannula having a first seal member having a substantially conical shape and an opening at the tip thereof, and a second seal member having a substantially conical shape and a slit at the tip thereof, whereby (a) when an instrument is inserted into the cannula, the instrument can pass thro ...


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Norman J LeMaire III, Francis J DiFrancesco, Paul DiCarlo, Peter D Naugler, George J Sikora: Actuating forces transmission link and assembly for use in surgical instruments. Acufex Microsurgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 9, 1997: US05695522 (225 worldwide citation)

A link, and assembly and instrument using same, for transmitting actuating forces from an actuating member to a work member. The link includes a link body having a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end of the link body is movably interconnected with the work member by a distal interconnectio ...


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Ben K Graf, Thomas D Rosenberg, Joseph H Sklar, Michael C Ferragamo: Graft attachment device. Acufex Microsurgical, Fish & Richardson P C, July 8, 1997: US05645588 (219 worldwide citation)

A graft attachment device having an elongated body with a leading end and a trailing end, each defining an element for carrying a filament such as a suture. The body further defines at least one element for attaching to the body either a graft or a graft connection element which is in turn connected ...


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George P Honkanen: Surgical instrument. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, December 15, 1987: US04712545 (218 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool of the type comprising a first stationary jaw member and a second movable jaw member adapted for pivotal movement towards and away from the first stationary jaw member, wherein the second movable jaw member is attached to the first stationary jaw member by a first arcuate lug and gro ...


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Norman J LeMaire III, Francis J DiFrancesco, Paul DiCarlo, Peter D Naugler, George J Sikora: Actuating forces transmission link and assembly for use in surgical instruments. Acufex Microsurgical, Fish & Richardson P C, January 7, 1997: US05590570 (212 worldwide citation)

A link, and assembly and instrument using same, for transmitting actuating forces from an actuating member to a work member. The link includes a link body having a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end of the link body is movably interconnected with the work member by a distal interconnectio ...


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Rosenberg Thomas D: Method and instruments for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.. Acufex Microsurgical, August 14, 1991: EP0440991-A1 (145 worldwide citation)

The knee joint is inspected arthroscopically the patellar or semitendinosus tendon is harvested or another ACL substitute is obtained. Notchplasty is performed. A tibial tunnel (112) is drilled over a K-wire (96) from the front face of the tibia 20-25 mm below the knee joint to the attachment site o ...


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Cheryne M Malo, Ronald P Karzel: Suture manipulating instrument with grasping members. Acufex Microsurgical, Fish & Richardson P C, August 5, 1997: US05653716 (140 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument an outer hollow member having a passageway extending therethrough. A handle is disposed near its proximal end to enable manipulation of the outer member. An inner movable assembly reciprocates through the passageway. A distal end of the inner assembly is drivable distally throu ...