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Reinhold Schmieding: Suture anchor with attached disk. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, February 22, 2000: US06027523 (378 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor assembly for attachment of tissue to bone includes a suture anchor having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end having an opening. A filament strand is looped through the opening and is attached at either end to a disk. The disk has a central opening that accommodates a s ...


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Jeffery M Whelan: Method of loading tendons into the knee. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, July 6, 1999: US05918604 (320 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for loading ligament grafts into a joint. A longitudinal socket formed in a bone is intersected by a transverse pin. A flexible strand is drawn with the pin through the bone. A looped portion of the strand is diverted so as to protrude out of the entrance to the longitudinal socket ...


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R Donald Grafton, Barton W Bracy: Suture anchor with insert-molded suture. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, October 12, 1999: US05964783 (318 worldwide citation)

An insert-molded suture anchor having a biodegradable polymer body molded around a loop of suture. A drive head disposed on the proximal end of the body, and a screw thread spirals around the body. The suture is held securely within the anchor body by forming irregularities in the braided suture use ...


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Reinhold Schmieding: Interference screw and cannulated sheath for endosteal fixation of ligaments. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 18, 1993: US05211647 (308 worldwide citation)

An interference screw and a cannulated sheath for fixating ligaments. A graft, attached between previously cut bone blocks, is placed under tension in a graft tunnel. The sheath has a cutout at one end such that during screw insertion, the graft is covered by the sheath and protected from the thread ...


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Richard Metzler, Reinhold Schmieding, Peter M Schmid: Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture. Liebscherkunststofftechnik, Arthrex Medizinische Instrumente, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, August 9, 1994: US05336240 (293 worldwide citation)

A bone dowel assembly for attaching a tissue to a bone includes an approximately cylindrical shank having a continuous borehole which extends axially from a free end of the shank to a second end of the shank, and two slots in the outside surface of the shank which communicate with the borehole and e ...


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Jeffery M Whelan: Apparatus of loading tendons into the knee. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, October 17, 2000: US06132433 (265 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for loading ligament grafts into a joint. A longitudinal socket formed in a bone is intersected by a transverse pin. A flexible strand is drawn with the pin through the bone. A looped portion of the strand is diverted so as to protrude out of the entrance to the longitudinal socket ...


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R Donald Grafton, D Lawson Lyon, Brian Hallet: High strength suture material. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, April 6, 2004: US06716234 (219 worldwide citation)

A high strength abrasion resistant surgical suture material with improved tie down characteristics. The suture features a multifilament cover formed of braided strands of ultra high molecular weight long chain polyethylene and polyester. The cover surrounds a core formed of twisted strands of ultrah ...


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Stephen S Burkhart, R Donald Grafton, Peter J Dreyfuss: Interference fit knotless suture anchor fixation. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, November 4, 2003: US06641597 (218 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end. Projections in the form of ribs or threads are formed on the body for retaining the anchor in a hole formed in bone. An eyelet formed on the distal end of the body accepts suture. The eyelet preferably is formed by a loop of sut ...


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Neal ElAttrache, Stephen S Burkhart, Peter Dreyfuss: Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, April 8, 2003: US06544281 (217 worldwide citation)

A method for securing soft tissue to bone with excellent pull-out strength which does not require the surgeon to tie suture knots to secure the tissue to the bone. A blind hole or socket is created in the bone at the location the graft is to be secured. Preferably, suture is then passed through the ...


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Reinhold Schmieding: Coring reamer. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 13, 1995: US05423823 (216 worldwide citation)

A coring reamer and method for creating a tibial tunnel and producing a bone graft for arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. A conventional guide pin is drilled through the tibia and removed. A collared guide pin is then inserted through the guide pin tunnel until the collar abuts ...