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Rickey D Hart, John T Rice: Surgical fastening system and method for using the same. Innovasive Devices, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 27, 1998: US05827298 (522 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system for attaching one piece of tissue to another piece of tissue. The system comprises a surgical fastener, an installation tool for deploying the surgical fastener in tissue, and a method for using the same.


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, December 7, 1993: US05268001 (485 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener for fixing either a suture or a rivet within a predrilled bone hole includes an expandable sleeve having an axial bore and a pin forcibly insertible into the axial bore, the expandable sleeve being configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone, at least a portion of the pin ...


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Rickey D Hart: Suture attachment device. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, May 20, 1997: US05630824 (422 worldwide citation)

A suture locking button is described. The device includes a base element with a first axial passage for receiving at least one, and preferably two, suture filaments that is attached via a frangible membrane to a locking dement. The locking dement is adapted for movement from a first position, where ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, March 10, 1998: US05725529 (386 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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Dennis McDevitt: Suture anchor assembly and methods. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, July 1, 1997: US05643321 (322 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor assembly is described which includes an elongated insertion stem and an approximately cylindrical anchoring element having an axial channel for receiving the insertion stem. In its nonexpended state, the anchoring element can be placed into a pre-filled opening in a bone. An expander ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, June 15, 1999: US05911721 (321 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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Dennis McDevitt: Suture anchor assembly and methods. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, July 22, 1997: US05649963 (284 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor assembly is described which includes an elongated insertion stem and an approximately cylindrical anchoring dement having an axial channel for receiving the insertion stem. In its nonexpended state, the anchoring dement can be placed into a pre-drilled opening in a bone. An expander ...


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Rickey D Hart, John T Rice: Surgical fastening system and method for using the same. Innovasive Devices, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, December 1, 1998: US05843084 (278 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system for attaching one piece of tissue to another piece of tissue. The system comprises a surgical fastener, an installation tool for deploying the surgical fastener in tissue, and a method for using the same.


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Dennis McDevitt, John Rice: Suture anchor assembly and methods. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, September 29, 1998: US05814071 (238 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor assembly is described which includes an elongated insertion stem and an approximately cylindrical anchoring element having an axial channel for receiving the insertion stem. In its nonexpanded state, the anchoring element can be placed into a pre-drilled opening in a bone. An expande ...


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Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Suture tensioning device. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, November 25, 1997: US05690655 (238 worldwide citation)

A suture tensioning device is described that comprises first and second jaws in facing relationship and oriented in parallel to each other. The first and second jaws are disposed in relative slidable engagement so that one of the jaws is adapted for parallel movement towards and away from the other ...