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Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue. Linvatec Corporation, September 21, 1993: US05246441 (383 worldwide citation)

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for displaying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical proced ...


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Arthur F Trott: Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation. Linvatec Corporation, December 5, 1995: US05472452 (349 worldwide citation)

A method and bone anchor assembly apparatus for attaching suture material to bone tissue includes a hollow anchor body having a rectilinearly-bounded transverse cross-section with a maximum dimension corresponding to the diameter of the bone tunnel drilled to receive the anchor. A longitudinally dis ...


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Fred Rexroth: Arthroscopic surgical instrument drive system. Linvatec Corporation, June 8, 1993: US05217478 (300 worldwide citation)

A motor-driven surgical instrument having particular use in arthroscopic procedures has its drive motor operation controllable entirely from a switch cluster mounted on the instrument handpiece. The switch cluster is curved to substantially follow the circumferential profile of the handpiece and the ...


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Charles L Beck Jr, E Paul France, Richard L Ellingson: Endosteal anchoring device for urging a ligament against a bone surface. Linvatec Corporation, Broadbent Hulse Pierce & Pate, May 27, 1997: US05632748 (286 worldwide citation)

An endosteal anchoring device for urging a ligament graft against a bone surface comprising an anchoring body, a member for resisting slippage of the anchoring body into the periphery of a bone tunnel under ligament tension, a member for avoiding puncturing, piercing or tearing of cross-fibers of th ...


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Randall D Ross, Kevin J Bassetti: Bioabsorbable interference bone fixation screw. Linvatec Corporation, November 28, 1995: US05470334 (283 worldwide citation)

An interference bone fixation screw fabricated from bioabsorbable material includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end and a screw thread disposed therealong from the proximal end to the distal end. A drive recess is formed in the body to extend longitudinally from the proximal end toward th ...


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Steven E Fitts, A Frank Trott, James Gross, Lloyd Diamond, Steven T Jones, Sharon K Anderson: Bioabsorbable threaded soft tissue anchor system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, August 1, 2000: US06096060 (247 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable soft tissue anchor system comprising a cannulated soft tissue anchor for being turned through soft tissue, and a driver for driving the anchor and method for attaching soft tissue at a selected site of implantation. The soft tissue anchor is an elongated unitary body having a threade ...


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Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and in vivo method and apparatus for deploying same. Linvatec Corporation, Epstein Edell & Retzer, July 14, 1992: US05129906 (245 worldwide citation)

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for deploying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical procedu ...


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Stephen J Snyder: Suture shuttle device. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, October 5, 1993: US05250053 (242 worldwide citation)

A flexible, elongated suture passing device or shuttle capable of advancing monofilament or multi-stranded suture material to a remote work site. The suture shuttle is formed of a plurality of woven or braided fiber strands which are coated, over all but a central portion of the strands, with a mate ...


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Arthur F Trott: Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation. Linvatec Corporation, December 13, 1994: US05372604 (240 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for anchoring suture to bone includes an anchor formed by twisting a wire to provide a loop with two legs extending distally from the twist. Each leg bends outwardly through 180.degree. to define respective knee segments between inner and outer leg segments, the outer leg segm ...


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R Glen Coleman: Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, January 7, 1997: US05591207 (221 worldwide citation)

A driving system and method for endoscopically inserting threaded suture anchors. The driving system incorporates a tubular guide adapted to receive a cylindrical drive shaft having a drive portion at its distal tip for engaging a threaded anchor and a stop member at its proximal end for enabling ro ...



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