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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Method for anchoring suture to bone. Mitek Surgical Products, September 10, 1991: US05046513 (602 worldwide citation)

A method for anchoring suture to bone, wherein the method comprises the steps of (1) providing a suture anchor of the sort comprising (a) a coupling member, (b) at least one barb, said barb having a first end and a second end and being curved in its normal unstressed state and being capable of being ...


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Roland F Gatturna: Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, November 6, 1990: US04968315 (477 worldwide citation)

A novel suture anchor comprising (a) a coupling member having a first end portion and a reduced second end portion, and a shoulder formed at the junction of the first end portion and the reduced second end portion, (b) at least one barb, the barb having a first end and a second end and being curved ...


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Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 7, 1990: US04946468 (466 worldwide citation)

A new and improved suture anchor of the sort adapted to anchor an intermediate portion of a piece of conventional suture in bone, and a new and improved installation tool for deploying the same, said installation tool being adapted to releasably hold at least one curved needle which is attached to s ...


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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Suture anchor. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 6, 1990: US04898156 (452 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for anchoring one end of a conventional suture to bone comprising a coupling member, at least one barb made of a resilient elastic material projecting from said coupling member, and structure for use in attaching one end of a suture to said suture anchor. The coupling member and the ...


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Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, March 26, 1991: US05002550 (443 worldwide citation)

A new and improved suture anchor of the sort adapted to anchor an intermediate portion of a piece of conventional suture in bone, and a new and improved installation tool for deploying the same, said installation tool being adapted to releasably hold at least one curved needle which is attached to s ...


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Jose E Lizardi: Knotless suture system and method. Mitek Surgical Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 21, 1998: US05782864 (419 worldwide citation)

A system for anchoring tissue to bone includes a suture anchor, a first loop of suture thread attached to the suture anchor, a suture needle and a second loop of suture thread which is attached to the suture needle, the first and second suture loops are interlocked with one another. The suture needl ...


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Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor and installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 4, 1993: US05207679 (387 worldwide citation)

A system for attaching an object to a workpiece including an anchor assembly and an installation tool is provided. The anchor assembly includes a body and at least two barbs. The body has a first portion having a first end, a reduced second portion having a second end and a middle portion connecting ...


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James E Nicholson, Roland F Gatturna: Suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, February 13, 1990: US04899743 (370 worldwide citation)

A novel suture anchor installation tool which comprises an elongated member having a first end and a second end and a slot extending from the first end towards the second end, the slot being sized to snugly accommodate the suture anchor's barb, whereby the suture anchor may be attached to the elonga ...


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John T Rice, Richard F Wenstrom Jr: Suture anchor and installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 8, 1993: US05217486 (359 worldwide citation)

A system for attaching an object to a workpiece including an anchor and an installation tool is provided. The anchor includes a body having a transverse cross-section slightly smaller than the transverse cross-section of a hole in a surface of the workpiece in which it is to be deployed, and at leas ...


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Pamela A Jacob, Edward F Hoyle: Apparatus and method for binding a first layer of material to a second layer of material. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, April 13, 1999: US05893856 (311 worldwide citation)

A fastener for binding a layer of mammalian soft tissue to a mammalian bone includes a body portion for disposition in a bore in the bone, the body portion having means thereon for resisting movement of the body portion from the bore. The fastener further includes gripper portions extending from the ...