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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, December 12, 2000: US06159234 (374 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. A suture retainer is moved along first and second sections of a suture toward the body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between the suture retainer and the body tissue, the first and second sect ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, January 4, 2000: US06010525 (330 worldwide citation)

Improved method is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. A suture retainer is moved along first and second sections of a suture toward the body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between the suture retainer and the body tissue, the first and second section ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Mark V Brillhart: Surgical devices assembled using heat bonable materials. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, January 14, 1997: US05593425 (327 worldwide citation)

Surgical devices such as implants or suture fastenings are assembled from a plurality of discrete components, one of which components includes a heat bondable plastic material for bonding the components together. At least two components are bonded to each other by the applying heat to the heat bonda ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Peter M Bonutti, Paul D Bianco, Martin Fleit, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, May 27, 2003: US06569187 (317 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. A suture retainer is moved along first and second sections of a suture toward the body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between the suture retainer and the body tissue, the first and second sect ...


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Peter M Bonutti, James S Hawkins: Expandable cannula having longitudinal wire and method of use. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, June 14, 1994: US05320611 (307 worldwide citation)

Cannulas for surgical and medical use expand along their entire lengths. The cannulas are inserted through tissue when in an unexpanded condition and with a small diameter. The cannulas are then expanded radially outwardly to give a full-size instrument passage. Expansion of the cannulas occurs agai ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Mark V Brillhart: Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, April 7, 1998: US05735875 (303 worldwide citation)

Surgical devices such as implants or suture fastenings are assembled from a plurality of discrete components, one of which components includes a heat bondable plastic material for bonding the components together. At least two components are bonded to each other by the applying heat to the heat bonda ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, November 5, 2002: US06475230 (249 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between a suture retainer and the body tissue, the suture is gripped with the suture retainer by plastically deforming material of the suture retainer. One ...


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Peter M Bonutti, James S Hawkins: Expandable cannula. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, October 5, 1999: US05961499 (241 worldwide citation)

Cannulas for surgical and medical use expand along their entire lengths. The cannulas are inserted through tissue when in an unexpanded condition and with a small diameter. The cannulas are then expanded radially outwardly to give a full-size instrument passage. Expansion of the cannulas occurs agai ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Mark V Brillhart: Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, May 9, 2000: US06059817 (231 worldwide citation)

Surgical devices such as implants or suture fastenings are assembled from a plurality of discrete components, one of which components includes a heat bondable plastic material for bonding the components together. At least two components are bonded to each other by the applying heat to the heat bonda ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Mark V Brillhart: Interconnecting bone across a fracture. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, July 27, 1999: US05928267 (198 worldwide citation)

Surgical devices such as implants or suture fastenings are assembled from a plurality of discrete components, one of which components includes a heat bondable plastic material for bonding the components together. At least two components are bonded to each other by the applying heat to the heat bonda ...