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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Locking mechanism for use with a slotted suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, December 14, 1993: US05269809 (538 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism having a locking element carried by one or more strands of suture material. One end of the suture is attachable to an anchor having a slot extending from a trailing end of the anchor toward a leading end. A portion of the suture is at least partially disposable in the slot. A sep ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, July 6, 1993: US05224946 (487 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, August 17, 1993: US05236445 (485 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor, for securing a suture to a bone, has an open proximal end and a body that tapers to a solid distal tip. The anchor is placed deep in a borehole in a bone using an insertion instrument that is inserted through the open proximal end of the anchor. The tip of the instrument is a spherica ...


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Gene P DiPoto, Jeffrey C Cerier, Russell F Warren, Gerard S Carlozzi, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer, Alan A Small: Suture anchor and driver assembly. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, November 2, 1993: US05258016 (438 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor and anchor driver device for securely and accurately positioning and installing the suture anchor in place. The anchor has a rounded or pointed head and one or more ridges around it to help force fit the anchor into a hole and to hold it in place. A suture is positioned through the a ...


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Lehmann K Li, James P O Leary: Locking filament caps. American Cyanamid Company, Mark J Pandiscio, Douglas E Denninger, November 2, 1993: US05258015 (423 worldwide citation)

An improved locking cap for mounting on the smooth flexible filament of a surgical fastener wherein the locking cap is of a thin flat washer-like shape with gripping elements for engaging the filament and locking the cap in position relative to the filament.


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Meagher Edward C: Anastomotic staple with fluid dispensing capillary. Tyco Healthcare Group, Meagher Edward C, DOUGLAS E Denninger Esq, December 9, 2004: WO/2004/105621 (413 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener for use with an anastomosis of two tissues includes a base leg and an upright leg. The base leg is selectively deformable and includes a traumatic tip for piecing tissue. The surgical fastener also includes at least one capillary disposed on the base leg which has a reservoir def ...


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Jeffrey C Cerier, Russell F Warren, Gerard S Carlozzi: Suture anchor and driver assembly. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, John A Artz, March 31, 1992: US05100417 (356 worldwide citation)

An anchor and anchor driver device for securely and accurately positioning and installing a bone (suture) anchor in place are disclosed. The bone anchor has a rounded or pointed head and a series of ridges around it which are used to help force fit the anchor into a hole and to hold it in place. A s ...


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Richard P Rego Jr, Bernard J Bourque: Interference implant. American Cyanamid Co, Douglas E Denninger, November 15, 1994: US05364400 (331 worldwide citation)

A surgical interference implant including an elongated body formed of a biocompatible material and having a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end defines an element for engaging a driver, and lacks an enlarged head member. The body defines a conical region having a smooth outer surface whi ...


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Thomas D Rosenberg: Method for ACL reconstruction. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, August 18, 1992: US05139520 (317 worldwide citation)

An improved method of reconstructing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is disclosed. Unique instruments and systems for use with the method are also disclosed. The knee joint is inspected arthroscopically to confirm the rupture and possibly take care of other defects. The patellar tendon or se ...


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Thomas D Rosenberg, Gerard S Carlozzi, William J Reimels: Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, October 6, 1992: US05152790 (311 worldwide citation)

A ligament graft replacement system (10) having an anchor assembly (16) on one end. The anchor assembly (16) includes an insert member (18), a threaded sleeve (22) and a rotatable ring (20) to which the graft (24) is attached. A harvested or synthetic graft (24) used as a replacement for a torn liga ...