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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, September 18, 1990: US04957498 (462 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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InBae Yoon: Multifunctional clip applier instrument. Law Offices Epstein Edell & Retzer, August 6, 1996: US05542949 (434 worldwide citation)

A multifunctional clip applier instrument includes an elongate instrument body having a proximal end received in a control housing, a distal end having one or two pairs of opposed forceps jaws spring biased apart, a plurality of surgical clips disposed in one or two clip magazines inserted into a cl ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Method of joining torn parts of bodily tissue in vivo with a biodegradable tack member. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 23, 1990: US04895148 (392 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a shaf ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Arthroscopic suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 2, 1990: US04890615 (376 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Method of arthroscopic suturing of tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, May 8, 1990: US04923461 (372 worldwide citation)

A method of suturing tissue in the body particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery requiring only small incisions or portals for insertion of diagnostic and surgical instruments includes the steps of inserting an instrument in the body having a distal end carrying relatively movable jaws with openi ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Repair tack for bodily tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 11, 1990: US04976715 (326 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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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 (259 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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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Tack and applicator for treating torn bodily material in vivo. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 5, 1989: US04884572 (241 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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Leon E Paulos, Thomas D Rosenberg, Randall D Ross: Washer for use with cancellous screw for attaching soft tissue to bone. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 29, 1991: US04988351 (232 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue washer for use with a cancellous screw for attaching soft tissue, such as ligaments, to bone has posts disposed on a distal face of a washer body to limit penetration of sharp pins extending from the distal face into soft tissue, an annular recess disposed is the distal face to receive ...


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Yoon Inbae, Samuel C Yoon: Suture devices particularly useful in endoscopic surgery. Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 24, 1991: US05074874 (214 worldwide citation)

Suture devices, primarily for use in endoscopic surgery, include a suture needle having a length of suture material attached thereto with a contractible loop or passage at the proximal end of the suture material to allow the suture needle to be passed therethrough, the loop or passage contracting to ...