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Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (445 worldwide citation)

To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member enters the joint, pivotal movement occurs between the bones to change the orientation of the bones relative to each other. The wedge member may ...


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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: Method and apparatus for use in operating on a bone. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, July 11, 2000: US06086593 (313 worldwide citation)

The relationship between first and second portions of a bone in a patient's body is changed by moving a wedge member into a slot formed in the bone. Force is applied against hard cortical bone by the wedge member. This force pivots the first portion of the bone relative to the second portion of the ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Bone suture. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, September 12, 2000: US06117160 (286 worldwide citation)

An anchor connected with a suture is moved through a passage between opposite sides of a bone. The anchor is then pivoted to change its orientation. A second anchor is connected with the suture. While tension is maintained in the suture, the suture is secured against movement relative to the anchors ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, May 15, 2001: US06231592 (280 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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Timothy E Taylor, Christopher Zirps: Surgical instrument. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, June 20, 2000: US06077287 (268 worldwide citation)

A disposable surgical instrument (10) includes a flexible actuator cable (180) which transmits force to a movable part (34) to effect pivotal movement of the movable part. The flexible actuator cable (180) is made from cold-worked nickel--titanium wire.


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Peter M Bonutti: Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, March 7, 2000: US06033430 (265 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use in positioning a suture anchor includes a tubular outer member and an inner or pusher member. During assembly of the apparatus, a suture is positioned in a slot in the outer member. During use of the apparatus, the slot facilitates visualization of the position of the suture anc ...


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Francis A Papay, Bryan P Byerman: Bone anchoring system. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, February 11, 2003: US06517542 (261 worldwide citation)

A new bone anchoring system comprises a bone screw and a mechanical insert received in a central bore of the bone screw. The bone screw defines a self-tapping, self-boring tip for easy bone insertion as well as through-holes or other openings for receipt of new bone growth. The insert can be replace ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Apparatus and method for use in positioning an anchor. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, November 6, 2001: US06312448 (258 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use in positioning an anchor includes a tubular outer member and an inner or pusher member. During use of the apparatus, a slot facilitates visualization of the position of the anchor relative to body tissue. An anchor retainer may be provided at one end of the tubular outer member ...