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Steven E Fitts, A Frank Trott, James Gross, Lloyd Diamond, Steven T Jones, Sharon K Anderson: Bioabsorbable threaded soft tissue anchor system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, August 1, 2000: US06096060 (257 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable soft tissue anchor system comprising a cannulated soft tissue anchor for being turned through soft tissue, and a driver for driving the anchor and method for attaching soft tissue at a selected site of implantation. The soft tissue anchor is an elongated unitary body having a threade ...


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A Frank Trott: Endoscopic suturing needle. Linvatec Corporation, Rosenblatt & Associates, May 17, 1994: US05312422 (216 worldwide citation)

A suturing needle is illustrated which can engage a suture to an outer housing, thereby presenting a relatively smooth surface at the distal end of the apparatus to minimize tissue trauma. A lock feature prevents unexpected extension of the needle from the outer housing which could release the sutur ...


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A Frank Trott: Rotatable surgical burr. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, December 22, 1998: US05851208 (170 worldwide citation)

An elongated, rotatable surgical cutting instrument having a rotatable cutting element at the distal end of a bendable non-rotating elongated outer member. The instrument enables operation of various cutting devices such as a bendable rotatable burr. In one embodiment the cutting element is rotatabl ...


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A Frank Trott: Endoscopic suturing needle. Linvatec Corporation, Rosenblatt & Associates, December 12, 1995: US05474565 (162 worldwide citation)

A suturing needle is illustrated which can engage a suture to an outer housing, thereby presenting a relatively smooth surface at the distal end of the apparatus to minimize tissue trauma. A lock feature prevents unexpected extension of the needle from the outer housing which could release the sutur ...


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A Frank Trott, Joseph Fucci, Robert C Hackett, T Dan Moore, Mark A Bellafiore, Sam R Marchand, Anne F Booth: Cannulated tissue anchor system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, November 14, 2000: US06146387 (130 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting a cannulated tissue anchor during endoscopic surgical procedures. The system incorporates an elongated generally cylindrical tissue anchor having a plurality of barbs outwardly extending from its body and a transverse head situated at its proximal end. The head is elongated al ...


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A Frank Trott, Bennie W Gladdish Jr: Surgical drill guide. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, October 13, 1992: US05154720 (123 worldwide citation)

A drill guide is disclosed in which a cylindrical guide tube is secured to a handle so that it may not be easily longitudinally moved in either direction without the user engaging a thumb activated locking mechanism. The cylindrical guide tube passes through a conically tapered cylindrical bore with ...


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A Frank Trott, Sam R Marchand, Anne F Booth: Cannulated tissue anchor insertion system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, June 13, 2000: US06074395 (99 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting a cannulated tissue anchor during endoscopic or other surgical procedures. The system incorporates an insertion instrument for inserting into a surgical site of implantation an elongated generally cylindrical tissue anchor having, for example, a plurality of barbs outwardly ex ...


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Joseph Fucci, A Frank Trott: Suture anchor driver with suture retainer. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, October 27, 1998: US05827291 (72 worldwide citation)

An elongated suture anchor driver having a suture retaining means at its proximal end. The driver receives a suture anchor at its distal tip and has a throughbore for enabling suture attached to the suture anchor to pass through the driver from its distal end to its proximal end. The proximal end of ...


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A Frank Trott: Wrenchless collect for surgical blade. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, March 24, 1998: US05729904 (70 worldwide citation)

A wrenchless collet for attaching a surgical saw blade to an oscillating handpiece. The collet is provided within a housing attached to the handpiece and contains a clamping means for holding the blade and a bi-stable operating mechanism capable of holding the clamping means in either an open positi ...


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Joseph Fucci, Fred B Dinger III, A Frank Trott, Kenneth M Adams, William F Mazurek: Bendable variable angle rotating shaver. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, May 2, 1995: US05411514 (64 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting instrument having an elongated rotatable inner member provided with a cutting edge at its distal tip, the inner member adapted to rotate within an elongated outer tube having a window adjacent its distal end adapted to cooperate with the cutting edge of the inner member. The outer ...