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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 20, 1991: US05041129 (849 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an athroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongatyed tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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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: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 6, 1991: US05037422 (500 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, 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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Alan A Small, Bernard J Bourque: Screw and driver. American Cyanamid Company, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, August 18, 1992: US05139499 (222 worldwide citation)

A screw and driver combination designed so that the screw is releasably axially couplable with the driver and so that the screw is positively rotatably engageable with the driver. The screw comprises an axial bore of circular cross section and a counterbore of polygonal cross section. The driver com ...


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Alan A Small, Bernard J Bourque: Screw and driver for securing a bone block. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, David A Warmbold, June 13, 1995: US05423819 (140 worldwide citation)

A screw and driver combination designed so that the screw is releasably axially couplable with the driver and so that the screw is positively rotatably engageable with the driver. The screw comprises an axial bore of circular cross section and a counterbore of polygonal cross section. The driver com ...


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