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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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Arthur F Trott: Rotary surgical tool. Concept, Frijouf Rust and Pyle, March 3, 1987: US04646738 (417 worldwide citation)

A rotatable surgical tool is disclosed for cutting and removing tissue from a patient. The tool includes an outer tubular member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. An inner tubular member has a distal end portion and a proximal end portion with the distal end portion of the inne ...


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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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Arthur F Trott: Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation. Linvatec Corporation, December 5, 1995: US05472452 (370 worldwide citation)

A method and bone anchor assembly apparatus for attaching suture material to bone tissue includes a hollow anchor body having a rectilinearly-bounded transverse cross-section with a maximum dimension corresponding to the diameter of the bone tunnel drilled to receive the anchor. A longitudinally dis ...


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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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Judy Lindstrom, W Lane Ector Jr, Arthur F Trott: Electrosurgery electrode. Concept, Frijouf Rust & Pyle, June 10, 1986: US04593691 (282 worldwide citation)

An improved electrosurgery electrode is disclosed for cooperation with an electrode holder connected to a source of electrical power. The improved electrode comprises a solid electrode shaft having a first and a second end with a shaft connector electrically connecting the first end of the electrode ...


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Arthur F Trott: Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation. Linvatec Corporation, December 13, 1994: US05372604 (259 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for anchoring suture to bone includes an anchor formed by twisting a wire to provide a loop with two legs extending distally from the twist. Each leg bends outwardly through 180.degree. to define respective knee segments between inner and outer leg segments, the outer leg segm ...


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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 ...