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Caspari Richard B, Trott Arthur Frank, Bays Barry F: A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery.. Concept, May 10, 1989: EP0315371-A2 (125 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument (20) for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle (56) for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws (34, 44), and a suture feed mechanism (68) for feeding suture material (90) through the hollow nee ...


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Caspari Richard B, Chervitz Alan, Fallin Thomas Wade, Hart Rickey D, Justin Daniel F, Perkins Daniel A: Connector device and method for surgically joining and securing flexible tissue repair members. Innovasive Devices, July 7, 1999: EP0926990-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A connector delivery device and method include a rod frangibly affixed to an inner member and a support member slidable around the rod. The support member is adapted to support an outer member for movement relative to the inner member for forming a snap fit therebetween, the snap fit for trapping fl ...


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Caspari Richard B, Roberts Jeffrey G, Treace James T: Prothese pour larticulation du genou, Knee joint prosthesis. Zimmer, MARKS & CLERK, July 9, 1991: CA2073328

A knee joint prosthesis includes tibial (12) and femoral (14) components and a bearing insert (60) designed for unicompartmentalprosthetic total knee replacement and can be implanted using arthroscopic surgical techniques. The tibial and femoralprosthesis components have channels or portals (76, 132 ...


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Caspari Richard B, Roberts Jeffrey G, Treace James T: Methode et appareil pour remplacer un genou prothetique sous arthroscopie, Method and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement. Zimmer, Zimmer, MARKS & CLERK, July 25, 1991: CA2073349

Methods and apparatus for prosthetic knee replace-ment permit preparation of tibial plateau and femoral con-dyle surfaces and implant of tibial and femoral prosthesescomponents with the use of arthroscopic surgical tech-niques. The bone surfaces are resected by moving a rotat-ing milling cutter(138) ...


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Caspari Richard B, Roberts Jeffrey G, Treace James T: Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement. Zimmer, EPSTEIN Robert H, July 25, 1991: WO/1991/010408

Methods and apparatus for prosthetic knee replacement permit preparation of tibial plateau and femoral condyle surfaces and implant of tibial and femoral prostheses components with the use of arthroscopic surgical techniques. The bone surfaces are resected by moving a rotating milling cutter (138) l ...


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Caspari Richard B, Roberts Jeffrey G, Treace James T: Knee joint prosthesis. Zimmer, EPSTEIN Robert H, July 25, 1991: WO/1991/010412

A knee joint prosthesis includes tibial (12) and femoral (14) components and a bearing insert (60) designed for unicompartmental prosthetic total knee replacement and can be implanted using arthroscopic surgical techniques. The tibial and femoral prosthesis components have channels or portals (76, 1 ...


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Caspari Richard B, Chervitz Alan, Fallin Thomas Wade, Hart Rickey D, Justin Daniel F, Perkins Daniel A: Connector device and method for surgically joining and securing flexible tissue repair members. Innovasive Devices, HARTT Jacqueline E, February 4, 1999: WO/1999/004698

A connector for joining sections of flexible material includes inner and outer members that snap fit together by passing the bore of the outer member over the inner member to capture and secure ends of flexible material such as sutures. The flexible material is fitted into a bore in the inner member ...


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Caspari Richard B, Chervitz Alan, Fallin Thomas Wade, Hart Rickey D, Justin Daniel F, Perkins Daniel A: Device and method for delivering a connector for surgically joining and securing flexible tissue repair members. Innovasive Devices, HARTT Jacqueline E, February 4, 1999: WO/1999/004699

A connector delivery device and method include a rod frangibly affixed to an inner member and a support member slidable around the rod. The support member is adapted to support an outer member for movement relative to the inner member for forming a snap fit therebetween, the snap fit for trapping fl ...