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Daniel R Lee, Thomas W Sander: Suture anchoring device and method. United States Surgical Corporation, January 2, 1996: US05480403 (433 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor includes a rivet for insertion into a predrilled bore hole in bone, and a setting pin which extends through an axial aperture in the rivet. Preferably the setting pin has barbed legs which are radially expandable to frictionally engage the walls of the bore hole to secure the anchor ...


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Daniel R Lee, Thomas W Sander: Suture anchor installation system. United States Surgical Corporation, October 11, 1994: US05354298 (417 worldwide citation)

The suture anchor installation system comprises a suture anchor assembly engaged with a suture anchor insertion tool. The suture anchor assembly features a two-piece suture anchor for insertion into a pre-drilled hole in a bone and at least one suture having at least one surgical needle affixed ther ...


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Thomas W Sander, Daniel R Lee, Robert B Gangnath, David Sarver: Orthopedic fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, February 24, 1998: US05720753 (306 worldwide citation)

Soft tissue is secured to bone with a surgical fastener having expandable legs. The surgical fastener is implanted into a predrilled hole in the bone and the legs are expanded by pulling a slidable pin with a flared distal end. The pin includes a breakaway notch and fins. The fastener may be fabrica ...


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Scott Larsen, Daniel R Lee: System for suture anchor placement. United States Surgical Corporation, September 7, 1999: US05948000 (285 worldwide citation)

A system for suture anchor placement includes an apparatus having a handle portion and an operating portion. The handle portion includes a spring, a needle park, and a member for releasably holding a length of the suture. The operating portion includes a sheath tube and a plunger rod slidably dispos ...


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Thomas W Sander, Daniel R Lee, Robert Gangnath: Orthopedic fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, February 3, 1998: US05713903 (285 worldwide citation)

Soft tissue is secured to bone with a surgical fastener having expandable legs. The surgical fastener is implanted into a predrilled hole in the bone and the legs are expanded by pulling a slidable pin with a flared distal end. The pin includes a breakaway notch. The fastener may be fabricated from ...


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Scott Larsen, Daniel R Lee: Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool. November 30, 1999: US05993459 (204 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor installation system includes a suture anchor, a loading unit, and a suture anchor installation tool. The suture anchor includes an elongated setting pin at least partially mounted within a longitudinal bore of a socket and slidably movable between a distal first position wherein at l ...


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Thomas W Sander, Robert Gangnath, Daniel R Lee: Orthopedic fastener applicator with rotational or longitudinal driver. United States Surgical Corporation, May 13, 1997: US05628751 (135 worldwide citation)

An instrument for applying an orthopedic fastener activated by a setting pin includes a member for abutting the fastener, a member for grasping the setting pin, and means for moving said members relative to each other. The instrument may be used endoscopically in conjunction with a cannula. An endos ...


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Thomas W Sander, Robert Gangnath, Daniel R Lee: Orthopedic fastener applicator kit. United States Surgical Corporation, July 1, 1997: US05643274 (110 worldwide citation)

An instrument for applying an orthopedic fastener activated by a setting pin includes a member for abutting the fastener, a member for grasping the setting pin, and means for moving said members relative to each other. The instrument may be used endoscopically in conjunction with a cannula. An endos ...


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Peter Barreiro, Daniel R Lee, Richard M Hammond, Peter Miller: Single shot meniscal repair device. United States Surgical, December 23, 2003: US06666872 (68 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener application apparatus for applying surgical fasteners of general U-shape to body tissue is provided which includes a housing having a handle portion and a trigger mechanism, an elongated body portion extending from the housing, the elongated body portion having generally annular ...


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Elliott A Gruskin, Daniel R Lee, Lloyd S Brown: Infection-resistant surgical devices and methods of making them. United States Surgical Corporation, July 9, 1996: US05534288 (54 worldwide citation)

Infection resistant surgical devices are prepared by impregnating a substrate with a composition containing glycerine and an antimicrobial agent, preferably a silver salt.