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Ray Bojarski, George Sikora, Paul Alexander Torrie, Steven Ek: Methods and devices for tissue repair. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, January 26, 2010: US07651509 (206 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes first and second fixation members, a flexible member coupled to the first and second fixation members, and a limiting element coupled to the flexible member. The limiting element is movable relative to the second fixation member and acts to limit loosening of the flexible membe ...


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Paul A Torrie, George Sikora, Raymond A Bojarski: Closure device and method for tissue repair. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, December 26, 2006: US07153312 (204 worldwide citation)

A surgical method includes positioning a fixation member relative to tissue, moving a flexible member coupled to the fixation member relative to the fixation member to bring two tissue surfaces together, and moving a retaining element coupled to the flexible member relative to the fixation member. T ...


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Alan E Shluzas, George Sikora: Suture-passing forceps. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, April 18, 2000: US06051006 (204 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument (e.g., suture-passing forceps) has a first jaw with a mount which supports a needled suture and a second jaw having a passage, which when aligned with the mount, is positioned to receive the needled suture. The second jaw is positioned relative to the mount in a manner which al ...


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George Sikora, Aaron Hecker, Charles H Brown Jr: Fixation device. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, December 16, 2008: US07465308 (113 worldwide citation)

A medical device that attaches to tissue without requiring stitching includes a tissue fixation device having a first sub-loop and a second sub-loop, and an assisting member disposed through the first sub-loop and through the second sub-loop. The tissue fixation device includes an adjustable, flexib ...


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George Sikora, Richard Beane, Russell F Stahl, Babs R Soller, Steven W Ek, Gary McCarthy, Bill Davis, Javier Verdura: Minimally invasive surgical apparatus. University of Massachusetts, David J Rikkers Esq, Peter C Lauro Esq, Lahive & Cockfield, November 27, 2001: US06322500 (92 worldwide citation)

The present invention encompasses tools and a tool-holding retractor assembly. The retractor assembly spreads an incision and holds the incision open. At least one extension device, having a tool holder on one end, attaches to the assembly. The holder includes a selectively locking multi-axis adjust ...


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George Sikora, Raymond A Bojarski, Aaron Hecker: Transmitting an actuating force along a curved instrument. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, February 17, 2009: US07491212 (43 worldwide citation)

In one aspect there is a curved medical instrument comprising an outer member and an inner member. The inner member has a curved portion at a distal region of the inner member. The outer member is concentrically and movably coupled to the inner member and has a flexible transmission mechanism at a d ...


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Steven W Ek, George Sikora: Bone resurfacing system and method. Arthrosurface, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, March 1, 2011: US07896883 (38 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to bone resurfacing. One embodiment includes a method for preparing an implant site in bone, comprising establishing a first working axis extending from said bone; establishing a second working axis extending from said bone, the second working axis is displaced from th ...


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Ray Bojarski, George Sikora, Paul Alexander Torrie, Steven Ek: Soft tissue attachment and repair. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, February 15, 2011: US07887551 (33 worldwide citation)

A surgical assembly includes a fastener, a retainer, and a flexible member. The fastener is configured to be secured within bone tissue. The flexible member connects the fastener to the retainer and is movably attached to the retainer such that pulling on a free end of the flexible member shortens a ...


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Steven W Ek, George Sikora: Trochlear resurfacing system and method. Arthrosurface Incorporated, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, March 5, 2013: US08388624 (24 worldwide citation)

A system for repairing a defect on an articular surface of a patient's trochlear region, the system comprising a guide block comprising a body having an exterior surface configured to engage with the saddle portion and ridge portions of the patient's trochlear region, a protrusion extending generall ...


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Raymond A Bojarski, George Sikora: Tissue anchor and insertion tool. SMITH & NEPHEW, Burns & Levinson, Joseph M Maraia, April 19, 2016: US09314235 (17 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool includes a shaft for receiving implants. The shaft defines a non-linear track. The tool includes a deployment member movable along the track to deploy the implants. An implant includes a body, and a plurality of alternating threads and flutes helically arranged about the body such th ...