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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Method for anchoring suture to bone. Mitek Surgical Products, September 10, 1991: US05046513 (602 worldwide citation)

A method for anchoring suture to bone, wherein the method comprises the steps of (1) providing a suture anchor of the sort comprising (a) a coupling member, (b) at least one barb, said barb having a first end and a second end and being curved in its normal unstressed state and being capable of being ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, December 7, 1993: US05268001 (485 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener for fixing either a suture or a rivet within a predrilled bone hole includes an expandable sleeve having an axial bore and a pin forcibly insertible into the axial bore, the expandable sleeve being configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone, at least a portion of the pin ...


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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Suture anchor. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, February 6, 1990: US04898156 (452 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for anchoring one end of a conventional suture to bone comprising a coupling member, at least one barb made of a resilient elastic material projecting from said coupling member, and structure for use in attaching one end of a suture to said suture anchor. The coupling member and the ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, March 10, 1998: US05725529 (386 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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James E Nicholson, Roland F Gatturna: Suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio and Kusmer, February 13, 1990: US04899743 (370 worldwide citation)

A novel suture anchor installation tool which comprises an elongated member having a first end and a second end and a slot extending from the first end towards the second end, the slot being sized to snugly accommodate the suture anchor's barb, whereby the suture anchor may be attached to the elonga ...


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James E Nicholson, Scott G Tromanhauser, Dale E Whipple: Apparatus for spinal fusion using implanted devices. Cortek, Frederick C Williams, August 1, 2000: US06096080 (337 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant replaces excised tissue removed during spine surgery. This implant includes fasteners which firmly attach it to vertebrae adjacent to excised tissue so as to transmit tension and torsional loads to and from those vertebrae. The body of the implant has through cavities into which bon ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, June 15, 1999: US05911721 (321 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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James E Nicholson, Scott G Tromanhauser, Dale E Whipple: Implant for spinal fusion. Cortek, Frederick C Williams, Williams & Associates, June 5, 2001: US06241769 (298 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant replaces excised tissue removed during spine surgery. This implant includes fasteners which firmly attach it to vertebrae adjacent to excised tissue so as to transmit tension and torsional loads to and from those vertebrae. The body of the implant has through cavities into which bon ...


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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Suture anchor. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 9, 1993: US05192303 (253 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for anchoring one end of a conventional suture to bone comprising a coupling member, at least one barb made of a resilient elastic material projecting form said coupling member, and means for attaching one end of a suture to said suture anchor. The coupling member and the at least on ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 25, 2003: US06524316 (245 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...