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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 20, 1991: US05041129 (849 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an athroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongatyed tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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John O Hayhurst: Method and apparatus for anchoring and manipulating cartilage. Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, May 3, 1988: US04741330 (804 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for anchoring and manipulating cartilage within a joint during arthroscopic surgery by piercing the cartilage with a hollow needle, in the tip of which is lodged an elongate anchoring device having a suture attached thereto. The free end of the suture passes through the bore o ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Locking mechanism for use with a slotted suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, December 14, 1993: US05269809 (538 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism having a locking element carried by one or more strands of suture material. One end of the suture is attachable to an anchor having a slot extending from a trailing end of the anchor toward a leading end. A portion of the suture is at least partially disposable in the slot. A sep ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 6, 1991: US05037422 (500 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier, Paul DiCarlo, James W Dwyer: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, July 6, 1993: US05224946 (487 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, August 17, 1993: US05236445 (485 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor, for securing a suture to a bone, has an open proximal end and a body that tapers to a solid distal tip. The anchor is placed deep in a borehole in a bone using an insertion instrument that is inserted through the open proximal end of the anchor. The tip of the instrument is a spherica ...


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John O Hayhurst: Anchoring and manipulating tissue. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, February 11, 1997: US05601557 (479 worldwide citation)

A method whereby an anchor member is configured to provide anchorage of its attached suture within a hole drilled in a bone.


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John O Hayhurst: Suture clip. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, January 7, 1992: US05078731 (463 worldwide citation)

Eliminates the need for tying knots in sutures. The clip (20) is slidable in an open position along sutures (12) that extend from a suturing site. With the clip (20) at the suturing site, the sutures (12) are tensed and the clip is forced into a closed position that fixes the position of the clip (2 ...


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John O Hayhurst: Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, May 23, 1995: US05417691 (391 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue is provided. The invention is directed to solving the problem of manipulating and anchoring tissue within a joint when access to that tissue is limited, for example, during arthroscopic surgery. The apparatus includes an anchor member (10 ...


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John O Hayhurst: Suturing system. Hancock Meininger & Porter, September 22, 1998: US05810848 (364 worldwide citation)

The suturing system includes a cannula that defines two adjacent lumens. One lumen carries a supply of anchor members that are joined together by a suture. The anchor members are moved by a supply rod, one at a time, from a lower lumen to an upper lumen. The upper lumen terminates in a sharpened tip ...