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Gene P DiPoto, Denise D Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Cerier, Jose E Lizardi, Russell Warren: Expandable suture anchor. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, September 28, 1999: US05957953 (506 worldwide citation)

An adjustably expandable suture anchor is provided. The suture anchor includes a pair of members, one of which includes a suture mount, which are configured to be secured together in a selected one of a plurality of positions to cause one of the members to expand by an amount that corresponds to the ...


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Jose E Lizardi: Knotless suture system and method. Mitek Surgical Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 21, 1998: US05782864 (419 worldwide citation)

A system for anchoring tissue to bone includes a suture anchor, a first loop of suture thread attached to the suture anchor, a suture needle and a second loop of suture thread which is attached to the suture needle, the first and second suture loops are interlocked with one another. The suture needl ...


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Jose E Lizardi: Knotless suture anchor system and method of use. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 4, 2003: US06527795 (273 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor system includes a suture anchor, a first loop of suture thread attached to the suture anchor, a suture needle, and a second loop of suture thread which is attached to the suture needle. The first and second suture loops are interlocked with one another. The suture anchor is preferabl ...


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Jose E Lizardi, John D Unger: Protective carrier for suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, D E Denninger, June 13, 1995: US05423860 (251 worldwide citation)

A protective carrier having a sleeve body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a passageway extending longitudinally between them. One or more elements are disposed in the passageway proximate to the distal end for interlocking with a suture anchor to capture the suture anchor at least partially w ...


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Joseā€² E Lizardi: Knotless bioabsorbable suture anchor system and method. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 4, 2003: US06641596 (210 worldwide citation)

A knotless suture system for anchoring tissue to bone is provided. The system includes a suture anchor configured to radially expand into bone. The suture anchor has a proximal end and a distal end with a bore formed therein. The system further includes a first loop of suture thread attached to the ...


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Jose E Lizardi: Suture anchor system and method of use. DePuy Mitek, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 3, 2005: US06887259 (196 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor system includes a suture anchor, having a flexible suture eyelet attached thereto, which serves as a flexible interface for a suture strand. The suture anchor is preferably bioabsorbable, and it has a flared feature on one side of the second or proximal end thereof. The flared featur ...


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Joseph A Cherry, Victor B Agbodoe, Raphael F Meloul, Jose E Lizardi: Skull clamp pin assembly. Codman & Shurtleff, Michael O Tatlow, March 30, 1993: US05197965 (125 worldwide citation)

A pin assembly for use in a skull clamp having a cylindrical non-metallic housing and a metallic rigid pin with a conical point fitted in the non-metallic housing. The non-metallic housing has fingers extending from a cavity in the surface of the housing and are positioned at an angle towards the pi ...


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Jose E Lizardi: Knotless bioabsorbable suture anchor system and method. DePuy Mitek, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 3, 2008: US07381213 (116 worldwide citation)

A knotless suture system for anchoring tissue to bone is provided. The system includes a suture anchor configured to radially expand into bone. The suture anchor has a proximal end and a distal end with a bore formed therein. The system further includes a first loop of suture thread attached to the ...


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Jose E Lizardi, Daniel A Perkins: Tissue grasper/suture passer instrument. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, January 23, 2007: US07166116 (72 worldwide citation)

A needle passer instrument for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including arthroscopy. The instrument has upper and lower jaws for engaging tissue and a handle. A removable needle engaging cartridge is mounted to the upper jaw. A surgical needle with attached suture is mounted in a nee ...


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Nathan Cauldwell, Jonathan Howe, Gregory R Whittaker, Gary McAlister, Jose E Lizardi: Suture anchor with pulley. DePuy Mitek, May 1, 2012: US08167906 (70 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for anchoring suture to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a cannulated suture anchor is provided and it includes a suture-engaging member formed therein and configured to receive a suture therearound such that trailing ends of the suture can extend through the sutur ...