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Pertti Tormala, Olli Karhi, Markku Tamminmaki: Device for installing a tissue fastener. Bionx Implants Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 4, 2000: US06010513 (234 worldwide citation)

The device of the present invention is designed for repairing a tear in soft and/or tough tissue of a patient, such as a tear in the meniscus of the knee.


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Pertti Törmälä, Timo Pohjonen, Markku Tamminmaki: Surgical fastener for tissue treatment. Linvatec Biomaterials Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, February 17, 2004: US06692499 (203 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a surgical fastener or device (implant) formed in the shape of an arrow comprising a shaft with a proximal (first) portion having protrusions and a blunt end and a distal (second) portion having protrusions and a pointed end, the protrusions of the proximal and dista ...


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Pertti Tormala, Pentti Rokkanen, Juha Laiho, Markku Tamminmaki, Seppo Vainionpaa: Material for osteosynthesis devices. Materials Consultants Oy, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, May 10, 1988: US04743257 (100 worldwide citation)

Surgical osteosynthesis composite material, which is self-reinforced i.e. it is formed about the absorbable polymer or copolymer matrix which is reinforced with the absorbable reinforcement units which have the same chemical element percentage composition as the matrix has.


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Pertti Tormala, Markku Tamminmaki, Pertti Helevirta, Dennis M Nigro: Bioabsorbable surgical implants for endoscopic soft tissue suspension procedure. Bionx Implants Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 18, 2000: US06015410 (77 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable surgical implant for use in supporting soft tissue in a superior position in the body is described. The surgical implant includes a shaft that connects the implant to a bone or hard tissue and a head secured to the shaft. The head of the implant has a concave lower surface so that a ...


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Markku Tamminmaki, Gert Kristensen, Peter Albrecht Olsen, Pertti Tormaala: Surgical implant. Biocon Oy, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, October 8, 1996: US05562704 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a surgical implant made of a polymer or a polymeric compound which is substantially absorbable in tissue and contains reinforcing structures made of a polymer or a polymeric compound. The implant has a body with a first end formed as a stem and a second end formed as ...


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Pertti Törmälä, Olli Karhi, Markku Tamminmaki: Device for installing a tissue fastener. Bionx Implants Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 1, 2002: US06457625 (24 worldwide citation)

The device of the present invention is designed for repairing a tear in soft and/or tough tissue of a patient, such as a tear in the meniscus of the knee. The device has a conduit, such as a cannula, that may be easily inserted into the patient and through which the fastener is delivered to the pati ...


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Markku Tamminmaki, Peter Albrecht Olsen, Gert Kristensen, Pertti Tormala: Surgical installation instrument. Biocon Oy, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, October 29, 1996: US05569264 (19 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for installing an implant in a living tissue. The instrument includes a frame including an installation channel that is adapted for receiving the implant and is adapted to be placed in connection with the tissue. The implant is inserted in the tissue when it exits the installat ...


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Pertti Tormala, Olli Karhi, Markku Tamminmaki: Device for installing a tissue fastener. Bionx Implants Oy, liu zhibeng, January 17, 2001: CN98811582

The device of the present invention is designed for repairing a tear in soft and/or tough tissue of a patient, such as a tear in the meniscus of the knee. The device has a conduit, such as a cannula, that may be easily inserted into the patient and through which the fastener is delivered to the pati ...


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Juha Laiho, Markku Tamminmaki, Pentti Rokkanen, Pertti Tormala, Taito Mikkonen: Absorbable material for fixation of tissues. Biocon Oy, HUANG JIAWEI YANG GANG, March 1, 1989: CN88104222

This invention describes self-reinforced, absorbable materials and devices or their parts or components for surgical fixation of damaged and/or operated tissues, which materials, devices or their parts or components comprise: matrix of an absorbable polymer or copolymer or of a polymer mixture, rein ...


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Pertti Tormala, Timo Pohjonen, Markku Tamminmaki: Surgical fastner for tissue treatment. Kenyon & Kenyon, May 16, 2002: US20020058966-A1

The present invention relates to a surgical fastener or device (implant) formed in the shape of an arrow comprising a shaft with a proximal (first) portion having protrusions and a blunt end and a distal (second) portion having protrusions and a pointed end, the protrusions of the proximal and dista ...