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Ben K Graf, Thomas D Rosenberg, Joseph H Sklar, Michael C Ferragamo: Graft attachment device and method of using same. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denniner, April 26, 1994: US05306301 (306 worldwide citation)

A graft attachment device having an elongated body with a leading end and a trailing end, each defining an element for carrying a filament such as a suture. The body further defines at least one element for attaching to the body either a graft or a graft connection element which is in turn connected ...


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Michael C Ferragamo: Graft attachment device and method of attachment. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, June 23, 1998: US05769894 (301 worldwide citation)

A tissue graft is secured within a bone passage by providing a graft fixation member sized to pass through the bone passage, attaching a suture having a pair of free ends to the tissue graft and tying the suture to the fixation member so that the free ends pass through an opening in the fixation dev ...


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Clair L Strohl Jr, Michael C Ferragamo, Donald A Kay, Alan R Shapiro, Gary R Whipple: Method and apparatus for catheter location determination. Pharmacia Deltec, Peterson Wicks Nemer & Kamrath, March 6, 1990: US04905698 (263 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus (10) for determining accurately the location of the tip (14) of a catheter (16) inside biological tissue is disclosed including a locator (34) having a coil (38) wound axially on a core (36) and a detector (12) in the form of a coil (28) wound on a core (24) removably position ...


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Ben K Graf, Thomas D Rosenberg, Joseph H Sklar, Michael C Ferragamo: Graft attachment device. Acufex Microsurgical, Fish & Richardson P C, July 8, 1997: US05645588 (224 worldwide citation)

A graft attachment device having an elongated body with a leading end and a trailing end, each defining an element for carrying a filament such as a suture. The body further defines at least one element for attaching to the body either a graft or a graft connection element which is in turn connected ...


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Paul A Torrie, Michael C Ferragamo, Rebecca Blough, Anthony Miniaci, Lázló Hangody, Zoltán Kárparti: Repairing cartilage. Smith & Newhew, Fish & Richardson PPC, March 19, 2002: US06358253 (213 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing cartilage (e.g., articular cartilage on the femur) and a set of instruments used in the method are provided. The damaged cartilage is removed from the bone to expose the underlying bone, grafts covered with cartilage (e.g., hyaline cartilage) are harvested from elsewhere in the ...


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Paul A Torrie, Michael C Ferragamo, Rebecca Blough, Anthony Miniaci, Lazlo Hangody, Zoltan Karparti: Repairing cartilage. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, November 14, 2000: US06146385 (199 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing cartilage (e.g., articular cartilage on the femur) and a set of instruments used in the method are provided. The damaged cartilage is removed from the bone to expose the underlying bone, grafts covered with cartilage (e.g., hyaline cartilage) are harvested from elsewhere in the ...


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Charles H Brown, Bernard J Bourque, Rebecca A Blough, Michael C Ferragamo, Raymond A Bojarski, Paul Alexander Torrie, Ben K Graf, Fraser Harvie, Steve Ek: Sheaths for implantable fixation devices. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, October 9, 2007: US07279008 (83 worldwide citation)

A sheath for organizing soft tissue includes a first tube having a flexible body sized and shaped to receive a fixation device, and a second tube coupled to the first tube having a flexible body sized and shaped to receive a soft tissue graft. A method for implanting soft tissue in a bone tunnel inc ...


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Michael C Ferragamo, Joseph H Sklar: Knot pusher. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, June 2, 1998: US05759189 (78 worldwide citation)

A knot pusher includes a shaft with a distal nose configured for pushing a suture knot. The nose has a surface with a an open suture receiving recess. A securing member is arranged for movement between a closed position and an open position. In its closed position, the securing member at least parti ...


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Ben K Graf, Michael C Ferragamo, Rebecca A Blough, Charles H Brown Jr: Graft anchor. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson PC, January 8, 2002: US06336940 (77 worldwide citation)

A graft anchor includes an anchor member for placement in bone tissue. The anchor member defines an opening. An inner member is insertably securable into the anchor member opening. A fastener is configured such that insertion and securing of the inner member into the anchor member opening results in ...


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Ben K Graf, Michael C Ferragamo, Rebecca A Blough, Charles H Brown Jr: Graft anchor. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, May 15, 2001: US06231606 (57 worldwide citation)

A graft anchor includes an anchor member for placement in bone tissue. The anchor member defines an opening. An inner member is insertably securable into the anchor member opening. A fastener is configured such that insertion and securing of the inner member into the anchor member opening results in ...