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Paul A Torrie, Graham Smith: Soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 16, 1997: US05667513 (399 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus includes a gripping device having fingers at the distal end and configured such that they can hold a soft tissue anchor about the head portion of the anchor. An actuating tube slides over the gripper and the fingers, thus holding the fingers and the contained ...


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Paul V Lucey, Paul A Torrie, C Vaughan Seifert, Graham Smith: Surgical instrument. Smith & Dyonics, Fish & Richardson P C, April 15, 1997: US05620415 (388 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument in which a surgical tool is carried distally of a bend region in a stationary support member by an assembly that transmits proximally applied forces through the bend region to both operate the surgical tool and selectively change the rotational orientation of the surgical tool ...


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Paul A Torrie, Gary P Tallent: Soft tissue anchors and systems for implantation. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, January 10, 1995: US05380334 (308 worldwide citation)

Surgical kits for the implantation of soft tissue-to-bone anchors and expandable, preferably bioabsorbable, soft tissue anchors. The surgical kits include an embodiment with an outer tube with an expandable anchor releasably attached to its distal end, for guiding the anchor into a predrilled hole; ...


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Allen H DeSatnick, Herbert D Marcus, Paul A Torrie: Tissue gripping and cutting assembly for surgical instrument. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, March 29, 1988: US04733662 (271 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a reusable handle and a removable sheathed blade assembly comprising an elongate sheath with a plurality of elongate surgical blades longitudinally received within said sheath and selectively projectable therefrom along guided paths for exposure of the working heads o ...


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Paul A Torrie, Gary P Tallent: Soft tissue anchors and systems for implantation. Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, February 11, 1997: US05601558 (262 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue anchor implantation device having a bore along its longitudinal axis through which a guiding K-wire or other guiding devices may be freely drawn, and into which an anchor expanding pin may be wedged to expand the anchor body and lodge it securely in a hole in a bone. In one embodiment ...


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Paul V Lucey, Paul A Torrie, C Vaughan Seifert, Graham Smith: Surgical instrument. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, July 21, 1998: US05782834 (223 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument in which a surgical tool is carried distally of a bend region in a stationary support member by an assembly that transmits proximally applied forces through the bend region to both operate the surgical tool and selectively change the rotational orientation of the surgical tool ...


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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 (211 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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Rod Berube, Paul A Torrie, Steve Ek, John Lipchitz: Tissue fastener. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, September 23, 2003: US06623492 (202 worldwide citation)

A tissue fastener comprises a shaft having a member disposed thereon for lodging the shaft within the tissue, the shaft having a region that is relatively flexible to render a tissue engaging head disposed at a proximal end of the shaft movable with respect to the shaft. In one embodiment, the regio ...


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Paul A Torrie, George Sikora, Raymond A Bojarski: Closure device and method for tissue repair. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, December 26, 2006: US07153312 (198 worldwide citation)

A surgical method includes positioning a fixation member relative to tissue, moving a flexible member coupled to the fixation member relative to the fixation member to bring two tissue surfaces together, and moving a retaining element coupled to the flexible member relative to the fixation member. T ...


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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 (198 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 ...