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Peter M Bonutti: Arthroscopic retractor and method of using the same. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, March 30, 1993: US05197971 (568 worldwide citation)

A retractor for use in arthroscopic surgery. The retractor has a mechanical expanding portion for expanding against sub-surface tissues when the retractor is in use. The retractor also has a fluid-operated expanding portion, which may be independently controllable, for expanding against sub-surface ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Apparatus and method for tissue removal. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 14, 1993: US05269785 (448 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous tissue removal apparatus having a flexible drill shaft, a cutting tip mounted on the shaft a power source for transmitting motion to the shaft to move the cutting tip against tissue and a suction source for removing tissue fragments along the shaft to a location outside the tissue mas ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (434 worldwide citation)

To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member enters the joint, pivotal movement occurs between the bones to change the orientation of the bones relative to each other. The wedge member may ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Method of dissecting tissue layers. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, May 7, 1996: US05514153 (433 worldwide citation)

An active cannula or sleeve which does more than merely maintain a channel or passage is usable to create and/or enlarge a channel or passage, to position a scope or instrument, to move or locate tissue, etc. The cannula can vary in size or shape as needed, intraoperatively. Because a cannula of the ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Fluid operated retractors. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 26, 1994: US05331975 (415 worldwide citation)

A fluid operated retractor for use in surgery. The retractor has a portion which is expandable upon the introduction of fluid under pressure. The expandable portion is made of a material strong enough, and is inflated to enough pressure, to spread adjoining tissues within the body. The retractor is ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same. The Bonutti 2003 Trust A, Paul D Bianco, Martin Fleit, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco, March 9, 2004: US06702821 (406 worldwide citation)

An improved method of performing surgery on a joint in a patient's body, such as a knee, includes making an incision in a knee portion of one leg while a lower portion of the one leg is extending downward from an upper portion of the one leg and while a foot connected with the lower portion of ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Mechanically expandable arthroscopic retractors. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, October 3, 1995: US05454365 (377 worldwide citation)

A mechanically expandable retractor for use in arthroscopic surgery. The retractor has an expanding portion at its distal end for expanding against sub-surface tissues when the retractor is in use. The expanding portion includes a plurality of radially expanding The radially outermost surface of eac ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, December 12, 2000: US06159234 (369 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. A suture retainer is moved along first and second sections of a suture toward the body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between the suture retainer and the body tissue, the first and second sect ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Mechanically expandable arthroscopic retractors. General Surgical Innovations, Lyon & Lyon, March 30, 1999: US05888196 (365 worldwide citation)

A mechanically expandable retractor for use in arthroscopic surgery. The retractor has an expanding portion at its distal end for expanding against sub-surface tissues when the retractor is in use. The expanding portion includes a plurality of radially expanding arms. The radially outermost surface ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Method of securing body tissue. Paul D Bianco, Martin Fleit, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini, October 21, 2003: US06635073 (348 worldwide citation)

To secure a first body tissue with a second body tissue, a first anchor is moved along a first path through the first body tissue into the second body tissue. A second anchor is moved along a second path through the first body tissue into the second body tissue. A suture extending between the anchor ...