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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, September 18, 1990: US04957498 (462 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Arthroscopic suturing instrument. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 2, 1990: US04890615 (376 worldwide citation)

A suturing instrument for use in arthroscopic surgery includes a hollow needle for penetrating tissue to be sutured within the body while the tissue is clamped between relatively movable jaws, and a suture feed mechanism for feeding suture material through the hollow needle such that the jaws can be ...


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Richard B Caspari, Arthur F Trott, F Barry Bays: Method of arthroscopic suturing of tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, May 8, 1990: US04923461 (372 worldwide citation)

A method of suturing tissue in the body particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery requiring only small incisions or portals for insertion of diagnostic and surgical instruments includes the steps of inserting an instrument in the body having a distal end carrying relatively movable jaws with openi ...


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Erin McGurk Burleson, Elmer Koehler, Victor Packham, James A Thimsen, Terry L Whipple, Richard B Caspari: Surgical cutting instrument. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Gorgon L Peterson, Frank J Uxa Jr, September 19, 1989: US04867157 (285 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting instrument comprising an outer tube having a peripheral wall and a longitudinal axis. The outer tube has a plurality of openings arranged generally longitudinally along the outer tube. Each of the openings has first and second cutting edges defining portions of the periphery of su ...


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James A Thimsen, Terry L Whipple, Richard B Caspari: Surgical instrument. Precision Surgical Instruments, Richard P Matthews, March 17, 1987: US04649919 (272 worldwide citation)

A hand held surgical instrument for use in removing body tissue from a human body. It is particularly useful in arthroscopic surgery of joints such as of the knee or shoulder, but may also be used to remove tissue from the stomach, abdomen, jaw or other portions of the body. An auger-like helical cu ...


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Richard B Caspari, Jason Lee, David C Buboltz: Method and apparatus for suturing tissue. Arthrotech, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 4, 1996: US05522820 (238 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for use in suturing tissue using a suture material. The apparatus includes first and second clamping members which are able to draw the suture material through the tissue. The apparatus further includes a handle portion which is used to remotely actuate the first and second cl ...


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Richard B Caspari, Jeffrey G Roberts, James T Treace: Method of resecting bone. July 20, 1993: US05228459 (212 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for prosthetic knee replacement permit preparation of tibial plateau and femoral condyle surfaces and implant of tibial and femoral protheses components with the use of arthroscopic surgical techniques. The bone surfaces are resected by moving a rotating milling cutter longitud ...


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Richard B Caspari, Jeffrey G Roberts, James T Treace: Method of arthroscopically preparing an articular bone surface. November 23, 1993: US05263498 (201 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for prosthetic knee replacement permit preparation of tibial plateau and femoral condyle surfaces and implant of tibial and femoral protheses components with the use of arthroscopic surgical techniques. The bone surfaces are resected by moving a rotating milling cutter longitud ...


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Richard B Caspari, Alan Chervitz, Thomas Wade Fallin, Rickey D Hart, Daniel F Justin, Daniel A Perkins: Connector device and method for surgically joining and securing flexible tissue repair members. Innovasive Devices, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, May 4, 1999: US05899921 (198 worldwide citation)

A connector for joining sections of flexible material includes inner and outer members that snap fit together by passing the bore of the outer member over the inner member to capture and secure ends of flexible material such as sutures. The flexible material is fitted into a bore in the inner member ...