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Rickey D Hart, John T Rice: Surgical fastening system and method for using the same. Innovasive Devices, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 27, 1998: US05827298 (510 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system for attaching one piece of tissue to another piece of tissue. The system comprises a surgical fastener, an installation tool for deploying the surgical fastener in tissue, and a method for using the same.


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, December 7, 1993: US05268001 (476 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener for fixing either a suture or a rivet within a predrilled bone hole includes an expandable sleeve having an axial bore and a pin forcibly insertible into the axial bore, the expandable sleeve being configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone, at least a portion of the pin ...


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Rickey D Hart: Suture attachment device. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, May 20, 1997: US05630824 (412 worldwide citation)

A suture locking button is described. The device includes a base element with a first axial passage for receiving at least one, and preferably two, suture filaments that is attached via a frangible membrane to a locking dement. The locking dement is adapted for movement from a first position, where ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, March 10, 1998: US05725529 (374 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, June 15, 1999: US05911721 (314 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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Rickey D Hart, John T Rice: Surgical fastening system and method for using the same. Innovasive Devices, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, December 1, 1998: US05843084 (273 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system for attaching one piece of tissue to another piece of tissue. The system comprises a surgical fastener, an installation tool for deploying the surgical fastener in tissue, and a method for using the same.


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 25, 2003: US06524316 (236 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Suture tensioning device. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, November 25, 1997: US05690655 (234 worldwide citation)

A suture tensioning device is described that comprises first and second jaws in facing relationship and oriented in parallel to each other. The first and second jaws are disposed in relative slidable engagement so that one of the jaws is adapted for parallel movement towards and away from the other ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, October 19, 1999: US05968044 (207 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...


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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 (193 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 ...