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Arthur E Ellison, Rocco R Borzone: Arched bridge staple. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Lorraine M Donaldson, February 18, 1986: US04570623 (379 worldwide citation)

A bone staple for attaching tubular shaped soft tissue to bone, in which the transverse bridge of the staple has teeth on its underside to grip the tissue and is arch shaped so that the center of the bridge is above the bone surface when the staple legs are driven fully into a bone.


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Rocco R Borzone: Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples. Howmedica, Francis X Murphy, Charles J Knuth, Lawrence C Akers, July 14, 1981: US04278091 (210 worldwide citation)

A novel combination of a bone implant, e.g. a bone staple, and a tissue retention element in sliding relation therewith is disclosed. The tissue retention element is provided with a multiplicity of teeth capable of piercing and holding in place adjacent soft tissue when the implant is driven into th ...


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Rocco R Borzone, John S Crombie, David L Nelson: Suture anchor and driver. Howmedica, Pennie & Edmonds, September 29, 1998: US05814070 (208 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor and driver device is described that is designed to secure a suture anchor to a bone in a patient to allow soft tissue or the like to be secured to the bone. The suture anchor itself engages the suture along the length of a passage that passes through the diameter of the distal end of ...


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Rocco R Borzone: Pin with tapered root diameter. Howmedica, Robert D Schaffer, September 7, 1993: US05242447 (147 worldwide citation)

A pin is disclosed that includes an elongated shaft having a constant diameter, and an elongated threaded portion having first and second axially separated ends, the first axial end being axially closer to the elongated shaft than the second axial end. The threaded portion has a root diameter that t ...


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Rocco R Borzone, Frank B Gray: Surgical reamer. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Raymond W Augustin, June 16, 1992: US05122134 (113 worldwide citation)

The cutting head for a surgical reamer has a leading end for insertion into a bone canal and a trailing end for attachment to a drive shaft. The cutting head has a cutting surface formed about an axis of rotation of the cutting head. The cutting surface is formed by the rotation of the cutting edges ...


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Rocco R Borzone: Tool and method for engaging two members of a joint prosthesis. Howmedica, Lawrence C Akers, Peter C Richardson, Charles J Knuth, July 3, 1984: US04457306 (93 worldwide citation)

A novel pliers-like tool is disclosed for bringing into engagement the first member, having a head and a neck depending therefrom, and the second member, having a cavity therein receiving said head, of a joint prosthesis. In use, the inner surface of one, preferably bifurcated, jaw of the tool bears ...


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Stanley E Asnis, Rocco R Borzone: Device for guiding the insertion of surgical wires into bone tissue. Howmedica, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, May 17, 1983: US04383527 (65 worldwide citation)

The device includes a novel tool for guiding a surgical wire into the patient's bone at a universally adjustable position in relation to a previously inserted wire, and a novel guide pin-external sleeve combination whose use greatly facilitates the steps of guide pin insertion and, after the sleeve ...


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Stanley E Asnis, Rocco R Borzone: Method and system for inserting a surgical wire. Howmedica, Lawrence C Akers Peter C Richardson Charles J Knuth, May 29, 1984: US04450835 (61 worldwide citation)

A novel method and system for inserting a surgical wire into a patient's bone is disclosed. The novel system includes a novel tool for guiding a surgical wire into the patient's bone at a universally adjustable position in relation to a previously inserted wire, and a novel guide pin-external sleeve ...


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Rocco R Borzone, Jay Bichet, Thomas F McCarthy: Dovetail-type coupling device and method. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, April 20, 1993: US05203595 (26 worldwide citation)

A coupling device and method of coupling especially suitable for coupling multiple components of surgical instruments are provided. A wedging portion provides an interference fit between parts so that a secure connection can be made that will not unintentionally dissociate. In a preferred embodiment ...


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Andrew Balaity, Rocco R Borzone: Bending method using cooperating jaws having angled planar faces. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, November 12, 1996: US05572899 (8 worldwide citation)

A device for bending a plate with an offset distance L and two angles simultaneously is provided, the device comprising special jaws which are replaceably attachable to the jaws of a pliers. A kit of a plurality of sets of bending jaws having a variety of offset lengths is provided.