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Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue. Linvatec Corporation, September 21, 1993: US05246441 (412 worldwide citation)

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for displaying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical proced ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Method of joining torn parts of bodily tissue in vivo with a biodegradable tack member. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 23, 1990: US04895148 (392 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a shaf ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Repair tack for bodily tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 11, 1990: US04976715 (326 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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Sam R Marchand: Instrument and method for manipulating an operating member coupled to suture material while maintaining tension on the suture material. May 8, 2001: US06228096 (314 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for manipulating an operating member during a surgical procedure. The operating member has suture attached thereto and is supported at a distal end of the instrument. Tension is maintained on the suture material while the operating member is manipulated. For example, the ope ...


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Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and in vivo method and apparatus for deploying same. Linvatec Corporation, Epstein Edell & Retzer, July 14, 1992: US05129906 (259 worldwide citation)

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for deploying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical procedu ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Tack and applicator for treating torn bodily material in vivo. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, December 5, 1989: US04884572 (241 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and apparatus for deploying same. Linvatec Corporation, April 20, 1993: US05203784 (227 worldwide citation)

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to invivo tissue and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles. Apparatus including a trocar wire, an inserter and an impactor facilitates arthroscopic surgical procedures ...


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F Barry Bays, Arthur F Trott, Sam R Marchand: Repair tack for bodily tissue. Concept, Epstein Edell & Retzer, May 15, 1990: US04924865 (131 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing in vivo torn cartilaginous or other bodily tissue, particularly torn meniscus tissue during arthroscopic surgery, employs a repair tack of biodegradable material chosen to have a degradation time in excess of the required healing time for the tissue. The repair tack has a ...


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A Frank Trott, Joseph Fucci, Robert C Hackett, T Dan Moore, Mark A Bellafiore, Sam R Marchand, Anne F Booth: Cannulated tissue anchor system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, November 14, 2000: US06146387 (130 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting a cannulated tissue anchor during endoscopic surgical procedures. The system incorporates an elongated generally cylindrical tissue anchor having a plurality of barbs outwardly extending from its body and a transverse head situated at its proximal end. The head is elongated al ...


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A Frank Trott, Sam R Marchand, Anne F Booth: Cannulated tissue anchor insertion system. Linvatec Corporation, Gene Warzecha, June 13, 2000: US06074395 (99 worldwide citation)

A system for inserting a cannulated tissue anchor during endoscopic or other surgical procedures. The system incorporates an insertion instrument for inserting into a surgical site of implantation an elongated generally cylindrical tissue anchor having, for example, a plurality of barbs outwardly ex ...