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Seth A Foerster, Mark Cole, Eugene B Reu, Mark A Ritchart, John L Wardle: Apparatus and method for marking tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, May 11, 1999: US05902310 (287 worldwide citation)

An implantable marking device is provided which is designed to percutaneously deliver permanent markers to desired tissue locations within a patient's body, even if the desired locations are laterally disposed relative to the distal end of the delivery device, as is the case for conduit or cavity wa ...


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Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, August 3, 2004: US06770076 (287 worldwide citation)

A device for attaching connective tissue to bone has a longitudinal axis and comprises an annular toggle member and a body member disposed distally of the toggle member, such that there is an axial space between the toggle member and the body member. The toggle member is movable between an undeploye ...


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Seth A Foerster, Fred H Burbank, Mark A Ritchart, Elias A Zerhouni: Devices for marking and defining particular locations in body tissue. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 8, 2001: US06228055 (283 worldwide citation)

Implantable devices are disclosed for marking the location of a biopsy or surgery for the purpose of identification. The devices are remotely delivered, preferably percutaneously. Visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using various state of the art imaging systems. Using the inventive ...


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Minh Tran, Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a suture anchoring device. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, June 24, 2003: US06582453 (277 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor and methods for using same to secure connective tissue, such as tendons, to bone are disclosed which permit a suture attachment that lies entirely beneath the cortical bone surface. The bone anchor of the invention incorporates a deformable body that creates an increased anchor body di ...


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Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, July 1, 2003: US06585730 (244 worldwide citation)

An innovative bone anchor and methods for securing connective tissue, such as tendons, to bone, which permit a suture attachment that ties entirely beneath the cortical bone surface. Advantageously, the suturing material between the connective tissue and the bone anchor is secured without the need f ...


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Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device. Arthrocare Corporation, John T Raffle, Richard R Batt, August 1, 2006: US07083638 (235 worldwide citation)

An innovative bone anchor and methods for securing soft tissue, such as tendons, to bone, which permit a suture attachment that lies entirely beneath the cortical bone surface. Advantageously, the suturing material between the soft tissue and the bone anchor is secured without the need for tying a k ...


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Mark A Ritchart, Fred H Burbank, Seth A Foerster, John L Wardle: Vacuum control system and method for automated biopsy device. Biopsys Medical, January 25, 2000: US06017316 (232 worldwide citation)

An automatic control system for a vacuum-assisted automatic core biopsy device (10) is provided, wherein the automatic core biopsy device (10) comprises a housing (12), out of which extends a needle assembly (14) including a hollow outer piercing needle (16), an inner cutter (18) having a lumen (20) ...


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Seth A Foerster, Norman S Gordon, Mark A Ritchart, Gregory H Bain, George White: Devices and methods for repairing soft tissue. Arthrocare Corporation, Rick Batt, August 15, 2006: US07090690 (232 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are disclosed for securing soft tissue to bone, and particularly for axially anchoring suture which attaches the soft tissue to adjacent bone structure.


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Mark A Ritchart, Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device. OPUS Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, February 25, 2003: US06524317 (206 worldwide citation)

An innovative bone anchor and methods for securing connective tissue, such as tendons, to bone are disclosed which permit a suture attachment which lies entirely beneath the cortical bone surface, and wherein the suturing material between the connective tissue and the bone anchor is oriented in a di ...


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Seth A Foerster: Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissues to bone using a self-locking knotless suture anchoring device. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, February 18, 2003: US06520980 (190 worldwide citation)

An innovative bone anchor and methods for securing connective tissue, such as tendons, to bone, which permit a suture attachment that lies entirely beneath the cortical bone surface. Advantageously, the suturing material between the connective tissue and the bone anchor is secured without the need f ...