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Thomas W Sander, Jeffrey S White: Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements. United States Surgical Corporation, June 4, 1996: US05522817 (455 worldwide citation)

A self-inserting absorbable orthopedic fixation device having a bioabsorbable fastening body portion for fastening body tissue, and having bone penetrating elements such as hard, pointed tips for penetrating bone or hard tissue fixed thereto. The pointed tips may be fabricated from metals or ceramic ...


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Daniel R Lee, Thomas W Sander: Suture anchoring device and method. United States Surgical Corporation, January 2, 1996: US05480403 (401 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor includes a rivet for insertion into a predrilled bore hole in bone, and a setting pin which extends through an axial aperture in the rivet. Preferably the setting pin has barbed legs which are radially expandable to frictionally engage the walls of the bore hole to secure the anchor ...


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Daniel R Lee, Thomas W Sander: Suture anchor installation system. United States Surgical Corporation, October 11, 1994: US05354298 (393 worldwide citation)

The suture anchor installation system comprises a suture anchor assembly engaged with a suture anchor insertion tool. The suture anchor assembly features a two-piece suture anchor for insertion into a pre-drilled hole in a bone and at least one suture having at least one surgical needle affixed ther ...


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Thomas W Sander, Daniel R Lee, Robert B Gangnath, David Sarver: Orthopedic fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, February 24, 1998: US05720753 (266 worldwide citation)

Soft tissue is secured to bone with a surgical fastener having expandable legs. The surgical fastener is implanted into a predrilled hole in the bone and the legs are expanded by pulling a slidable pin with a flared distal end. The pin includes a breakaway notch and fins. The fastener may be fabrica ...


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Thomas W Sander, Daniel R Lee, Robert Gangnath: Orthopedic fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, February 3, 1998: US05713903 (249 worldwide citation)

Soft tissue is secured to bone with a surgical fastener having expandable legs. The surgical fastener is implanted into a predrilled hole in the bone and the legs are expanded by pulling a slidable pin with a flared distal end. The pin includes a breakaway notch. The fastener may be fabricated from ...


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Thomas W Sander, Donald S Kaplan: Composition for effecting bone repair. United States Surgical Corporation, October 18, 1994: US05356629 (217 worldwide citation)

A composition for effecting bone repair is provided which includes biocompatible particles dispersed in a matrix.


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Richard L Dunn, Danny H Lewis, Thomas W Sander, James A Davidson, Neil B Beals, Yancy L Gill: Phosthetic ligament. Richards Medical Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, December 13, 1988: US04790850 (114 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic ligament assembly includes a nonaugmented prosthetic ligament for permanently replacing a natural ligament spanning first and second body members, such as the femur and tibia, and a bone screw adapted for tensioning the prosthetic ligament during implantation. The prosthetic ligament in ...


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David R Sarver, Barry L Eppley, Keith R D Alessio, William S Pietrzak, Thomas W Sander: Method and apparatus for securing adjacent bone portions. October 29, 1996: US05569250 (113 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible osteosynthesis plate operable for being enhanced in a substantially secured relation to a plurality of adjacent bone portions is provided. The biocompatible osteosynthesis plate includes an elongated section having a top face and a bottom face, at least one fastener opening disposed ...


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Thomas W Sander, Robert Gangnath, Daniel R Lee: Orthopedic fastener applicator with rotational or longitudinal driver. United States Surgical Corporation, May 13, 1997: US05628751 (110 worldwide citation)

An instrument for applying an orthopedic fastener activated by a setting pin includes a member for abutting the fastener, a member for grasping the setting pin, and means for moving said members relative to each other. The instrument may be used endoscopically in conjunction with a cannula. An endos ...


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Jamie M Grooms, Kevin C Carter, Thomas W Sander: Segmentally demineralized bone implant. University of Florida, Gerard H Bencen, Timothy H Van Dyke, Bencen & Van Dyke P A, July 18, 2000: US06090998 (99 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a novel unitary bone implant having at least one rigid, mineralized bone segment, which may be machined to include threads, grooves, a driver head, a recess or a symmetric or asymmetric shape, and a flexible, demineralized segment, which may also be machined to any desired sh ...



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