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Thu A Le, Izi Bruker, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Two-piece suture anchor with barbs. Ethicon, Joseph F Shirtz, January 23, 1996: US05486197 (553 worldwide citation)

A two-piece suture anchor is disclosed wherein a barrel-like main portion is provided with a pair of legs in a central opening. A ball-like actuating device is received within the central opening and drawn upward into the device in order to separate the legs and cause the device to expand into the s ...


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Thu A Le, Sung S Yi, William Zwaskis, Jack S Pedlick, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski, John Di Giovanni, Keith A Seritella, Mark G Steckel, Steven F Harwin: Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member. Ethicon, Rosenman & Colin, August 13, 1996: US05545180 (432 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor device having an anchor member with outwardly extending wing members and an actuating wedge member. The suture anchor device is inserted into a bore hole in a bone as part of an orthopedic surgical procedure wherein soft tissue such as a tendon or ligament is attached to the surface ...


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Brian H Luscombe, Izi Bruker, Leslie Hamilton, Thu A Le: Two part surgical fastener. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, October 25, 1994: US05358510 (308 worldwide citation)

A method of tissue compression is disclosed herein where the device to cause such compression is composed of a fastener bar and receiver. The device has the capability to self-adjust to tissues of varying thicknesses to cause hemostasis. This tissue gap variability allows for compression of regions ...