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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Ligament anchor system. M Reid Russell, October 3, 1989: US04870957 (548 worldwide citation)

An anchor system that is preferably for use in an arthoscopic cruciate ligament replacement procedure for securing a ligament (37) or (50), or ligament type device, with or without a stint (38), within a prepared ligament tunnel (33). The system includes a pair of threaded footings (11) for turning ...


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W Karl Somers, Marlowe E Goble: Suture anchor assembly. Marlowe E Goble, M Reid Russell, December 30, 1986: US04632100 (535 worldwide citation)

A cylindrical suture anchor having a drill formed on one end thereof and flights of threads formed on the other whereto at least one section of suture is permanently secured, the anchor to be turned through a driver maintained and turned by a separate drilling device operated by an orthopedic surgeo ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Harpoon suture anchor. M Reid Russell, August 25, 1992: US05141520 (467 worldwide citation)

A harpoon suture anchor and driver, which suture anchor includes a pointed forward harpoon end that is for driving into a bone, the driver for mounting the suture anchor onto one end and is configured to receive a hammer force on its other end, and transmit that force into so as to drive the suture ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers, David McGuire: Process of endosteal fixation of a ligament. M Reid Russell, May 22, 1990: US04927421 (414 worldwide citation)

A cannulated interference screw (10) and process for human implantation in an arthroscopic surgical procedure for replacement of a ligament, or the like. The interference screw is provided with a drill end (11) that extends longitudinally from an end of a cylindrical body (14), which drill end inclu ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Soft tissue anchor system. M Reid Russell, May 7, 1991: US05013316 (356 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue anchor involving a footing stud that includes a drill end followed by self tapping threads, the footing stud arranged for turning and tapping into a bone mass. The footing stud for endosteal seating at a ligament attachment site on that bone mass. A center longitudinal hole is arranged ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Ligament attachment method and apparatus. E Marlowe Goble, M Reid Russell, September 20, 1988: US04772286 (340 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system for surgically implanting an allograft or prosthetic ligament as a replacement for a patient's cruciate ligaments. In a practice of the system, as a replacement for an anterior cruciate ligament, the patient's leg is bent and maintained at approximately a ninety degre ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Channel ligament clamp and system. M Reid Russell, October 2, 1990: US04960420 (226 worldwide citation)

A ligament fixation device and system for its use that includes a channel ligament clamp (10) fabricated for human implantation and consisting of a channel section having a web (13) between parallel sides wherefrom sections have been removed leaving spaced apart pointed spikes (11) that extend outwa ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Endosteal fixation stud and system. M Reid Russell, March 5, 1991: US04997433 (206 worldwide citation)

An endosteal fixation for mounting a prosthetic or soft tissue graft or combination thereof, under tension at a cortex end of a bone tunnel and process for its use. The endosteal fixation stud includes a cylindrical body that is preferably manufactured from a somewhat resilient material, and is suit ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Channel ligament clamp. M Reid Russell, May 24, 1994: US05314427 (124 worldwide citation)

The improved channel ligament clamp of the invention is for human implantation in a surgical procedure for securing a ligament, that is either natural or prosthetic, onto a bone cortex and includes, as a clamp body, a rectangular section of a thin, flat metal material, such as titanium, with identic ...


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E Marlowe Goble, W Karl Somers: Procedure for verifying isometric ligament positioning. M Reid Russell, August 6, 1991: US05037426 (123 worldwide citation)

For knee reconstruction surgery involving replacement of an anterior or posterior cruciate ligament the present invention is in a process for verifying isometric ligament positioning at the femoral and tibial points of origin that includes, as apparatus, an arrangement of a stud (19) with attached s ...