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R Donald Grafton, Barton W Bracy: Suture anchor with insert-molded suture. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, October 12, 1999: US05964783 (324 worldwide citation)

An insert-molded suture anchor having a biodegradable polymer body molded around a loop of suture. A drive head disposed on the proximal end of the body, and a screw thread spirals around the body. The suture is held securely within the anchor body by forming irregularities in the braided suture use ...


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Daniel C Rosenman, Donald G Hill: One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, September 23, 1997: US05669935 (309 worldwide citation)

A one-way adjustable suture retaining device suitable for use in arthroscopic surgery to secure one end of a braided suture comprising a frustum having an end and a base wherein a passage extends from the end to the base and the end has a plurality of slits extending from the end towards the base de ...


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William I Cooper: Suture and method for endoscopic surgery. Head Johnson & Kachigian, November 4, 1997: US05683417 (263 worldwide citation)

A suture for particular use in endoscopic surgery includes a distal end needle, a preferably braided suture body, and a bulbous proximal end. The method includes stitching the tissue, then passing the needle/distal end through the bulbous proximal end, where the body of the suture is held frictional ...


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Seth Foerster: Single-tailed suturing method and apparatus. Opus Medical, Donald E Stout, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, October 2, 2001: US06296659 (243 worldwide citation)

A suture loop is formed in a hollow braided suture by feeding one end of a length of suture through a part in the braid of the suture and into the inner lumen formed by the hollow braid. The braided configuration of the suture allows it to be expanded in diameter by pushing and reduced in diameter b ...


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Seth A Foerster: Single-tailed suturing method. Arthrocare, Richard R Batt, October 23, 2007: US07285124 (132 worldwide citation)

A suture loop is formed in a hollow braided suture by feeding one end of a length of suture through a part in the braid of the suture and into the inner lumen formed by the hollow braid. The braided configuration of the suture allows it to be expanded in diameter by pushing and reduced in diameter b ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Matthew E Hermes: Braided suture. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, May 28, 1991: US05019093 (125 worldwide citation)

A braided suture is provided which exhibits perceptibly enhanced flexibility and hand as well as reduced chatter and drag compared to these same characteristics in a suture possessing substantially the same overall denier but possessing significantly fewer sheath yarns and denier of individual filam ...


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John K Morris, Robert A Van Wyk: Compact suture punch with malleable needle. Akerman Senterfitt, Michael K Dixon, September 26, 2006: US07112208 (123 worldwide citation)

A suture punch system is capable of directly passing braided suture through tissue in a simple, one-step process. The system includes three principle components: a malleable needle with braided suture attached, a handheld instrument for grasping tissue and controlling needle placement, and a trocar ...


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William C Benavitz, R Donald Grafton, Reinhold Schmieding: Insert molded suture anchor. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro, June 5, 2007: US07226469 (100 worldwide citation)

An insert-molded suture anchor has a biodegradable polymer body molded around a loop of suture. A tapered end disposed on the proximal end of the body is received into a recess in the distal end of a hand driver. Anchoring ribs are formed along the remaining length of the anchor. The suture is held ...


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Herbert W Korthoff, Michael P Chesterfield, Ilya Koyfman, Matthew E Hain: Combined surgical needle-spiroid braided suture device. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, July 28, 1992: US05133738 (97 worldwide citation)

A surgical needle is attached to a spiroid braided suture to provide a combined surgical needle-spiroid braided suture device. A shrinkable tubing is employed to secure the needle to the suture. The tubing shrinks in response to the application of energy, e.g., heat. Attachment parameters may be con ...


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Alastair Wilson Hunter, Darrell R Thompson: Braided suture. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, March 9, 1976: US03942532 (87 worldwide citation)

The tie-down characteristics of braided sutures are improved by applying to the surface thereof a polymeric ester of a dibasic acid and a glycol.