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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 20, 1991: US05041129 (849 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor (10) for securing a suture (20) to body tissue (38) in an athroscopic surgical procedure. The suture anchor is an elongatyed tubular member (12) having first and second ends (14,16). The distal or terminal end (24) of the suture is secured to the first or leading end (14) of the sutu ...


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Roland F Gatturna, James E Nicholson, James O Leary: Method for anchoring suture to bone. Mitek Surgical Products, September 10, 1991: US05046513 (602 worldwide citation)

A method for anchoring suture to bone, wherein the method comprises the steps of (1) providing a suture anchor of the sort comprising (a) a coupling member, (b) at least one barb, said barb having a first end and a second end and being curved in its normal unstressed state and being capable of being ...


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Jon B Greenfield: Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method. Rohm & Monsanto, December 17, 1996: US05584835 (568 worldwide citation)

A two-part device for suturing soft tissue to bone employs a bone anchor which is installed in the bone and a suture anchor which is coupled to the soft tissue and then engaged with the bone anchor. The engagement of the suture anchor with the bone anchor is readily reversible so as to permit adjust ...


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E Marlowe Goble, Larry DeHart: Suture anchor system. Biotron Labs, M Reid Russell, April 19, 1988: US04738255 (563 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor system that includes a drill for turning into a bone mass with sissoring blades pivotally connected in a longitudinal drill shaft slot proximate to a cutting end thereof, the blade ends to sissor to extend cutting edges outwardly therefrom, which sissoring occurs at a certain depth o ...


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Randall W Jacobs: Absorbable suture apparatus, method and installer. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 14, 1988: US04750492 (562 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing torn animal body tissue in a single procedure features a suture, anchor attached at one end of the suture to prevent the suture from being pulled through the tissue, and clenching device adapted to grip the suture on the opposite side of the tissue from where the anchor de ...


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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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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Locking mechanism for use with a slotted suture anchor. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, December 14, 1993: US05269809 (538 worldwide citation)

A locking mechanism having a locking element carried by one or more strands of suture material. One end of the suture is attachable to an anchor having a slot extending from a trailing end of the anchor toward a leading end. A portion of the suture is at least partially disposable in the slot. A sep ...


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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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Gene P DiPoto, Denise D Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Cerier, Jose E Lizardi, Russell Warren: Expandable suture anchor. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, September 28, 1999: US05957953 (506 worldwide citation)

An adjustably expandable suture anchor is provided. The suture anchor includes a pair of members, one of which includes a suture mount, which are configured to be secured together in a selected one of a plurality of positions to cause one of the members to expand by an amount that corresponds to the ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 6, 1991: US05037422 (500 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...