Surgical fastening method and device therefor
Axial impact tool
Combination drill and screwdriver
Medical staple device
Arthroscopic ligamentous and capsular fixation system
Connector and insertion tool
ApplicationNo. 753841 filed on 09/03/1991
US Classes:606/53, Orthopedic instrumentation606/60, Internal fixation means606/67, Femoral nail606/72, Orthopedic fastener606/77, Absorbable606/213Sutureless closure
ExaminersPrimary: Pellegrino, Stephen C.
Assistant: Schmidt, Jeffrey A.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 017/00
AbstractA cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for displaying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical procedures for attaching or joining tissue.
Field of SearchFemoral nail
Threaded fastener element
With retaining means
Staple or similar driven fastener
Screw or pin placement or removal means
Having bore therethrough
Plural ridges or flanges