Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples
Washer for use with cancellous screw for attaching soft tissue to bone
ApplicationNo. 942667 filed on 09/09/1992
US Classes:606/80, Reamer or drill606/86, Means for use in bone reperation606/104Screw or pin placement or removal means
ExaminersPrimary: Brown, Michael A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA61B 017/00
AbstractA method of inserting a guide pin into tissue including inserting into the tissue a device having a cannula disposed longitudinally therein, a shank, and a tip. A guide pin movably disposed in the cannula and having a shank end proximal to the shank of the drill bit and a tip proximal to the tip of the drill bit. A retaining means associated with at least one of the drill bit and the guide pin for permitting the releasable retention of the guide pin in the cannula by means of adjustable force exerted on the guide pin by the drill bit.