Tendon threader for endosteal ligament mounting
Method for securing a ligament replacement in a bone
Drill guide apparatus for installing a transverse pin
Surgical anchor and method for deploying the same
Process for endosteal ligament mounting
Pin for securing a replacement ligament to a bone
Cross pin and set screw femoral and tibial fixation method
ApplicationNo. 121610 filed on 04/15/2002
US Classes:623/13.12, For knee128/898, Methods606/72, Orthopedic fastener606/96, Drill or pin guide623/13.14Including ligament anchor means
ExaminersPrimary: Milano, Michael J.
Assistant: Webb, Sarah
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61F 002/08
AbstractA surgical method for loading ligament grafts into a joint. A longitudinal socket formed in a bone is intersected by a transverse pin. A flexible strand is drawn with the pin through the bone. A looped portion of the strand is diverted so as to protrude out of the entrance to the longitudinal socket. The ends of the strand remaining accessible on either side of the bone. The ligament graft is captured within the strand loop protruding from the entrance to the socket. The strand is retracted into the socket, drawing the graft into the socket by pulling on the accessible ends of the flexible strand. The graft is fixed in the socket using a transverse implant.