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1. (WO1994028799) SURGICAL ANCHOR AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/1994/028799    International Application No.:    PCT/US1994/006251
Publication Date: Dec 22, 1994 International Filing Date: Jun 6, 1994
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61F 2/08
Applicants: MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: LI, Lehmann, K.
Title: SURGICAL ANCHOR AND METHOD FOR USING SAME
Abstract:
An anchor (12) for attaching an object within a tunnel (11) extending through a workpiece such as a bone (6) or a bone-like structure, and a method for using the same. The anchor includes a body (14), and a plurality of barbs (151) located in circumferentially spaced relation about the body (14). The barbs (151) are formed of a material which may be elastically deformed from a normal configuration wherein the outer ends of the barbs extend radially outwardly of the body (14) toward a configuration wherein the barbs are located generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body (14). A diametrical opening (26) in the front portion of the anchor is provided for engagement by a length of cord-like material such that the anchor may be pulled into a bone tunnel (11), and an opening in the rear portion of the anchor is provided for attaching either a ligament (8), tendon or the like to the anchor (12), or for grasping a bone plug or similar rigid object attached to a free end of the ligament (8), tendon, or the like.