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1. (WO1999052478) SUTURELESS SOFT TISSUE FIXATION ASSEMBLY
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Pub. No.: WO/1999/052478 International Application No.: PCT/US1999/008043
Publication Date: 21.10.1999 International Filing Date: 13.04.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 12.11.1999
IPC:
A61B 17/04 (2006.01) ,A61F 2/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
02
Prostheses implantable into the body
08
Muscles; Tendons; Ligaments
Applicants:
AXYA MEDICAL, INC. [US/US]; Suite 444C 100 Cummings Center Beverly, MA 01915, US
Inventors:
FENTON, Paul, V., Jr.; US
Agent:
LAPPIN, Mark, G. ; McDermott, Will & Emery 28 State Street Boston, MA 02109, US
Priority Data:
09/061,47316.04.1998US
Title (EN) SUTURELESS SOFT TISSUE FIXATION ASSEMBLY
(FR) ENSEMBLE FIXATION DE TISSUS MOUS, SANS SUTURE
Abstract:
(EN) A soft tissue fixation assembly (10) comprises an anchor element (12) which is installed in a bone or other tissue, and a joiner element (26) which mates with the anchor element to define a tissue capture region between them. A section of soft tissue is held within the tissue capture region (36) and energy is transmitted into the joiner element to cause relative vibratory motion between the respective components, and localized melting of the contacting portions of the respective components to establish a welded joint. The soft tissue segment is thus fixed to the bone without sutures or other fasteners.
(FR) Cet ensemble fixation (10) de tissus mous comprend un élément d'ancrage (12), installé dans un os ou un autre tissu, ainsi qu'un élément d'assemblage (26) épousant l'élément d'ancrage de manière à définir entre lui et l'élément d'ancrage une région d'emprisonnement de tissus. Une section de tissu mou est retenue dans cette région (36) d'emprisonnement de tissus, et l'énergie est transmise dans l'élément d'assemblage, afin de provoquer un déplacement vibratoire entre les composants correspondants, ainsi qu'une fusion localisée des portions des composants entrant en contact les unes avec les autres, de manière à établir un assemblage soudé. Le segment de tissu mou est ainsi fixé à l'os sans suture ou autre dispositif de fixation.
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Designated States: AU, CA, JP
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1071386JP2002511308 CA2328467AU1999034925