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1. (WO1999059488) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LIGAMENT FIXATION
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Pub. No.: WO/1999/059488 International Application No.: PCT/US1999/011167
Publication Date: 25.11.1999 International Filing Date: 20.05.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 20.12.1999
IPC:
A61F 2/08 (2006.01)
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:
CHAN, Kwan-Ho [CA/US]; US
Inventors:
CHAN, Kwan-Ho; US
Agent:
PANDISCIO, Mark, J.; Pandiscio & Pandiscio 470 Totten Pond Road Waltham, MA 02451-1914, US
Priority Data:
60/086,32921.05.1998US
60/125,74523.03.1999US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LIGAMENT FIXATION
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE FIXATION DES LIGAMENTS
Abstract:
(EN) This invention is a jamming retainer (400) for fixing a ligament (L) in a bone tunnel (C) without excessive sideways pressure on the ligament (L) that may result in tissue necrosis. The jamming retainer (400) includes a substantially rigid body with a bore or loop (410) for receiving a ligament or tendon (L), a bore or ring (405) for receiving a suture (S) for towing the jamming retainer (400), and ligament or tendon (L) through a bone tunnel (C). Once positioned, the jamming retainer (400) is fixed in the bone tunnel with an interference screw (I).
(FR) L'invention concerne un élément de fixation (400) permettant de maintenir un ligament (L) dans un tunnel osseux (C) sans exercer sur le ligament (L) une pression latérale excessive sur le ligament susceptible d'induire une nécrose tissulaire. Cet élément (400) comprend un corps sensiblement rigide dans lequel est ménagé un alésage ou une boucle (410) pour recevoir un ligament ou un tendon (L), et un alésage ou une bague (405) pour recevoir un fil de suture (S) dans le but de tirer l'élément de fixation (400) et le ligament ou le tendon (L) dans un canal osseux (C). Une fois mis en place, cet élément (400) est fixé dans le canal osseux (C) avec une vis (I).
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Designated States: AU, CA, JP, SG
European Patent Office (EPO) (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)