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Pub. No.:    WO/2010/033332    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/054128
Publication Date: 25.03.2010 International Filing Date: 18.08.2009
A61B 17/04 (2006.01), A61B 17/06 (2006.01)
Applicants: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. [US/US]; 150 Minuteman Road Andover, MA 01810 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
NGUYEN, Linh [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
TRIPODI, Julie [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: NGUYEN, Linh; (US).
TRIPODI, Julie; (US)
Agent: STACEY, George, K.; (US)
Priority Data:
12/212,932 18.09.2008 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present disclosure relates to a suture anchor inserter. The suture anchor inserter includes a handle having a proximal component, a central component coupled to the proximal component, and a distal component coupled to the proximal component and the central component, the central component capable of rotating relative to the proximal component; and a shaft comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end coupled to the handle. A method of inserting a suture anchor into bone is also disclosed.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un dispositif d'insertion d'ancre de suture, qui comprend une poignée comportant un module proximal, un module central relié au module proximal et un module distal relié au module proximal et au module central, ledit module central pouvant accomplir une rotation par rapport au module proximal. Ce dispositif d'insertion d'ancre de suture comprend également une tige comprenant une extrémité proximale et une extrémité distale, l'extrémité proximale étant reliée à la poignée. La présente invention concerne également un procédé d'insertion d'une ancre de suture dans l'os.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)