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1. (WO2010121271) TENODESIS SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/121271    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/031658
Publication Date: Fri Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 20 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61B 17/84
Applicants: BARWOOD, Shane
YASSAEE, Farnaz, L.
Inventors: BARWOOD, Shane
YASSAEE, Farnaz, L.
Title: TENODESIS SYSTEM
Abstract:
A tendon anchoring device may include an implant having a pair of spaced apart legs for straddling a tendon. A push rod removably attached to the implant may be utilized to guide and push a portion of the tendon into a pre-drilled bore in a bone. A fixation member may be slid along the push rod and threadably engage an inner surface of the pre-drilled bore to thereby anchor the tendon to the bone while a force is applied to the push rod. Once the fixation member has been installed, the push rod may be disengaged from the implant and removed from the bore. The implant may remain permanently straddled over the tendon inside of the bore.