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1. (WO2010123835) SUTURE ATTACHMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/123835    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/031656
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 20 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/60
Applicants: TEPIC, Slobodan
Inventors: TEPIC, Slobodan
Title: SUTURE ATTACHMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
A bone anchor has a central bore allowing for uniquely attaching a suture thereto. The bore is shaped so that it is wider at the bottom of the anchor than at the top of the anchor. A peg fits within the bore. The suture is looped around the peg and the peg is inserted into the bore. Friction between the bore, peg and suture holds the suture in place. A suture for use with the bone anchor may be formed by fusing together the ends of a plurality of fibers to form a loop.