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1. (WO2018085269) BONE DILATOR APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085269    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059283
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/16
A61B 17/88
Applicants: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Inventors: NG, Jennifer
SANTANGELO, Stephen
Title: BONE DILATOR APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF
Abstract:
An apparatus for creating rectangular tunnels in the femur by using a rectangular dilator are disclosed. The dilator uses a slap hammer in an inside-out approach to create a rectangular tunnel beginning in the knee joint at the femoral ACL footprint to a depth dependent on the bone graft length. A similar method could be used for tibial tunnel creation.