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1. (WO2018102104) BIOABSORBABLE DEFORMABLE ANCHORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102104    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/061068
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/04
Applicants: ACUITIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: KHOWAYLO, Alex
McCARTHY, Michael P.
FERREIRA, Rui J.
KRIJGER, Peter
TRAN, Minh-Tuan Richard
GABEL, Douglas William
Title: BIOABSORBABLE DEFORMABLE ANCHORS
Abstract:
Biodegradable and bioabsorbable anchors and anchor systems for use in musculoskeletal fixation applications comprising (1 ) an anchor body comprising a longitudinal axis, a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface, and a bore extending from the proximal end and parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein the bore defines an inner surface of the anchor body, and wherein at least a portion of the anchor body is expandable in a direction non-parallel to the longitudinal axis, and (2) an expansion pin comprising a longitudinal axis, a proximal end, a distal end, and a surface, and configured for insertion into the bore such that, when inserted, it expands the expandable portion of the anchor body in a direction non-parallel to the longitudinal axis. Both the disclosed anchors and anchor systems are at least in part formed from a citrate-based polymer.