US 9,808,236 B2
Internal joint bracing system and suture anchoring assembly therefore
W. Andrew Hodge, Jupiter, FL (US); Slobodan Tepic, Zurich (CH); and Stephen J. Bresina, Davos Dorf (CH)
Assigned to Advanced Bone Anchor, LLC, Glendale, AZ (US)
Filed on Jun. 6, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/174,907.
Application 15/174,907 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/628,556, filed on Feb. 23, 2015, granted, now 9,357,995.
Application 14/628,556 is a continuation of application No. 13/274,565, granted, now 8,961,576, issued on Feb. 24, 2015, previously published as PCT/US2010/031532, filed on Apr. 10, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/170,446, filed on Apr. 17, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2016/0278762 A1, Sep. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0401 (2013.01) [A61B 17/864 (2013.01); A61B 17/8625 (2013.01); A61B 17/8685 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0404 (2013.01); A61B 2017/045 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0414 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0417 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0446 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0462 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A bone anchor assembly for attaching a tether to bone comprising:
a tether having at least one strand of diameter of 10-20 microns;
an anchor member, having a central bore therein, for insertion into the bone;
at least two discs insertable into the central bore; and
a set screw insertable into the bore of the anchor member after the at least two discs such that the tether is retained between the at least two discs when the set screw is inserted in the bore.