US 9,808,239 B2
Device for the transosseous insertion of suture threads
Matteo Mantovani, Reggio Emilia (IT)
Assigned to NCS LAB S.R.L., Carpi (IT)
Appl. No. 14/233,255
Filed by Matteo Mantovani, Reggio Emilia (IT)
PCT Filed Jun. 29, 2012, PCT No. PCT/IB2012/053319
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Jan. 16, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/014553, PCT Pub. Date Jan. 31, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. MO2011A0178 (IT), filed on Jul. 22, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0135802 A1, May 15, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/06 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0482 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0483 (2013.01); A61B 17/06066 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00867 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0608 (2013.01); A61B 2017/06019 (2013.01); A61B 2017/06042 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for the transosseous insertion of suture threads characterized in that it comprises:
a. a main body (1), equipped with a grip (2), supporting a protruding cannula (3) provided with an active end (30);
b. a flexible thread-like element (4) housed in a coaxially sliding manner inside the said cannula (3) suitable, on command, for exiting from the active end (30) of the cannula (3), and having the property of freely assuming, at least in an adequate temperature range for which its operative use is foreseen, a natural and predetermined curved form at least in a determined portion of the terminal part thereof; and
c. means for producing the coaxial movement of the thread-like element (4) in the two directions relative to the cannula (3), said means comprising a screw device which can be axially translated in both directions; the thread-like element (4) being directly fastened to the screw device; said screw device being slidably coupled inside the main body (1) and being provided with an internal thread, said internal thread being coupled with an external thread of an operating screw (8), wherein the operating screw (8) can be activated by means of an external knob (9) so that when the external knob (9) is rotated, the operating screw (8) also rotates, and when the operating screw (8) rotates, the screw device slides (a) axially inside the main body (1), (b) axially relative to the operating screw (8) and (c) axially relative to the main body (1); and wherein the external knob (9) does not axially move relative to the grip (2) when the external knob (9) is rotated.