US 9,808,242 B2
Knotless filament anchor for soft tissue repair
Tracy Pat-Yen Ng, Denver, CO (US); Kyle Craig Pilgeram, San Jose, CA (US); Lee Harris Cordova, Denver, CO (US); Robert Eugene McLaughlin, II, Manchester, MA (US); and Stuart Edward Fromm, Rapid City, SD (US)
Assigned to Howmedica Osteonics Corp., Mahwah, NJ (US)
Filed by Tracy Pat-Yen Ng, Denver, CO (US); Kyle Craig Pilgeram, San Jose, CA (US); Lee Harris Cordova, Denver, CO (US); Robert Eugene McLaughlin, II, Manchester, MA (US); and Stuart Edward Fromm, Rapid City, SD (US)
Filed on Apr. 6, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/441,290.
Prior Publication US 2013/0267999 A1, Oct. 10, 2013
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/06 (2006.01); A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/06166 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0401 (2013.01); A61B 17/1615 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0403 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0409 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0427 (2013.01); A61B 2090/0807 (2016.02)] 22 Claims
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1. A method for securing tissue to bone, comprising:
drilling a bone hole into the bone;
passing a filament through the tissue, the filament including a first end, a second end and a length therebetween, the second end having a loop;
passing the first end of the filament through the loop of the filament;
pulling on the first end of the filament such that the loop travels along the length of the filament and to the tissue;
passing the first end of the filament through an anchor having a length, a cannulation extending completely along its length, and a saddle on a distal end of the anchor;
passing the anchor along the length of the filament, from the first end towards the loop and tissue until the anchor abuts the loop;
engaging at least a first portion of the loop within the saddle;
positioning the distal end of the anchor, with the loop of the filament, into the bone hole; and
securing the anchor in the bone.