US 9,808,337 B2
Composite interference screws and drivers
Mark Edwin Housman, North Attleborough, MA (US); Paul Steven Vincuilla, Brockton, MA (US); Peter James Cashmore, Pawtucket, RI (US); Rebecca Ann Blough, West Warwick, RI (US); and Wei Li Fan, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., Memphis, TN (US)
Filed by Smith & Nephew, Inc., Memphis, TN (US)
Filed on Mar. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/670,794.
Application 14/670,794 is a continuation of application No. 13/418,223, filed on Mar. 12, 2012, granted, now 9,308,080.
Application 13/418,223 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/044,777, filed on Mar. 10, 2011, granted, now 8,979,865.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/451,644, filed on Mar. 11, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/451,731, filed on Mar. 11, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/451,736, filed on Mar. 11, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/451,743, filed on Mar. 11, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/312,291, filed on Mar. 10, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/334,808, filed on May 14, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/359,080, filed on Jun. 28, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2015/0196388 A1, Jul. 16, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01); A61F 2/08 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61F 2/0811 (2013.01) [A61B 17/0401 (2013.01); A61B 17/0466 (2013.01); A61B 17/869 (2013.01); A61B 17/8645 (2013.01); A61B 17/888 (2013.01); A61B 17/8875 (2013.01); A61B 17/8888 (2013.01); A61F 2/0805 (2013.01); A61B 17/864 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0409 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0441 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0458 (2013.01); A61B 2090/062 (2016.02); A61F 2002/087 (2013.01); A61F 2002/0841 (2013.01); A61F 2002/0858 (2013.01); A61F 2002/0888 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0004 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0097 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
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1. A delivery device and screw combination comprising:
a delivery device comprising a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, and non-circular cannulation;
an interference screw coupled to the delivery device comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the screw including threads extending in an open helical form from the proximal end to the distal end, a plurality of runners extending longitudinally along an interior of the screw, the runners housed within grooves of the delivery device shaft, and a suture bridge connected to and extending transversely between distal terminuses of the plurality of runners, the suture bridge housed within a slot of the delivery device shaft; and
a suture disposed around the suture bridge with ends of the suture extending through the cannulation of the delivery device shaft.