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Title: US6132433: Apparatus of loading tendons into the knee
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Whelan, Jeffery M.; Sugarland, TX

Assignee: Arthrex, Inc., Naples, FL
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Published / Filed: 2000-10-17 / 1999-07-02

Application Number: US1999000346709

IPC Code: Advanced: A61B 17/064; A61B 17/17; A61B 17/86; A61F 2/08; A61B 17/00; A61B 17/076; A61F 2/38;
IPC-7: A61B 17/58;

ECLA Code: A61B17/064B; A61B17/17F; A61B17/86B; A61F2/08D; A61F2/08F; K61F2/08F3B; K61F2/08F7B; K61F2/08F11B; K61B17/00A; K61B17/064T2; K61B17/076; K61B17/86B2; K61B17/86D; K61F2/38;

U.S. Class: Current: 606/916; 606/099; 606/323; 606/330; 623/013.11; 623/013.12; 623/013.14;
Original: 606/072; 606/099; 623/013.11; 623/013.12; 623/013.14;

Field of Search: 606/072,96,98,99 128/897,898 623/11.11,13.11,13.12,13.13,13.14,13.15

Priority Number:
1999-07-02  US1999000346709
1998-01-29  US1998000015618
1997-02-12  US1997000037610P

Abstract:     A surgical method for loading ligament grafts into a joint. A longitudinal socket formed in a bone is intersected by a transverse pin. A flexible strand is drawn with the pin through the bone. A looped portion of the strand is diverted so as to protrude out of the entrance to the longitudinal socket. The ends of the strand remaining accessible on either side of the bone. The ligament graft is captured within the strand loop protruding from the entrance to the socket. The strand is retracted into the socket, drawing the graft into the socket by pulling on the accessible ends of the flexible strand. The graft is fixed in the socket using a transverse implant.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Nguyen, Dinh X.;

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Application Number Filed Patent Pub. Date  Title
US1998000015610 1998-01-18    1999-07-06  Method of loading tendons into the knee


       
Parent Case:     This application is a continuation of application Ser. No. 09/015,618, filed Jan. 18, 1998, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,918,604, and, claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/037,610, filed Feb. 12, 1997.

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What is claimed is:     1. A system for anterior cruciate ligament surgery, comprising:
  • a drill guide configured to locate and form a socket in a bone, the socket having an entrance and a sidewall;
  • an elongated pin provided with a hook configured to engage an eyelet of a graft-passing wire and pull the wire transversely into the socket through the sidewall of the socket;
  • a tunnel hook comprising an elongated shaft with a hook on an end thereof configured to engage the graft-passing wire and to pull a portion of the graft-passing wire out through the socket entrance; and
  • a cannulated implant configured to transversely support a graft loaded into the socket by pulling a portion of the graft-passing wire down out of the socket using the tunnel hook, looping the graft over the graft-passing wire, pulling the graft-passing wire back into the socket, and inserting the cannulated implant transversely into the socket over the graft-passing wire and underneath the graft looped over the wire.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 5pp US4985032  1991-01 Goble   Drill guide
Get PDF - 12pp US5098435  1992-03 Stednitz et al.  Alphatec Manufacturing Inc. Cannula
Get PDF - 9pp US5266075  1993-11 Clark et al.   Tendon threader for endosteal ligament mounting
Get PDF - 14pp US5350380  1994-09 Goble et al.  Depuy Inc. Method for securing a ligament replacement in a bone
Get PDF - 14pp US5354300  1994-10 Goble et al.  Depuy Inc. Drill guide apparatus for installing a transverse pin
Get PDF - 13pp US5356413  1994-10 Martins et al.  Mitek Surgical Products, Inc. Surgical anchor and method for deploying the same
Get PDF - 8pp US5393302  1995-02 Clark et al.   Process for endosteal ligament mounting
Get PDF - 5pp US5397356  1995-03 Goble et al.  DePuy Inc. Pin for securing a replacement ligament to a bone
Get PDF - 8pp US5423823  1995-06 Schmieding  Arthrex Inc. Coring reamer
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Foreign References:
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Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
Buy PDF FR2684543 1993-06  A61F 2/08 PERRIN MAX Artificial ligament, especially for the ankles 


Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1999-276562 DERABS G2000-655754 DERABS G1999-403867 DERABS G2000-655754

Other References:
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  • B. Shaffer, et al., "Graft-Tunnel Mismatch in Endoscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A New Technique of Intraarticular Measurement and Modified Graft Harvesting", Arthroscopy: vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 633-646 (1993). (14 pages) Cited by 13 patents [ISI abstract]
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  • Continuity Data:
    Application Number Filed Notes

    US1999000346709 1999-07-02  is a related to the prior publication
         US20030050642A1 issued 2003-03-13  Transverse fixation technique for ACL reconstruction using bone-tendon-bone graft

    US1999000346709 1999-07-02  is a related to the prior publication
         US20030176919A1 issued 2003-09-18  Transverse fixation technique for ACL reconstruction using bone-tendon-bone graft with loop at end

    US1999000346709 1999-07-02  is a related to the prior publication
         US20040194789A1 issued 2004-10-07  System for loading tendons into the knee

    US1999000346709 1999-07-02  is a related to the prior publication
         US20060116684A1 issued 2006-06-01  Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US1999000346709 1999-07-02  is a related to the prior publication
         US20080058929A1 issued 2008-03-06  METHOD OF LOADING TENDONS INTO THE KNEE

    12398594   is a continuation of
    US2007000929637  2007-10-30
         US7500990 issued 2009-03-10   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2007000929637 2007-10-30  is a continuation of
    US2005000293149  2005-12-05   (granted)
         US7306626 issued 2007-12-11   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    11929637   is a continuation of
    US2005000293149  2005-12-05
         US7306626 issued 2007-12-11   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2005000293149 2005-12-05  is a continuation of
    US2004000824603  2004-04-15   (granted)
         US6974477 issued 2005-12-13   System for loading tendons into the knee

    11293149   is a continuation of
    US2004000824603  2004-04-15
         US6974477 issued 2005-12-13   System for loading tendons into the knee

    US2004000824603 2004-04-15  is a continuation of
    US2003000355287  2003-01-31   (granted)
         US6733529 issued 2004-05-11   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2004000824603   is a continuation of
    US2003000355287  2003-01-31
         US6733529 issued 2004-05-11   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2003000370564 2003-02-24  is a continuation in part of
    US2002000280028  2002-10-25   (pending) [presumed granted]
         US7066956 issued 2006-06-27   Transverse fixation technique for ACL reconstruction using bone-tendon-bone graft

    US2003000370564   is a continuation in part of
    US2002000280028  2002-10-25   (pending) [presumed granted]
         US7066956 issued 2006-06-27   Transverse fixation technique for ACL reconstruction using bone-tendon-bone graft

    US2003000355287 2003-01-31  is a division of
    US2002000121610  2002-04-15   (granted)
         US6537319 issued 2003-03-25   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2003000355287   is a division of
    US2002000121610  2002-04-15
         US6537319 issued 2003-03-25   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2002000280028 2002-10-25  is a continuation in part of
    US2002000121610  2002-04-15   (pending) [presumed granted]
         US6537319 issued 2003-03-25   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2002000280028 2002-10-25  is a continuation in part of
    US2002000121610  2002-04-15   (granted)
         US6537319 issued 2003-03-25   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US2002000280028   is a continuation in part of
    US2002000121610  2002-04-15
         US6537319 issued 2003-03-25   Method of loading tendons into the knee

    US1999000346709 1999-07-02  is a non-provisional of provisional
    US2001000330575P  2001-10-25

    US2002000121610 2002-04-15  is a continuation of
    US2000000663798  2000-09-18   (granted)
         US6371124 issued 2002-04-16   Method of loading tendons into the knee

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    US2000000663798  2000-09-18   (granted)
         US6371124 issued 2002-04-16   Method of loading tendons into the knee

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    US2000000663798  2000-09-18
         US6371124 issued 2002-04-16   Method of loading tendons into the knee

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    >US1999000346709<  1999-07-02   (granted)
         US6132433 issued 2000-10-17   Apparatus of loading tendons into the knee

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    >US1999000346709<  1999-07-02
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    >US1999000346709< 1999-07-02  is a continuation of
    US1998000015618  1998-01-29   (granted)
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    US1998000015618  1998-01-29
         US5918604 issued 1999-07-06   Method of loading tendons into the knee

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    US1997000037610P  1997-02-12


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