Suture retaining arrangement

  • US 5,203,787 A
  • Filed: 11/19/1990
  • Issued: 04/20/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device for attaching an object such as a suture to a bone, comprising:

  • a relatively rigid, elongate body having first and second ends, a central portion between said ends, and a longitudinal axis extending through said ends; and

    means for attaching a suture substantially midway between the first and second ends of the body at a point which is offset from the longitudinal axis so that, when the device is placed in a hole in the bone and a force having a component acting in a direction which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device is applied to the suture, the device will rotate causing the ends to engage the bone and prevent removal of the device and suture from the hole;

    wherein at least one of said first and second ends is formed as a sharp point and wherein said sharp point is offset from the longitudinal axis, and faces away from said axis and the central portion of the elongate body.

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