Device and method for driving a needle and meniscal repair

  • US 5,928,252 A
  • Filed: 09/03/1997
  • Issued: 07/27/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/21/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A driver assembly for implanting surgical device to repair body tissue, the driver assembly comprising:

  • a handle having a distal end configured to receive a detachable cannula;

    a trigger arm connected to the handle; and

    an advancement mechanism having a shuttle reciprocatably mounted to said handle and a cam member pivotally connected to the shuttle, said cam member configured to clamp the surgical device against the shuttle in response to a force applied to the trigger arm, said advancement mechanism mechanically coupled to the trigger arm and constructed to receive and incrementally translate the surgical device through the cannula and into the body tissue to be repaired in response to the force applied to the trigger arm.

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