System for suture anchor placement

  • US 5,948,001 A
  • Filed: 10/23/1997
  • Issued: 09/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for installing a suture anchor, which comprises:

  • a) a handle portion having at least one pinch means for releasably holding a suture; and

    b) an elongated portion attached to said handle portion, and including a sheath tube having an axial bore and distal and proximal ends, and an inner rod disposed within the bore of the sheath tube, the inner rod being fixedly mounted to the handle.

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