System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone

CAFC
  • US 8,100,942 B1
  • Filed: 09/26/2011
  • Issued: 01/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of attaching soft tissue to bone, comprising:

  • inserting a first anchor into bone, wherein after insertion, the first anchor is positioned underneath the soft tissue;

    passing a first length of suture from said first anchor over the soft tissue;

    inserting a distal member of a second anchor into bone at a position beyond an edge of the soft tissue, wherein the second anchor comprises said distal member and a proximal member;

    after inserting the distal member of the second anchor, tensioning the first length of suture to compress an area of tissue to bone between the edge of the soft tissue and the first anchor; and

    after tensioning the first length of suture, moving the proximal member of the second anchor distally towards the distal member of the second anchor, thereby fixedly securing the first length of suture at the second anchor position without tying any knots.

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