Fully threaded suture anchor with transverse anchor pin

  • US 8,343,186 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2005
  • Issued: 01/01/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/06/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A suture anchor assembly for attachment of tissue to bone, the suture anchor assembly comprising:

  • an anchor body including a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal axis, an outer surface and a central bore, the central bore being located at the proximal end and extending partially through the anchor body;

    a rigid member having a longitudinal axis and disposed in the central bore, wherein the longitudinal axis of the rigid member extends across the longitudinal axis of the anchor body;

    at least one tissue securing suture looped around the rigid member including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end and the second end of the at least one tissue securing suture extend out of the anchor body and extend out of an opening at the proximal end of the anchor body; and

    a driver having a cannula, wherein the driver is received in a portion of the central bore, wherein the cannula has a distal opening and a proximal opening, wherein the first end and the second end of the at east one tissue securing suture extend out of the proximal opening of the cannula.

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