System and method for attaching soft tissue to bone

  • US 9,044,226 B2
  • Filed: 09/05/2013
  • Issued: 06/02/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A bone implant, comprising:

  • a substantially hollow cylinder; and

    a bone-piercing tip that comprisesa distal portion comprising a pointed tip configured to pierce through bone and having a maximum diameter at its proximal end,a medial portion comprising a transverse suture aperture and having a constant diameter along its length that is smaller than the distal portion maximum diameter, anda proximal portion having a constant diameter along its length that is smaller than the medial portion diameter and configured to couple to an inserter, wherein the proximal portion of the bone-piercing tip is configured to be positioned within a distal portion of the substantially hollow cylinder and not extend to a proximal end of the substantially hollow cylinder,wherein the bone-piercing tip has a length that is shorter than the length of the substantially hollow cylinder, andwherein the substantially hollow cylinder has an inner diameter that is smaller than the bone piercing tip distal portion maximum diameter.

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