Patent Number: 6,168,598

Title: Soft tissue securing anchor

Abstract: A surgical anchor is provided with one or more anchor holes distributed around the head of the anchor. Each anchor hole is inclined to allow attachment of one or more sutures to the anchor either before, during or after the anchor is seated in a bone. The upper and lower apertures of each anchor hole are chamfered, and the chamfered areas from the anchor hole to the outside edge shall be polished or somehow smoothed to remove sharp edges and rough areas which may cause friction and abrasion to soft tissue or suture material. The lower surface of the anchor head may be angled to further simplify the task of feeding a surgical needle through the anchor hole after the anchor is seated into bone.

Inventors: Martello; Jeannette (South Pasadena, CA)


International Classification: A61B 17/04 (20060101); A61B 017/56 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018