Patent Number: 8,574,296

Title: Dual tendon bundle

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for preparing a dual tendon bundle that is useful as a replacement ligament or tendon graft for, for example, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. More particularly, the dual tendon bundle prepared according to the present invention has a functional cross section diameter and/or a minimum length that meets or exceeds the standard requirements for replacement ligament or tendon grafts. The present invention further relates to the dual tendon bundle prepared by the disclosed methods and packages comprising the same. Methods of using the dual tendon bundle prepared according to the present invention by providing the dual tendon bundle thus obtained for implanting into a patient in need thereof are also provided.

Inventors: Missos; Nicholas (Winona Lake, IN)

Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation

International Classification: A61F 2/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017