Patent Number: 8,795,333

Title: Method and apparatus for repairing a tendon or ligament

Abstract: A method and apparatus for reattaching the opposed ends of a member, such as a tendon, ligament or bone, during preparing and healing of the member using a surgical repair device that can be securely attached to the member and then safely guided through tortuous anatomy for reattachment and repair. The repair device further includes structural means so as to secure opposed ends of the member against separation during healing. Devices for aiding in the positioning of the surgical repair device are provided.

Inventors: Gordon; Leonard (Mill Valley, CA), Huxel; Shawn T (Lawrenceville, NJ), Truman; Mari Susan (Warsaw, IN), Miller; Alan B. (Jamison, PA)


International Classification: A61B 17/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018