Patent Number: 8,821,498

Title: Ligament screw attachment device

Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.

Inventors: Shino; Konsei (Osaka, JP), Ferragamo; Michael Charles (Foster, RI), Wyman; Jeffrey (Naples, FL)

Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/88 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018