US Patent No: 5,984,927

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Device for sutureless attachment of soft tissue to bone

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A device for sutureless attachment of soft tissue to bone has an elongate substantially cylindrical stud and a head disposed on a proximal end of the stud. The stud has a sidewall that defines a nominal diameter and the head has a diameter that is greater than the nominal diameter. At least one barb is provided to retain the stud within bone. The at least one barb may be constructed from a shape memory alloy and the stud and head may be constructed from a bioabsorbable material.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON, INC.SOMERVILLE, NJ1609

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wenstrom, Jr Richard F Norwood, MA 30 2435
Whittaker, Gregory R Stoneham, MA 76 1050

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