Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device

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PATENT NO 6939355
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09579909

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Bone anchors and bone anchor implantation devices can be used to maintain or improve urinary continence by suspending or stabilizing the bladder neck of a patient. The bone anchors have a generally cone-shaped head with two or more cutting edges which reduce the amount of force required to implant the bone anchor into bone.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5441

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gellman, Barry N North Easton, MA 159 8107
Sauvageau, David J Methuen, MA 26 815

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