Global patent index - EP 1058515 A2

EP 1058515 A2 2000-12-13 - SUTURE ANCHOR SYSTEM

Title (en)

SUTURE ANCHOR SYSTEM

Title (de)

ANORDNUNG ZUR VERANKERUNG EINER CHIRURGISCHEN NAHT

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'ANCRAGE POUR SUTURE

Publication

EP 1058515 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 96937465 A

Priority

IB 9601298 W

Abstract (en)

A suture anchor system has a suture (59) straight end inserted into a hole (58) formed in bone, and cured adhesive (52) filling the hole to adhere to or interdigitate with the surfaces of both the suture and the hole. The suture may be a single suture or a pair of sutures twisted or braided together, and the inserted end may be straight, or may be bent or formed with a knot before insertion. The hole surface area is pref. at least equal to that of the suture end, and the hole mouth is of reduced dia.. The adhesive is a bone cement, PMMA, light-cured or other resin, cyanoacrylate compsn., grout, filling adhesive, bone paste or bone plug.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 17/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/56 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/0401 (2013.01); A61B 17/00491 (2013.01); A61B 17/06166 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0458 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE ES FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 1058515 A2 20001213; EP 1058515 A4 20001213; AU 737313 B2 20010816; JP 2001517961 A 20011009

INPADOC legal status

2007-04-25 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20061003

2006-05-31 [RTI1] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RTI1

- Free Format Text: SUTURE ANCHOR SYSTEM

2000-12-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19981019

2000-12-13 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 19990325

2000-12-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT CH DE ES FR GB IT LI

2000-12-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE ES FR GB IT LI