Patents Assigned to E. Marlowe Goble
  • Patent number: 4772286
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for surgically implanting an allograft or prosthetic ligament as a replacement for a patient's cruciate ligaments. In a practice of the system, as a replacement for an anterior cruciate ligament, the patient's leg is bent and maintained at approximately a ninety degree ( angle, a single incision is made medial to the tibial tuberosity. From this incision, under fluoroscopic and arthroscopic contol, a guidewire is driven through the tibia and across the cruciate ligament junctions with the proximal tibia and distal femur ends and into the femur cortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: E. Marlowe Goble
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, W. Karl Somers