Patents Assigned to Marlowe E. Goble
  • Patent number: 4632100
    Abstract: A cylindrical suture anchor having a drill formed on one end thereof and flights of threads formed on the other whereto at least one section of suture is permanently secured, the anchor to be turned through a driver maintained and turned by a separate drilling device operated by an orthopedic surgeon. In practice, the surge on positions the suture anchor drill end on a point on a bone mass in a human body and, by turning the driver, turns the suture anchor to drill into the bone mass, until a first thread flight engages the drilled hole wall and is turned therein, tapping that hole, to receive each following thread flight, until the anchor is seated therein, during which seating the driver is telescoped out of a splined coupling to the anchor and a suture secured in a longtudinal opening in the anchor that is folded into the driver is pulled from that driver for use by the orthopedic surgeon in securing a ligament to that point on the bone mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Marlowe E. Goble
    Inventors: W. Karl Somers, Marlowe E. Goble