Patents Assigned to Ortho Helix Limited
  • Patent number: 5662683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tissue anchor which is an open helix of biocompatible material having a slope of from 0.5 to 10 turns per centimeter, a length from 3 to 75 millimeters, a diameter of from 1.5 to 11 millimeters, and an aspect ratio of from about 3 to about 5 to 1. The anchor can have a head which is capable of securing or clamping tissue together, such as holding a suture to secure a ligament or tendon to bone. The anchor can also have a head which causes an inward, compressive loading for use in fastening bone to bone, orthopedic plates to bone, or cartilage to bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Ortho Helix Limited
    Inventor: David B. Kay