GB2306110A - Suture Anchor Installation Device - Google Patents

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GB2306110A
GB2306110A GB9519239A GB9519239A GB2306110A GB 2306110 A GB2306110 A GB 2306110A GB 9519239 A GB9519239 A GB 9519239A GB 9519239 A GB9519239 A GB 9519239A GB 2306110 A GB2306110 A GB 2306110A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/0401Suture anchors, buttons or pledgets, i.e. means for attaching sutures to bone, cartilage or soft tissue; Instruments for applying or removing suture anchors
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/04Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
    • A61B17/0401Suture anchors, buttons or pledgets, i.e. means for attaching sutures to bone, cartilage or soft tissue; Instruments for applying or removing suture anchors
    • A61B2017/0409Instruments for applying suture anchors

Abstract

The device comprises a hollow cylinder 13 capable of accommodating a single or double suture anchor 10 at its distal end 12, a pusher or rod 15 to eject the suture anchor 10 and a means for gripping 14 by the surgeon. Preferably the distal end 12 is a bevelled sharp edge. There is also provided a groove 16 in the pusher 15 or a separate solid rod with holes therein (Fig. 3), which is inserted into the hollow cylinder, for the delivery of suture knots. The device is intended for use in meniscal bone surgery.

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ARTHROSCOPIC MENISCAL SUTURE GUN This invention relates to an arthroscopic meniscal suture gun.

Various methods are in use for suturing tears of the meniscus of the knee joint.

Most commonly, long needles to which a suture material has been attached are passed through guides into the substance of the torn meniscus from within outwards and vice versa. The sutures are then tied by hand or with the aid of a knot pushing device.

These methods are technically difficult and are fraught with risks to the neurovascular structures nearby. Consequently, large auxiliary incisions are made but these often cause unsightly scars and contractures to form.

According to the present invention, there is provided a suture gun for use via an arthroscopic surgical approach comprising of a cannulated body within which is placed a suture anchor to which is attached either a single or a double suture; a release mechanism for ejecting the anchor from within the cannulated body into the tissues, the anchor being adapted to slide through the cannulated body; and in addition, a knot aide by which knots made outside of the knee are advanced down onto the surface of the tissues.

A specific embodiment of the invention will now be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawing in which: Figure 1 shows in perspective, the suture anchor; Figure 2 shows in perspective, the suture gun; Figure 3 shows in perspective, the knot aide; and Figure 4 illustrates the technique of suturing a torn meniscus.

Referring to the drawing, the suture anchor (Figure 1) comprises of a body 10, roughened and compressible, which when released into the tissues cannot be easily dislodged. At the rear end of the anchor is provided a single or double suture 11.

The suture gun (Figure 2) comprises of a cannulated body 13 with a bevelled sharp end 12 with which it easily perforates soft tissues and an expanded end 14 adapted for holding between index finger and thumb during use. In the interior of the gun is provided a release mechanism for ejecting the anchor 15 which locks into place by means of a catch mechanism when not in use.

The knot aide (Figure 3) comprises of a solid rod with a groove 16 at the operating end into which a knot is lodged or positioned during use and two adjoining holes or channels 17 through which the free ends of the sutures are passed to steady the knot and ensure that it is not dislodged.

The gun is supplied pre-loaded and in order to suture a tear (Figure 4), its bevelled end is inserted to just beyond the tear. The anchor pusher 15 is unlocked and depressed and the gun is withdrawn at the same time leaving behind the anchor 11 and its attached suture(s). In this way two or more sutures are passed across the tear and thereafter, neighbouring sutures are tied together using the knot aide.

Claims (5)

1 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun comprising of a cannulated suture gun within which is placed a suture anchor to which is attached either a single or a double suture and a release mechanism for ejecting the anchor into the tissues.
2 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a suture anchor is provided to lodge in the soft tissues.
3 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a release mechanism is provided cooperable with the cannulated body to eject the suture anchor into the soft tissues.
4 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a knot pusher is provided by which knots made outside of the knee are advanced down onto the surface of the tissues through the arthroscopy portal.
5 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun substantially as described herein with reference to Figure 1-4 of the accompanying drawing.
5 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun substantially as described herein with reference to Figure 1-4 of the accompanying drawing.
Amendments to the claims have been filed as follows AN ARTHROSCOPIC MENISCAL SUTURE GUN 1 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun comprising of a cannulated body within which is housed a suture anchor to which is attached either a single or a double suture and a length of rod at one end of which is provided a release mechanism for ejecting the anchor into the tissues and at the other end is provided a knot aide for assisting with knot tying.
2 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a suture anchor is provided to lodge in the soft tissues.
3 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a release mechanism is provided cooperable with the cannulated body to eject the suture anchor into the soft tissues.
4 An arthroscopic meniscal suture gun as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a knot aide is provided by which knots made outside of the knee are advanced down onto the surface of the tissues through the arthroscopy portal.
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