US 11,653,909 B2
Suture anchor systems with spring loaded suture anchors
Thomas Dooney, Naples, FL (US); and Reinhold Schmieding, Naples, FL (US)
Assigned to ARTHREX, INC., Naples, FL (US)
Filed by Arthrex, Inc., Naples, FL (US)
Filed on Mar. 5, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/810,021.
Application 16/810,021 is a division of application No. 15/656,281, filed on Jul. 21, 2017, granted, now 10,646,215.
Prior Publication US 2020/0197000 A1, Jun. 25, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/0401 (2013.01) [A61B 2017/00862 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0403 (2013.01); A61B 2017/044 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0414 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0417 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0445 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0448 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0458 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A surgical method, comprising:
fixating a first suture anchor in a first bone, the first suture anchor having a resilient member and a flexible strand attached to the resilient member, wherein the resilient member includes a spring;
passing the flexible strand from the first suture anchor through a portion of a second suture anchor;
tensioning the flexible strand; and
fixating the second suture anchor in a second bone to secure the flexible strand to the second bone; wherein the first and second bones are pre-drilled prior to fixating the first and second suture anchors.