US Patent No. 10,363,024

SYSTEM FOR MENISCAL REPAIR USING SUTURE IMPLANT CINCH CONSTRUCT


Patent No. 10,363,024
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title System For Meniscal Repair Using Suture Implant Cinch Construct
Inventorship David C. Koogle, Jr., Bonita Springs, FL (US)
Ricardo Albertorio, Naples, FL (US)
Jacob A. Jolly, Naples, FL (US)
Vipool K. Goradia, Midlothian, VA (US)
Assignee Arthrex, Inc., Naples, FL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,024

1. A system for repairing tears in soft tissue, comprising:a first implant;
a second implant;
a flexible strand connecting the first implant and the second implant;
a sliding knot in the flexible strand that is adjustable for reducing a length of the flexible strand that is located between the first implant and the second implant; and
a delivery system for implanting the first implant and the second implant into the soft tissue, wherein the delivery system includes:
a handle;
an elongated shaft connected to the handle;
a trocar assembly movable within the elongated shaft, wherein the first implant and the second implant are carried through the elongated shaft by the trocar assembly; and
a depth stop adjustable between a first position that corresponds to a first insertion distance the trocar assembly extends beyond a tip of the elongated shaft and a second position that corresponds to a second, different insertion distance the trocar assembly extends beyond the tip,
wherein the trocar assembly includes a first trocar that is slidable within a lower slot of a first hole formed in the handle and a second trocar that is removably received within an upper slot of the first hole of the handle,
wherein a first trocar handle of the first trocar abuts the depth stop when the depth stop is in the second position to limit movement of the first trocar beyond the second insertion distance.