|MININVASIVE LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20160015380||ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL DEVICE - An arthroscopic bone channel forming and suturing method including forming a first generally straight channel in a bone, forming a second generally straight channel in the bone, the second generally straight channel not intersecting the first generally straight channel, inserting a curved needle into the first generally straight channel, inserting a suture through the second generally straight channel in the bone to a suture pick-up location, manipulating the curved needle to form a curved junction between the first generally straight channel and the second generally straight channel; and pulling the suture by the curved needle from the suture pick-up location through the junction and though the first generally straight channel.||01-21-2016|
|20150045795||ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL DEVICE - An arthroscopic bone tunneling and suturing device including a bone-engaging needle driving assembly including a bone-engaging needle and being adapted for arthroscopic insertion into engagement with a patient's bone at a first bone location through an arthroscopic incision and for driving the needle forwardly along a generally arcuate tunneling path through the bone at least to a second bone location and a bone-engaging pin driving assembly arranged for operative engagement with the bone-engaging needle driving assembly and being adapted for arthroscopic insertion into engagement with a patient's bone at a third bone location through the arthroscopic incision.||02-12-2015|
|20140303625||ARTHROSCOPIC SURGICAL DEVICE - An arthroscopic surgical device for tunneling through hard tissue including an arcuate tunneling needle driver and a bone engagement element, the arcuate needle driver and the bone engagement element being joined together to provide a joined needle driver and bone engagement element having at least two different operative orientations including an arthroscopic operative orientation wherein the joined arcuate needle driver and bone engagement element has a trans-incision insertion cross-sectional footprint and a tunneling operative orientation suitable for tunneling, wherein the joined arcuate needle driver and bone engagement element has a tunneling cross-sectional footprint which is substantially greater than the insertion cross-sectional footprint.||10-09-2014|
|20140214038||CIRCULAR BONE TUNNELING DEVICE EMPLOYING A STABILIZING ELEMENT - The present invention provides a circular bone tunneling device, comprising: a hollow elongate body comprising a hollow elongate body head, said hollow elongate body head defining a rigid circular arc, comprising a surgical needle; an extendable and retractable support element, reconfigurable from an extended configuration to a retracted configuration; said support element, in said extended configuration, adapted to be located along said path formed by said rigid circular arc; said support element and said hollow elongate body head are adapted to grasp said bone from at least two points along the circumference of said bone; a stabilizing element.||07-31-2014|
|20130178854||CIRCULAR BONE TUNNELING DEVICE - An adjustable suture passer for use in arthroscopic surgery is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the adjustable suture passer comprises a head that describes a semicircular arc, an elongate body, a support element, and driving and control mechanisms. The head is adapted to accommodate a surgical needle and a guide wire. When the adjustable suture passer is activated, the needle is driven with sufficient force to penetrate bone. Use of the adjustable suture passer thus enables surgical attachment of soft tissue to bone without any necessity for a separate anchor.||07-11-2013|
Patent applications by MININVASIVE LTD.