Implant and filament management device

Patent Number: 9387065

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

A variety of configurations of implant management devices are provided. The configurations provide different combinations of features for maintaining a location of an implant with respect to the device and managing filaments of the implant. One exemplary embodiment of a device includes a generally rectangular-shaped body having an implantable body retainer, an opening disposed a distance apart from the retainer and configured to receive a ligament graft therein, and a fold extending across the body and intersecting the opening. Folding one end of the body towards a bottom surface of the body along the fold can form a filament loop engaging region to hold in tension a filament loop extending from the implant. Additional filament(s) associated with the implant can be managed by various filament retention features. Methods for preparing a ligament graft for implantation by relying upon indicia formed on a surface of the device body are also provided.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Jacob A. Marks - - -
Meghan A. Pasquali - - -
Danielle Dufour - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 F 2 08
A 61 B 17 04
A 61 F 2 00


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country