Abstract: An extramedullary proximal tibial guide includes a distal end carrying a vertically adjustable ankle bracket as well as an ankle pointer, and a proximal end carrying a saw guide. The saw guide includes a saw guiding slot which is so configured as to have an open area between the bottom of a slot rail and portions of the top of the bone which is to be resected so that the surgeon may precisely view the location of engagement of the surgical saw with the bone structure. The surface area of engagement between the saw guide and the bone is made quite small with a sharp bone contacting edge to facilitate micro adjustment. Laterally of the saw guiding slot, side flares are provided which are designed to protect the patellar tendon and soft tissues during resection. The ankle bracket is held in place about the ankle of the patient through the use of a fastener including a ball chain and a spring.
Abstract: A telescoping cylinder has a cylindrical housing (A) carrying a first stage including a central piston (B) opening into a hollow piston rod (C) and at least one succeeding stage including a concentric piston (E) and piston rod (F) having a hollow interior containing the central piston and piston rod with an air opening (H) in the concentric piston rod opening into an air outlet (G) at an exit end of the cylindrical wall. By applying compressed air to the central piston, the first stage is extended initiating movement of the concentric piston and piston rod with extension of the concentric piston and piston rod thereafter followed by extension of any succeeding stage. By applying compressed air to the outlet (G) the concentric piston (E) and piston rod (F) is retracted initiating movement of the central piston and piston rod when the air opening (H) in concentric piston rod (F) is aligned with port (G).
Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved board game played on a board with a multiplicity of circular spaces printed thereon. Some of the spaces have indicia such as the face of a character forming the basis of the game. Other spaces have other information thereon such as information concerning scoring and the choosing of cards or chips. The object of the game is to build words out of letter chips and thereby to score the most points.
Abstract: A hoof dressing applicator having an applicator band for direct attachment to the coronary band of a horse's hoof. The applicator band has three rows with each row having three sealed pouches containing equal amounts of medication totalling a two-days' supply. Each pouch has a thick tough plastic exterior wall portion superposed over a weak thin plastic interior wall portion rupturable by sufficient pressure applied to its corresponding exterior wall portion. The double-seamed margings of the pouches in common with one another are joined together by heat-sealing. A thick, flexible, soft felt backing is carried by the interior wall portions of the pouches and interfaces with the coronary band of the horse's hoof. Sufficient pressure against the exterior wall portions along a row ruptures its three interior wall portions of such pouches with slow flowing of the medication which is soaked-up the felt backing and continously applied to the coronary band.