Patents Assigned to MedicineLodge, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130178905
    Abstract: Systems for modular bone fixation may include first, second, and at least one third portion to aid in fracture reduction, simplify the surgical procedure, increase fracture fixation strength, and reduce irritation to the patient caused by the implant. In some examples, the at least one third portion may be separable from the first and second portions to further simplify the surgical procedure and reduce irritation to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicants: MedicineLodge, Inc. dba IMDS Co-Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Graham, Shawn D. Roman, William F. Warrender, Lance N. Terrill, Dinesh Koka, Matthew D. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20130158674
    Abstract: A total hip femoral prosthesis provides a shortened neck and high porous coating level. Additionally, a means for strengthening the neck may be incorporated to increase stress transfer to the native bone. A method for reducing potential impingement that results from a high neck resection level includes cutting chamfered surfaces into the bone surrounding the proximal end of the implant. Instrumentation and methods of creating chamfered cuts are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: James C. Chow, Bjorn N. Rindal, Nicholas Slater, Joshua A. Butters
  • Publication number: 20130150974
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system, specifically a shoulder prosthesis, for shoulder replacement, revision and repair. The implants provide fixation into the best bone available to a surgeon. The implants are used in a superior-inferior and anterior-posterior construct forming a type of cross or X-shape. The implants allow for interchangeability of the articulating component as well as rotational orientation. The systems will allow for augments to accommodate bone loss. The implants may allow for additional security using screws or anchors inserted into the scapula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: MedicineLodge, Inc. dba IMDS Co-Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Joseph Iannotti, Gerald Williams, Dinesh Koka, Michael Chad Hollis
  • Publication number: 20130150972
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis system, specifically a shoulder prosthesis, for shoulder replacement, revision and repair. The implants provide fixation into the best bone available to a surgeon. The implants are used in a superior-inferior and anterior-posterior construct forming a type of cross or X-shape. The implants allow for interchangeability of the articulating component as well as rotational orientation. The systems will allow for augments to accommodate bone loss. The implants may allow for additional security using screws or anchors inserted into the scapula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION, CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph P. Iannotti, Gerald Williams, Dinesh Koka, Michael Chad Hollis
  • Publication number: 20130110183
    Abstract: Eccentrically shaped bone fixation implants interact with bone fragments or joints to compress the bone fragments or joint bones together. The eccentrically shaped bone fixation implants can have longer and shorter portions along an axis and a plurality of teeth with opposing beveled surfaces in different configurations to vary both the direction and amplitude of the compressive forces applied to the bone fragments or joint bones. Instrumentation for implanting and orienting the eccentrically shaped bone fixation implants are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: MedicineLodge, Inc. dba IMDS Co-Innovation
    Inventors: Neil Duggal, Dylan Hushka, Nicholas Slater, Joshua A. Butters
  • Patent number: 8303631
    Abstract: A system for providing dynamic stabilization and balance control at a vertebral motion segment has first and second bridge elements and at least one bias element. The bridge elements anchor to adjacent vertebrae with polyaxially adjustable anchoring members, and the bias elements attach to each bridge element to span between them. Each bias element has two fixation portions and a bias body extending between the fixation portions. Each bias element may comprise an elastically deformable material to provide dynamic stabilization with motion, or may comprise rigid material to provide rigid stabilization, and both bias element types may be included in one system. The bias elements are attachable to the bridge elements at discrete attachment locations, or at non-discrete attachment locations. Alternate embodiments may include three or more bridge elements on adjacent vertebrae, and multiple bias elements. A tensioning tool may provide adjustable tension to an elastically deformable bias element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: MedicineLodge Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Duggal, T. Wade Fallin, Dylan M. Hushka, Joshua A. Butters
  • Publication number: 20120271430
    Abstract: Total ankle arthroplasty with a tibial plate, a talar plate and a middle or core component. The ankle arthroplasty may allow for varus or valgus accommodation through the use of a core component with various medial and lateral heights in varus and valgus orientations. In addition the resurfacing of the talus is accomplished with a talar plate with a curved orientation that is congruent to one surface of the core component to allow for appropriate ankle manipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka
  • Publication number: 20120239098
    Abstract: Systems and methods for bone anchor removal include a removal guide and a removal instrument. The removal guide includes grooves for guiding the removal instrument to the anchors, and for guiding removal of the anchor. The removal instrument includes a distal working end with a grasping feature designed to engage a portion of the bone anchor and an engagement feature designed to engage the grooves of the removal guide for anchor removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: MedicineLodge, Inc. dba IMDS Co-Innovation
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Neil Etherington, Carlyle Creger, Nathan Erickson, Andrew Fauth
  • Publication number: 20120226277
    Abstract: An orthopedic apparatus is provided for bridging a first bone unit to a second bone unit. The apparatus is demonstrated on a finger joint, wherein one of the bones and/or ligaments and/or tendons of the joint is/are injured. A method for implanting and using the apparatus also is presented. The apparatus includes a reformably deformable span portion which is generally circular and preferably rhombic. By deforming or reforming the span portion, it can be repositioned laterally, and/or it can be rotated to allow range of rotary motion so as to promote healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicants: VIRAK ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH LLC, MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Virak Tan, Daniel F. Justin, Chad Hollis
  • Publication number: 20120215316
    Abstract: A spinal implant system, specifically an intervertebral spacer. The system is designed to change its physical conformation from a minimal profile to an expanded state, enabling it to be placed through a smaller incision and operative cannula. The ability to change from a minimal profile to an expanded state may be accomplished through pivoting of support bodies, or expansion through a screw system, or sliding of the support bodies perhaps along an oblong surface. The system will allow for long-term promotion of osteointegration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Karen E. Mohr, Jordan A. Hoof, Brad A. Niese, Chad Lewis, Jared M. White
  • Publication number: 20120209254
    Abstract: Instrument handles are adjustable relative to an end effector of the instrument. The handles may be releasably locked in selected positions and/or orientations relative to the end effector. When the lock is released, the handles may be moved to a different position and/or orientation relative to the end effector, and locked in place. The handles may pivot relative to the end effector around one or more joints. The handles may pivot about an axis of a hinge joint or a point of a ball and socket joint. The axis of the hinge joint may be aligned parallel or perpendicular to a center longitudinal axis of the end effector, or of a shaft between the handles and the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Adrian E. Park, Brady R. Shirley, Daniel J. Triplett, Darin Ewer
  • Publication number: 20120209386
    Abstract: Systems for interbody fusion of adjacent bone portions may include an expanding implant and related instruments. An expanding implant may be formed as a linkage which is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration. A shaft of the implant may increase and decrease in length to move between the compact and expanded configurations, and an implant width perpendicular to the length may be increased in the expanded configuration. The implant width may increase more in a first direction than a second direction opposite the first direction. An inserter instrument may releasably grasp the spacer and transform the implant between the compact and expanded configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, Joshua A. Butters, Nicholas Slater, Cortny Robison
  • Publication number: 20120209393
    Abstract: A prosthetic patellar implant has a posterior articulation surface and an anterior attachment surface. The anterior attachment surface has a medial attachment surface and a lateral attachment surface. The medial and lateral attachment surfaces can be planar and angled relative to one another, meeting at a common intersection medially offset from the sagittal centerline of the implant. The medial and lateral attachment surfaces can include convexities. The anterior attachment surface can have one or more pegs and/or recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Michael Ries, Nicholas Slater, Joshua A. Butters, Jordan Hoof, Bjorn Rindal
  • Publication number: 20120209278
    Abstract: Instrumentation for preparation of a bone includes a first guide having a first collet and a second collet. The first and second collets are formed around divergent first and second axes, and share a common opening. A bone preparation instrument may be inserted into each of the collets toward a bone. A second guide may be carried in the first guide, and a bone preparation instrument inserted through the second guide toward the bone, along a third axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Michael Ries, Nicholas Slater, Joshua A. Butters, Jordan Hoof, Bjorn Rindal, Jared M. White
  • Publication number: 20120191204
    Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicants: HYUN BAE, MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Brady R. Shirley, Joshua A. Butters, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Neil Etherington, Nicholas Slater, Dylan M. Hushka, Carlyle J. Creger, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel Hayes
  • Patent number: 8192465
    Abstract: Interspinous implants including a spacer configured to fit between first and second adjacent spinous processes of a human spine, to maintain a minimum separation between the spinous processes. An implant also includes a fixation portion coupled to the spacer, in which the fixation portion engages at least one spinous process to hold the spacer in a stable position relative to the spinous process. An implant may be monolithic, non-fillable, and may be inserted between the spinous process from a lateral approach. The fixation portion may be configured as a bracket which can substantially encircle the spinous process, or as flanges which engage lateral sides of the spinous process(es). The spacer may be resilient, and may be expandable along the anterior/posterior direction between the spinous processes. An implant may provide resilient resistance during extension, and/or a uniform extension stop between the spinous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: MedicineLodge. Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wade Fallin, Joshua A. Butters, Greta Jo Hays
  • Publication number: 20120116422
    Abstract: Suture passers which include a handle assembly, shaft assembly, and jaw assembly. In one embodiment, the handle assembly includes first and second handles joined at a hinge, the second handle pivotable relative to the first handle and guided by an arcuate guiding feature concentric to the hinge. The jaw assembly includes upper and lower jaws, the lower jaw including an open needle track. The open needle track includes entry, tangential and exit segments, each of which is directly visible, directly accessible, and directly inspectable. The lower jaw can be manufactured as a single piece, using a single manufacturing process, which may be injection molding or multi-axis machining. When manufactured by multi-axis machining, all features of the lower jaw may be machined without removal of the jaw piece from the multi-axis machine. Methods of suture passer manufacture and assembly which may provide significant cost savings are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, Carlyle J. Creger
  • Publication number: 20120065731
    Abstract: A line lock system may include a line routed through a plate. The plate may have an elongated body with a plurality of passageways. The line is routed to form at least one one-way slide so no knots are required. The system may include filaments routed through the passageways of the plate or around a dogbone feature of the plate. The filaments may be used to toggle the plate after passage through a hole to prevent withdrawal of the plate back through the hole. The system may include a line lock stabilizer or counter-tension tool to stabilize the line lock as the line is adjusted. The system may include a compression limiter to selectively reduce compression in the one-way slide to facilitate adjustment of the line. The line lock stabilizer, counter-tension tool, or compression limiter may be a filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Daniel F. Justin, Andrew R. Fauth, Joshua A. Butters, Chad Lewis, Karen E. Mohr, Carlyle J. Creger, Nicholas Slater, Mark J. Mooradian, Greta Jo Hays, M. Mary Sinnott, Jeremy D. Borchert, Stuart Goble
  • Publication number: 20120059416
    Abstract: A line lock system may include a line routed through a plate. The plate may have an elongated body with a plurality of passageways. The line is routed to form at least one one-way slide so no knots are required. The system may include filaments routed through the passageways of the plate or around a dogbone feature of the plate. The filaments may be used to toggle the plate after passage through a hole to prevent withdrawal of the plate back through the hole. The system may include a line lock stabilizer or counter-tension tool to stabilize the line lock as the line is adjusted, a compression limiter to selectively reduce compression in the one-way slide to facilitate adjustment of the line, means for adjusting the line, or a line cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Daniel F. Justin, Joshua A. Butters, Nicholas Slater, Mark J. Mooradian, Jordan A. Hoof, Bradford J. Coale
  • Publication number: 20120059469
    Abstract: A system for single tunnel, double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction includes implant constructs and instruments. The implant constructs provide a combination of cortical fixation and bone tunnel aperture fixation. The implant constructs separate a graft into distinct bundles. The instruments are used to prepare shaped bone tunnels to receive the implant constructs and graft bundles. Methods for reconstructing the antero-medial and postero-lateral bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament may rely on single femoral and tibial tunnels and a single strand of graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicants: MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION
    Inventors: Thomas H. Myers, Douglas M. Lorang, Daniel J. Triplett, Chad Lewis, Bryan Howard, Nathan Hansen