Patents Assigned to Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 11654029
    Abstract: The invention relates to an endoprosthesis shaft system for elongate bones, comprising an anchoring part (10) and a shaft (1), which is formed from module elements that can be coupled by means of a plug-in connection (45), wherein a mutual rotation of the elements along the shaft (1) is adjustable and is blocked by means of an anti-rotation mechanism. In order to adjust the rotation, a rotation piece (5) is provided as a further module element, which has a self-contained rotation adjustment device (6) and a clamping device (7) as a mechanism for blocking the rotation. The rotation piece (5) comprises two end faces for the plug-in connection (45) and a sleeve (77). The invention provides, with the rotation piece, a particular module element for the shaft, which as a structural unit allows both an adjustment of the rotation and a blocking against undesired rotation in a self-contained unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut D. Link, Udo Borchers, Gunnar Erb
  • Publication number: 20230109975
    Abstract: An extracorporeally length-adjustable implant system comprises an implant component to be fastened to a bone to be lengthened and an adjustment device with two fastening parts that are displaceable relative to one another, each of which is intended for arrangement at a part of the bone to be lengthened, wherein the adjustment device is able to distract the two fastening parts and comprises a drive element with a permanent magnet arranged in rotationally fashion and a mechanism which converts a rotational movement of the permanent magnet into a distracting longitudinal movement of the adjustment device; and an extracorporeal drive unit for the drive element of the implant component. The extracorporeal drive unit comprises a rotatably mounted extracorporeal magnetic ring with an interior to receive the bone to be lengthened with the adjustment device, and an actuation device to rotate the extracorporeal magnetic ring in the ring plane thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim FISCHER, Helmut D. LINK
  • Publication number: 20230059549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stem for or of an implant having a longitudinal axis and at least one recess adapted for cemented implantation into the medullary cavity and/or a cavity created by surgery of a long bone, characterized in that the recess is interrupted by a barrier. Further the present invention relates to a method for preparing a stem of an implant according to any one of the preceding claims for implantation, comprising the step of placing cement into the recess (12) on both sides of the barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Helmut D. LINK, Rodolfo CAPANNA
  • Patent number: 11583404
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an intermediate segment (20) for arrangement between a concave implantation surface (14) of a joint component (10), particularly a femoral prosthesis, and bone tissue. The intermediate segment (20) comprises an intermediate segment body (23) with at least one side (24, 25) facing the joint component (10), wherein one (24) of the at least one side facing the joint component is convex. In addition, the intermediate segment (20) comprises a locking mechanism for attaching the intermediate segment to the joint component with at least a first (21) and a second (32) latching element, wherein at least one of the latching elements (21, 32) is movable. The present invention also relates to a joint component (10) comprising an intermediate segment (20) and a method for securing an intermediate segment (20) to a joint component (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Dmuschewsky
  • Publication number: 20230033626
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an implant component assembly for a joint replacement. The assembly comprises an implant component, the implant component including an interface part for attaching another implant component and an assembly channel. The assembly further comprises an assembly screw for securing the other implant component to the implant component, the assembly screw having a longitudinal axis, a screw head, and a screw shank and being insertable into the assembly channel. A screw retention unit of the assembly is configured for keeping the assembly screw within the assembly channel and allowing rotation of the assembly screw about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Paolo DALLA PRIA, Angelika HARNDT, Alexander ETRINGER
  • Publication number: 20230023358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implant comprising an implant body having a first surface area configured for contact with soft connective tissue and a second surface area configured for contact with bone tissue, wherein the first surface area is covered with a coating comprising tantalum and the second surface area is formed by a material, which is different than the one forming the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut D. LINK
  • Publication number: 20230027395
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an anchoring member for a joint replacement, comprising a proximal interface part and a distal portion, the distal portion being configured to be anchored within bone tissue and the proximal interface part being configured for mounting a joint member of the joint replacement. The proximal interface part comprises a concave interface surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Paolo DALLA PRIA, Thomas SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20230000636
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a replacement member for a shoulder joint replacement comprising an attachment face on one side of the member, a concave joint surface on a side of the replacement member opposite to the side of the attachment face, and a circumferential face connecting the attachment face and the joint surface. A portion of the concave joint surface is connected to at least a portion of the circumferential face via a chamfered or rounded edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Paolo DALLA PRIA, Thomas SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20230000634
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis comprises a first component and a second component being connected via a ball-and-socket-joint, wherein the first component comprises two outward spherical sections, at least one of the spherical sections having a projection; the ball-and-socket-joint comprises two gliding blocks each having an inward spherical section and at least one of the gliding blocks comprising a hole, the gliding blocks being attached to the second component, the outward spherical sections are in gliding engagement with the inward spherical sections of the gliding blocks so that the first component is movably attached to the second component; and the projection is inserted into one of the holes of the gliding blocks, so as to limit the mobility of the ball-and-socket-joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Paolo DALLA PRIA, Thomas SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20230000633
    Abstract: A humeral implant component connectable to another humeral implant component, the humeral implant component comprising: a longitudinal axis, a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end opposing each other along the longitudinal axis of the humeral implant component, and an interface part for connecting the humeral implant component to the other humeral implant component, wherein the interface part is tapered along the longitudinal axis in a direction from the second end to the first end, the interface part being engageable with a tapered interface part of the other humeral implant component to form a tapered connection between the humeral implant component and the other humeral implant component, wherein the humeral implant component further comprises a through hole extending along the longitudinal axis for locking the tapered connection by a longitudinal fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Paolo DALLA PRIA, Angelika HARNDT
  • Publication number: 20220401219
    Abstract: Modular endoprosthesis for at least partial replacement of a tubular bone, comprising, as module components, a stem for insertion into a bone cavity of the tubular bone, and an end piece comprising a support body with a neck part arranged on the medial aspect thereof. Said module components being able to be coupled to each other and released from each other along a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The end piece has at least two different surface configurations on its support body, namely a closed surface (6?) on a medial aspect, and a porous configuration of the surface on the opposite, lateral aspect. The latter permits and positions the adhesion of muscle tissue, specifically without suturing. The muscle trauma caused by suturing, and the peak loads that occur at the respective suture points, can thus be avoided by virtue of the invention, by means of the location-specific direct adhesion of the muscle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Helmut D. LINK, Sebastian SPATH
  • Publication number: 20220387188
    Abstract: Disclosed is an offset selector for determining an offset between an anchoring section and a joint section of a joint implant component. The offset selector comprising a reference portion for determining an offset, a first adjustment device for implementing the offset, and a second adjustment device for adjusting the orientation of the offset to the reference portion. The first and the second adjustment devices are coupled to each another. One of the first adjustment device and a second adjustment device are connected to the reference portion and the other one of the first adjustment device and the second adjustment device is connected to an adjustment portion. The adjustment portion being movable relative to the reference portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Klaus DMUSCHEWSKY
  • Publication number: 20220378978
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an implant component (10, 20) having at least one connecting portion (30, 60), the connecting portion being at least partly coated with a Zr coating and the coating having a thickness of 1-20 ?m, preferably 1-6 ?m. The present disclosure further relates to a modular endoprosthesis comprising an implant component, to the use of a Zr coating to prevent crevice corrosion and/or fretting corrosion, and to the use of an implant component in patients suffering from a metal allergy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Richard CSASZAR, Helmut D. LINK
  • Publication number: 20220354651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bone implant, comprising a main body, which has, in its outer region, an open-cell porous lattice structure, which is formed from a plurality of regularly arranged elementary cells, the elementary cells being in the form of an assembled structure and each being composed of an interior and of a plurality of interconnected bars surrounding the interior. The porous lattice structure is provided with a bone-growth-promoting coating comprising calcium phosphate, the calcium phosphate coating having a hydroxylapatite proportion forming a pore inner coating extending into the depth of the porous lattice structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Helmut D. LINK, Nicolas KONIG
  • Patent number: 11484412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implant (10) comprising an implant body having a first surface area (A1, A2, A3, A4) configured for contact with soft connective tissue and a second surface area configured for contact with bone tissue, wherein the first surface area is covered with a coating comprising tantalum and the second surface area is formed by a material, which is different than the one forming the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut D. Link
  • Publication number: 20220338994
    Abstract: The present invention provides an implant for reconstructing an acetabulum and at least part of a pelvic structure. To this end, the implant comprises a frame structure embodied by at least one first profile element for transferring joint forces, a joint section which forms at least part of an artificial acetabulum, at least two attachment sections for attaching the implant to bone tissue, wherein a first attachment section is provided for attachment to a sacral bone or iliac bone and a second attachment section is provided for attachment to a pubic bone, and at least one plate element for supporting internal organs, which is surrounded by the frame structure, at least in sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut D. LINK
  • Publication number: 20220331113
    Abstract: An augment device includes a hollow sleeve surrounding a channel extending through the hollow sleeve from a top to a bottom of the hollow sleeve, the hollow sleeve comprising a wall having an inner face and an outer face. The hollow sleeve includes at least one bending joint, the bending joint being configured for compressing the channel. Thereby the hollow sleeve may be compressed under an external force, leading to a decreased circumference and width of the hollow sleeve. This leads to a gap between the perimeter of the augment device and surrounding bone material, breaking any connections, By virtue of this, a much facilitated removal of the augment device can be achieved. Further, an extraction tool includes grippers for engaging and compressing the augment device, and further instruments, particularly a jig, for achieving an effective removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eckhard BAUER, Helmut D. LINK
  • Publication number: 20220323226
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for treating a polymer workpiece for use in a joint implant. It comprises the steps of placing the polymer workpiece in an explosion chamber, introducing a combustible gas mixture into the explosion chamber and igniting the combustible gas mixture. Igniting the gas mixture in the explosion chamber produces a temperature that lies above the melting point of a polymer of the polymer workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Helmut D. LINK, Carsten Schottler
  • Patent number: 11439509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular interim joint prosthesis that can be inserted into a long bone, for replacing an explanted joint endoprosthesis, wherein the interim joint prosthesis has a main body having a main-body coupling segment and has a shaft having a shaft coupling segment and the shaft coupling segment can be detachably coupled to the main-body coupling segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Dänike, Günther Jendro
  • Publication number: 20220273439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting sleeve for anchoring shafts of two oppositely arranged prostheses, preferably on an elongate bone such as a femur or humerus. The reinforcing sleeve comprises two receiving bushes for one prosthesis shaft each and comprises a separable coupling region arranged therebetween for connection in such a manner as to resist shear forces and rotation. According to the invention, each receiving bush has, on the side thereof facing the coupling region, one fork of a pair of forks that interact with each other, and a fitting block is arranged on a base of the fork, the lateral surfaces of which fitting block have a distance that corresponds to an inner width of the fork, and the lateral surfaces are designed to contact flanks of the fork in a planar manner, at least one fastening screw being arranged transversely through the fork. The fork connection is simpler to produce than the known wedge connection and yet is sufficiently robust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Helmut D. LINK, Udo BORCHERS