Patents Assigned to Wright Medical Technology Inc.
  • Patent number: 10413417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stabilized ankle prosthesis configured for use in patients with compromised soft tissue in the ankle. The prosthesis of the present invention is a two-component design comprising a stabilizing lip configured to constrain movement in the general direction of compromised soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Christine M. Petteys
  • Patent number: 10413308
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a body having a first side with a first surface that is complementary to a surface of a foreign object disposed within a patient based on preoperative imaging of the patient. The body defines at least one hole positioned relative to the body to facilitate insertion of an elongate device at a predetermined location relative to the foreign object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul M. Stemniski, David G. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190262138
    Abstract: A talar implant system comprises a body. The body includes a bone contact surface and an articulation surface located opposite the bone contact surface. The body defines at least one angled fastener hole extending therethrough from the articulation surface to the bone contact surface along a longitudinal axis. The articulation surface is configured to mimic articulation of the talar dome. A fastener is sized and configured to be received within the at least one fastener hole at a first angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the fastener hole. A fastener cap is sized and configured to be received within a proximal end of the at least one fastener hole. The fastener cap couples the body to the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Braham K. DHILLON, Shawn E. McGINLEY
  • Patent number: 10390842
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a geared instrument. The geared instrument is configured to translate rotation about a first axis to rotation about a second axis. The geared instrument comprises a handle configured to rotate about the first axis. A translation gear is configured to couple to the handle. A stem is coupled to the translation gear and rotates in unison with the translation gear. The translation gear is configured to translate the rotation of the handle about the first axis to rotation of the stem about the second axis. The stem is configured to couple to a modular head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Elizabeth J. Sander
  • Publication number: 20190254688
    Abstract: A position adjustment device having a tool holder is locked to at least two pins projecting from respective anterior facing locations near a distal end of a tibia of a patient. The position adjustment device is adjusted. The position adjustment device is locked with the tool holder at first coordinates in the proximal-distal and medial-lateral directions. The distal end of the tibia is resectioned with a tool positioned on the tool holder, while the tool holder is in the first coordinates in the proximal-distal and medial-lateral directions. The tool is removed from the tool holder. A tibia trial is placed on the resectioned tibia using the tool holder, while the tool holder is in the first coordinates in the proximal-distal and medial-lateral directions. The tibia trial has a size and shape of a tibial tray of an ankle replacement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn E. McGinley, Braham K. Dhillon, Ramon Luna, Robert M. Howles
  • Publication number: 20190254713
    Abstract: A bone anchor includes a flexible strand defining a first adjustable loop and a friction knot coupled to a proximal end of the first adjustable loop. The friction knot is configured to allow adjustment of the first adjustable loop in a first configuration and is configured to prevent adjustment of the first adjustable loop in a second configuration. A knot capsule includes a body defining an internal knot cavity. The friction knot and a portion of the first adjustable loop are positioned within the internal knot cavity. The internal knot cavity defines one or more impingement surfaces configured to maintain the friction knot in a fixed position within the internal knot cavity when the friction knot is in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Matthew AWTREY, Jon Pope MOSELEY, Samuel W. APICELLI
  • Patent number: 10376286
    Abstract: A fixation device comprises a first body having a threaded end, a longitudinal axis, and a bore perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A second body is received in the bore. The second body has an exterior thread and an interior passage for receiving a pin or wire. The second body has a wire locking device for retaining the pin or wire. An advance nut engages the exterior thread. The advance nut abuts the first body for moving the wire locking device away from the first body when the advance nut is turned, for tensioning the pin or wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kian-Ming Wong
  • Publication number: 20190231404
    Abstract: A surgical staple (714) for inserting into one or more bone parts (10, 12) comprises a plate (718), a first screw (748) and a second screw (748). The plate (718) includes a first end (768F), an opposed second end (768S), a first aperture (742) that is positioned near the first end (768F), and a second aperture (742) that is positioned near the second end (768S). Additionally, the plate (718) is curved along a length of the plate (718) from the first end (768F) to the second end (768S). The first screw (748) extends through the first aperture (742). The second screw (748) extends through the second aperture (742). Further, the first screw (748) and the second screw (748) are angled toward one another when the surgical staple (714) is in a relaxed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan G. Taylor, Rebecca H. Wahl
  • Publication number: 20190216610
    Abstract: An implant system comprises an implant plate adapted to be positioned on a surface of a resected bone. The implant plate has a plurality of openings. A plurality of independently positionable pegs attach the implant plate to the bone. Each peg has a longitudinal axis and comprises: a peg body and a retaining device. The peg body is inserted into a peg hole in the bone. The peg body has a transverse dimension in a direction normal to the longitudinal axis, the transverse dimension larger than the openings of the plate. The retaining device is separate from the peg body, and is configured to attach to the peg body, with at least a first portion of the retaining device positioned above an upper surface of the implant plate, and a connecting portion of the retaining device extending through one of the openings of the implant plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Braham K. DHILLON, Daniel E. FREE, Ramon LUNA
  • Patent number: 10327906
    Abstract: A talar implant system comprises a body. The body includes a bone contact surface and an articulation surface located opposite the bone contact surface. The body defines at least one angled fastener hole extending therethrough from the articulation surface to the bone contact surface along a longitudinal axis. The articulation surface is configured to mimic articulation of the talar dome. A fastener is sized and configured to be received within the at least one fastener hole at a first angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the fastener hole. A fastener cap is sized and configured to be received within a proximal end of the at least one fastener hole. The fastener cap couples the body to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Braham K. Dhillon, Shawn E. McGinley
  • Patent number: 10321922
    Abstract: A position adjustment device having a tool holder is locked to at least two pins projecting from respective anterior facing locations near a distal end of a tibia of a patient. The position adjustment device is adjusted. The position adjustment device is locked with the tool holder at first coordinates in the proximal-distal and medial-lateral directions. The distal end of the tibia is resectioned with a tool positioned on the tool holder, while the tool holder is in the first coordinates in the proximal-distal and medial-lateral directions. The tool is removed from the tool holder. A tibia trial is placed on the resectioned tibia using the tool holder, while the tool holder is in the first coordinates in the proximal-distal and medial-lateral directions. The tibia trial has a size and shape of a tibial tray of an ankle replacement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn E. McGinley, Braham K. Dhillon, Ramon Luna, Robert M. Howles
  • Publication number: 20190167274
    Abstract: A cutting guide includes a body and a rotatable device. The body includes a top portion, a bottom portion parallel to the top portion, and a side portion connecting the top and the bottom portions. The rotatable device is coupled to one end of the top portion of the body, and includes a pivotal element and a handle. The handle in the rotatable device has a first portion coupled to the pivotal element, and a second portion configured to be rotated around an axis of the pivotal element. Each of the top portion of the body, the side portion of the body, the bottom portion of the body, and the handle has one respective edge providing a respective guide surface for cutting a bone in a surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Braham K. DHILLON
  • Patent number: 10299840
    Abstract: A bone implant comprising an elongate body having a first end and a second end coupled by a shaft is disclosed. The first portion is configured to couple to a first bone. The second portion comprises a first expandable section comprising at least one expandable feature. The first expandable section is configured to be received within a reverse countersink in a second bone in a collapsed state and to expand within the reverse countersink. The expandable feature couples to a bearing surface of the reverse countersink. A surgical tool comprising a shaft and at least one expandable cutting edge is disclosed. The shaft is sized and configured to be received within a canal formed in a bone. The expandable cutting edge is formed integrally with the shaft. The expandable cutting edge is configured to expand from a collapsed position to an expanded position for forming a reverse countersink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel F. McCormick
  • Patent number: 10292743
    Abstract: A surgical staple (714) for inserting into one or more bone parts (10, 12) comprises a plate (718), a first screw (748) and a second screw (748). The plate (718) includes a first end (768F), an opposed second end (768S), a first aperture (742) that is positioned near the first end (768F), and a second aperture (742) that is positioned near the second end (768S). Additionally, the plate (718) is curved along a length of the plate (718) from the first end (768F) to the second end (768S). The first screw (748) extends through the first aperture (742). The second screw (748) extends through the second aperture (742). Further, the first screw (748) and the second screw (748) are angled toward one another when the surgical staple (714) is in a relaxed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan G. Taylor, Rebecca H. Wahl
  • Publication number: 20190133614
    Abstract: A drill guide assembly having an elongated body is configured with a first and second arm members extending from the elongated body. The second arm member is configured and adapted to be longitudinally movable along the elongated body towards and away from the first arm member for reducing fractured bones for repair. A guide housing provided on the second arm member is fitted with a removable sleeve. The removable sleeve is provided with a longitudinal bore for guiding a guide wire or a drill bit for drilling into the bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kian-Ming (Kevin) WONG, Vernon R. HARTDEGEN
  • Patent number: 10278828
    Abstract: A toe bone implant for correction of toe bone deformities is provided. The toe bone implant includes a first portion having a socket portion. The toe bone implant also includes a second portion having a ball portion operatively connected to the socket portion. The toe bone implant is implanted in a joint such that the ball portion is configured to rotate a predetermined amount respective to the socket portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Sander, Christine M. Petteys, Brian Thoren
  • Publication number: 20190125418
    Abstract: An implant comprises a unitary body including an intramedullary portion connected to an extramedullary portion. The unitary body is configured to attach a first bone section to a second bone section. The intramedullary portion has a first longitudinal axis, and is configured for insertion into the first bone section. The intramedullary portion includes at least one first fastener aperture having an aperture axis oriented obliquely relative to the first longitudinal axis. The extramedullary portion is configured to abut a surface of the second bone section and includes at least one second fastener aperture disposed to transversely receive a bone fastener inserted in the second bone section. The extramedullary portion has a second longitudinal axis offset from, the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin MULLER, Andy J. LEITHER, David B. KAY, Bryan D. DEN HARTOG, Anthony PERERA, Priya PRASAD, Gary W. LOWERY, Joseph Ryan WOODARD
  • Publication number: 20190125333
    Abstract: A method for syndesmotic repair includes forming a bone tunnel through a first bone and a second bone. A partial anchoring construct is inserted through the bone tunnel. The partial anchoring construct includes a first flexible strand defining a first adjustable loop and a first anchor coupled to a first end of the first adjustable loop. A second end of the first adjustable loop is coupled to a first pull-through strand. A second anchor is coupled to the second end of the first adjustable loop after the first adjustable loop is inserted through the bone tunnel by the first pull-through strand. The length of the first adjustable loop is adjusted to position the first bone and the second bone in a predetermined spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse G. MOORE
  • Publication number: 20190119064
    Abstract: A wire tensioner tip includes a body having a first extension and a second extension spaced apart to define a ring slot. An engagement body is disposed within the ring receiving slot. The engagement body includes one or more projections configured to engage an outer surface of a ring positioned within the ring receiving slot. A coupling element extends from the body and is configured to couple the body to a wire tensioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kian-Ming Wong, Freddie Lobianco
  • Patent number: 10226351
    Abstract: A revision implant component comprising a body having a plurality of screw holes and a tapered head configured to engage a talar dome component of a multi-component ankle prosthesis. A surgical method is disclosed which includes creating an incision in a patient, exposing a multi-component ankle prosthesis implanted in a patient, disassembling at least one component of the multi-component ankle prosthesis, affixing a revision implant component to non-damaged bone using screws, and coupling the revision implant component to a talar dome of the multi-component ankle prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Elizabeth J. Sander