Method Of Implanting A Bone Plate Patents (Class 606/281)
  • Patent number: 11304735
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for performing Lapidus bunionectomy procedures are disclosed. An example method includes inserting a plurality of metatarsal pins into the first metatarsal at a first predetermined spacing relative to the first tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint, excising the first TMT joint by cutting the bases of the first metatarsal and the first cuneiform proximate the first TMT joint, inserting a plurality of cuneiform pins into the first cuneiform at a second predetermined spacing relative to the first TMT joint, compressing the first TMT joint using a compressor block such that a cut face of the first metatarsal contacts a cut face of the first cuneiform, and fixing the first TMT joint using a bone plate and a plurality of bone screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CrossRoads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Sayger, Michael Chad Hollis, Craig Squires
  • Patent number: 11298167
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 11298164
    Abstract: A tether tensioner includes a handle assembly, an elongate member extending distally from the handle assembly, and an engaging portion. The handle assembly includes a stationary member, a trigger pivotably coupled to the stationary member, and a spool rotatably supported on the stationary member. The spool is configured to wrap a tether thereabout. The spool is operatively coupled with the trigger such that pivoting of the trigger relative to the stationary member causes rotation of the spool. The elongate member includes a channel configured to slidably receive a tether therethrough. The engaging portion is configured to receive a head portion of a bone screw such that a tether extends from the head portion disposed in the engaging portion to the spool through the channel of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Kunes, Stacy Hollins, Laurel Blakemore, Brian Hsu, John Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11253367
    Abstract: There is provided a scaffold for bone regeneration which is adapted to be implanted at a bone defect site of a bone. The scaffold comprises a main support member configured to be fixed to the bone, and a load supporting unit configured to be installed in the bone defect site of the bone to selectively bear a load applied to the bone. The load supporting unit includes one or two supporting pieces to be installed in the bone defect site of the bone to selectively bear a load applied to the bone. The supporting piece has at one end portion a contact portion to be brought into contact with and fixed to a compact bone in the bone defect site of the bone. The other end portion of the supporting piece is selectively coupled to the main support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Institute for Advanced Engineering
    Inventors: Kyoung-Don Lee, Tae-Suk Suh, Jong Won Rhie, Ki-Young Park, Jae-Sung Kim, Byeong-Ju Jin, Ki Joo Kim, Do-kun Yoon
  • Patent number: 11246588
    Abstract: The invention is a staple system comprising a primary staple having a bridge member including an opening and an offset and a first and second set of one or two joined to the bridge member and a secondary staple having a pair of legs and a bridge member received in the opening in the bridge member of the primary staple. In a second embodiment, the staple system includes a primary staple that receives a secondary staple having differing leg lengths and including a detent that inhibits the secondary staple from backing out and the shoulders of the staples are reinforced to account for compressive and torsional loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ORTHO SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Alister Maclure, Dustin Ducharme, Kevin Stamp
  • Patent number: 11202665
    Abstract: A method of changing a configuration of a bone by placing a bone plate and a spacing assembly in a cutting state wherein: a) the bone plate is connected to the bone and overlies a surface of the bone; and b) the spacing assembly cooperates between the bone plate and bone so as to maintain a gap region. A cutting instrument is used to cut into the bone towards the gap region and at least substantially through the bone between first and second bone portions. After cutting into the bone, the bone plate and spacing assembly are changed from the cutting state into a second state. An apparatus allows performance of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TriMed, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Medoff
  • Patent number: 11147654
    Abstract: A dental implant that facilitates insertion includes a body having a coronal end and an apical end opposite the coronal end. An implant-prosthetic interface region is provided adjacent the coronal end. A tapered region is adjacent the apical end. A variable profile helical thread extends along the tapered region. The thread becomes broader in the apical-coronal direction and higher in the coronal-apical direction. The threads include an apical side, a coronal side and a lateral edge connecting them. The variable profile thread includes an expanding length of the lateral edge while the distance of the lateral edge from the base is reduced in the direction of the coronal end. The implant also has a gradual compressing tapered core, a self drilling apical end with a spiral tap, and a coronal end with and inverse tapering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Nobel Biocare Services AG
    Inventors: Ophir Fromovich, Yuval Jacoby, Nitzan Bichacho, Ben-Zion Karmon
  • Patent number: 11109900
    Abstract: An extramedullary compression and fixation apparatus consists of a pre-curved, malleable band having a first end and a second end, and at least one bone engaging structure protruding from the band toward an interior space defined by the band. The band is configured to be compressed (e.g., crimped) over a bone fracture site to conform the curvature of the band to a curvature of a surface of bone around the bone fracture site. The at least one bone engaging structure is configured to dig into the outer cortex of the bone when the band is compressed. The band is configured to maintain compression of the bone across the bone fracture upon the band being compressed without additional external fixation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GBR99 IP, LLC
    Inventor: Chris W. Hodgkins
  • Patent number: 11103357
    Abstract: Reversed glenoid implants, and related kits and methods, are described that include an anchor member having a proximal head and a baseplate having a distal end with a first aperture sized to accept the proximal head of the anchor member. The proximal head is inserted along an un-threaded length thereof from the distal end into the first aperture, and the anchor member is restrained against axial translation with respect to the baseplate but is permitted to rotate with respect to the baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gargac, Brian C. Hodorek, William Matthew Kuester, Austin Wyatt Mutchler
  • Patent number: 11065042
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and devices for fixing the angle of instruments passing through a bone plate, as well as methods for using the same. The devices include bone plates and complementary guide blocks having features for secure attachment, as well as features for simple detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Flower Orthopedics Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Garvey, Tim Niacaris
  • Patent number: 11033304
    Abstract: A metatarsal fixation device is provided for fixation of osteotomy or fracture of a distal metatarsal metaphysis bone of the human foot and for fixation of an associated capsule to the metatarsal head. The device includes a metallic bone plate with a series of screw holes along an elongated portion of the plate and a combination of a singular screw hole and a resilient clamp on an end of the elongated portion. The resilient clamp has two arched resilient arms extending laterally outward from an end of the elongated portion. Each arm has a plurality of spikes on an inner surface thereof providing points of contact that compress and attach a metatarsal phalangeal joint capsule portion to the medial and/or lateral aspect of the metatarsal head, thereby facilitating realignment of the metatarsophalangeal joint and respective digit. The resilient arms are biased to grasp lateral sides of a metatarsal head and any associated capsule portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas K. Blacklidge
  • Patent number: 11033305
    Abstract: A subtalar plate implant (12) for correcting and/or altering the alignment of a hyperpronated foot (10) comprises a plate portion (22) and an insert portion (24) that is connected to the plate portion (22). The plate portion (22) is selectively attachable to a lateral aspect of the calcaneus (16). The insert portion (24) is positionable within the subtalar joint (18). The insert portion (24) includes a top surface (236) that is selectively positionable substantially adjacent to a base of the talus (14), the top surface (236) being angled to allow the talus (14) to articulate over the top surface (236). The insert portion (24) further includes a bottom surface (238) that is selectively positionable substantially adjacent to a dorsal surface of the calcaneus (16). The insert portion (24) can include a groove (356) that is formed along the bottom surface (238) substantially parallel to the plate portion (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: In2Bones USA, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Hawkins Wahl, Bruce R. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11033333
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods in which a surgeon can use computer-implemented deformity assessment and correction tools to create 3D models of a bone. To ensure adequate healing, a surgeon may choose to use a prefabricated bone plate, a semi-customized bone plate, or a fully-customized bone plate to hold first and second bone portions in a corrected position. To select the appropriate prefabricated bone plate, the surgeon may identify three landmark locations on the first and second bone portions corresponding to desired fixation hole locations on the bone plate. The surgeon can then use a software application to evaluate multiple bone plate designs in a library and compare the average proximity of the landmark locations to fixation hole locations on each of the bone plate designs. Then, the surgeon can determine which bone plate design best fits the patient anatomy based on his comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Anup Kumar
  • Patent number: 11000320
    Abstract: A medial buttress construct for femoral neck includes a support part and an attachment fixing part fixedly connected to each other. The support part includes a structure matching an inferior surface of a proximal end of the femoral neck. The attachment fixing part includes structures simultaneously matching a front side surface of a distal end of the femoral neck and a front side surface of an upper end of femoral shaft. The attachment fixing part includes at least one opening for allowing a screw to pass through the structure matching the front side surface of the distal end of the femoral neck, and at least one opening for allowing a screw to pass through the structure matching the front side surface of the upper end of the femoral shaft. A fracture fixation device for femoral neck may include the medial buttress construct for femoral neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Tianjin Zhengtian Medical Instrument Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hua Chen, Peifu Tang
  • Patent number: 10980583
    Abstract: The present invention discloses bone plates, bone plate systems, and methods of using the bone plates. The bone plate includes at least one protuberance at a first end, a first projection at a second end, a second projection at the second end adjacent to the first projection, and a coupling segment positioned between the first and second projections. The bone plate system includes a bone plate and at least one fastener. The bone plate includes at least one tab at a first end, a second end with a first projection and a second projection adjacent to the first projection, and a coupling segment positioned between the first and second projections. The at least one fastener including at least one first fastener for coupling to the at least one tab and a second fastener for coupling to the coupling segment. Methods of using the bone plates is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PARAGON 28, INC.
    Inventors: Albert DaCosta, Eric Lintula, Spanky Raymond, Frank Bono
  • Patent number: 10980582
    Abstract: Provided is a locking plate system for treatment of a distal radius fracture including a locking plate (4) that is a flat laminate of intermediate molding materials that includes carbon fibers as a reinforcing material and thermoplastic resin as a matrix; a screw anchor (5) having a shaft portion (10) which has a principal thread (13) achieving a self-tapping action formed thereon and an outer circumference of a head portion of the screw anchor (5) which has an auxiliary thread (13) achieving a self-tapping action tapped thereon; and a through-hole (6) in the radius locking plate (4), which allows the radius main body (3) and the fractured bone piece (2) to be threadably fixed to the radius locking plate (4) and having a diameter that is oversized relative to the principal thread (11), and that is undersized relative to the auxiliary thread (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: NIPRO CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hirata, Tatsuya Hara, Hidemasa Yoneda, Shunichi Bandoh
  • Patent number: 10973645
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a convertible prosthesis that is capable of conversion from a humeral head replacement to a reverse reconstruction without any removal of parts integrated into the patient's bony anatomy (e.g. implant stems). A desired overall implant inclination angle may be achieved by matching various implant stems with various reverse inserts, thus permitting a resection surface to be matched with an implant stem selection while also permitting a desired overall implant inclination angle to be achieved through the selection of an appropriate insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier Orthopedics Ireland, Ltd.
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Vincent Gaborit, Brian Maroney, Brian C. Hodorek, Shawn M. Gargac, Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch, Luc Favard, Philippe Clavert, François Sirveaux, James Kelly, Sumant Krishnan, Daniel Mole, Cédric Comte, Eric Rundstadler, François Mondi, Christopher R. Chuinard, Thomas Bradley Edwards
  • Patent number: 10905477
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. In addition, instruments such as distal and proximal aiming guides can accompany the bone plates to guide one or more screws into the bone plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lueth, David R. Jansen, Zachary C. Shiner, Aaron Perdue, Marcus Sciadini
  • Patent number: 10905478
    Abstract: A patella fracture fixation system includes a peripheral rim bone plate that is configured to be implanted along a parapatellar lateral approach. The bone plate can configured to minimize disruption of blood supply to the patella. The bone plate can be augmented with a Krackow suture pattern to assist in stabilization of a comminuted inferior pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Helfet, Dean G. Lorich
  • Patent number: 10905480
    Abstract: The bone plate of the present invention includes a body portion to be fixed to an obliquely anterior medial surface of the tibia below the osteotomy surface; a wide portion to be fixed to an outer peripheral surface of the tibia at a higher position than the osteotomy surface; a connecting portion that connects the body portion and the wide portion; and a plurality of screw holes arrayed in the body portion, the wide portion and the connecting portion. An inner surface that extends from the wide portion to the connecting portion and faces the tibia has a continuous curved shape twisted about an axis along the longitudinal direction of the tibia. The wide portion is offset in an outward plate thickness direction with respect to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Mitsuya Urata, Ryohei Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10898210
    Abstract: A separable surgical guide instrument is configured to be inserted minimally invasively into a patient's soft tissue, and includes a guide body and a guide aperture that extends through the guide body. The guide body has a distal end that includes a first distal end portion and a second distal end portion that are arranged such that at least one of the first and second distal end portions is movable with respect to the other of the first and second distal end portions between 1) a closed position whereby the first and second distal end portions are concurrently insertable into a bone fixation aperture of a bone plate, and 2) an open position whereby the first distal end portion is spaced from the second distal end portion a sufficient distance such that the first and second distal end portions are not concurrently insertable into the bone fixation aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Niederberger, Johann Fierlbeck
  • Patent number: 10893890
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone fastener assembly (1) comprising a plate (2) with at least one through orifice (3), and at least one fastener screw (4) for fastening the plate (2) to a bone, the body (6) of the screw (4) being suitable for passing through the orifice (3), and its head (5) being suitable for being retained in the orifice (3) of the plate (2) by bearing contact between complementary male and female spherical surfaces (7, 8), the female spherical surface (8) that is arranged in the orifice (3) of the plate (2) forming a seat within which the male spherical surface (7) is suitable for coming to bear when the screw (4) is inserted in the orifice (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NEOSTEO
    Inventors: Maxime Dechelette, Sylvain Sorin
  • Patent number: 10856921
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implant for bone fixation comprising an elongated member configured to be wound around bone parts that are to be fixed, an engagement member coupled to the elongated member and configured to engage a portion of the elongated member so as to secure the implant in a loop around the bone parts, and a fastening member arranged between and coupled to the elongated member and the engagement member. The fastening member comprises at least two separate pieces each comprising one opening for receiving a bone fastener, wherein the separate pieces are coupled to each other by a material having a lower material strength than a material from which the separate pieces are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Esser, Gheorghe Marton, Eva Beutel, Christian Knoepfle, Manfred Schmuck, Karl Greiner
  • Patent number: 10856920
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. The bone plates can include features that accommodate the underlying anatomy of different types of bone, such as the condylar region of a femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Christina M. Tiongson, David R. Jansen
  • Patent number: 10786383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for correcting nasal valve collapse comprising a device configured for suspending a nasal valve, the device comprising a body portion comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of barbs, wherein the body portion is configured to be inserted through or underneath the upper lateral cartilage of a patient and wherein the plurality of barbs are configured to engage a soft tissue overlying a bony tissue proximal to the upper lateral cartilage, and a head portion coupled to the proximal end of the body portion wherein the head portion is configured to engage the upper lateral cartilage of the patient when the plurality of barbs are engaged with the soft tissue overlying the bony tissue proximal to the upper lateral cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Gonzales, Christopher M. Revell
  • Patent number: 10758290
    Abstract: Implantable fixation devices for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The devices include plates that may be affixed to a rib and realign separated portions of the rib or other body part. The devices may also include various locking mechanisms that receive a cable that may be used to realign and bring together separated portions of a bone or other body part. The devices may further include plates that may be affixed to a sternum and realign separated portions of the sternum or other body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 10743923
    Abstract: System and method for fixing a distal femur having a Hoffa fracture. The system may comprise a main plate, an outrigger plate, and a coupling member that mounts the outrigger plate to the main plate. In an exemplary method, an elongated body portion of the main plate may be secured to a shaft region of the distal femur, and a wider head portion of the main plate may be secured to an end region of the distal femur. The outrigger plate may be mounted on the head portion of the main plate, and an arm of the outrigger plate may be fastened to a condylar fragment of the femur with one or more fasteners, such that the outrigger plate spans and stabilizes the Hoffa fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Bharadwaj Ananthan, Thomas R. Lyon, Amir Meir Matityahu, Andrew Howard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10709566
    Abstract: An implant includes a curved first plate section having a curvature about a longitudinal axis extending in a longitudinal direction. The first plate section has a first hole and a second hole. The first hole and the second hole are positioned to receive respective bone screws for attaching the implant to a first curved surface of a bone having a syndesmosis. A second plate section extends continuously from the first plate section. The second plate section has at least a third hole that is positioned to be offset from the first hole and the second hole in a direction that is anterior or posterior from the first hole and the second hole in a case where the longitudinal axis is aligned along a superior-inferior direction. The third hole is configured to receive at least one screw or at least one button for holding a suture at a position offset from the first line segment hole and the second hole in the anterior or posterior direction, for reducing the syndesmosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Armacost, Sach Combs, Murray John Penner, Bruce E. Cohen, Bryan D. Den Hartog, Gregory C. Berlet
  • Patent number: 10709485
    Abstract: A neutralization plate includes a main body, a pair of upper arms extending upwards from the main body, and a pair of lower arms extending downward from the main body to form a generally X-shape with the pair of upper arms. In addition, the neutralization plate includes a horizontal channel formed across a rear side of a midsection of the main body, an aperture formed in the main body between the pair of lower arms and contiguous to a bottom edge of the horizontal channel, and a lower chute formed between the aperture and a lower edge of the horizontal channel. The lower chute is configured for ends of a suture looped through a fractured bone to be passed through the aperture and down the lower chute to a front side of the main body to be anchored separately from the fractured bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Brian K. P. Vickaryous
  • Patent number: 10687874
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for bone stabilization, especially proximal humeral stabilization. The stabilization system may include a bone plate having an elongated portion extending along a longitudinal axis and an enlarged head portion extending from the elongated portion. The stabilization system may include an intramedullary nail having an upper portion and a lower portion extending from the upper portion, the upper portion and the lower portion including a plurality of holes. A plurality of fasteners may be configured to extend through one or more of the plurality of through holes in the bone plate and/or one or more of the plurality of holes in the intramedullary nail and into the bone. The plate and nail may each be used alone or in combination together to stabilize a fracture in a long bone, such as a humerus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Evan Langdale, David R. Jansen, Malcolm Smith, Andrew Davison, Stephanie Wolfe, Henry C. Rutledge, Thomas Shinn, Barclay Davis
  • Patent number: 10653465
    Abstract: A metatarsal fixation device is provided for fixation of osteotomy or fracture of a distal metatarsal metaphysis bone of the human foot and for fixation of an associated capsule to the metatarsal head. The device includes a metallic bone plate with a series of screw holes along an elongated portion of the plate and a combination of a singular screw hole and a resilient clamp on an end of the elongated portion. The resilient clamp has two arched resilient arms extending laterally outward from an end of the elongated portion. Each arm has a plurality of spikes on an inner surface thereof providing points of contact that compress and attach a metatarsal phalangeal joint capsule portion to the medial and/or lateral aspect of the metatarsal head, thereby facilitating realignment of the metatarsophalangeal joint and respective digit. The resilient arms are biased to grasp lateral sides of a metatarsal head and any associated capsule portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas K. Blacklidge
  • Patent number: 10653468
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for bone fusion. Bone fusion can be performed using an elongated plate having a top face and a bottom face and defining a plurality of screw apertures therethrough. The elongated plate has a longitudinal dimension between a first and second ends and a lateral dimension between first and second sides. The screw apertures are defined in a generally straight line along the longitudinal dimension of the elongated plate, and three or more of the screw apertures are configured to facilitate different trajectories of bone screws through each of the three or more screw apertures. The screw apertures are configured to facilitate trajectories of bone screws to secure at least three bones to the elongated plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jaiyoung Ryu, Terry Whipple, Ben Casey
  • Patent number: 10610271
    Abstract: Orthopedic surgical implants include an implant plate. The implant plate may include a proximal plate segment having a generally concave proximal bone engaging portion. A middle plate segment may extend from the proximal plate segment. The middle plate segment may have a generally convex middle bone engaging portion. A distal plate segment may extend from the middle plate segment. The distal plate segment may have a distal bone engaging portion. At least one proximal fastener opening may be provided in the proximal plate segment of the implant plate. At least one distal fastener opening may be provided in the distal plate segment of the implant plate. At least one proximal compression fastener may extend through the at least one proximal fastener opening. At least one distal tension fastener may extend through the at least one distal fastener opening. The orthopedic surgical implants may be suitable for repair of a fractured femoral neck and pertrochanteric fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Lucas Anissian
  • Patent number: 10603090
    Abstract: A plate for fracture fixation, a system and methods are provided including a plurality of individually adjustable heads and various features and accessories to achieve: a.) superior fixation of the plate to osteoporotic diaphyseal bone; b.) improved visualization of the fracture line; c.) intraoperative adjustability to achieve better contact of the plate and the bone; d.) reduced risk of post-surgery tendon rupture; d.) improved fixation of small volar marginal fragments; e.) improved targeting and fixing of particular fractured bone fragments and, f.) reduced surgical operation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SKELETAL DYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Thomas H. Norman, Juan Salcedo
  • Patent number: 10582970
    Abstract: A system and method of diagnosing tissue integrity related to a joint of a patient may include imaging a first bone of the joint of the patient, determining a bone density profile of the first bone based on results of the imaging step, comparing the bone density profile of the first bone to at least one reference bone density profile of a reference first bone, and predicting an integrity of a tissue with respect to the first bone based on the comparison. The first bone may be a tibia and the bone density profile of the tibia may include a bone density profile of a sulcus of a medial tibial condyle of the tibia. The tissue may be an anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) and the predicting step may include predicting the integrity of both an anteromedial bundle and a posterolateral bundle of the ACL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Gokce Yildirim, John Parker
  • Patent number: 10537372
    Abstract: A bone repair system and method for percutaneously fixing a first bone segment to a second bone segment, such as rib bone segments, in a body of a patient include drilling a first hole through the first bone segment and a second hole through the second bone segment, and feeding a first tether through the first hole and a second tether through the second hole, each tether having a proximal end and a distal end. The first and second tether distal ends are withdrawn from the body while the first and second tether proximal ends have not passed through the first and second bone segments, respectively. A reinforcing member, such as a bone plate, having first and second openings, is passed onto the first and second tether distal ends, and the reinforcing member is pulled into engagement with the first and second bone segments guided by the tethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Barry M. Fell, Peter W. Dillon, Donald R. Mackay, Randy S. Haluck
  • Patent number: 10531900
    Abstract: A medical device that may include a main body and a plurality of hooks. The main body includes a length extending along an axis between first and second ends. The main body may be deformable such that the axis forms an arch shape corresponding to a shape of a mandibular jaw or a maxillary jaw. The main body may include a plurality of sections each having first and second edges defining a first width and a plurality of openings disposed between the first and second edges and extending through a thickness of the main body. The main body may include a plurality of recessed portions defining a second width disposed between adjacent ones of the sections. Each of the hooks may extend from a corresponding one of the sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Shahin Ghobadi, Saddy R. Garcia, Adam Hausman, Shawn Robinson, Max Billard, Ryan N. Luby
  • Patent number: 10517659
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, and methods for improved bone fixation are disclosed. The system includes a bone plate and a plurality of variable angle screws. The bone plate comprises titanium and the variable angle screws comprise a TiMo alloy treated to have a hardness of at least 35 HRC. A method of manufacturing an implant is also disclosed. The method includes machining the TiMo alloy having a first hardness value and a first % elongation to form an implant; heat treating, quenching, and ageing the bone fastener to have a second hardness value that can be greater than the first hardness value and a second % elongation that can be both less than the first % elongation and greater than about 3% elongation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A Kortenbach, Elizabeth Perepezko
  • Patent number: 10507110
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes an outer sleeve including a first proximal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and a first distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and an inner sleeve connected to the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween, the inner sleeve including a second distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof in combination with an interstitial mesh extending circumferentially between the inner and outer sleeves to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space, the interstitial mesh including a third longitudinal split extending along a length thereof so that a distal side of the device may be spread open to open the distal longitudinal slot from the outer sleeve, through the interstitial mesh and the inner sleeve to a space radially within the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson, George Mikhail
  • Patent number: 10507050
    Abstract: A T-shaped plate for osteosynthesis, has at least three first attachment holes (124) and second attachment holes (113) including a curved linkage area (13). The epiphysis portion has a recess (34) with a curved profile from one end to the other of the T-bar when viewed from the top, and a curved profile when viewed from the side, and the diaphysis portion is straight and rigid. The plate is non-deformable at normal temperatures. The leg of the T has a rounded inner surface (56). The linkage area (13) has an S-shaped longitudinal cross-section, the ends (132, 133) of which that are adjoined with the bar and leg of the T, respectively, are substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NEOSTEO
    Inventors: Frederic Chatain, Stephane Denjean, Thierry Gaillard, Jean-Luc Delalande, Herve Chavane, Jean-Paul Carret, Jacques Bejui, Olivier Guyen, Olivier Tayot, Vincent Pibarot, Guillaume Derouet, Benoit Gayraud
  • Patent number: 10426532
    Abstract: A bone plate system for securing a plurality of bones is provided including a plate member, a locking device of the bone plate, and a surgical cable having a trailing end for being connected to the bone plate and a leading end for being advanced around the bones and into the locking device. The surgical cable may be tensioned to approximate the bones, urge the bones together, and seat the bone plate against the bones. The locking device may be reconfigured to a locked configuration to fix the bone plate to the surgical cable. The bone plate further includes a plurality of throughbores for receiving bone anchors that rigidly fix the bone plate to the bones. The bone plate system utilizes the tensile strength of the surgical cable and the rigid fixation between the bone anchors and the bone plate to resist relative movement of the bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: A&E Advanced Closure Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Goodwin, Peter Didyk, Jamie Close, Matthew Gephart
  • Patent number: 10390867
    Abstract: A bone plate system and method for implanting the bone plate. The bone plate may include a head portion and a shaft portion, the shaft portion having a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of discrete aperture clusters. Each aperture cluster may include a non-threaded, non-locking bone fastener aperture configured to provide a polyaxial compressive construct and at least one threaded, locking bone fastener aperture. Once aligned with the bone, a first bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the non-threaded apertures in a direction normal to the longitudinal axis, compressing the bone along the longitudinal axis of the shaft portion of the bone plate. A second bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the threaded, locking bone fastener apertures in a direction oblique to the longitudinal axis and securing the bone plate to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Patent number: 10368925
    Abstract: An alignment guide system is disclosed that includes a first alignment guide and a second alignment guide. The first and second alignment guides are adapted to couple to plates affixed to a bone or other body part and guide the plates together to close a resection or opening in the bone or other body part. The alignment guide system allows for an easy one person closure of the resection or opening in the bone or other body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F Detweiler
  • Patent number: 10368927
    Abstract: A fixation system includes a plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, a central longitudinal axis, at least one fixation hole extending between the top and bottom surfaces and comprising an undercut therein, and at least one passage intersecting one of the undercuts. At least one resilient clip is disposed in at least a portion of the undercut, with the at least one clip having a pair of generally parallel sides and an end tab. At least one fastener is provided and comprises a head and a threaded shaft, with the head comprising a perimetral groove extending around at least a portion thereof and an instrument receiving portion. The at least one clip is configured and dimensioned to seat in the undercut with the end tab extending within the passage, and the at least one fastener is configured and dimensioned to be received in the at least one fixation hole and securable therein when the at least one clip abuts the perimetral groove of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Rathbun, Sean S. Suh
  • Patent number: 10357367
    Abstract: A method for treating a mandible including forming an initial digital 3D model of a mesh graft containment device based on dimensions of a target space of a mandible to be filled via the graft containment device, the 3D model of the graft containment device defined via a buccal surface, a lingual surface, a superior surface and an inferior surface, individually adjusting one of the buccal surface and the lingual surface relative to a first midplane, which extends through a longitudinal axis of the graft containment device between the buccal and lingual surfaces, to add or remove bulk along a desired portion of the 3D model of the graft containment device to form an adjusted 3D model, and forming a final graft containment device for placement in the target space of the mandible based on the adjusted 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffan Daniel, André Furrer
  • Patent number: 10335212
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to orthopedic implantable device technology, and more specifically to variable angle implantable devices, systems, and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: John Paolino, John Lovell, Guy F. Birkenmeier
  • Patent number: 10327914
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine is provided. The method includes the steps of: disposing an interbody implant adjacent a first vertebral surface and a second vertebral surface of an intervertebral disc space, the interbody implant engaging the vertebral surfaces at a selected angular orientation; connecting the interbody implant with at least one of the vertebral surfaces via at least one fastener that is engaged with the interbody implant and fixed with the vertebral surface such that the at least one fastener is movable to a plurality of axial orientations relative to the interbody implant; and manipulating the vertebral surfaces such that the at least one fastener is fixed relative to the interbody implant. Spinal implants, surgical instruments and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent M. Arlet
  • Patent number: 10327823
    Abstract: Methods and devices for correcting hallux valgus and tailor's bunion are disclosed. An implant includes a bone engaging feature on each end connected by an intermediate portion. The implant is configured to be positioned on the dorsal side of the metatarsals and stabilizes two adjacent metatarsals toward one another, thereby decreasing the intermetatarsal angle. Depending on the severity of the deformity, a single or multiple implants may be used. In addition, the implant may be used as an adjunctive device in combination with other surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Josef J. Geldwert
  • 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: 10314635
    Abstract: Instruments for applying tension to a securing device, such as a cable or wire, for securing bones in place and fastening implants, such as plates, to bones. In some forms, the tensioning instrument is configured with minimal parts for ease of manufacturing and allowing single use applications. The instrument may include a pretensioning mechanism for applying desired preload before connecting a cable to be tensioned to the instrument. The instrument may be sized and configured to remain attached to a tensioned cable while other cables are connected to a bone. In another form, the instrument may be expandable to remove any slack from the securing device and apply tension thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: A&E Advanced Closure Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew P. Gephart