Intramedullary Fixator Patents (Class 606/62)
  • Patent number: 11160588
    Abstract: The present invention is about an intra-corporal telescopic osteodistraction device 1 for locking the length of the bone 3 and for providing axial, torsional and bending stability; an extra-corporal force producing device 4a, 4b for producing a force for extension causing a lengthening of the intra-corporal device 1 and the bone 3; a method for bone lengthening and a bone lengthening arrangement utilizing the devices 1 and 4a, 4b of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Juha Haaja, Harri Hallila, Antti Ritvanen, Ryan Livingston, Taneli Kari
  • Patent number: 11134995
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for stabilizing a fractured bone. The method includes positioning an elongate rod in the medullary canal of the fractured bone and forming a passageway through the cortex of the bone. The passageway extends from the exterior surface of the bone to the medullary canal of the bone. The method also includes creating a bonding region on the elongate rod. The bonding region is generally aligned with the passageway of the cortex. Furthermore, the method includes positioning a fastener in the passageway of the cortex and on the bonding region of the elongate rod and thermally bonding the fastener to the bonding region of the elongate rod while the fastener is positioned in the passageway of the cortex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: P Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Bonutti, Matthew J. Cremens, Justin E. Beyers
  • Patent number: 11096793
    Abstract: A calcaneal prosthesis system includes a body having a dorsal surface, a plantar surface, an anterior surface, and a posterior end. The posterior end has a tuberosity. The anterior surface has at least a concavity or convexity shaped for receiving a cuboid bone or mid-foot bone. The dorsal surface includes a convex or concave surface for engaging a talus bone or distal tibia. The body has a first previously formed surface defining a hole extending through the body for receiving an intramedullary (IM) nail. The hole extends from the plantar surface of the body to the dorsal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kian-Ming Wong, Chris Robinson
  • Patent number: 11090098
    Abstract: Intramedullary nails, systems, and methods. The intramedullary nail may include a generally elongate body extending from a first, distal end to a second, proximal end. The distal end may include one or more openings configured to receive one or more bone anchors that extend transversely through the distal end intramedullary nail, and thereby configured to secure the distal end of the nail. The proximal end may also include one or more openings configured to receive one or more bone anchors that extend transversely through the proximal end of the intramedullary nail, and thereby configured to secure the proximal end of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hedgeland, David Machamer, David R. Jansen, Mark Rossney, David J. Rowe, David Laird
  • Patent number: 11083472
    Abstract: A plantar plate augmentation kit assembly and method of repairing plantar plate tears through augmentation provides an assembly of tools used to augment a plantar plate with a soft tissue graft, and specifically an Artelon Graft. The kit assembly includes a plantar plate drill guide for aligning a drill bit and K-wires over a damaged area of a plantar plate. The assembly also includes a plantar plate joint distractor for separating tissue, at least two K-wires that serve as anchors to the tissue, a drill bit for driving the graft into the tissue. The assembly also includes a graft passer for retaining and manipulating the graft. Further included are at least two interference-type screws and a screw driver for manipulating the interference-type screws. These components are stored in a storage container that includes an outer housing and multiple inner recesses shaped and sized to frictionally fit the tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Warren Windram, HNM Total Recon LLC
    Inventor: Warren William Windram
  • Patent number: 11065041
    Abstract: A device for bone adjustment in a mammal. The device comprising two or more anchoring devices adapted to implanted intramedullary and attached to a bone in said mammal and an adjustment device for exerting force on said anchoring devices, said adjustment device being adapted to postoperatively adjust at least one of the distance between or orientation of, at least two of said anchoring devices. The operation device further comprises a motor and said operation device is adapted to operate said adjustment device. The operation device further comprises a gearbox connected to the motor, wherein an outgoing speed from the gear box is lower than the speed by the motor alone, accomplished by the gearbox, and wherein the outgoing speed of the gearbox is less than 10 turn per second during normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 11026729
    Abstract: Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for blood flow are provided. In general, an implant can be configured to be implanted in bone and to delay clotting of blood flowing from the bone. The implant can include an anti-coagulation agent to delay the clotting of the blood. The anti-coagulation agent can be a coating on the implant, can be natural to a material forming the implant, or can be impregnated into a material forming the implant. In an exemplary embodiment, the implant is implanted in a bone in a surgical procedure for securing a soft tissue to bone, such as a rotator cuff repair procedure or an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Gregory R. Whittaker, Benjamin Cleveland, Julia Hwang, David B. Spenciner, William R. Parrish, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Reagan A. Theis
  • Patent number: 11020148
    Abstract: A minimally invasive method of correcting a bunion includes performing an osteotomy to divide the metatarsal into first and second portions, creating a pocket in the first portion implanting a nail in the pocket, securing a suture to the joint capsule, tensioning the suture to align the great toe with the metatarsal, attaching the suture to the nail, and fastening the nail to the second portion. The nail includes an anchor portion for anchoring in the first portion, a head for attachment to a second portion, a passage for attachment of the suture, a first aperture for a fastener to attach the head with the first portion, and a second aperture for a fastener to attach the head with the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CrossRoads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Hollis, Daniel Sayger, Bradley Bomar
  • Patent number: 11020158
    Abstract: A bone screw for treating a bone fracture having a detent assembly on a body portion thereof. The detent assembly includes a detent member that is movable between a first and second position. The detent assembly operative to secure the body whereby said plunger portion moves independent of said body. The bone screw may also include a plunger assembly having a plunger with a threaded portion and a plunger portion. The plunger portion is slidably disposed within a chamber of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Arthrex Trauma, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Epperly, Kyle F Dickson
  • Patent number: 10987146
    Abstract: An orthopedic instrument assembly for placing an implant into a bone has a targeting guide having an adjustable targeting arm, and a targeting aperture, where the targeting aperture defines a targeting axis through the targeting aperture. The orthopedic instrument assembly has a post having a longitudinal axis and the post connectable to the targeting guide. The post has a post aperture a post aperture center. The post aperture is aligned at a predefined angle relative to the longitudinal axis, where the post aperture defines a post aperture axis through the post aperture, the post aperture axis intersecting the longitudinal axis at the post aperture center. The adjustable targeting arm is for aligning the targeting axis with the post aperture center and thereby aligning the targeting aperture with the post aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEXTREMITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory J Denham
  • Patent number: 10966762
    Abstract: Various embodiments of unilateral implant holders and related methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary unilateral implant holder can include a surgical instrument that includes a unilateral locking mechanism arranged at a distal end of the instrument for rigidly holding onto a unilateral portion of the implant. The locking mechanism can be configured to lock onto a unilateral portion of the implant such that access to the implant is not blocked. By engaging the instrument's locking mechanism with a counterpart locking interface defined in an implant, sufficient clamping force can be applied by the locking mechanism to resist multi-directional forces exerted on the implant during a surgical procedure. The surgical instrument can be a stand-alone unilateral implant holder. The surgical instrument can be configured to perform a surgical task while concurrently holding the implant in place using the unilateral locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Mark Hall
  • Patent number: 10952780
    Abstract: A method of using a screw for reducing a malleolus bone fracture. The orthopedic screw includes a unitary shaft with screw threads on a distal end of the shaft and a head on a proximal end. An enlarged terminal end segment of the head includes a socket for receiving a tool adapted for rotating the screw into aligned fibula and malleolus bone fragments at the fracture site. First and second spaced-apart tapered transition segments are formed at a juncture of the shaft and head and a juncture of the head and an enlarged terminal end segment of the head the such that rotation of the screw provides progressively increased fracture-reducing pressure between the fibula and malleolus bone fragments as the first and second tapered transition segments drives the malleolus against the fibula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: RETROFIX SCREWS, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh Boyd Watts
  • Patent number: 10932829
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail system (1) comprising a nail stem (2) having a multi-featured proximal end (3), a distal end (5) and a central conduit (22) configured to accommodate a fastener (4) having a proximal end (7), a distal end (9) and a central shaft (22a), wherein the fastener (4) comprises a stop (8) extending laterally from the proximal end (7) relative to a vertical axis of the fastener (4) and which is configured to matingly engage with an internal wall (3a) of the multi-featured proximal end (3) to provide control over rotational and distal movement of the system (1) when secured with a bone screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Orthoxel DAC
    Inventors: Charles Daly, Hannah Dailey, James Harty, Aidan Connolly, John Eastwood
  • Patent number: 10932828
    Abstract: A bone nail for stabilizing a fracture. The bone nail having a head portion and a stem portion. The stem portion offset from the longitudinal axis of the head portion. The nail including a continuous passageway extending from a rear edge of the nail to a front edge of the nail. The continuous passageway including a bore extending longitudinally through the head portion and both a groove and a bore in the stem portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Orthopaedic Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Miyahara, Kenneth J Koval, Joshua R Langford
  • Patent number: 10918426
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for treatment of a bone. The apparatus may include an implant. The implant may include an implant tail and an implant head configured to expand, inside the bone, from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The apparatus may include an intramedullary rod defining a central longitudinal rod axis. The intramedullary rod may include a guide segment configured to guide the implant head into the bone and support the implant tail. The intramedullary rod may include an elongated extension member spaced radially apart from the central longitudinal axis. The extension member may be configured to provide clearance for the implant head as the implant head is advanced, in the collapsed state, into the bone. The extension member may be configured to provide clearance for the implant head in the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CONVENTUS ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Alex A. Peterson, Michael P. Brenzel, Steve D. Kruse, Todd A. Krinke, Paul Hindrichs, Troy Michael Siemers, Jonathan Berndt, David Costello, Umasuthan Srikumaran
  • Patent number: 10878965
    Abstract: A patient-specific cutting assembly comprises a model file including geometrical data of a bone of the patient, of an intramedullary canal of the bone, and a planned orientation of a cutting block. A fixing rod is adapted to be longitudinally inserted in and extending partially from the intramedullary canal. A patient-specific cutting block is connectable to the fixing rod. The patient-specific cutting block includes a structure having a patient specific geometry corresponding to the model file of the patient, the structure configured to be connected to a portion of the fixing rod projecting from the bone in a unique coupling orientation. A cutting guide is connected to the structure, the cutting guide being in the planned orientation when the structure is connected to the portion of the fixing rod projecting from the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Couture, Vincent Masse, Anselm Jakob Neurohr
  • Patent number: 10864025
    Abstract: An intramedullary pin includes a main body having a proximal boundary and a distal boundary; a curved extension having a degree of curvature of at least 1°, the curved extension being in direct contact with the distal boundary; a distal cap having a cylindrical portion and a rounded portion, the cylindrical portion being in direct contact with the curved extension; a grip element having at least one contour, the grip element being in direct contact with the proximal boundary; and a proximal cap having a flat surface, the proximal cap being in direct contact with the grip element. Also disclosed is a clamp that includes a handle, two blades, a pivot, and a plurality of grasping elements including a notch, at least one protrusion, and a groove, where one or more grasping elements have a contour that is structurally complementary to the grip element in the intramedullary pin. A method of immobilizing a bone fracture using the intramedullary pin and/or clamp is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: A.M. Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Romi Mirza, Ather Mirza
  • Patent number: 10835262
    Abstract: A resection guide system for resecting an end of bone includes an anchoring block having an elongate shaft and an opening extending through the anchoring block at one end thereof. The opening is sized to receive a rod therein and defines an axis. A translation member includes a housing and a shaft extending therefrom. The housing is engageable to the shaft of the anchoring block in a first configuration in which the shaft of the translation member is oriented at a first angle relative to the axis of the opening and a second configuration in which the shaft of the translation member is oriented at a second angle relative to the axis of the opening. A resection guide assembly connects to the shaft of the translation member and has a resection guide surface adapted to guide a cutting instrument along a plane defined by the resection guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Luis F. Horta, Debaditya Roychowdhury
  • Patent number: 10820934
    Abstract: A centering assembly for centering a surgical guidewire, includes a guidewire having an elongate body having a first end and a second end. The assembly further includes an expander located at the first end. The expander has a center point aligned with the elongate guidewire. An actuator is located at the second end. Actuation of the actuator moves the expander between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Stabiliz Orthopaedics, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Cerynik
  • Patent number: 10779894
    Abstract: A system (100) and device (300) for mounting and tracking a tracker array during a surgical procedure are described. For example, the system includes a surgical navigation system (700) including a position tracking system (702) configured to track one or more tracker arrays, and a device (300) for mounting a tracker array (306) onto a patient during the surgical procedure. The device includes an intramedullary (IM) canal component (304) configured to be inserted into an IM canal (310) within a bone (312). The device further includes a tracker pin (308) configured to penetrate at least a portion of the bone and engage an inserted end (411, 413) of the IM canal component, and a tracker array (306) affixed to the tracker pin. The IM canal component is configured to engage the IM canal of the bone to stabilize the tracker array during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Ryan Dees, Jr., Branislav Jaramaz, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 10743997
    Abstract: An implantable compensating sleeve is for application between a longitudinal implant section of a first implant, and a second implant that encompasses the longitudinal implant section of the first implant. The compensating sleeve has a sheath with a sheath body and a passage, running from the proximal to the distal end of the sheath body, for receiving the longitudinal implant section of the first implant. The sheath body is formed from separate planar and/or rod-shaped compensating elements which are arranged in a ring and aligned in the longitudinal direction of the sheath body. A gap runs from the proximal to the distal end between two adjacent compensating elements. Adjacent compensating elements are interconnected by at least one foldable wire such that they can move relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Merete Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Emmanuel Anapliotis
  • Patent number: 10729478
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw for reducing a malleolus bone fracture that includes a unitary shaft with screw threads on a distal end of the shaft and a head on a proximal end. An enlarged terminal end segment of the head includes a socket for receiving a tool adapted for rotating the screw into aligned fibula and malleolus bone fragments at the fracture site. First and second spaced-apart tapered transition segments are formed at a juncture of the shaft and head and a juncture of the head and an enlarged terminal end segment of the head the such that rotation of the screw provides progressively increased fracture-reducing pressure between the fibula and malleolus bone fragments as the first and second tapered transition segments drives the malleolus against the fibula. A method of using the screw for reducing a malleolus bone fracture is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Retrofix Screws, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh Boyd Watts
  • Patent number: 10729453
    Abstract: A guidance system comprises a first guide configured to be detachably mounted to a first portion of a bone. The first guide has a first axis for alignment with a longitudinal axis of the first portion of the bone. A second guide is mountable on the first guide. The second guide is slidably translatable in a transverse direction relative to the first axis. A third guide is mountable on the second guide. The third guide is selectively positionable along a curved path extending at least part way around the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Ryan Woodard, Brian Robert Thoren
  • Patent number: 10687870
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosure, an intramedullary (IM) apparatus for treating a fractured bone of an animal includes an IM nail elongated along a longitudinal axis and having at least three locking holes equally distantly defined thereon along the longitudinal axis, and a positional reference member having a longitudinal vernier scale thereon. The IM nail is configured to be inserted to a medullary cavity of a bone fragment, such that the IM nail is fixable to the bone fragment by a locking member correspondingly inserted into one of the locking holes through the bone fragment. The positional reference member is configured to be detachably mounted to the IM nail by two positioning members inserted into two of the locking holes such that the longitudinal vernier scale is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the IM nail, and each of the locking holes is locatable by the longitudinal vernier scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Ta-Lun Tan
  • Patent number: 10667850
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail for implantation within a fractured bone. The intramedullary nail includes two or more nail modules. Each nail module has an elongated body with a first end and a second end. For each nail module, at least one of the first end or the second end is a connecting end configured to connect to a second connecting end on a second nail module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Sweeney, Matthew V. Leyden
  • Patent number: 10631854
    Abstract: Suture locking clamps for securing prostheses such as heart valves or annuloplasty rings with sutures and without using knots improve the ease of implantation. The clamps have opposed clamp halves separated by a slot opening to one side and surrounded by a biasing member such as one or more C-clip springs. Sutures pass laterally into the slot which is held open by a retention member positioned between the clamp halves. The locking clamp slides along the sutures into position, the tension of the sutures is adjusted, and the retention member removed to allow the biasing member to clamp the sutures between the clamp halves. A delivery tool used to deliver and deploy the locking clamps contains a number of clamps within a delivery tube in a stack and bonded together for safety and a common retention member. The tool has a longitudinal channel on one side for entry of sutures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Brian S. Conklin, Louis A. Campbell, Salvador Marquez, Donald E. Bobo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10631908
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an intramedullary nail insertion system has a handle, a coupler, and a securement member. The handle has a body that includes a distal body end, and a proximal body end that is spaced from the distal body end along a proximal direction. Further, the handle defines an aperture that extends from the distal body end to the proximal body end. The coupler includes a distal coupler end having a first fastener that fastens to an intramedullary nail, and includes a proximal coupler end having a second fastener sized to be received through the distal body end in the proximal direction into the aperture of the handle. The securement member has a third fastener that fastens to the second fastener of the coupler so as to capture the handle body between the securement member and the intramedullary nail. The system can be assembled using a two-handed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua McManus
  • Patent number: 10617453
    Abstract: A system, and method of using the system, for changing the angle of a bone of a subject is provided by the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, inc.
    Inventors: Adam G. Beckett, Thomas B. Buford, Youngsam Bae, Edward H. Kim, Matthew Tobias Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10610270
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical devices and methods of manufacturing medical devices. An intramedullary rod includes a head member, a shaft member partially disposed within a distal recess of the head member, and an outer body member disposed circumferentially around the shaft member and a portion of the head member. Medical device systems and methods of manufacturing medical devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GLW, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Saam Sands, Christian Lutz, Axel Cremer, Stefan Völzow, Klaus Dorawa
  • Patent number: 10603088
    Abstract: An intramedullary device includes a central bridge region having a first end and a second end. The intramedullary device also includes a bone engaging feature at both the first end and the second end. At least one of the bone engaging features includes a first barb and a second barb which, in an unbiased condition, flare outwardly from a longitudinal axis of the central bridge region and which are capable of being elastically constrained to a constrained condition such that the first end of the central bridge region may be advanced into a hole in a first bone fragment when the first barb and second barb are elastically constrained. The first barb and second barb are prevented from being withdrawn from the hole in the first bone fragment when the first barb and the second barb are not constrained. The intramedullary device i) is cannulated, ii) generates a compressive load, and iii) comprises nitinol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Palmer, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney
  • Patent number: 10582957
    Abstract: An implant for osteosynthesis which can be used to repair fractures and or fuse joints. The implant comprises one or more through holes for the passage of one or more sutures therethrough and or one or more sutures may be an integral part of the implant. The one or more sutures may be used to pull bone segments together and create compression therebetween and or to affix soft tissue to a bone segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hollis, Vernon Hartdegen
  • Patent number: 10568671
    Abstract: An implantable compensating sleeve is applied between an oblong implant section of a first implant, and a second implant that encloses the oblong implant section of said first implant. The compensating sleeve has a sheath having a sheath body and a passage, running from the proximal to the distal end of the sheath body, for receiving said oblong implant section of the first implant. The sheath body is divided, by slits which cut into the sheath body in the longitudinal direction and originate alternately from the distal and from the proximal edge of the sheath body, into meander-like segments each comprising two longitudinal arms. The sheath body is radially expandable in at least one subsection. On the inner surface of the sheath body facing the passage, at least one bulge extends in the longitudinal direction of a meander-like segment, forming an inner profile that protrudes into the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Merete Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Emmanuel Anapliotis
  • Patent number: 10548648
    Abstract: An intramedullary bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and an actuator to deploy at least one gripper to engage an inner surface of the intramedullary space to anchor the fixation device to the bone. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed. One such method comprises inserting a fixation device into an intramedullary space of the bone to place at least a portion of the fixation device on one side of the fracture, providing rigidity across the fracture, and operating an actuator to deploy at least one gripper to engage an inner surface of the intramedullary space to anchor the fixation device to the bone. Various configurations allow a segmented device body to lock in the intramedullary space before and/or after fixation of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Carlo Buscaglia, Brian Bradford Carpenter, Kyle Edward Lappin, Stephen Riddle McDaniel, Selene Gunvant Parekh, Terrence Michael Philbin, Robert Dean Tonks, Daryll Leonard Charles Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10537408
    Abstract: A dental implant includes an anchoring region (12) for anchoring in a bone, which preferably includes a thread (14) for screwing in the bone, and a fastening region (22) for attaching a supra-construction, wherein an abutment region (16) adjoins the anchoring region (12), the abutment region (16) having a guide structure with a plurality of outwardly projecting ridges (18) provided thereon, and preferably, grooves (20) being formed between the ridges (20). The guide structure of the anchoring region (12) allows a better osseointegration and counteracts peri-implant bone loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITAET BASEL, UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH
    Inventor: Stefan Bernd Stuebinger
  • Patent number: 10537369
    Abstract: Provided herein are bone anchor devices including embodiments using adaptive materials, including shape memory materials such as shape memory alloys. Embodiments using shape memory alloys may use super-elastic properties of shape memory alloys to provide forces and deflections that actuate bone anchoring element(s) within bones. Embodiments of bone anchoring elements may be created that actuate with respect to one or more pivot point(s), with the bone anchoring elements on an opposite side of the pivot point from the actuating member composed of, for example, shape memory material. The pivot point(s) of a bone anchor device may be positioned in a central portion of the bone anchor device. The central portion of the bone anchor device may span between two pieces of bone or two separate bones (e.g., two bones of a joint) into which bone anchoring elements may be embedded and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MEDSHAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Blair, Clay Williams
  • Patent number: 10525173
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a hybrid implant system for fixing and repairing orthopedic fracture and a manufacturing method therefor. The hybrid implant system comprises an implant body having holes on both ends and a locking part configured for attaching the implant body to a broken bone through the holes. The hybrid implant system further comprises a healing assembly made from a material promoting healing of the bone. The implant body has at least one window on a side, the at least one window is aligned with a broken location of the bone, and the healing assembly is inserted into the window in a self-locking manner towards an interior of the implant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ling Qin, Yuk Sun Cheng, Ning Tang, Wing Ho Chau
  • Patent number: 10517654
    Abstract: A composite implant comprising an injectable matrix material which is flowable and settable, and at least one reinforcing element for integration with the injectable matrix material, the at least one reinforcing element adding sufficient strength to the injectable matrix material such that when the composite implant is disposed in a cavity in a bone, the composite implant supports the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: 206 ORTHO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. D'Agostino, Andrew J. Carter, Arthur Watterson, Joseph P. Lane
  • Patent number: 10512476
    Abstract: A surgical device includes an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The distal end of the elongate body defines a notch sized and configured to receive a reamer. A coupling assembly is supported by the elongate body and includes a reamer guide body disposed at the distal end of the elongate body. The reamer guide body configured to move between a first position and a second position in which the reaming guide body extends at least partially across the notch. A locking assembly is supported by the elongate body and is configured to releasably engage the coupling assembly to maintain the reamer guide body in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Stemniski, Richard Obert, Sarah Lynne Brownhill
  • Patent number: 10492799
    Abstract: An orthopaedic joint replacement system is shown and described. The system includes a number of prosthetic components configured to be implanted into a patient's knee. The system also includes a number of surgical instruments configured for use in preparing the bones of the patient's knee to receive the implants. A method or technique for using the surgical instruments to prepare the bones is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: David R. Wolfson, James E. Barnett, Charles L. Penninger, Tyler S. Hathaway, Adam Carver, Michael R. Reeve, Lisa M. Robertson, Nicholas A. Miltner, Thomas E. Wogoman
  • Patent number: 10485601
    Abstract: The instrumentation makes it possible to implant in a long bone, such as the humerus, the femur or the tibia, an implant, such as an osteosynthesis nail or a prosthetic rod, defining a longitudinal axis and including, in alignment along the longitudinal axis, two opposite terminal parts and a running part that separates the two terminal parts from one another. The instrumentation comprises a targeting ancillary tool that is adapted to target one and/or the other of the terminal parts of the implant, if applicable percutaneously, along at least one targeting axis that is transverse, or even perpendicular, to the longitudinal axis. The targeting ancillary tool is designed to be fastened laterally to the running part of the implant so as to position the targeting ancillary tool and the implant relative to one another in a predetermined configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TORNIER
    Inventors: Benjamin Dassonville, Pierric Deransart, Jean-Emmanuel Cardon, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau
  • Patent number: 10478619
    Abstract: Anchoring devices and methods for affixing an implanted lead of a neurostimulation system at a target location in a patient are provided herein. Such anchoring devices includes a helical body having a plurality of tines extending laterally outward from the lead when deployed that engage tissue to inhibit axial movement of the implanted lead. The plurality of tines are biased towards the laterally extended deployed configuration and fold inward towards the lead to a delivery configuration to facilitate delivery of the lead through a sheath. The tines may be angled in a proximal direction or in both proximal and distal directions and may include various features to assist in visualization and delivery of the lead. The anchor may be formed according to various methods, including laser cutting of a tubular section along with heat or reflow to set the material with the anchor in the deployed configuration and injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AXONICS MODULATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Lee, Alexander Hwu
  • Patent number: 10463416
    Abstract: Intramedullary nails, systems, and methods. The intramedullary nail may include a generally elongate body extending from a first, distal end to a second, proximal end. The distal end may include one or more openings configured to receive one or more bone anchors that extend transversely through the distal end intramedullary nail, and thereby configured to secure the distal end of the nail. The proximal end may also include one or more openings configured to receive one or more bone anchors that extend transversely through the proximal end of the intramedullary nail, and thereby configured to secure the proximal end of the nail. In some embodiments, the proximal end may further include a cross-locking feature, which includes a second bone anchor that interlocks with a first bone anchor, for example, for enhanced bone purchase and bony fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Rossney, David J. Rowe, David R. Jansen
  • Patent number: 10426629
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for distracting tissue and particularly spinal tissue. The device and method may include insertion of at least one elongated member and an augmenting member to form a structure between the tissues to be distraction, such that a dimensional aspect of the structure is augmented upon movement of the augmenting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Benvenue Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Schaller, Timothy McGrath, Ryan Connolly, David Needleman, Steven Golden, John Ashley, James Lee, Jeffrey Emery, J. Brook Burley
  • Patent number: 10426626
    Abstract: An implant including a first segment at a first end, a second segment at a second end, and an intermediate segment coupled to the first segment on a first end and coupled to the second segment on a second end. The first segment may include an insertion tip at the first end of the implant and a body portion adjacent to the insertion tip, the insertion tip extending out from the body portion. The second segment may include an end member at the second end of the implant and a body portion adjacent to the end member, the end member extending out from the body portion. The second segment may include a plurality of tip portions spaced about a longitudinal axis of the second segment, and the tip portions each including at least one barb formed by a taper portion and an engagement portion extending radially into the tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Additive Orthopaedics, LLC.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 10383666
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for percutaneous intramedullary fixation. A protective outer sheath is provided for internal fixation of the proximal tibia. Additionally, a unique intramedullary plate is provided that is adapted for percutaneous insertion into the intramedullary canal of a long bone. A plate holder is also provided that may be utilized through the outer sheath to drive and position a fixation plate within the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: J. Dean Cole
  • Patent number: 10349996
    Abstract: An apparatus for crimping a cable, the apparatus including a crimp body, an elongate shaft, a neck coupling and interposed between the crimp body and the elongate shaft, and a central passage extending through the crimp body, neck, and elongate shaft. The cross-sectional dimension of the central passage is at least large enough to receive the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CABLE FIX LLC
    Inventors: Carey Bryant, Mark Brinker, William Ricci
  • Patent number: 10335135
    Abstract: A fixing device for suture threads to be inserted into a bone tissue comprises: a first portion (11) provided with at least a first eyelet (10), slot or eye, through which at least a first suture thread (4) can be threaded; at least a second portion (12) destined to be coupled stably in a transosseus seating or hole (5) afforded in a cortical part thereof. The second portion (12) is elastically deformable in order to enable effective coupling to the seating or hole (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NCS LAB S.R.L.
    Inventors: Matteo Mantovani, Enrico Rasia Dani
  • Patent number: 10335213
    Abstract: The invention relates to an osteosynthesis device with a bone plate and with at least one bone screw, wherein the bone plate has at least one through-hole with a conical inner thread formed at least in part in the through-hole. Moreover, the bone screw has a screw shank and also a screw head with a conical thread, with the possibility of forming a connection at a variable and stable angle between bone screw and bone plate by receiving the screw head with conical outer thread in the respective through-hole of the bone plate. According to the invention, the thread in the screw head has a first portion A with a first conicity and a second portion B with a second conicity, wherein a zone of discontinuity with respect to the conicity is present between the first portion A and the second portion B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KÖNIGSEE IMPLANTATE GMBH
    Inventors: Urs Hulliger, Michael Riese, Tino Harz, Frank Orschler
  • Patent number: 10327861
    Abstract: An alignment device for aligning an orthopedic plate with a bone attachment site includes one or more one light sources that are secured to an orthopedic plate holder with a mounting interface and in a location spaced from the orthopedic plate that is releasably secured to the distal end of the plate holder. The light sources are configured to project an illuminated indication pattern onto the plane the orthopedic plate and aligned with the primary axis of interest of the orthopedic plate, and which indication pattern extends a sufficient lateral distance away from the plate holder to allow the medical professional to align the axis of interest of the orthopedic plate with an out-of-view bone attachment site using at least one superficial anatomic landmark on the exterior of the patient and remote from the bone attachment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Straight Shot, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Kailash Dhupar
  • Patent number: 10307197
    Abstract: Intramedullary nails, systems, and methods. The intramedullary nail may include a generally elongate body extending from a first, distal end to a second, proximal end. The distal end may include one or more openings configured to receive one or more bone anchors that extend transversely through the distal end intramedullary nail, and thereby configured to secure the distal end of the nail. The proximal end may also include one or more openings configured to receive one or more bone anchors that extend transversely through the proximal end of the intramedullary nail, and thereby configured to secure the proximal end of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Hedgeland, David Machamer, David R. Jansen, Mark Rossney, David J. Rowe, David Laird