Intramedullary Fixator Patents (Class 606/62)
  • Patent number: 11511019
    Abstract: The present application discloses embodiments related to an implant and a method of forming an implant configured to treat a fractured bone. The implant can include a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein the body defines a central axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; and a high tensile strand positioned adjacent the body such that at least a portion of the strand extends at least partially along the outer surface of the body in a direction substantially parallel with the central axis, and wherein the strand is loaded with an active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Armbruster, Katlin Adlon Lumme, Jeffrey Chomyn, Aaron Yu
  • Patent number: 11510719
    Abstract: An endcap for engaging a proximal end of an intramedullary nail. The endcap includes a body extending from a first end to a second end and configured to engage a channel of an intramedullary nail. The endcap also includes a head portion at the first end of the body. The head portion includes a recess sized and shaped to receive a driving element of a drive shaft. The recess includes elastic tabs extending radially toward a central axis of the recess to engage and retain a driving element received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Henri Défossez, Gregor Spreiter, Simon Scherrer, Simon Wampfler
  • Patent number: 11504172
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus comprising a wire having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. A first portion of the wire including the first end comprises a malleable region that is configured to remain deformed after bending, and a second portion of the wire including the second end comprises a superelastic region that is configured to return to a straight configuration after bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Powell, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, Paul Fein, Vincent Weaver
  • Patent number: 11504171
    Abstract: Intramedullary rods, targeting devices, intramedullary rod systems, intramedullary rod kits, and methods of placing an intramedullary rod in a bone are described. An intramedullary rod comprises a head member having a first end, a second end, and a body extending between the first end of the head member and the second end of the head member. The head member is formed of a first material and defines a circumferential flange and a circumferential shoulder. The circumferential flange extends radially outwardly from the head member and the circumferential shoulder is disposed between the first end of the head member and the circumferential flange. A shaft member extends from the head member and a head extension is partially disposed over the head, member. The head extension is formed of a second material that is different than the first material and has an end contacting the circumferential shoulder of the head member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: GLW, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Warren Virkus, Axel Cremer
  • Patent number: 11497620
    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: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    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: 11478277
    Abstract: A compression nut for treating a bone includes a head and a body extending longitudinally from the head to a free end. The body includes a first portion including an exterior surface tapering from the head toward a second portion. An exterior threading extends along an exterior surface of both the first portion and the second portion of the body. The nut also includes a channel extending longitudinally through the body. The channel includes an interior threaded extending along an interior surface of the channel configured to threadedly engage a portion of a locking screw therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: This Aebi, Gregor Spreiter, Simon Scherrer, Henri Défossez
  • Patent number: 11471200
    Abstract: A compression nut for treating a bone includes a head and a body extending longitudinally from the head to a free end. The body includes an exterior threading along an exterior surface of a threaded portion of the body separated from the head via an unthreaded portion. The nut also includes a channel extending longitudinally through the body. The channel includes an interior threaded extending along an interior surface of the channel configured to threadedly engage an end of a locking screw received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregor Spreiter, Simon Scherrer, Henri Défossez, Markus Buettler, This Aebi
  • Patent number: 11457934
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an intramedullary nail has a body that includes proximal and distal ends and an inner surface that defines at least one locking hole that extends into an outer surface of the body so as to receive a bone anchor to lock the nail in a medullary canal of a bone. The body has a first biocompatible material that defines at least a portion of the outer surface. The nail has a second material that is different from, and at least partially encapsulated in, the first material. The second material can produce at least one of an electrical current and a magnetic field, and is supported by the nail body such that a position of the at least one bone-anchor locking hole can be detected based on the at least one of the electrical current and the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christof Dutoit, René Haag
  • Patent number: 11439445
    Abstract: Provided is a method of open reduction and internal fixation of a bone of a patient using a fixation device. The method includes analyzing the bone to obtain a fracture profile, wherein the fracture profile includes data corresponding to a physical structure of the bone, shaping the fixation device using the data of the fracture profile, heat treating the fixation device by heating the fixation device to a first temperature, cooling the fixation device to a second temperature lower than the first temperature, securing the fixation device to the bone, and heating the fixation device to a third temperature lower than the first temperature and greater than the second temperature to reduce the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: DYNORIF, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Vento
  • Patent number: 11432852
    Abstract: A surgical instrument configured to enable simultaneously driving a bone screw into a boney structure of a patient and delivering of a blade within the patient adjacent the bone screw is disclosed. The surgical instrument may include an elongated outer-sheath extending in a longitudinal direction from a proximal end to a distal end, for example. The elongated outer-sheath may include an interior cavity that defines a centrally disposed longitudinal axis that extends in the longitudinal direction, for example. The surgical tool may include a central-sheath disposed within the interior cavity that extends in the longitudinal direction, for example. The surgical instrument may further include an inner-shaft rotatably supported by the central-sheath that extends in the longitudinal direction, for example. The inner-shaft may include a driver configured to selectively drive a bone screw upon rotation of the inner-shaft about the longitudinal axis, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Melkent, Cristian A. Capote
  • Patent number: 11432855
    Abstract: A compressive intramedullary rod includes first and second concentric shafts configured to engage with each other in a telescopic manner along a longitudinal axis, through a screw mechanism integrated in the first concentric shaft. The screw mechanism includes a bolt in an upper portion for mounting onto the first concentric shaft, and an externally threaded rod in a lower portion for engaging with an internally threaded first channel of the second concentric shaft. The second concentric shaft includes a second channel extending along corresponding length, and the externally threaded rod portion includes a third channel extending along corresponding length. Further, the second channel fully aligns with the third channel, when first and second concentric shafts engage in a telescopic manner upon rotation of the screw mechanism. The first and second concentric shafts include first and second set of guide holes for coupling to proximal and distal fragments of bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Gregory Haig Dadourian
  • Patent number: 11426185
    Abstract: A system includes an intraosseous sliding osteotomy (ISO) plate including a body extending between a first end, a second end, a first surface, a second surface, and a perimeter wall. The body defines at least one fastener aperture extending from the first surface to the second surface. A plate handle is configured to be coupled to the ISO plate. The plate handle includes a body including a handle portion and a head portion. The head portion defines at least one aperture. A locking element includes a locking portion sized and configured to extend through the at least one aperture defined in the head portion of the plate handle to couple the plate handle to the ISO plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Beniamin Zakhary, Louis Monaco
  • Patent number: 11419644
    Abstract: Provided is an intramedullary (IM) rod for bone fixation. The IM rod is configured to be placed in an intramedullary cavity of a center portion of a part of a fractured bone which is required to be fixed to another part of the fractured bone, and lengthily extends in a direction of the part of the fractured bone, wherein the IM rod includes a plurality of guide holes configured to guide fasteners which are inserted through the part of the fractured bone and fastened to the other part of the fractured bone, and the plurality of guide holes include a main hole and a pair of sub-holes provided at positions forming vertices of a triangle together with the main hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: IKEY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Younguk Kwon, Changhyeong Kang
  • Patent number: 11406512
    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: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: David R. Wolfson, James E. Barnett, Charles L. Penninger, Michael R. Reeve, Philip R. Meggett, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Patent number: 11406501
    Abstract: An augment device includes a hollow sleeve surrounding a channel extending through the hollow sleeve from a top to a bottom of the hollow sleeve, the hollow sleeve comprising a wall having an inner face and an outer face. The hollow sleeve includes at least one bending joint, the bending joint being configured for compressing the channel. Thereby the hollow sleeve may be compressed under an external force, leading to a decreased circumference and width of the hollow sleeve. This leads to a gap between the perimeter of the augment device and surrounding bone material, breaking any connections. By virtue of this, a much facilitated removal of the augment device can be achieved. Further, an extraction tool includes grippers for engaging and compressing the augment device, and further instruments, particularly a jig, for achieving an effective removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Helmut D. Link
  • Patent number: 11399814
    Abstract: A medical device includes a tube, a plurality of tensions elements, a plurality of routing members, and an actuation mechanism. The tube includes a wall with a plurality of slits oriented generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the tube. The tube includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The plurality of tension elements are coupled to the tube and actuatable to alter the tube between a bendable state and a rigid state. The plurality of routing members are configured to receive and route the plurality of tension elements along the tube while permitting the tube to flex and compress. The actuation mechanism is configured to simultaneously apply a first tension force to a first tension element and a second tension force equal to the first tension force to a second tension element to compress the tube, shortening a length of the tube and creating the rigid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Katherine D. Stoy, Samuel Kwok Wai Au, Carolyn M. Fenech, Giuseppe Maria Prisco
  • Patent number: 11376043
    Abstract: A implantable bone distraction device for distracting osteotomically separated bone sections includes a first block, a second block, and an actuator including elements for adjusting the space between the two blocks, a vibration sensor arranged in an area located between the first block and the second block and oriented in order to measure a vibration response of a medium of the implantable bone distraction device. A medical monitoring device includes a receiver for receiving data from an implantable bone distraction device, corresponding to a mechanical vibration response of a medium; a calculator for computing from the received data a distraction indicator by: (i) determining a vibration pattern of the medium from the measured vibration response; (ii) analyzing the evolution of a value of the vibration pattern from the measured vibration response during a first period; and (iii) generating a distraction indicator when the value exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Small Bone Lengthening LLC
    Inventor: Éric Chevalier
  • Patent number: 11376024
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an intramedullary nail has a proximal end and a distal end that are offset from one another along a distal direction. The nail has an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines a cannulation that extends into the proximal end towards the distal end. The nail defines a bone-anchor fixation hole that extends into the outer surface and entirely through the nail. The nail also defines a receptacle that is proximate to the bone-anchor fixation hole and open to the cannulation such that the receptacle is configured to receive a locator of a targeting system therein from the cannulation, where the locator includes at least one of a sensor and a field generator. The receptacle is at least partially defined by a stop that limits an insertion depth of the locator within the nail along the distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Karg
  • Patent number: 11369421
    Abstract: Implantable devices for fixation of curved bone such as the pelvic ring pubic symphysis and acetabulum, and methods for the use of the devices are disclosed. The implantable devices are convertible between a flexible state and a rigid state, and include an elongate structure having a proximal bone interface, a main body, and a distal bone interface. In a flexible state, the devices may be inserted along, and conform to a curved pathway, and in the rigid state, the devices may support the mechanical loads required to fixate a fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia and British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch
    Inventors: Edward Scott Harshman, Steven Charles Dimmer, Daniel Reed Baker, David Thomas Stinson, Robert N. Meek, Robin John Noel Coope, Lok Tin Lam
  • Patent number: 11350951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a positioning device (100, 100?, 100?) for securing an intramedullary nail (19) in a long bone, said positioning device comprising a guide bow (1), with an adjusting device (3) and a sleeve guide (2), wherein the adjusting device (3) has a targeting device (5); and wherein the targeting device (5) is designed to receive a locking device (21) or an instrument (23) for acting on the locking device (21); and wherein the sleeve guide (2) has a sleeve (7), which sleeve (7) is mounted in the sleeve guide (2) such that it can be rotated and/or slid relative to the sleeve guide (2); and wherein the sleeve (7) has a longitudinal through-opening for receiving a guiding device therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: OT MEDIZINTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Hao Luo, Ulrich Schreiber
  • Patent number: 11317949
    Abstract: A segmented rod assembly for aligning a spine including a plurality of vertebrae, including a rod, including a plurality of segments, the plurality of segments having at least a first segment arranged to be connected to a first vertebra of the spine, the first segment including a first body and at least one tang extending from the first body, and a second segment arranged to be connected to a second vertebra of the spine, the second segment including a second body and at least one channel arranged in the second body, wherein the at least tang is operatively arranged to engage the at least one channel, and at least one tensioning member arranged within the plurality of segments, the at least one tensioning member having a first end secured to the first segment and a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 11291485
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants used in medical procedures such as bone fixation or fusion. More specifically, this application relates to fenestrated implants used in bone fixation or fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Mauldin, Scott A. Yerby, Mark A. Reiley, Bret W. Schneider
  • Patent number: 11272965
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for total wrist fusion that includes (a) a first section, which is preferably a plate, that is positioned under the skin on top of the forearm, wrist and potentially part of the hand and connected to one or more of the radius or carpal bones, (b) a second section, which is preferably in the shape of an awl and is received in the cannula of the third metacarpal bone. Optionally, an anti-rotational third section may be included, which can connect to the top of the third metacarpal bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ExsoMed Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos
  • Patent number: 11259848
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail implant for positioning in a bone having a head and a shaft defining an intramedullary canal. The implant includes a distal portion having a shaft extending along a central axis and configured for positioning within the intramedullary canal. A proximal portion extends proximally from the distal portion. The proximal portion defines a contact surface which extends at least in part medially of the central axis such that it is configured to extend within a medial portion of the bone head. A method of implanting the nail is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Langdale, Stephanie Wolfe, Peter Evans, Barclay Davis
  • Patent number: 11259849
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for total wrist fusion that includes (a) a first section, which is preferably a plate, that is positioned under the skin on top of the forearm, wrist and potentially part of the hand and connected to one or more of the radius or carpal bones, (b) a second section, which is preferably in the shape of an awl and is received in the cannula of the third metacarpal bone. Optionally, an anti-rotational third section may be included, which can connect to the top of the third metacarpal bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ExsoMed Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos
  • Patent number: 11259850
    Abstract: A femur fixation apparatus capable of firmly fixing in place an anti-rotation member, which includes an intramedullary nail, an anti-rotation pin configured to be inserted through the intramedullary nail, and an adjuster fitted in the intramedullary nail. The adjuster includes a rotation part and a sliding part. The rotation part is rotatably and threadedly engaged in the intramedullary nail and rotatably connected to the upper end of the sliding part. The sliding part is formed with a space through which the anti-rotation pin is inserted. An urging member extends from a side wall of the space into the space. When the rotation part is rotated in a predetermined direction relative to the intramedullary nail, then the adjuster moves downward, and the urging member presses downward and fixes in place the anti-rotation pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OMIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Sato, Kouji Imoto, Minoru Ito
  • Patent number: 11253307
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Limouze, Sean Powell
  • Patent number: 11246634
    Abstract: A means of fastening an intramedullary nail to the surface of a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OrthoPediatrics Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Giordano, Chris M. Powers
  • Patent number: 11213331
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implant through which a liquid or pasty material can be injected in a targeted manner. This implant is composed of: a main implant with a lumen extending along its entire length, the body of the main implant being of hexagonal cross section, with the plane faces drilled with internally threaded holes which open into the lumen and are intended to remain open or to be plugged by one or more micro screws of the complementary implants, the distal end and proximal end of the implant being threaded; one or more complementary implants, for each of which the micro screw thereof, intended to cooperate with the internally threaded holes of the main implant, is connected to its insertion sleeve by way of a separable zone. The implant is intended in particular for surgical interventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: INNOPROD MEDICAL
    Inventors: Philippe Alain Lucien Fernand Legay, Frédèric Deschamps, Frédèric Peyre
  • Patent number: 11213337
    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: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rossney, David J. Rowe, David R. Jansen
  • Patent number: 11213675
    Abstract: Anchoring devices for affixing an implanted lead at a target location in a patient are provided herein. Such anchoring devices include 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AXONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Lee, Alexander Hwu
  • Patent number: 11207115
    Abstract: In one example, a system has an insertion handle that can be coupled to an intramedullary nail and includes a first coupler that defines one of a recess and a projection, and one of a latch and an abutment surface. The system has an aiming guide that includes a guide body that defines at least one alignment aperture therethrough. The aiming guide includes a second coupler that can couple the guide body to the first coupler such that the at least one alignment aperture is positioned to guide an instrument towards at least one bone-anchor fixation hole of the intramedullary nail. The second coupler defines another of the recess and the projection, and another of the latch and the abutment surface. The first and second couplers can couple to one another by receiving the projection in the recess and by engaging the latch with the abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Yvonne Schumacher, Gaser El Zoghbi, This Aebi, John V. Hunt
  • 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: 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: 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: 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