Intramedullary Fixator Patents (Class 606/62)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10271880
    Abstract: The apparatus, systems and methods disclosed herein generally relate to the surgical repair or alteration of bone. More particularly, certain of the disclosed apparatus, systems and methods of the present disclosure relate to the use of a directionally-reinforced composite material to emulate anisotropic structural characteristics of an original anatomic trabecular structure. The directionally-reinforced composite material may generally include a scaffold set in a composite matrix, wherein the scaffold determines the anisotropic structural characteristics of the materials. In some of the embodiments, a scaffold may include at least a first plurality of struts which are generally aligned in a first direction and a second plurality of struts aligned in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Rodriguez, Ara Nazarian
  • Patent number: 10251683
    Abstract: A versatile intramedullary nail is constructed in two cooperating and optionally interlocking pieces, with a further optional annular restoration hub. The two cooperating pieces, when interlocked, approximate a long shaft, generally tubular in cross-section, with a recessed area on the male piece adapted to receive the annular restoration hub. The female piece is adapted to receive the flange of the male piece coaxially, and—unless a locking screw or bolt is inserted through the flange—the two pieces can rotate axially. Alternatively, the nail can be constructed of a single solid piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vilex in Tennessee, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Forster, Abraham Lavi
  • Patent number: 10251684
    Abstract: An intramedullary device includes an intramedullary nail extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end, the nail including a channel extending longitudinally therethrough and an opening extending laterally through a wall thereof proximate the distal end, the channel including a ramped surface along a distal portion thereof opposite the opening. The device further includes a wire extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end, the wire sized and shaped to be inserted into the channel of the nail such that the distal end engages the ramped surface to extend through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Reto Nardini, Alfred Niederberger, Azagen Mootien, Frank Wilson
  • Patent number: 10238436
    Abstract: A temporary fracture stabilization device includes a first intramedullary fixation rod, a second intramedullary fixation rod, a first extramedullary connector, a second extramedullary connector and a fastener. A field kit for temporary fracture stabilization is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Steven J. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10226214
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a bone fracture in an individual. The method comprises the steps of: measuring a first parameter indicative of the load on said bone fracture; measuring a second parameter indicative of the activity level of said individual; obtaining a plurality of values for said first and second parameters; correlating said values to determine a measure of bone fracture condition; monitoring a change in said correlation over time; and determining a measure of the change in bone fracture condition over time. A bone fixation system implements this method of monitoring a bone fracture in an individual. The method and system provide a more accurate and reliable measure of bone fracture condition and of the progression of healing of the bone fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Jan Ogrodnik, Peter Brian MacFarlane Thomas
  • Patent number: 10219907
    Abstract: The present invention comprises devices, systems, and methods for elongating bone using an extension implant having a first end and a second end. The first end of the extension implant is inserted into an opening in the live bone and the second end of the extension implant is combined with an enlarged implant. A plurality of channels extend through the components to serve as conduits for delivering fluids and physiological signals which induce bone formation. Some embodiments include a subcutaneous cage assembly for helping to support the implant as the bone heals around it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Osteoceramics, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D McGee
  • Patent number: 10219846
    Abstract: A novel interlocking intramedullary rod assembly which allows the surgeon to (i) secure a first bone fragment of a fractured bone (e.g., a distal bone fragment) to the interlocking intramedullary rod assembly in a fixed position, (ii) secure a second bone fragment of the fractured bone (e.g., a proximal bone fragment) to the interlocking intramedullary rod assembly in an adjustable manner, and (iii) thereafter selectively pivot the second bone fragment (e.g., the proximal bone fragment) relative to the first bone fragment (e.g., the distal bone fragment) so as to secure the two bone fragments in position relative to one another with the desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Sreevathsa Boraiah, Jan Paul Szatkowski
  • Patent number: 10213241
    Abstract: A fixation device is disclosed including an elongate body extending from a distal end to a proximal end. The distal end defines a blind hole having a diameter and extending to a depth from a distal tip. The diameter of the blind hole is sufficient to receive a k-wire therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James Edward Orsak
  • Patent number: 10194962
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can have a matrix structure, have a rectilinear cross-sectional area, and have a curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Bret W. Schneider, Roxanne Simon, Derek Lindsey, Scott A. Yerby
  • Patent number: 10172656
    Abstract: A surgical screw configured to expand and prevent or minimize bone growth inside of the surgical screw is provided. Accordingly, the surgical screw is configured to increase the purchase of the surgical screw with respect to the bone, but also to be withdrawn from the bone without damaging the bone as a result of bone ingrowth. The surgical screw includes a center post with an inner bore and an outer sleeve concentric to the center post. An outer surface of the outer sleeve includes a thread to engage bone. The outer sleeve includes a cut pattern defining an expandable region configurable between a first state with a first radius measured from a longitudinal axis of the surgical screw to the outer surface and a second state having a second radius measured from the longitudinal axis to the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: William Reimels
  • Patent number: 10136935
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device for freeing an implant from the bone of a patient to which the implant adheres to and to an implant for insertion into a bone of a patient, designed such that the implant is more homogenously heatable or coolable in a controlled way. Also provided is a method of removing an implant from a bone of a patient and a computer readable storage medium having recorded thereon a database structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Rolf G. Winnen
  • Patent number: 10130400
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interlocking nail (10) for fixation of transverse and short spiral fractures of, long bone, particularly shaft of the femur, tibia and humerus, having Graft extrusion space/slot (101) for holding stem cells graft and 4 or 5 holes for putting interlocking bolts from lateral to medial direction. Constant compression achieved (irrespective of weight bearing cycle) at the fracture site by tightening of the Endo-Compression Screws (108, 109 and 110) results in stimulation of stem cells and reduction in bone gap, thus enhances bone healing and union manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Nitesh Kumar Tandiya
  • Patent number: 10130392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure having a variable diameter, the structure including: a bolt which extends in a longitudinal direction; a body which is disposed at one side of the bolt so as to surround the bolt; a core which is disposed in the longitudinal direction of the bolt; a plurality of extensions which is radially disposed outside the core; and a plurality of outer shells which surrounds the extensions so as to correspond to the extensions, in which the extensions are expanded outward or contracted in a direction toward a center thereof by the core in accordance with a rotation direction of the bolt, such that a diameter of an outer circumferential surface of the extensions is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Doo Man Kim, Gwang Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10117692
    Abstract: A fixing means (1) for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures comprises a sleeve (2) and at least one pin (9) which is provided in said sleeve and a front end portion (10) of which can be driven out and retracted through a side opening (8) in the sleeve such that said end portion can be brought to engage bone material in one of the bone fragments and retracted out of the bone material. For facilitating said driving and retraction, the pin (9) comprises a fixing member (9a) with said front end portion (10) and a driving and retraction member (9b) which is rotatably connected to the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SWEMAC INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Henrik Hansson, Lars Oster
  • Patent number: 10117699
    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: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Limouze, Sean Powell
  • Patent number: 10117694
    Abstract: A bone screw for pelvic bone fixation, the bone screw comprising an elongate body having a first end which is threaded for engaging at least one bone in the pelvic region, a second end comprising a screw head, and at least one opening across the length of the elongate body for adjustably receiving a fastening means to limit movement of the bone screw away from the engaged bone in use, wherein the at least one opening is shaped such that the position of the fastening means relative to the elongate body of the bone screw can be adjusted. A system for bone fixation in the pelvic region includes the bone screw and the fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Spinologics Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Parent, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, Hubert Labelle, Mark Driscoll
  • Patent number: 10085776
    Abstract: Devices and methods for altering the spacing and motion at the facet joints of the vertebral column are provided. One embodiment of the invention comprises a prosthesis with surfaces configured to articulate with the facets of the facet joint. A retaining member for anchoring the prosthesis within the facet joint is optionally included. Methods for surgically and less invasively implanting the prosthesis and securing the prosthesis to the articular processes or surrounding soft tissue are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Blain