Cross-fastened Patents (Class 606/64)
  • Patent number: 10485562
    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: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OT MEDIZINTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Hao Luo, Ulrich Schreiber
  • Patent number: 10456177
    Abstract: An intramedullary device, having a first longitudinal axis extending between a proximal end and a distal end thereof, is provided. The intramedullary device may include a first bore and a second bore. The first bore may include a second longitudinal axis and may extend through the intramedullary device between a first opening and a second opening. The second longitudinal axis may define a first angle (?1) with the first longitudinal axis. The second bore may include a third longitudinal axis and may extend through the intramedullary device between the first opening and a third opening. The third longitudinal axis may define a second angle (?2) with the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Andrew Sems, Daniel S Horwitz, Tracy J. Watson, Michael Karl-Heinz Wich, Greg Gohring, Daren David Granger, Joseph Michael O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 10456178
    Abstract: An implant arranged for integration into a skeletal bone of a patient, comprising: a body having at least one end, the body being arranged to substantially mimic a portion of a skeletal bone; wherein the at least one end includes an enlarged portion arranged to, in use, prevent migration of the implant into the flesh of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OSSEOINTEGRATION HOLDINGS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Munjed Al Muderis
  • Patent number: 10426529
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail system is provided with at least one resilient, elongate nail body configured to extend axially along a medullary bone cavity, and at least one bone anchor. The bone anchor includes a distal bone engagement portion configured to secure the anchor to a bone, a proximal nail engagement portion configured to receive a portion of the nail body therethrough, and a tightening mechanism configured to move from a movable state in which the nail body may slide axially and rotate through the engagement portion and a fixed state in which the nail body is prevented from moving relative to the engagement portion. Methods of use and surgical kits are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Mark A. Barry
  • Patent number: 10383739
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant for use with a fastener having at least one of threads and grooves includes a body defining a long axis. The body includes an inner wall defining an elongated slot. The inner wall includes a pair of opposing walls and a single projection disposed on the inner wall. When the fastener is inserted into the slot, the single projection slidably fits within a groove of the fastener to limit sliding of the implant over the fastener along an axis substantially transverse to the long axis and to permit sliding of the implant over the fastener along the long axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Kohsuke Watanabe, Paul Tornetta
  • Patent number: 10278752
    Abstract: A bone nail apparatus includes a bone nail, a light source unit and a focalizing unit. The bone nail has a tube wall and at least one through hole. The tube wall is enclosed to form a receiving space. The at least one through hole extends through the tube wall and communicates with the receiving space. The light source unit includes a light emitter and at least one light transmission tube. The at least one light transmission tube is connected to the light emitter and receives a light therefrom. The at least one light transmission tube is received in the receiving space of the bone nail. Each light transmission tube has a light-outputting end aligned with a respective one of the at least one through hole. The focalizing unit has a light-receiving face facing one of the at least one through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KAOHSIUNG MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jau-Sheng Wang, Tien-Ching Lee, Mei-Ling Ho, Yin-Chih Fu, Wei-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 10265106
    Abstract: A system for locking an intramedullary nail to a bone includes a first plate sized and shaped to be inserted through a channel of an intramedullary nail and dimensioned to prevent its passing through a locking hole of the intramedullary nail and a second plate sized and shaped to be positioned along a portion of an exterior of a hole drilled in the bone and dimensioned to prevent its passing through the hole drilled in the bone along with a connector couplable to the first and second plates and slidable through the channel of the intramedullary nail to extend through the locking hole from an interior of the channel to an exterior of a bone in which the intramedullary nail has been inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Reto Nardini
  • Patent number: 10258475
    Abstract: A femur supporting device includes a femoral stem having a plurality of inclined passages. The femoral stem includes an inner side and an outer side. Each inclined passage includes an outlet in the inner side and an inlet in the outer side. Each inclined passage inclines upward from the inlet to the outlet. A plurality of supporting rods extends through the inclined passages. A first engaging end of each supporting rod extends out of the outlet of one of the inclined passages. A second engaging end of each supporting rod extends out of the inlet of one of the inclined passages. The first engaging end of each supporting rod is engaged with one of a plurality of first engaging portions in a trochanter head. The second engaging end of each supporting rod is engaged with one of a plurality of second engaging portions of a fixing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tung-Lin Tsai, Chia-Lung Li, Shih-Hua Huang, Pei-Hua Wang, Chun-Chieh Tseng, Yue-Jun Wang, Li-Wen Weng
  • Patent number: 10226286
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method for fixating bones in the foot by aligning the bones in their desired position, inserting a screw in the aligned bones, inserting at least one transverse element near the head or tip of the screw, and tightening the screw to compress the bones. The screw comprises a shaft having first and second ends with spirally wound screw threads beginning near the first end and extending along the shaft. Advantageously, the screw is cannulated and screw threads are formed on an interior surface of the cannulation. Illustratively, the transverse elements may be staples, open-ended washers, or open-ended nuts. Reduction instruments and drill guides used in the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Extremity Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent James Sammarco
  • Patent number: 10076417
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis assembly, includes a joint prosthesis body (1) made of a first biocompatible non-resorbable material and an anchoring element (2-5) made of a second biocompatible non-resorbable material. The anchoring element (2-5) is arranged to allow rotation of an end portion of the joint prosthesis body (1) with respect to the anchoring element (2-5) when in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ATRO MEDICAL B.V.
    Inventor: Tony George Van Tienen
  • Patent number: 10039579
    Abstract: A system and method for treating a fracture of a bone that produces first and second bone parts separated by a fracture line. A first implant has a first body. A second implant has a second body, A first elongate component can be directed through the bone to cooperate with each of the first and second bodies so that the first and second bodies and first component together act to maintain the first and second bone parts in a desired set relationship. The first component has a lengthwise axis and cooperates with the first body so that the operatively positioned first component is stabilized by the first body in a direction that is transverse to the lengthwise axis of the first component. The first component cooperates with the second body so that the first component is stabilized by the operatively positioned second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TriMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Medoff, Jesse B. Jupiter
  • Patent number: 9993272
    Abstract: Among other things, there are disclosed embodiments of an intramedullary nail system for use in pediatric cases, including an intramedullary nail and a targeting assembly. Embodiments of the nail may be one-piece and include a proximal portion, a medial portion and a distal portion. The junction of the medial portion and distal portion is a bend that provides a small angle between the medial portion and the distal portion as viewed when the nail is substantially in a medial-lateral plane. The targeting assembly attaches to the proximal portion of the nail securely and enables easy insertion of fixing screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Orthopediatrics Corporation
    Inventors: J. Eric Gordon, Mark D. Landes, David W. Daniels, Scott C. Brown
  • Patent number: 9962209
    Abstract: A method for fusing bones using a guide pin and a fastener is disclosed. The method includes inserting a guide pin into two bones. The guide pin including at least one radial marking. The method also including imaging the two bones and guide pin and analyzing the position of the at least one radial marking of the guide pin relative to the two bones. In addition, the method includes selecting a fastener, inserting a drill over the guide pin, drilling an opening through at least one of the two bones, and inserting the fastener into the opening. The guide pin may include an exterior surface with a first end and a second end, a cutting edge at the first end, and at least one radial marking near the first end. A system including a guide pin, a fastener, and a drill is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PARAGON 28, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Thomas San Giovanni, Michael Houghton
  • Patent number: 9918853
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for treating a proximal humeral fracture. A system according to one embodiment includes a longitudinal member configured to be received within the humeral shaft. The system includes a jig assembly configured to be coupled to the longitudinal member, wherein the jig assembly includes at least one hole defined therethrough that is configured to guide placement of at least one hole in the humeral shaft, and wherein the hole formed in the humeral shaft is configured to align with at least one hole in the humeral implant such that the jig assembly is configured to locate the position of the humeral implant in the humeral shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ENCORE MEDICAL LP
    Inventor: Gordon I Groh
  • Patent number: 9895178
    Abstract: A system including an intramedullary nail and an insert dimensioned to be positioned within the intramedullary nail. The insert can include a rotating component configured to rotate about a rotational axis transverse to a longitudinal axis of the intramedullary nail. The insert can be configured to receive a bone screw, rotate about the rotational axis as the bone screw is positioned at a selected angle of a plurality of angles relative to the intramedullary nail, and lock the bone screw at the selected angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Van Dyke, Paul Thomas Slagle
  • Patent number: 9861402
    Abstract: A system for treating a fracture of a bone with an intramedullary canal. A first implant has a body with an elongate intramedullary portion and a paddle having a surface to engage the bone. The intramedullary portion has a length between first and second lengthwise ends and can be directed into the intramedullary canal to place the first implant into an operative position with the paddle exposed outside of the intramedullary canal. At least one fixation element maintains the implant operatively positioned. The intramedullary portion is elongate with a primary length portion having a first lengthwise axis. At least a portion of the paddle surface faces away from the first lengthwise axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TriMed, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Medoff
  • Patent number: 9820760
    Abstract: An aiming device system that is configured to align at least one bone anchor guide to a first distal hole of an intramedullary nail can include an aiming arm that is configured to be operatively coupled to the intramedullary nail and an aiming guide. The aiming arm can define a sliding support that is elongate along a first direction. The aiming guide can include a guide body that defines at least a first bone anchor guide. The aiming guide is attached to the aiming arm such that the aiming guide is selectably movable along the sliding support, and selectably rotatable relative to the aiming arm. When the first bone anchor guide is retaining the guide sleeve, at least one of the selectable movement and selectable rotation of the guide body at least partially aligns the first bone anchor guide with the first distal hole of the intramedullary nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Hitendra Purohit
  • Patent number: 9788871
    Abstract: A device, method, and system for treatment or fixation of a fractured, damaged, or deteriorating bone or bones in a mid-foot region. The device comprising an implant with both proximal and distal fastener holes, along with fastener slots in a central elongated body, for securing the implant to the appropriate osseous cortical structures of the foot. The method for treatment or fixation of fractured, damaged, or deteriorating bones in the medial column of the foot with use of a device such as an intramedullary nail that attaches to either the talus or first metatarsal bones to secure the medial cuneiform and navicular bones in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: William H. Simon
  • Patent number: 9770278
    Abstract: Embodiments of a guide wire having a dual tip design and methods for using the guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventor: Kyle Lappin
  • Patent number: 9743964
    Abstract: Described is a locking intramedullary nail for insertion in the medullary cavity of hollow bones for treating bone fractures or for joint stiffening. The nail comprises an oblong shaft having at least one holder for a locking screw. In the region of an opening a roller or ball-shaped sleeve having a bore for receiving the locking screw is arranged. The sleeve which is supported in the shaft in a freely pivotable manner can be locked in a positionally stable manner in the shaft. This affords the ability to introduce the locking screws during the implantation of the intramedullary nail at an optimum angle for the respective anatomical or pathological situation of the patient and to subsequently lock it permanently at a constant angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: OT MEDIZINTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Schreiber, Stefan Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 9713484
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method for fixating bones in the foot by aligning the bones in their desired position, inserting a screw in the aligned bones, inserting at least one transverse element near the head or tip of the screw, and tightening the screw to compress the bones. The screw comprises a shaft having first and second ends with spirally wound screw threads beginning near the first end and extending along the shaft. Advantageously, the screw is cannulated and screw threads are formed on an interior surface of the cannulation. Illustratively, the transverse elements may be staples, open-ended washers, or open-ended nuts. Reduction instruments and drill guides used in the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: EXTREMITY MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent James Sammarco
  • Patent number: 9693794
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge is provided to couple to a mechanical wrist of a surgical instrument for a robotic surgical system. The replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge includes two end effectors, a fastener to rotatably couple the two end effectors together, and a cam mechanism. At least one of the two end effectors is a moveable end effector having a jaw portion, an off-center portion, and a base portion. The cam mechanism is coupled to the base portion of the at least one moveable end effector to pivot it about the fastener to open and close the jaw portion of the at least one moveable end effector with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Manzo
  • Patent number: 9636153
    Abstract: Medullary pin (1) for a distraction with segment transport and subsequent lengthening of a tubular bone, wherein the medullary pin (1) comprises: an at least partly hollow body (3) extending in an axial direction of the medullary pin (1), a locking means for locking the body (3) in a first end fragment (5) of the tubular bone, a first inner part (7), which is arranged displaceably in the axial direction inside the body (3) and comprises a first fixation means for the fixation of a middle fragment (15) of the tubular bone, a second inner part (17), which is arranged displaceably in the axial direction inside the body and comprises a second fixation means for the fixation of a second end fragment (25) of the tubular bone, and a drive unit (40) for the axial displacement of the first inner part (7) relative to the second inner part (17), wherein the drive unit (40) is arranged inside the body (3) between the first fixation means of the first inner part (7) and the second fixation means of the second inner part (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Wittenstein SE
    Inventor: Roman Stauch
  • Patent number: 9610073
    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: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: P Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Bonutti, Matthew J. Cremens, Justin E. Beyers
  • Patent number: 9603640
    Abstract: A fusion implant and fusion members for fusing target fusion bones of a lower extremity. The fusion implant including internally threaded apertures of a first thread lead, and fusion members including threading of the first thread lead and threading of a second thread lead that is less than the first thread lead. The fusion implant and a targeting instrument being configured to couple to one another in a predefined orientation. The predetermined orientation resulting in alignment of aspects of the fusion implant with aspects of the targeting instrument. The targeting instrument providing both distraction and compression to the joint between the target fusion bones. A guide instrument for preparing one of the target fusion bones for fusion thereof. A surgical method for applying compression to the joint between the target fusion bones to facilitate fusion thereof utilizing a fusion implant, fusion members, a targeting instrument and a guide instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nextremity Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, Andrew Ariel Brief, Roman Adrian Sibel, Kevin Palmer, Matt Andrew Heilala, Gabriel Surma, Pamela C. Guzman, Mary Pile
  • Patent number: 9545273
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail according to the invention has a locking hole arrangement having one first opening on one side of the intramedullary nail and one second opening at an opposing side of the intramedullary nail. The locking hole arrangement has a first bore having a first bore axis and a second bore having a second bore axis. The first bore and the second bore each having a first orifice on one side of the intramedullary nail and each having a second orifice at an opposite side of the intramedullary nail. The first bore axis and the second bore axis are inclined with respect to each other and the first bore and the second bore intersect each other within the intramedullary nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Ilan Howling, Claudia Graca, Annika Homeier
  • Patent number: 9517094
    Abstract: An orthopedic intramedullary fixation apparatus and system for use in hip and femur fracture surgery comprises an intramedullary nail, a dynamic lag screw structure comprising a longitudinal sheath and a lag screw, and securing means to fix the intramedullary nail relative to a femur. A dynamic channel created by the lag screw structure allows the lag screw to adjust dynamically, and thereby may permit further compression of the fractured bone to an optimal level as a patient begins to bear weight on it following surgery. Surgical fixation may be expedited, as a favorable point of access for a lag screw may be determined readily, particularly with obese patients in whom access to the trochanter may be problematic. Complications during surgery, such as accidental fracturing of the femoral neck and head and over-penetration of the lag screw may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Savage Medical Design LLC
    Inventor: John Bodeker Savage
  • Patent number: 9510841
    Abstract: A method of preparing a bone to receive a fixation screw through a fixation device includes providing a drill bit sized and configured to pass through a bore in a fixation device positioned in the bone and drilling a passage into the bone and through the bore. At least a distal portion of the drill bit passes through the bore in the drilling step. At least an outer portion of the distal portion of the drill bit has a hardness that is less than a hardness of the fixation nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9498265
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method for fixating bones in the foot by aligning the bones in their desired position, inserting a screw in the aligned bones, inserting at least one transverse element near the head or tip of the screw, and tightening the screw to compress the bones. The screw comprises a shaft having first and second ends with spirally wound screw threads beginning near the first end and extending along the shaft. Advantageously, the screw is cannulated and screw threads are formed on an interior surface of the cannulation. Illustratively, the transverse elements may be staples, open-ended washers, or open-ended nuts. Reduction instruments and drill guides used in the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Extremity Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent James Sammarco
  • Patent number: 9480506
    Abstract: A compression device and method for interlocking compression nailing systems provide a compression force onto fracture site and a bone fixed between proximal and distal parts of intramedullary nail to prevent stress shielding and improve healing. The compression device having pre-assembled components of set screw, elastic component, distal cap and connector screw are rotated. After nail insertion, the nail is fixed to the bone fragments by inserting the fasteners into distal bores and proximal slot. The compression device is inserted within the bore of the nail. The set screw is screwed to move elastic component and distal cap to push the proximal bone fragment distally. Distal cap overlies on fastener screw shaft to spread compression forces in fastener screw surface to prevent stress concentration. After fracture gap minimization, the set screw is screwed further to compress elastic component to provide desired compression force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Mohammad Javad Zehtab, Mojtaba Lotfaliany Abrand Abadi, Morteza Nazari Nodoushan
  • Patent number: 9474557
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intramedullary nail having a body with a transverse bore extending through the body and having an area of enhanced stress distribution on at least the lateral side of the transverse bore. In one exemplary embodiment, the intramedullary nail includes a cutout adjacent to the transverse bore, such as an oblique cutout, that enhances the stress distribution of the intramedullary nail in the region around the lateral opening of the transverse bore. In one exemplary embodiment, the cutout includes a ramp portion or area that defines the lateral opening of the transverse bore. In other exemplary embodiments, the cutout includes a runout or a substantially flat portion that defines the lateral opening of the transverse bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Andy Schwammberger, Jordan Velikov, Reto Senger, Rolf Dittmann
  • Patent number: 9463053
    Abstract: A plating system for mending a periprosthetic fracture is provided. The system includes an intramedullary rod, a first and second plate, and a plurality of fasteners. The intramedullary rod has a plurality of transverse holes. The first and second locking plates each have a plurality of openings and is configured to have a contour similar to a surface of a bone to which the plate is applied. Also provided is method of mending fractures by using the disclosed system. In the implanted condition, the first and second locking plates are placed across the periprosthetic fracture and each of the plurality of fasteners is inserted through one opening of the first and second plurality of openings and one transverse hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Garino
  • Patent number: 9463054
    Abstract: An implant system for fixation of bone includes an intramedullary nail, an extramedullary plate, and a bone fastener. The intramedullary nail has a connecting opening defining a first axis and a transverse opening defining a second axis and is configured to receive the bone fastener. The bone fastener is configured to penetrate a first through opening of the extramedullary plate and the transverse opening of the intramedullary nail. The implant system comprises a connecting fastener to fasten the extramedullary plate to the intramedullary nail by insertion through the second through opening of the extramedullary plate and the connecting opening of the intramedullary nail. The first axis is oblique with respect to a longitudinal axis of the intramedullary nail and parallel to the second axis of the transverse opening. Thus, the extramedullary plate can move parallel to the longitudinal axis of the bone fastener towards the intramedullary nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventor: Helmut Mueckter
  • Patent number: 9451971
    Abstract: An intramedullary fixation assembly usable with different long bone types and a guide assembly for guiding deployment of the intramedullary fixation assembly. The intramedullary fixation assembly includes a fixation member that has ends and a curved body extending between the ends. The curved body of the fixation member has a radius of curvature configured to extend through the medullary canal regardless of the long bone anatomy. Fasteners fix the fixation member to the bone fragments and are guided by a guide assembly. The guide assembly includes a guide body defining openings configured to guide the fasteners through openings defined in the fixation member and into the bone fragments. A fixation end of the guide body includes a pair of opposing, converging surfaces that are configured to engage in a positive fit with an exposed end of the fixation member accessible through the side aperture in the first fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Warburton, Robert M. Fencl, John T. Capo, Virak Tan, Aaron C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9445850
    Abstract: The present invention describes an intramedullary nail for use in orthopedic surgery for the fixation of bone fractures and fusion sites. The nail employs one or more internal loaded springs, biocompatible elastic or rubber bands, or other mechanism that provides continuous dynamic compression across the healing site throughout the healing process. By altering the size, tension and/or number of the internal compression devices, the amount of compression may be customized on a case-by-case basis. Further, the slots within the nail for its attachment can be utilized to create a torsional force when desired. The nail can have a cross-sectional shape that prevents its rotation. A system and method of use is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: AFCN, LLC
    Inventor: Kyle Kinmon
  • Patent number: 9439642
    Abstract: The invention primarily relates to fastening and stabilizing tissues, implants, and/or bondable materials, such as the fastening of a tissue and/or implant to a bondable material, the fastening of an implant to tissue, and/or the fastening of an implant to another implant. This may involve using an energy source to bond and/or mechanically to stabilize a tissue, an implant, a bondable material, and/or other biocompatible material. The invention may also relate to the use of an energy source to remove and/or install an implant and/or bondable material or to facilitate solidification and/or polymerization of bondable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: P Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Bonutti, Matthew J. Cremens, Justin E. Beyers
  • Patent number: 9433448
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may comprise an intramedullary nail configured to be placed longitudinally into a proximal femur. The system also may comprise a fixation element configured to be placed transversely through the nail, such that the fixation element is slideable along its long axis in the nail and extends out of the nail to a head of the proximal femur and is anchored in the head. A compliant member may be located in the nail and configured to deform reversibly in response to a load applied to the head of the proximal femur after placement of the fixation element, to reversibly change an angular orientation of the fixation element with respect to the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley
  • Patent number: 9421005
    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: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: P Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Bonutti, Matthew J. Cremens, Justin E. Beyers
  • Patent number: 9421049
    Abstract: A method for fixation of a fracture of a bone having an intramedullary canal. An intramedullary rod is inserted into the intramedullary canal of the bone, wherein the intramedullary rod includes at least one proximal hole and at least one distal hole. Proximal and distal screws or pegs are inserted through the bone and through the proximal and distal holes in the rod, wherein the proximal and the distal screws or pegs are headless screws or pegs and are selected to have a size and are inserted through the proximal and distal holes in the rod such that the screws or pegs do not extend substantially beyond an exterior surface of the bone. Further described are apparatus and a kit for intramedullary fixation of fractures of bones of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Richard A. Rogachefsky
  • Patent number: 9402728
    Abstract: A cementless femoral stem prosthesis for use in hip replacement surgery is disclosed. The stem has a collar and a body having a fixed end and a shank end. The shank end is divided into a pair of adjustable endosteal plates that are secured to the cortical bone of the femur by screws. The present invention provides an improved femoral stem structure because the screws through the endosteal plates transfer the load to the cortical bone rather than the cancellous bone, the medial endosteal plate has a plurality of spurs to engage with the cancellous bone to increase the number of stress-strain points, and the collar transfers the load directly to the cortical bone. All of these features work in tandem to reduce the risk of stress shielding, bone resorption, prosthetic loosening, and other difficulties associated with femoral stem prostheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Lichu Liu, XiaFang Liu
  • Patent number: 9387019
    Abstract: An implantable fixation system for fusing a joint between a first bone and a second bone. The system may include an intramedullary nail and an anchor. The intramedullary nail may include a standoff and a compression bolt. The system may be implanted across the joint along an intramedullary trajectory. The length of the system may be adjustable to provide compressive force between the anchor and the compression bolt. The system may be implanted across a tibiotalar joint with the anchor positioned in the sinus tarsi. A spacing member may be inserted between the two bones and the fixation system implanted to extend through an opening in the spacing member. The spacing member may be anatomically shaped and/or provide deformity correction. An ankle arthroplasty system may include a tibial plate, a talar plate, and a bearing insert. The plates may be anchored to the tibia and talus along a single trajectory. The ankle arthroplasty system may be revisable to a fusion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Neil Duggal
  • Patent number: 9375241
    Abstract: The bone nail is intended for the heel. It comprises a front part (15) that is intended to be inserted in the bone and is provided with a tip (17) and it also comprises a rear part (16) having an end (18). The rear part (16) is rigid at a length of at least 120 mm, starting from the end (18). The bone nail is cured in a plane and the curvature for each infinitesimal section of the bone nail has a curvature radius that is at least 130 mm. The key advantages that can be achieved with the bone nail according to the invention and thanks to the surgical technique that becomes possible with it are the possibility to adjust the heel with high precision relative to the lower leg and knee axis, the avoidance of the risk of an injury to the plantar nerves, and a less invasive implant compared to the known surgical techniques using other nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kaj Klaue
  • Patent number: 9351771
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for fusion, stabilization, or fixation of bones are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Gorsline, Jonathan Feibel
  • Patent number: 9345559
    Abstract: An implant system includes an implant and a stabilizer, which includes a manipulation portion for handling and locating the stabilizer, a main body comprising a manipulation channel, and a transverse channel for connecting the stabilizer and an implant, the transverse channel having an axis perpendicular to an axis of the manipulation channel. The implant includes a thread and the transverse channel includes threads for engaging the threads. The system further includes a jig fixture having a first arm and a second arm responsive to a manipulator; the first arm engages the manipulation portion, the second arm for engages the manipulation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DENTATUS USA, LTD.
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 9282975
    Abstract: A method of preparing a bone to receive a fixation screw through a fixation device includes providing a drill bit sized and configured to pass through a bore in a fixation device positioned in the bone and drilling a passage into the bone and through the bore. At least a distal portion of the drill bit passes through the bore in the drilling step. At least an outer portion of the distal portion of the drill bit has a hardness that is less than a hardness of the fixation nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9265541
    Abstract: A system is proposed including an intramedullary nail with a longitudinal nail axis, a first lateral portion, a second lateral portion opposite to the first lateral portion, and a longitudinal bore. The nail has a locking hole arrangement having a first bore being formed in the first lateral portion and a second bore being formed in the second lateral portion. An axis of the first bore and an axis of the second bore are arranged with an offset from each other, and are arranged so that a locking member such as a screw may frictionally engage within both the first bore and the second bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Wieland, Stephan Petersen, Nils Zander
  • Patent number: 9241743
    Abstract: A bone screw extender reattachment system including an elongated reattachment rod having a proximal and a distal end. The distal end of the elongated reattachment rod includes a tip configured to attach to a head of a bone screw. The elongated reattachment rod is configured so that a screw extender assembly having an inner sleeve, an outer housing and an extender head can slide over the reattachment rod. The bone screw extender reattachment system also includes a tension plunger having a plunger-type head and an elongated shaft configured to slide over the reattachment rod so as to communicate with the screw extender assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy E. Hopkins, Larry T. McBride
  • Patent number: 9186074
    Abstract: A sphygmomanometer cuff includes a fluid bag, a curved elastic member, a cushion material, and an outer package body. The fluid bag is arranged around an arm of a subject and compresses the arm. The curved elastic member is arranged to overlap an outer side of the fluid bag with respect to the arm, formed in a substantially tubular shape extending in a predetermined axial direction, and elastically deformable in a radial direction thereof. The cushion material is arranged at a position projecting from an end of the curved elastic member in the axial direction and more easily compression deformed than the curved elastic member. The outer package body accommodates the fluid bag, the curved elastic member, and the cushion material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chisato Uesaka, Yoshihiko Sano
  • Patent number: 9186160
    Abstract: A patient-specific instrument for durable resurfacing hip replacement device comprises a head-neck-area receiving inner portion, a top edge portion, an outer portion, one or more distal-head-neck-hole guiding pins, a femoral-shaft-hole guiding pin, and a vertical groove. The head-neck-area receiving inner portion is contoured to fit over a portion of head, neck, and upper shaft body of the femur. The one or more distal-head-neck-hole guiding pins are installed on the top edge portion, so as to work as a first reference line showing a first direction of a long nail portion of the durable resurfacing hip replacement device. The femoral-shaft-hole guiding pin is installed on the outer portion, so as to work as a second reference line showing a second direction of a lag screw portion of the durable resurfacing hip replacement device. The vertical groove is provided on the outer portion and aligned in parallel to the femoral-shaft-hole guiding pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin Soo-Il Song
  • Patent number: 9161763
    Abstract: An undercutting system for preparing a region between an ilium and a sacrum for sacroiliac fusion. The undercutting system includes a probe assembly and a cutting assembly. The probe assembly is operably mounted to the insertion apparatus. The probe assembly is moveable with respect to the insertion apparatus between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration at least a portion of the probe assembly extends laterally from the insertion apparatus. The cutting assembly is operably mounted with respect to the probe assembly and the insertion apparatus. The cutting assembly is movable with respect to the insertion apparatus between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration at least a portion of the cutting assembly extends laterally from the insertion apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Zyga Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Assell, Jeremy Thomas Carr, Eugene Arthur Dickhudt, Thomas Godfrey Berg, Brian P. Beaubien