Bone Cerclage Device Patents (Class 606/74)
  • Patent number: 10743853
    Abstract: Surgical repair systems and techniques for plantar plate repairs. The surgical repair systems and methods reconstruct the plantar plate through a dorsal incision. The surgical repair system embodies a variety of instruments that provide visualization and access to the plantar plate using suture to complete the repair. The repair system may include some or all of the following instruments: a metatarsal head pusher employed in open surgical space, to move the “capital fragment” in a controlled manner; a suture retriever instrument and a suture retriever funnel (sleeve); a suture passer such as a Mini Scorpion DX and accompanying needle, or a variety of shaped Micro Suture Lassos; a measuring guide; and a small joint distractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Coughlin, Lowell F. Weil, Jr., Paul S. Shurnas, Jesse G. Moore, William Michael Karnes
  • Patent number: 10646263
    Abstract: A minimally invasive method of correcting a bunion includes performing an osteotomy to divide the metatarsal into first and second portions, implanting a nail in the first portion, 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. A first guide block includes a plurality of coplanar passages to guide an instrument to create one or more holes in the metatarsal in advance of the osteotomy, and a second guide block includes a guide slot for another instrument to complete the osteotomy. The method can be performed through an incision of 0.5 inches or less. The nail includes an anchor portion for anchoring in the first portion, a head for attachment to a second portion, and can include a passage for attachment of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Lamm, Michael Chad Hollis, Daniel Sayger
  • Patent number: 10470808
    Abstract: A joint stabilization (reduction) system and associated methods and tools for placement of the system in an open or minimally invasive technique. The joint stabilization system includes a flexible prosthetic band for stabilizing the bones in proper position and a connector mechanism for joining the two ends of the prosthetic band around the bones. One end of the prosthetic band can be permanently attached to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CORACOID SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven S. Golden, Robert Fernandez, Nathaniel Cohen, Phil Davidson, Treg Brown, Mark Dorighi, Heber Saravia
  • Patent number: 10433890
    Abstract: A joint stabilization (reduction) system and associated methods and tools for placement of the system in an open or minimally invasive technique. The joint stabilization system includes a flexible prosthetic band for stabilizing the bones in proper position and a connector mechanism for joining the two ends of the prosthetic band around the bones. One end of the prosthetic band can be permanently attached to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CORACOID SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven S. Golden, Robert Fernandez, Nathaniel Cohen, Phil Davidson, Treg Brown, Mark Dorighi, Heber Saravia
  • Patent number: 10433889
    Abstract: A fixation assembly for securing parts of a sternum is provided. The assembly comprises a flexible elongated member and an attachment member. The flexible elongated member includes a locking structure configured to secure the flexible elongated member in a loop around the sternum parts. The attachment member has at least one opening for receiving a bone fastener and is coupled to the flexible elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventor: Christian Knoepfle
  • Patent number: 9999450
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a securement arm, a clamp lock, and a tensioning assembly. The body defines a longitudinal axis and has proximal and distal portions. The distal portion defines a recess. The securement arm is coupled to the body and translatable along the body in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis between first and second position. The clamp lock is pivotally coupled to the distal portion of the body. The clamp lock is pivotable between secured and unsecured configurations. The tensioning assembly translatable in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis between proximal and distal position. The tensioning assembly configured to draw a flexible band to tension the flexible band about a bony element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Hsu, Greg Mundis, Jr., Burt Yaszay, Suken Shah, Behrooz Akbarnia, Catherine Ross, Brian Kunes, Brandon Moore
  • Patent number: 9955980
    Abstract: A method for repairing soft tissue. The method includes: forming a first bone hole; forming a second bone hole; connecting a first portion of the first bone hole to a second portion of the second bone hole to form a single bone bore; positioning at least a first anchor of a first suture construct at a distal end of the first bone hole, and positioning a second anchor of a second suture construct at a distal end of the second bone hole; connecting the first and the second suture constructs to the soft tissue; and drawing the soft tissue into the single bone bore with the first and the second suture constructs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Norton, Kevin T. Stone
  • Patent number: 9924970
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and device for treatment of spinal deformity, wherein at least one tether is utilized to maintain the distance between the spine and the an ilium to (1) prevent increase in abnormal spinal curvature, (2) slow progression of abnormal curvature, and/or (3) impose at least one corrective displacement and/or rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Gordon
  • Patent number: 9662219
    Abstract: An orthopedic prosthesis (20, 100) including an implant body (22, 24, 26, 122) defining a number of suture anchor attachment locations (30, 120), and a plurality of suture anchors (40) each including one or more suture (S) extending from an anchor portion (42) that is engaged with a select one of the suture anchor attachment locations (30, 120) to selectively attach a corresponding one of the suture anchors (40) to the implant body (22, 24, 26, 122). A method of using the orthopedic prosthesis (20, 100) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry K. Bonin, Jr., Joseph M. Ferrante, Matthew E. Koski
  • Patent number: 9642660
    Abstract: A crimp configured to fix a cable about a bone includes a body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and a first channel extending through the body from the proximal end to the distal end, the first channel being sized and shaped to permit a cable to be slid therethrough along with a second channel extending through the body from the proximal end to the distal end, the second channel being sized and shaped to permit a cable to be slid therethrough and a deformable extension attached to the proximal end of the body, the extension including a lumen aligned with the second channel and sized and shaped to permit the cable to be slid therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Alberto A. Fernandez Dell'Oca
  • Patent number: 9585705
    Abstract: A bone fixation member can be configured to secure first and second bone segments of a target bone together in a compressed approximated position. The bone fixation member can include a strap made of a first material, a locking head extending from a proximal end of the strap, and a leader portion extending from a distal end of the strap. The locking head can have a housing and a strap receiving slot that extends through the housing, slot is configured to receive a distal end of the strap. The housing can be tapered such that a distal end of the housing has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of a proximal end of the housing. The leader portion can be configured to be more flexible than the strap. The leader portion can be made of a second material that is different than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Koch, Stefan Knueppel, Raymond Schmitt, Arthur T. Martella
  • Patent number: 9517096
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for longitudinal closure of a dissected sternum are provided. The system includes first and second reinforcing members, fasteners, and closure members. Each reinforcing member is configured to be placed on an outer surface of a respective sternum portion, such that each reinforcing member is longitudinally disposed on an opposite side of a sternum opening with respect to the other reinforcing member. Fasteners may be placed in holes defined in the reinforcing members to secure a respective reinforcing member to a corresponding sternum portion. The closure members, which may be sternal closing wires, may then be wrapped around the sternum portions and the reinforcing members transversely to close the sternum opening. Because the reinforcing members include extended regions having lateral edges that extend away from a midline of the respective reinforcing member, the closure members are moved away from the edges of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY
    Inventor: Jeko Metodiev Madjarov
  • Patent number: 9468480
    Abstract: A method for early stabilizing of distracted connective tissue. A distraction site is at least partially covered with biodegradable, bioerodible or bioresorbable materials before a distraction procedure takes place. Distraction is performed on a connective tissue at the distraction site. The distracted connective tissue is stabilized using the biodegradable, bioerodible or bioresorbable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic PS Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Cohen, Ralph Holmes, J Peter Amis, Horst Fichtner
  • Patent number: 9433441
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to orthopedic stabilization systems, and in particular, to systems including clamps. The clamps can be used in addition to or to replace hooks that grasp onto bone members, such as the lamina. One example of such a clamp is an in-line clamp that includes a central opening for receiving a rod member, a first opening for receiving a set screw and a second opening for receiving an elastic member therethrough. Another example of such a clamp is an off-set clamp that includes an upper plate, a bottom plate, and an opening for receiving a rod therein. The upper plate can be separated from the bottom plate to make space for an elastic member that can be secured within the plates. Tulip clamps that utilize one or more elastic members are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Milan George, Rory Palmer, Alexander Artaki, John Perkins, Adam Friedrich, Chad Glerum, Jeff Nichols, Khiem Pham, Michael Harper, Noah Hansell, Richard Castle, Stephan Lawson
  • Patent number: 9387024
    Abstract: An improved bone fracture binding has a length of binding having interrupted and discontinuous points of contact. The binding when placed under tension leaving gaps for soft tissue between the bone and the points of contact in the binding while securing and immobilizing the bone fracture. The binding may have a tension cable or wire positioned around the bone spaced above the bone by beads. The beads are closely spaced about the cable or wire to space the wire a distance above the bone. The beads are preferably abutting and spaces between the adjacent beads form the gaps for soft tissue. The beads are round, and preferably shaped as ovals or spheres. The cable or wire in the binding maintains tension force when tensioned around the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Schlatterer
  • Patent number: 9358054
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a bracket, a band and a tensioning device. The bracket may include a first portion adapted to engage the first bone portion and a second portion adapted to engage the second bone portion. The band may engage the bracket and may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded member. The threaded member may be received in the body and may engage the band such that rotation of the threaded member relative to the body moves a first end of the band relative to a second end of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet Microfixation, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Ryan N. Luby, Bryan Wilcox, Pere Ventura, Aurelien Bruneau, Jacob Mayworth, James Licht, Sam Sink, Kerwin Suarez, John Bekanich, Manoj Jain, Kristi Murphy, Joe Gumino, Juan Rolon, Abs Mitra, Max Billard, Vincenzo Sicari
  • Patent number: 9339309
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system suitable for guiding a cross-connector to a target area, such as spinal implants including spinal implant rods, within the body (in vivo) and method of using the same. The system includes a targeting member being constructed of, or having a steering material, which can be coupled to the cross-connector. The system further includes one or more devices which are used to maneuver the targeting member into position prior to attachment of the cross-connector. The cross-connector is traversed into position through the passageway created by the targeting member and secured to one or more spinal implant members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Wyatt Drake Geist, Christopher Walsh
  • Patent number: 9314275
    Abstract: The equipment includes at least one connecting bar, at least one flexible ligament, and at least one connector making it possible to connect the ligament to the connecting bar. The connector having a first conduit for engaging the connecting bar, equipped with a device for immobilizing the connector relative to the connecting bar, and a second conduit for receiving at least one strand of the ligament, having an insertion opening for this or these strands and an outlet opening for this or these strands, and equipped with devices for mobilizing the ligament relative to the connector. The second conduit is rectilinear between the insertion opening of the strand(s) of the ligament and the outlet opening. The second conduit has a transverse section adjusted to the transverse section of the strand(s) of the ligament that it is intended to receive, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MEDICREA INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Clement, Afshin Aminian
  • Patent number: 9301786
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method comprises disposing a portion of a flexible fastening band into contact with a first bone portion and into contact with a second bone portion. The portion of the flexible fastening band having a substantially uniform shape configured to substantially compliment a shape of the first bone portion and a shape of the second bone portion. The method further includes inserting the portion of the flexible fastening band into a fastener and advancing the portion of the flexible fastening band through the fastener until the first bone portion and the and the second bone portion are stabilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Blain
  • Patent number: 9295496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vertebral fixation device (1) for holding a vertebra (V) on a rod (2), having a body (3) of U-shaped or substantially U-shaped cross section, a flexible band (4, 4?) for connecting said vertebra to the fixation body which is provided with slits (17) for passage of the band and of means (M) for adjustably blocking the flexible band against the rod in the fixation body. The flexible hand (4, 4?) comprises a loop (5, 5?) closed on itself and provided with a flexible lamella (6, 6?) which is able to form a guide for passage around the vertebra and into the fixation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Implanet Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Regis Le Couedic, Christian Baccelli
  • Patent number: 9237916
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of creating and/or enlarging a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create and/or enlarge the curvilinear cavity. In various embodiments, an apparatus for creating and/or enlarging a curvilinear cavity includes a handle and a flexible shaft assembly including a cutting tip or blade, a flexible rotatable drive shaft, and a flexible, moveable and non-rotatable housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: GMEDELEWARE 2 LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Patent number: 9204902
    Abstract: A tensioning tool and method for tensioning a conformable ligature of a bone fixing system are disclosed. The ends of a conformable ligature can be passed around bones, bone grafts, tendons, plates, rods, fasteners, or other anatomical or implanted structures, and the like to form a loop. Another portion of the conformable ligature can be coupled to a tensioning tool. The tensioning tool can include a first portion and a second portion in threaded engagement with each other. Rotation of one portion relative to the other can cause tensioning of the conformable ligature through translation of a tensioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine S.A.S
    Inventors: Karl Pierre Belliard, Gilles Larroque-Lahitette, Marion Jeanne Sophie Delclaud, Jean-Luc Albert Paul Jouve
  • Patent number: 9173685
    Abstract: A clamp housing assembly and method for providing stabilization as a bone anchor during an operation. The assembly includes a housing, a locking element and a band. The housing defines a longitudinal axis, a center recess, and at least one slot. The housing has two opposing arms extending from a base. At least a portion of the inside surface of each arm may be threaded and at least a portion of the outside surface of each arm may be planar. The locking element is positionable within the recess in a co-axial relationship to the housing. The band is sized for travel along a predetermined path defined in part by the at least one slot in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BAND-LOK, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Lindquist, John M. Kapitan, Randy Roof, Michael Albert
  • Patent number: 9138269
    Abstract: A system, devices and methods are provided for facilitating stabilization of periarticular fractures. The system includes a compression plate and one or more of a cerclage cable for encircling the bone and securing the compression plate to the bone, a crimp lug for securing the cable in tension relative to the bone and/or a plate, and a supplemental plate coupled to the compression plate and adapted to receive bicortical or unicortical bone screws to further secure the compression plate relative to the bone. In addition, the system includes a cable tensioner for temporarily retaining the cable in tension and then applying a tension to the cable until a desired compression is effected between a plate and bone and while a cable retaining structure is secured to the cable to retain the applied tension on the cable. Also provided is a jig for use with plates for minimally invasive fracture stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: BIOMET C.V.
    Inventors: Cesare Cavallazzi, Robert Graham
  • Patent number: 9138268
    Abstract: A system, devices and methods are provided for facilitating stabilization of periarticular fractures. The system includes a compression plate and one or more of a cerclage cable for encircling the bone and securing the compression plate to the bone, a crimp lug for securing the cable in tension relative to the bone and/or a plate, and a supplemental plate coupled to the compression plate and adapted to receive bicortical or unicortical bone screws to further secure the compression plate relative to the bone. In addition, the system includes a cable tensioner for temporarily retaining the cable in tension and then applying a tension to the cable until a desired compression is effected between a plate and bone and while a cable retaining structure is secured to the cable to retain the applied tension on the cable. Also provided is a jig for use with plates for minimally invasive fracture stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: BIOMET C.V.
    Inventors: Cesare Cavallazzi, Robert Graham, Edward Mebarak, Javier E. Castaneda, Marcus Bourda, Joel G. Marquart, Victor Jose Alvarez
  • Patent number: 9101362
    Abstract: A surgical fastener that has an urging part and a piercing part. The urging part is formed to urge the piercing part to move between open and closed positions. The piercing part includes a pair of piercing prongs that terminate at tips, which taper into a sharpened condition to pierce through skin tissue under manual force. The piercing prongs each having a different radius of curvature so that the tips overlap each other as the piercing part reaches the closed position and that spread apart from each other as the piercing part reaches the open position. At least one of the urging part and the piercing part including a mechanism that tends to urge the tips of the piercing prongs closer to each other as the piercing part moves to the closed position from the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Christine L. Zolli
  • Patent number: 9060816
    Abstract: An orthopedic device is adapted to fixate the spinous processes of vertebral bones. The device includes at least one bone engagement member. When implanted, a bone engagement member is located on each side of a spinous process and adapted to forcibly abut the side of each spinous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 9039708
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a system for securing a bone to a rod, the system comprising a ligature, a body, and two fasteners. The ligature has two free ends and an intermediate portion therebetween, the intermediate portion being configured to engage a bone. A portion of a rod can be fastened to the body using one of the fasteners. The ligature can be fastened to the body using another one of the fasteners. The two fasteners are distinct from one another and are adapted to fasten two free end portions of the ligature to the body independently from fastening the portion of the rod to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine
    Inventor: Gilles Larroque-Lahitette
  • Patent number: 9039711
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for tensioning a tether. In one embodiment, a tether tensioning device is provided and includes an elongate shaft adapted to be positioned adjacent to a bone anchor implanted in bone, and a tensioning mechanism pivotally associated with the elongate shaft and adapted to couple to a tether seated across the bone anchor and to pivot relative to the elongate shaft to apply a tensioning force to the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mickiewicz, John R. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20150141995
    Abstract: A device for securing tissue or bone. The device includes a self-locking construct, which includes first and second adjustable loops. The first adjustable loop includes a loop passage portion through which a first portion of the self-locking construct extends. The second adjustable loop extends through a sleeve defined by the self-locking construct. The self-locking construct is configured such that moving the second adjustable loop away from the first loop closes the first adjustable loop, and pulling the first portion further through the loop passage portion closes the second adjustable loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel NORTON
  • Patent number: 9033985
    Abstract: A brace for supporting an exterior surface of a damaged bone including a plurality of elongated members interconnected at each of intermediate overlapping and end-to-end locations. An additional pair of end disposed supports is pivotally interconnected to outermost of the elongated interconnected members. A pair of elongated ties seating through apertures formed in the end disposed supports. The brace is adapted to being placed in encircling fashion over the damaged bone, following which the ties are displaced relative to at least one of the end disposed supports in order to cause the elongated members to inter-extend in scissor-like fashion in order to tighten the brace against the bone and to apply a preferred degree of compressive and immobilizing force around the damaged exterior bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Linares Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel A. Linares
  • Publication number: 20150133938
    Abstract: The invention proposes a fixing device for fixing the fracture ends of bones in a bone fracture comprising at least two tensioning elements (2a, 2b), each of which has a contoured body that is hollow when viewed from above, has a circumferential wall (4) and two face sided receiving sections (6a, 6b) lying opposite to each other, at least one clamping sleeve and at least two fixing means which can be position in the face sided receiving sections. The at least two tensioning elements (2a, 2b) are positioned in relation to each other in such a way that one receiving section (6a, 6b) of each tensioning element (2a, 2b) is aligned with the respective other receiving section and are penetrated by the clamping sleeve in such a way that both tensioning elements (2a, 2b) are coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Markus Waizenegger
  • Publication number: 20150133939
    Abstract: A device for binding a cable about a fractured bone to stabilize a fracture includes a slot including a distal opening sized to receive an enlarged end of a cable and a proximal opening sized to permit the cable to slide therethrough while preventing the enlarged end from passing therethough and a bore sized to slidably receive the cable, the bore extending to a proximal opening in combination with a locking element channel extending to a distal end opening into the bore and a locking element movable into a locking position in which a distal end of the locking element extends into the bore to engage a portion of the cable received therein and lock the cable in a desired position within the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Alberto A. Fernandez DELL'OCA
  • Patent number: 9028547
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a member having first and second opposing surfaces. The member includes an intermediate portion in which the first surface has a recessed surface portion. The intermediate portion defines a hole extending from the recessed surface portion to the second surface. End portions extend from the intermediate portion, and each end portion defines a hole extending from the first surface to the second surface. The member has a tapered surface portion on the second surface. The surgical device includes a second member sized to be received within the recessed surface portion. A method includes locating a tissue fixation device at an opening to a bone hole, and increasing the size of the tissue fixation device by placing the tissue fixation device within a larger device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Roch Lebeau, John Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20150127003
    Abstract: Various forms of a cable fixation device, instrumentation, kit, and methods useful for repairing the skeletal system are introduced. The system utilizes a clamp housing fixing a butt end of a surgical cable therein. In an operative configuration the cable is looped around a damaged bone segment and reentered through a lock aperture in the clamp housing then through a collet and lock cap residing within the lock aperture. The cable loop and each aforementioned component comprise a central axis aligned within a single plane. A sliding interface situated between the lock cap and collet prevent twisting of the surgical cable. The locking mechanism is non-destructive to the cable despite repeated unlocking and relocking of the fixation device. The axis for tensioning of the cable is coincident with the locking axis. A counter torque instrument has a torsional input shaft generally perpendicular to the elongated axis of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Songer, Fran Korhonen, Jeff Mosteller, Wes Hanna, Branden Wainio
  • Publication number: 20150127004
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sternal closure and ribs approximator device, the device comprising: a substantially C-shaped shaft/bracket, said bracket comprising: a linear shaft and a pair of curvilinear arms at either ends of the shaft, respectively; and a pair of claw shaped clamping elements, each claw shaped clamping element coupling with an arm of the C-shaped shaft/bracket, near its end portion, said claw shaped clamping element being positioned such that the concavity of the claw faces the inner area determined by the arms of the C-shaped clamping shaft/bracket, the coupling being provided by means of a fastening mechanism such that angular displacement of the claw shaped clamping element about the pivoted fastening mechanism is provisioned, said claw shaped clamping elements adapted to be angularly displaced towards each other or away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ajay K. PATIL
  • Publication number: 20150119888
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tensioning device for bone cerclages, consisting of a guide part with a spindle located in the interior which receives a slide secured against rotation relative to the guide part, wherein the spindle is operatively connected to a rotary handle such that the slide is adjustable inside the guide part in the direction of the longitudinal axis of same, and further including means for the clamped attachment of the bone cerclage on the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Knut Hentschel, Matthias Bock, Stefan Hegermann, Sven Pfeiffer, Franz Rennebaum, Christian Günsche
  • Patent number: 9017330
    Abstract: A tensioning device comprises an elongate member, preferably a band, and a frame having first and second sides. The band has a first end that is attachable to the first side of the frame and a second end that is releasably securable to the second side of the frame. A movable clamping member on the frame secures the second end of the band to the second side of the frame by cinching the second end of the band between an engagement surface on the band and a mating engagement surface on the second side of the frame. A restraining member is provided for restraining the clamping member to a first position spaced from the mating locking surface on the second side of the frame, when the restraining member is in a restraining orientation. The restraining member is movable out of the restraining orientation after the band is tensioned to a predetermined level using the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dallen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Arnold Foerster, David Trottingwolf Aldridge
  • Patent number: 9005287
    Abstract: A method for trochanteric reattachment can include positioning a femoral prosthesis relative to a proximal portion of a femur. A first portion of a self-locking adjustable flexible member construct can be coupled to a first attachment region of the prosthesis, and a second portion of the self-locking adjustable flexible member construct can be coupled to a second attachment region of the femoral prosthesis, where the second portion can be opposite the first portion. A trochanter can be positioned relative to the femur and a trochanteric engaging region of the prosthesis, and the self-locking adjustable flexible member construct can be positioned around an outer surface of the trochanter. Free ends of the self-locking adjustable flexible member construct can be tensioned to draw the trochanter into secure engagement with the prosthesis and the femur via the self-locking adjustable flexible member construct in an absence of a knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin T. Stone
  • Patent number: 8998904
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and device for the correction and reduction of bone deformities, such as metatarsus primus adductus, using a plate body with winged buttresses and dorsal loop. The method and device can be affixed to a bone without any drilling or violating of the bone and can use a tethering technique which does not require drilling into the second metatarsal, nor does it require the placement of a prominent suture knot/button device medially along the first metatarsal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: FastForward Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Zeetser, Dawn Buratti
  • Patent number: 8992530
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for longitudinal closure of a dissected sternum are provided. The system includes first and second reinforcing members, fasteners, and closure members. Each reinforcing member is configured to be placed on an outer surface of a respective sternum portion, such that each reinforcing member is longitudinally disposed on an opposite side of a sternum opening with respect to the other reinforcing member. Fasteners may be placed in holes defined in the reinforcing members to secure a respective reinforcing member to a corresponding sternum portion. The closure members, which may be sternal closing wires, may then be wrapped around the sternum portions and the reinforcing members transversely to close the sternum opening. The system provides for a low installed profile, enhancing patient comfort and facilitating healing, and also provides for quick and easy access to the thoracic cavity for re-do sternotomies, if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
    Inventor: Jeko Metodiev Madjarov
  • Patent number: 8992543
    Abstract: A bone-tying cable tightening device is disclosed which makes itself unusable after having been used a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Alfresa Pharma Corporation, Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noritoshi Yamaguchi, Shinetsu Kudo, Yoshinori Kohara, Yasuyuki Hitomi
  • Patent number: 8979529
    Abstract: A medical apparatus including a bar with a first attachment loop, a second attachment and a plurality of hooks, wherein the medical apparatus is an arch bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Marcus
  • Patent number: 8974457
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for sternum repair. A sternum repair device may include a central body, which may include a plurality of bands and buckles, such that a band extends from the central body and is received by a buckle component. The band may wrap around the sternum and the device may be tightened to keep the separate sternum pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Figure 8 Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Thomas McClellan, John Fredrick Krumme, Scott Hyler Heneveld, Johnny T. Chang
  • Patent number: 8974456
    Abstract: A dynamic tissue holding device for dynamically holding two tissue portions in contact with one another includes a resilient body having a spring and a band arranged for extending about the tissue portions to be held together. The band has a first end for attachment to a first attachment portion on the resilient body and a second end for attachment to a second attachment portion on the resilient body. Stops are disposed on portions of the resilient body for limiting both the compression and expansion of the spring. The compression of the spring is limited by engagement of two of the stops with one another and the expansion of the spring is limited by engagement of at least one of the stops with the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dallen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew Allen, Seth Arnold Foerster
  • Publication number: 20150066029
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing a sternum after a sternotomy or a sternal fracture. The method includes i) applying a plurality of elongated members along at least one longitudinal lateral edge of the sternum, wherein the elongated members are each provided with a first connection part and a second connection part; ii) slidably joining a first connection part of a first elongated member with a second connection part of an adjacent preceding elongated member along the longitudinal lateral edge of the sternum; iii) slidably joining a second connection part of the first elongated member with a first connection part of an adjacent following elongated member along the same longitudinal lateral edge of the sternum; iv) fitting a projecting portion of one or more of said elongated members in an intercostal space adjacent to the longitudinal lateral edge of the sternum; and v) fixing the elongated members to the sternum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SIC BREVETTI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Jacob Zeitani
  • Patent number: 8968318
    Abstract: A device for binding a cable about a fractured bone to stabilize a fracture comprises a slot including a distal opening sized to receive an enlarged end of a cable and a proximal opening sized to permit the cable to slide therethrough while preventing the enlarged end from passing therethough and a bore sized to slidably receive the cable, the bore extending to a proximal opening in combination with a locking element channel extending to a distal end opening into the bore and a locking element movable into a locking position in which a distal end of the locking element extends into the bore to engage a portion of the cable received therein and lock the cable in a desired position within the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventor: Alberto A. Fernandez Dell'Oca
  • Patent number: 8968319
    Abstract: A method for spinal rod insertion includes providing a U-shaped hook tool comprising first and second legs, and inserting the first leg into a first location of a first vertebra and then pushing the hook tool along an arc-shaped path until the first leg exits through a second location of an adjacent second vertebra. Next, providing a spinal stabilization rod and a folded flexible wire comprising first and second open ends at the front end and a closed loop end. The closed loop end is attached to a first end of the spinal stabilization rod and the first and second open ends of the folded flexible wire are inserted into an open end of the second leg of the hook, and the folded flexible wire is threaded through the U-shaped hook and the first and second open ends of the flexible wire exit through an open end of the first leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Spinefrontier, Inc
    Inventors: Kingsley R. Chin, Craig Henshaw, Matthew Ibarra, Jeremy Levinson Crossgrove
  • Patent number: 8961573
    Abstract: A fracture fixation system serves in repairing a comminuted humeral head of a humeral bone. The fracture fixation system includes a plate having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite the upper surface, one of a screw and a post, and at least one aperture for receiving the one of the screw and the post therethrough. The plate is secured to a portion of a humeral shaft of the humeral bone, and the one of the screw and the post is inserted through the at least one aperture through the plate. The portion of the comminuted humeral head is attached to the one of the screw and the post using at least one suture. The one of the screw and the post is rotated to wind the at least one suture therearound to reposition the portion of the comminuted humeral head relative to the portion of the humeral shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toby Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20150051601
    Abstract: A method and apparatus including at least one suture anchor configured to be implanted into bone and at least one suture assembly configured to extend from the suture anchor and about at least a portion of a fibula when the suture anchor is implanted in a tibia on either side of a fibular notch of the tibia. The suture assembly is selectively adjustable from a non-tensioned condition to a tensioned condition to stabilize and reduce the fibula relative to the tibia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Scott P. Larsen, Kevin Clancy, Mark Siravo, Glen Pierson, Wamis Singhatat