ACCELERATED ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
|ACCELERATED ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120150030||Instruments, Methods and Systems for Harvesting and Implanting Cartilage Material - The present disclosure provides instruments and systems for accessing and removing hyaline cartilage from desired donor sites. The present disclosure also provides instruments/systems for implantation of hyaline cartilage grafts, e.g., to fill osteochondral defects. The apparatus/systems may be used in connection with mapping techniques and systems. Thus, in exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, a clinician may be guided in his use of the disclosed apparatus/systems by articular joint surface mapping data in locating/identifying harvest sites for “best fit” grafts, i.e., grafts that exhibit desired geometric and/or surface attributes for use in particular implantation site(s). Alternatively, the disclosed instruments/systems may be employed to access anatomical sites independent of such mapping techniques/systems.||06-14-2012|
|20110238070||Orthopedic Downcutting Instrument and Associated Systems and Methods - Tools and instruments for use in orthopedic applications for forming openings and/or cavities in anatomical structures, e.g., bone and cartilage structures, are provided. The tools/instruments include a shaft having a distal end and defining a longitudinal axis and a shank disposed at the distal end of the shaft. The shank includes a tapered cutting edge and an adjacent fluted region. The shank is effective to collect and deposit materials generated by a cutting action within an opening or cavity formed thereby. A stop may be mounted with respect to the shaft. The tools/instruments deliver a clean and crisp cut to anatomical structures, thereby facilitating interaction with subsequently delivered plugs and/or implants.||09-29-2011|