Warsaw Orthopedics, Inc.
|Warsaw Orthopedics, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110098820||END CAP FOR A VERTEBRAL IMPLANT - An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with at least one base section and an end cap. The end cap is adapted for selective positioning on a base section via rotational adjustment of the end cap. The end cap comprises an exterior contact surface that faces away from the implant body when positioned on the base section, a seating surface which contacts the base section when positioned on the implant body, an end cap angulation, and locking passages extending between the exterior contact surface and seating surface and adapted to receive base section teeth. The locking passages and base teeth are complimentarily configured to engage and securely maintain the end cap positioned on the base section such that the implant imparts the end cap angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at a selected point when the implant is positioned between adjacent vertebral members.||04-28-2011|
|20100100137||Dynamic Anchor Assembly for Connecting Elements in Spinal Surgical Procedures - Devices and methods include a multi-axial anchor assembly engageable to a vertebra and a connecting element positionable through a receiver of the anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a flexible member between the receiver and an anchor member of the anchor assembly, thereby providing a flexible joint in the anchor assembly for allowing limited movement after primary multi-axial capability between the receiver and the anchor member has been arrested.||04-22-2010|
|20100099066||Surgical Training System and Model With Simulated Neural Responses and Elements - A training apparatus, model, system, and method are disclosed that allows any trainee to train to perform surgeries in areas of the human body that include one or more nerves. The training model is configured to mimic one or more areas of the human anatomy in which the procedure is going to be performed that contains nerves by providing a realistic anatomical model of the area of interest. A neural element is positioned in the anatomical area of interest that is configured to behave like a real nerve. A neural monitoring system is utilized to ensure that while using specially designed surgical tools or devices during the procedure, the surgeon is trained to avoid taking actions that would adversely affect the functionality of the nerves located in this area after the surgery.||04-22-2010|
|20100087873||Surgical Connectors for Attaching an Elongated Member to a Bone - The present application is directed to connectors for attaching an elongated member to a bone. The connectors may include a receiver that is attached to an anchor. The receiver may include a base and outwardly-extending arms that form a channel to receive the elongated member. The base may include an opening that extends into a receptacle. The opening may include a first section in an inferior side of the receiver, and a cut-out in a lateral side. During attachment, the anchor may be positioned relative to the receiver such that a head of the anchor may be inserted into the first section and a shaft of the anchor may be inserted into a second section. After insertion, the anchor is rotated to move the shaft out of the cut-out while the head remains in the receptacle. A wedge is then attached to the receiver over the cut-out to prevent the anchor from escaping.||04-08-2010|
|20090281542||ELONGATED MEMBERS WITH EXPANSION CHAMBERS FOR TREATING BONY MEMEBERS - The present application is directed to devices with expandable lengths for treating bony members. The device may include an elongated member with two sections that are movable relative to each other. An expansion chamber may be positioned between the first and second sections. A pump may move fluid from a reservoir and through a conduit into the expansion chamber. The expansion chamber expands upon receiving the fluid to cause the first and second sections to move apart and increase the length of the elongated member. The device may include multiple expansion chambers along the length, and the elongated member may include multiple sections.||11-12-2009|
|20090263443||METHODS FOR TREATING POST-OPERATIVE EFFECTS SUCH AS SPASTICITY AND SHIVERING WITH CLONDINE - Effective treatments of spasticity and shivering that accompanies surgeries are provided. Through the administration of an effective amount of clonidine at or near a target site, one can relax muscle fibers. This administration of clonidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is particularly useful following the surgery.||10-22-2009|
|20090222099||Self Centering Nucleus Implant - An intervertebral disc augmentation implant for implantation between a pair of vertebral bodies comprises an elastically deformable outer casing having at least one thickness dimension and a core member having isotropic material properties. The core member is entirely encased within the outer casing and has a height dimension along an axis defined by the pair of vertebral bodies. The modulus of elasticity of the core member is greater than a modulus of elasticity of the outer casing, and the height dimension of the core member is greater than the at least one thickness dimension of the outer casing.||09-03-2009|
|20090222098||Spinal nucleus replacement with varying modulus - An intervertebral disc augmentation implant comprises an implant body adapted for implantation within an annulus fibrosis the intervertebral disc, adjacent to an at least partially intact nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc, and comprising a core area, a peripheral wall area, a top face area, and a bottom face area. The implant body is formed from at least one material and the implant body has a modulus of elasticity gradient that gradually changes from the core area of the implant body to the peripheral wall area of the implant body.||09-03-2009|
|20090105755||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEMS TOGETHER - A connection system is provided that joins two or more spinal fixation plate systems together. In one form, a pair of bone bolts forms two docking points for a connecting member to attach to and brace two spinal fixation plate systems together. In another form, the connecting member is adjustable to allow for different dimensions between two spinal fixation plate systems. In another embodiment, a cap forms a dynamic connection between a bone bolt and a connecting member.||04-23-2009|
Patent applications by Warsaw Orthopedics, Inc.