WASAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.
|WASAW ORTHOPEDIC INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130253588||POSTERIOR INCREMENTAL SPINAL FIXATION SYSTEM - A spinal fixation device may include a bone anchoring member, a rod receiver, and an connection member. The rod receiver may include a channel for receiving a rod projection from a first adjacent fixation assembly. The rod receiver may have a central axis such that the channel is generally perpendicular to the central axis. The connection member may have a rod projection configured to extend to a second adjacent fixation assembly. The rod receiver may be coupled to the connection member and rotatable about the central axis of the rod receiver. The interior fixation assembly may be axially fixed such that the bone anchoring member, the rod receiver and the connection member are not translatably movable relative to each other.||09-26-2013|
|20120109307||VERTEBRAL IMPLANT END CAP - An implant and method for insertion between adjacent vertebral members. The implant comprises an implant body with a base section having a plurality of base extensions, and an end cap adapted for selective axial positioning at a selected point on the base section. The end cap comprises locking apertures and positioning apertures configured to engage corresponding base extensions, the locking apertures comprises a resilient aperture finger adapted to deform to permits the locking aperture to deform as the end cap is positioned on the base section. The locking apertures and positioning apertures will prevent rotational movement of the end cap relative to the base section once the end cap is secured to the base section. The implant imparts end cap height and angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at the selected or desired point when the implant is positioned in the intervertebral space.||05-03-2012|
|20120095513||RETAINING MECHANISM - A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a shoulder element and a retaining element. The stratum comprises a first surface, a second surface, and at least one hole extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the second surface is configured to engage at least a portion of the bone. The shoulder element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to at least partially overlap the at least one hole. The retaining element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to at least partially overlap the shoulder element such that the shoulder element helps prevent inadvertent backing out of a fastener after the fastener has been fully inserted into the at least one hole.||04-19-2012|
|20120095467||SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR CUTTING ELONGATED ELEMENTS AND METHODS OF USE - A surgical instrument for cutting an elongated element. The surgical instrument may have a compact size for use in-situ during a surgical procedure. The surgical instrument is also configured to provide the necessary mechanical advantage to cut the elongated element. The surgical instrument may include first and second arms that are pivotally connected together at a pivot. The arms include blades positioned at or towards distal ends of the arms that act together to cut the elongated element. A force mechanism is positioned between the arms to pivot the arms between an open orientation and a closed cutting orientation. The force mechanism may be positioned directly between the arms to reduce the overall size of the instrument.||04-19-2012|
|20120016367||COMPLIANT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING AN INTERVERTEBRAL DISC - Devices for cutting an intervertebral disc that may include an elongated shape with a distal end and a proximal end and being sized for insertion into an intervertebral space. The devices may include a number of articulating segments that are movably connected together to be shaped in a variety of angular orientations to conform to the shape of the intervertebral disc. The segments may include one or more exposed cutting surfaces that cut the disc as the device is moved through the intervertebral space.||01-19-2012|
Patent applications by WASAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.