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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
606289000 Screw retention means (e.g., anti-backup) 110
606297000 Bone-penetrating element (e.g., spikes) 7
606287000 Ball and socket type (e.g., polyaxial) 2
20100042160CERVICAL PLATE ASSEMBLY - A cervical plate assembly facilitates the fusion of cervical vertebrae by quickly and easily causing the vertebrae to exert a preloading force against a bone graft interposed therebetween. A cervical plate assembly also facilitates the installation of the cervical plate assembly in an orthopedic surgical procedure by providing both a locking mechanism that positively retains one or more fasteners thereto and a viewing window that results in an unobstructed view of the vertebrae and the bone graft.02-18-2010
20120197306CERVICAL PLATE SYSTEM HAVING AN INSERTABLE ROTATING ELEMENT - A cervical plate system which includes a cervical plate having a thickness between a top surface and an opposite bottom surface, and at least one slot extending through the thickness of the plate. The system further includes a first rotating element positionable within a first slot of the cervical plate, the first rotating element including at least one threaded hole, and at least one bone screw insertable into the at least one threaded hole of the first rotating element.08-02-2012
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20110178556FIXATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a system for internal fixation of bone fragments (07-21-2011
20120172933System for Treating Bone Fractures - According to one example embodiment, a radial fusion plate includes a first portion and a fusion portion. The first portion is configured to conform to a dorsal side of a radius bone between a second compartment and a fourth compartment of the radius bone. The fusion portion is distal to the first portion and configured to conform to a scaphoid and a lunate. The first portion includes scaphoid hole and a lunate hole.07-05-2012
20100082070Osteosynthesis device - An osteosynthesis device comprises a plate 04-01-2010
20100082069LOAD CARRIER FOR A BONE FIXATION SYSTEM - The subject matter of the invention is a load carrier for a bone fixation system, with a locally varying material strength with unchanging material elasticity, and a method for producing such a load carrier. The load carrier, matched in view of the load flow acting on the fixation system, can also be used in critical anatomical regions, e.g. for hand implants.04-01-2010
20130079829COMPOSITE MATERIAL BONE IMPLANT - Radiolucent composite implants. Some embodiments include reconfiguration indicators. Some embodiments include radio-opaque markers, especially along contours. Some embodiments are provided in kit form with accessories such as radiolucent drill guides and/or drives. Some embodiments have fiber reinforcement adapted for various usage scenarios. Some embodiments include metal components, for example, to increase strength. Also described are manufacturing methods.03-28-2013
20090192550BONE PLATING SYSTEM - A bone plating system includes a plate member and a first bone screw. The plate member defines a longitudinal axis and has a top surface and a bottom surface. The plate member further defines an elongated hole extending between the top surface and the bottom surface with a width in a direction generally perpendicular to the elongated axis and a length with a greater dimension in a direction generally parallel to the elongated axis. The elongated hole is defined by a sidewall having a spherical cross section in the direction generally perpendicular to the elongated axis. The sidewall has a threading. The first bone screw has a threaded and spherical head for threadably engaging the elongated hole. The threading extends completely around the sidewall of the elongated hole such that the first bone screw may threadably engage the elongated hole anywhere along the length.07-30-2009
20100042159Bone plate assembly - A lumbar plate assembly for use between at least two vertebral bodies is disclosed. The assembly includes a lumbar plate having at least one opening for each vertebral body, a screw configured to secure the lumbar plate to a vertebra through the at least one opening, and a rotatable locking mechanism proximate the least one opening configured to rotate from a first configuration to a second configuration, the first configuration allowing the screw to pass into the opening and the second configuration engaging the screw to prevent withdrawal of the screw from the opening.02-18-2010
20100042158Closure Device for Skull Plates and Related Method Thereof - A method and means of cranial bone flap fixation that provides, among other things, the re-opening, resetting and/or repositioning of the bone flap during neurosurgical procedures. The instrumentation central to this method and means is MR and CT-visible to aid in imaging-based localization of it. The method and means can also be used in other types of medical procedures where certain kinds of hard or firm tissue fixation is desirable according to the method of the invention.02-18-2010
20100106197BONE PLATE FOR USE IN A SURGICAL PROCEDURE - A bone plate for use in a surgical procedure, in particular an osteotomy comprises a fixation portion provided with at least one opening adapted to receive a fastening device for fastening the fixation portion to a bone of a patient. A guiding portion of the bone plate having a guiding edge for guiding a bone cutting instrument during the surgical procedure, wherein the guiding portion is removably connected to the fixation portion, and wherein at least one of the fixation portion and the guiding portion has a size and shape which are customized based on anatomic data of the patient.04-29-2010
20090125070Fracture Fixation Plate for the Coronoid of the Proximal Ulna - A system for the internal fixation of a fractured bone of an elbow joint of a patient includes at least one bone plate, each bone plate having a plurality of holes and generally configured to fit an anatomical surface of the fractured bone. The at least one plate is adapted to be customized to the shape of a patient's bone. The system also includes a plurality of fasteners including at least one locking fastener for attaching the bone plate to the bone. At least one of the holes is a threaded hole. Guides for plate benders, drills, and/or K-wires can be pre-assembled to the threaded holes, and the locking fastener can lock into any of the threaded holes after the guides are removed.05-14-2009
20090125069Fracture Fixation Plates for the Distal Humerus - A system for the internal fixation of a fractured bone of an elbow joint of a patient includes at least one bone plate, each bone plate having a plurality of holes and generally configured to fit an anatomical surface of the fractured bone. The at least one plate is adapted to be customized to the shape of a patient's bone. The system also includes a plurality of fasteners including at least one locking fastener for attaching the bone plate to the bone. At least one of the holes is a threaded hole. Guides for plate benders, drills, and/or K-wires can be pre-assembled to the threaded holes, and the locking fastener can lock into any of the threaded holes after the guides are removed.05-14-2009
20100094351OCCIPITAL PLATE FOR CERVICAL FIXATION - An adjustable occipital plate includes a central body portion having a plurality of arms extending therefrom in a generally Y-shaped configuration. Two of the arms include elongate slots for slidably receiving retaining members therein. Each retaining member includes a U-shaped channel for receiving a spine rod and a set screw. The central body portion and one arm include openings for receiving bone screws therein. Each of the arms may be angled with respect to the central body portion.04-15-2010
20120165879Telescopic cranial bone screw - The invention provides a method and apparatus for cranial fixation following a craniotomy and treatment for increased intracranial pressure. The cranial fixation device comprises of plates attached to the skull with a telescopic screw. The telescopic screw provides constrained movement of the bone flap relative to the skull to accommodate an increase in the intracranial pressure.06-28-2012
20110015681Cervical Plate Fixation System - A bone fixation assembly comprises a plate having a top surface and a bottom surface and defining at least one bone screw bore, the bore including a circumferential rib situated between the top and bottom surfaces of the plate and at least one scallop interrupting the circumferential rib. A bone engaging fastener is provided for each bore, the fastener having a shank defining bone engaging threads and an enlarged head. The head defines threads for threaded engagement with the circumferential rib, with a lead thread configured to pass through a scallop to allow the threads to engage the circumferential rib.01-20-2011
20090292320Internal Joint Distraction Device - An internal joint distraction device provides articulation to an articulating bone joint between an upper bone structure and a lower bone structure. The device includes a medial plate shaped to at least partially conform to a medial side of a bone structure of a limb and includes a lateral plate shaped to at least partially conform to a lateral side of a bone structure of a limb. Each of the medial and lateral plates may include a longitudinal length sufficient to extend from the upper bone structure to the lower bone structure thereby spanning at least a portion of the joint. Each plates includes at least one proximal connection feature formed therein for connecting to the upper bone structure and at least one distal connection feature formed therein for connecting to the lower bone structure. An axle extends from one of the connection features on the medial plate to one of the connection features on the lateral plate. The axle extends through one of the upper and lower bone structures in a manner that said one of the upper and lower bone structures pivots about the axle relative to the other of the upper and lower bone structures.11-26-2009
20090270928NAVIGATION TRACKER FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - A navigation tracker fixation device system is provided that comprises a plate that is placed at a generally longitudinal axis of a patient's bone and having at least one hole and operable to receive a member for coupling the plate to the bone. A post is provided that is coupled to the plate and operable to extend beyond a surgical site. A tracker component may be coupled to the plate, the post or both the plate and the post, and the post enables the tracker component to be positioned within the surgical site while remaining away from an articular surface resection area of the bone. The tracker component remains within the surgical site during resection of the bone. Preferably, the surgical tracking system is provided to verify bone resection or knee kinematics, without a need to remove or replace the tracker component from the surgical site, during the procedure.10-29-2009
20090270927Bone Plate System - A bone plate system is provided that includes bone plates and bone anchor assemblies for being inserted into bone plate bores to secure the bone plates to one or more bones. In one aspect, the bone plate system includes a bone anchor assembly having a locking cap and a locking fastener connected to a head portion of a bone anchor. The bone anchor assembly is driven into a bone plate bore before the locking fastener is shifted to expand the locking cap and fix the bone anchor assembly within the bore. In another aspect, the bone plate system includes a bone anchor assembly having a locking cap that deflects radially inward due to contact with the bone plate at large bone anchor assembly insertion angles. In addition, a bone anchor assembly having a preassembled condition with a locking cap resisting back out of a locking fastener.10-29-2009
20090270926ROTOLOCK CERVICAL PLATE LOCKING MECHANISM - An orthopedic plate contains a thru-bore with an oval shaped rim and an internal groove underneath that rim. A compressible retention member is designed with an upper plane and a lower plane. The upper plane being oval shaped and smaller in diameter than the lower plane. The lower plane is designed to extend into the internal groove cut into the orthopedic device. After the screw has been inserted, the compressible retention member is rotated, squeezing the larger dimension of the oval shaped ring into the smaller dimension of the oval shaped rim. This reduces the diameter of the compressible retention member. The compressible retention member has an overhang section that when compressed, covers up part of the top edge of the screw to prevent it from backing out.10-29-2009
20090270925BONE PLATE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system, components of the system, and methods for attaching a plate between two or more bones or bone fragments. The system includes distraction pins having a threaded bone attachment or screw section and a detachable shaft section. The screw section of the distraction pins remain in the bone and are used to affix a plate to the bones.10-29-2009
20090264936SOFT TISSUE ATTACHMENT SYSTEM AND CLIP - A suture attachment clip and method for assisting in the attachment or re-attachment of soft tissue to bone. The clip generally comprises a head having a shape suitable for allowing the passage of a suture during attachment of soft tissue to bone. One or more clips can be secured to a bone plate through a variety of means, including a snap configuration, a screw configuration, and a bendable prong configuration. The clip can also be continuous with an adjacent clip, thus forming a multi-clip assembly that can either be secured to a bone plate or secured directly to a bone without a bone plate.10-22-2009
20110046681ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT IN THE FORM OF A PLATE TO BE FIXED BETWEEN TWO BONE PARTS - The invention relates to a plate (02-24-2011
20130165980PLATE AND SCREW APPARATUS AND METHODS THEREOF - This disclosure provides a plate having at least a first aperture and a second aperture, and at least a first annulus adaptable to be disposed within the first aperture and at least a second annulus adaptable to be disposed within the second aperture. Further provided is at least a first screw adaptable to be disposed within the first annulus and at least a second screw adaptable to be disposed within the second annulus, wherein the first and second screws are each engageable with its respective first and second annulus.06-27-2013
20130018425SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR IN VIVO ADJUSTABLE BONE PLATE - A bone plate and method in vivo deployment is designed to secure proximate portions of a bone together. The bone plate includes first and second anchoring regions extending in at least two direction to form a surface configured to extend coaxially with a bone and having formed therein a plurality of passages configured to receive fasteners to secure the first and second anchoring region to respective first and second portions of the bone. A deformation region extends to join the first and second anchoring regions along at least one plane extending substantially co-planar with the surface of the first anchoring region and the surface of the second anchoring region and having reduced structural integrity with respect to the first and second anchoring region to deform the deformation region and, thereby, adjust a relative orientation between the first and second anchoring regions in response to forces applied to the deformation region.01-17-2013
20110282393BONE PLATE SYSTEMS USING PROVISIONAL FIXATION - Bone plates with an upper surface, a bone contacting surface, and a plurality of holes extending through the upper and bone contact surfaces for receiving bone screws are disclosed. Each hole interchangeably accepts a compression screw for compression of a fracture and a locking screw that threads into the bone plate. Provisional fixation of a bone plate to a bone may be accomplished using provisional fixation pins through the screw-receiving holes of the bone plate.11-17-2011
20090198284Hybrid plate system and method - A bone plate system is disclosed which includes a bone plate having at least one plate hole, at least one pin adapted to be disposed in the at least one plate hole, and a polymer component disposed between the at least one pin and the bone plate. The polymer component includes a polymer that may be melted through the application of ultrasonic energy. The at least one pin is constructed of a material that will not melt under such application of ultrasonic energy. The re-solidified polymer component creates a bond between the at least one pin and the bone plate to provide a more rigid and secure mating therebetween, and to at least substantially prevent backout of the at least one pin with respect to the bone plate. A method of implanting the bone plate system is also disclosed.08-06-2009
20110288595BONE FIXATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE - A bone fixation system that may be configured to move at least one of a first bone segment and a second bone segment relative to the other, is disclosed. The system may include a first lever and a second lever pivotally coupled to the first lever. The first lever may include a first handle, a first jaw extending from the first handle, and an aperture extending through the first jaw. The aperture may be configured to receive a fixation element to thereby fixedly couple the first lever to a bone plate. The second lever may include a second handle, a second jaw extending from the second handle, and an aperture extending through the second jaw. The aperture may be configured to receive a temporary fixation element to operatively couple the second lever to the second bone segment.11-24-2011
20130190827Blade Fixation for Ankle Fusion and Arthroplasty - Systems for lower extremity fusion and arthroplasty include fusion spacers, bone plates, and articular prostheses fixed to bone by blade anchors. Examples are shown for anterior, lateral, and medial approaches.07-25-2013
20100036431Bone end (Epiphysis) fracture fixation device and method of use - A bone end (epiphysis) fracture device including a rotatable fixation plate having a guide pin aperture and a plurality of fixation screw apertures formed therethrough. The guide pin aperture is used by a surgeon to position the fixation plate so that one or more fixation screw apertures are properly positioned to receive fixation screws inserted by the surgeon for repairing a bone end fracture. In another embodiment, the fracture fixation device also includes a side plate to which the fixation plate is rotatably attached. This embodiment further includes one or more side plate apertures formed through an elongate extension, whereby the fixation device may also be attached to the bone for which an end fracture is being repaired. A lock screw is provided in this embodiment for locking the position of the fixation plate with respect to the side plate.02-11-2010
20100114177VARIABLE GEOMETRY OCCIPITAL FIXATION PLATE - A fixation device for connecting a stabilization device to a bone comprises a first member comprising a first portion for attachment to a bone; a second member comprising a second portion for attachment to a bone and connected to the first member by a pivotal connection such that the first and second portions are spaced apart by an adjustable distance, at least one of the first and second members further comprising a portion for mounting a connector adapted to secure a stabilization device.05-06-2010
20110264149BONE FIXATION SYSTEM INCLUDING K-WIRE COMPRESSION - A bone fixation system includes a bone plate, bone anchors, temporary fixation members, and forceps. The temporary fixation members are configured to be inserted through apertures in the bone plate and into underlying bone segments that are separated by a bone gap. The forceps are configured to apply a force to the temporary fixation members that causes at least one of the underlying bone segments to translate with respect to the other bone segment, thereby reducing or distracting the bone segments without interfering with final fixation by screws of bone segments.10-27-2011
20090149888ORTHOPEDIC ANTI BACK-OUT MECHANISM - A bone plate to be inserted into a vertebral column. The bone plate includes a hole, an eccentrically-shaped annulus, and a channel. The hole includes an eccentrically-shaped sidewall and the annulus includes an aperture positioned on an upper surface of the annulus. The hole is configured to receive a bone screw. The channel is positioned adjacent to the sidewall and adapted to hold the annulus. The channel may permit the annulus to rotate with respect to the sidewall. The channel may include a notch and the annulus may include a flared end. The flared end may be adapted to fit into the notch of the channel. A portion of the annulus may be adapted to cover a portion of the bone screw. As the annulus rotates with respect to the sidewall, the portion of the annulus may cover the portion of the bone screw.06-11-2009
20110264148ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT IN THE FORM OF A PLATE TO BE FIXED BETWEEN TWO BONE PARTS - The plate is fixed by screws (10-27-2011
20110208247Bone Plate Screw Holes Convertible to Hooks - A system for treating a bone, comprises a bone plate extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end and including a plurality of openings extending therethrough and a first hook member including a head sized and shaped to be lockingly received within a first one of the openings, the first hook member further including a spiked portion extending distally from the head to a sharp bone engaging distal end which, when the head is lockingly received within the first opening, projects distally from the bone plate toward a first target portion of bone to be engaged thereby to temporarily maintain the first target of bone in a desired spatial relation to the bone plate.08-25-2011
20080275510Fixation Device, Combination of a Fixation Device with an Elongate Element, Arrangment with Such a Combination and Osteosynthesis Set - A fixation device is used to fix an elongate element, in particular a wire, in an opening of a retaining structure, in particular of an implant plate. The fixation device has a main body. The main body is provided with a bore for receiving the elongate element. The main body is radially deformable in a clamp area, such that the diameter of the bore can be reduced. The main body has an outer contour which is designed in such a way that, when the fixation device is inserted into the opening of the retaining structure, the clamp area is deformed such that the elongate element is clamped securely in the bore.11-06-2008
20090088807Locking Screw System With Relatively Hard Spiked Polyaxial Bushing - A polyaxial locking screw system includes a bone plate defining a plate hole with an inner spherical surface and a relatively harder split polyaxial bushing with a outer spherical surface provided within the plate hole for receiving a bone screw. In one embodiment, the plate is formed from titanium alloy, while the bushing is formed from a cobalt chrome alloy. The outer surface of the polyaxial bushing includes a plurality of spikes. When the screw is inserted into the bushing, since the bushing material is considerably harder than the plate material, the forceful expansion of the bushing during screw insertion causes the spikes to penetrate into the inner spherical surface of the hole, thereby increasing the frictional engagement of the bushing to the plate to lock the screw at a desired angle.04-02-2009
20080208263Spine plate with configured bone screw bores - A single to multi-level spine plate has configured bone screw bores that cooperate with bone screws to retain a bone screw in a determinative position. In one form, the determinative position is a self-capture position wherein the bone screw is retained without the aid of any additional bone screw retention device. In another form, the determinative position is a limited angulation orientation of a bone screw relative to the spine plate. This limited angulation may be different for end plate bone screw bores than for middle plate bone screw bores. The bone screw bores may be configured to prohibit angulation once set. In another form, the determinative position is the reception of a cooperating bone screw at a centroid of the bone screw bore when installed.08-28-2008
20090281579MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM - A spinal stabilization system includes an implant and instrumentation for stabilizing the spine. In one embodiment, the system includes a plate having a side rail and a channel extending adjacent the side rail. A pedicle screw assembly is positioned in the channel in releasable engagement with the side rail. The pedicle screw assembly includes a polyaxial screw seated in a lower housing having a lower locking flange. An upper housing having an upper locking flange secures the plate to the lower housing. The side rail of the plate is releasably engaged between the upper locking flange and the lower locking flange. The upper and lower housings include on-board locking mechanisms for fixing components in the screw assembly. The screw assembly and plate are inserted and oriented by remote manipulation. Minimally invasive techniques for inserting the implant are performed with the instrumentation, and cause minimal disturbance to surrounding tissue.11-12-2009
20100280556Device for Fixation of Bone Fragments at Bone Fractures - The present invention relates to a device for fixation of bone fragments at bone fractures. The device comprises at least two fixation means (11-04-2010
20080269806Prostheses for locking an artificial disc in an intervertebral disc space - A surgical implant for locking a spinal motion segment includes an anterior plate portion with laterally spaced interbody members extending posteriorly therefrom. The plate portion has passages to receive surgical fixing screws or other securing elements engaged in holes drilled in the vertebrae for securing the plate portion to the anterior faces of the vertebrae to be locked. The arms extend into a space between lateral portions of the vertebrae to be locked.10-30-2008
20120197305SOFT TISSUE ATTACHMENT SYSTEM AND CLIP - A suture attachment clip and method for assisting in the attachment or re-attachment of soft tissue to bone. The clip generally comprises a head having a shape suitable for allowing the passage of a suture during attachment of soft tissue to bone. One or more clips can be secured to a bone plate through a variety of means, including a snap configuration, a screw configuration, and a bendable prong configuration. The clip can also be continuous with an adjacent clip, thus forming a multi-clip assembly that can either be secured to a bone plate or secured directly to a bone without a bone plate.08-02-2012
20090187218Bone fixation plate with wire members for resisting back out of bone anchors - A bone (e.g., spine) fixation plate with one or more wire members is provided. In some embodiments, each wire member spans across a top surface of the bone fixation plate in a direction generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the plate. The wire member may flex (e.g., elastically) between a first position in which the wire member permits advancement of the bone anchor (e.g., screw) past the member, partially through the plate, and into bone, and a second position in which the wire member resists back out of the bone anchor from the plate.07-23-2009
20110224734COMPRESSION PLATE KIT AND METHODS FOR REPAIRING BONE DISCONTINUITIES - A compression plate kit that allows for manual compression of a bone discontinuity includes a bone plate, two or more reduction fasteners in the form of screws or pins, for example, and a compression clamp. The compression clamp can include engagement members configured to engage the reduction screws or pins, thereby allowing a practitioner to compress a bone discontinuity by manually closing the compression clamp. One or more implementations of a kit of the present invention can provide a practitioner with physical or tactile feedback during the compression of a bone discontinuity, and thus, provide the practitioner with the ability to better control the compression and spacing of bone portions during a reduction. One implementation of the kit includes a coupler for coupling the upper portions of the reduction fasteners together for selective fine tuning adjustments.09-15-2011
20090143825Distal Tibia Plating System - A distal tibia plating system includes anterolateral and medial plates. The anterolateral plate includes a shaft with both threaded first fastener holes and compression slots along its length. The head includes a first row of four threaded fastener holes arranged transversely to the longitudinal axis, a non-threaded compression screw hole, and a plurality of distal tabs. Each tab includes a ring with a single threaded fastener hole and a bridge that couples the ring to the distal end of the plate. The bridge is configured to bend preferentially in a desired direction and to allow tab removal. The medial plate is a low profile plate including a shaft and a relatively enlarged distal head. Several fasteners can be used with the plates. A plate holder is provided to maneuver the plates subcutaneously.06-04-2009
20090254127LOW PROFILE IMPLANT LOCKING PLATES - An implant locking plate system and a method of using such a system are provided. The implant locking plate system generally includes at least one “T”-headed bone anchoring means, such as a screw or bolt that can be inserted into a vertebral body adjacent to the artificial disc to be stabilized, and a stabilizing plate attached to the bone anchoring means designed to overlap at least a portion of the artificial disk or graft when the bone anchor is inserted into the vertebral body adjacent to the artificial disk or graft.10-08-2009
20090326592Posterior Spinal Prosthesis - A posterior spinal prosthesis is configured to cover exposed portions of a spinal column especially, but not necessarily, as a result of a medical spinal procedure and particularly, to provide posterior coverage of an exposed spinal cord, soft tissue, Foramen and/or adipose tissue, associated with one or more vertebrae as a result of the removal the spinous processes and/or the spinous process and laminar hoods from the one or more vertebrae of the spine as a result of a spinal decompression procedure or other reason. A plate forming the prosthesis is connectable to spine rod constructs implanted on lateral sides of the vertebrae and projects in the posterior direction relative to the connection. The plate is generally curved in the superior/inferior direction to provide either a lordotic or kyphotic curvature depending on the portion of the spine to which the prosthesis is utilized. As such, the posterior spinal prosthesis may be used on any portion of the spine such as the cervical vertebrae, the thoracic vertebrae and/or the lumbar vertebrae. The present posterior spinal prosthesis also provides posterior stabilization of the associated vertebrae as well as aiding in preventing post operative soft tissue cavitation at the decompression site.12-31-2009
20090198285SUBCONDYLAR FRACTURE FIXATION PLATE SYSTEM FOR TUBULAR BONES OF THE HAND - A medical implant plate including at least two sets of apertures through an elongated shaft body to individually accommodate and orient set screws or pegs at various angles that may be selected depending on application, i.e., the apertures don't have fixed angled, but allow for a range of angles. Once the screw has been locked, the device becomes a fixed angled device. The screws or pegs laterally spaced relative to each other to resist torsion and to secure the plate against dislodgement. The body also includes a flared-end portion that accommodates and extends partially onto a metaphysis of a tubular bone of the hand while maintaining a low-profile to avoid soft-tissue irritation. The flared-end portion that extends on to the metaphysis does NOT have holes for screws but serves as a buttress. Screws that extend into the metaphysis come from the three holes located along the slightly angled portion of the plate.08-06-2009
20110144699Bone Implants with Integrated Line Locks - A bone plate has a plurality of line locks arranged along its length. Each of the line locks has a plurality of passageways designed to receive the ends of a flexible line such that one or both of the ends can be drawn through the line lock along only one direction. The lines may encircle the bone fragments to be set to keep them in place. The line locks enable the lines to be easily tightened and re-tightened as needed. A bone prosthesis has a line lock having a plurality of passageways designed to receive one or both ends of a flexible line such that one or both ends can be drawn through the line along only one direction. The line can then be used to secure the bone prosthesis to one or more bones. The bone prosthesis may be a joint prosthesis or the like.06-16-2011
20110230919IMPLANT FOR PROMOTING STABILITY OF THE CANINE STIFLE JOINT - Methods and devices for stabilizing ligaments of the canine stifle joint are described. In one embodiment, a device for promoting stability of the stifle joint in a canine subject is provided. The device includes a buttress comprising an intra-articular portion and an extra-articular portion, where the intra-articular portion of the buttress is fenestrated. The device also includes a keel coupled to the extra-articular portion of the buttress, and one or more fasteners configured to attach the device to the stifle joint.09-22-2011
20090118771CURVED ASSEMBLY FOR REATTACHMENT OF FRAGMENTED BONE SEGMENTS - The present invention is comprised generally of a curved assembly for use in reattaching bone segments created by fracture or for mating bone fragments in other reconstructive procedures. The present invention further comprises a curved drill to create the hole into which the curved screw is attached. Preferably, the curved screw and drill of the present invention are designed such that they can be used singularly or in combination with a bone plate to support bone fragments and prevent them from moving with respect to the plate.05-07-2009
20090210013Orthopedic plate for use on a single ray in the midfoot - An orthopedic plate is specifically configured for implantation at the mid-foot and can be used for a variety of indications. The plate has a set of tabs comprising one longer tab and one shorter tab opposing each other along the length of the plate. In each set of tabs, one tab includes a compression slot that extends in a direction toward a screw hole in the opposing tab.08-20-2009
20090210014BONE FIXATION SYSTEM - A bone fixation system includes a fixation plate including at least one fixation hole and at least one fastener. The fastener includes a coupler and a shank for engaging a bone. The coupler is threadably engaged with the fixation hole and includes an aperture receiving a proximal portion of the shank. The proximal portion of the shank can move relative to the coupler. The proximal portion of the shank includes a driver engagement recess for rotating the shank and the coupler together relative to the fixation plate without rotating the shank relative to the coupler and for threading the coupler to the fixation hole.08-20-2009
20090222050FIXATION SYSTEM FOR BONES WITH A SENSOR AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM - Fixation system for bones with a connection support, at least one bone screw that can be inserted into a through hole of the connection support and a sensor and telemetry system, wherein the sensor and telemetry system is arranged on a separate plate, which can be connected with the connection support.09-03-2009
20090222049Device for Bone Fixation with at least one Through Hole - A device for bone fixation defining at least one through hole extending therethrough, the through hole including first and second through apertures separated from one another by a first resilient element deformable radially outward from the first aperture to expand the first aperture and contract the second aperture, the second aperture being sized and shaped to receive therein a bone fixation element, the second through aperture being smaller in size than the first through aperture, a periphery of the first through aperture comprising at least two substantially circular arcs B09-03-2009
20090248084SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING ANKLE ARTHRODESIS IN A HUMAN PATIENT - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for ankle arthrodesis where the joint between the tibia and the talus of a human patient can be immobilzed. The system in one aspect can comprise an antero-lateral plate and an antero-medial plate.10-01-2009
20090275989COMPOSITE AND SURFACE MOUNTED BRACE, KIT AND ASSEMBLY FOR SUPPORTING A FRACTURED BONE - A brace kit and assembly for supporting an exterior surface of a damaged bone and including any plurality of elongated supports or peripherally extending and loop shaped plastic straps applied to the bone and which is secured in overlaying fashion over the damaged location. Scissor portions are also provided for providing interengaging support in cooperation with the straps. An improved anchor system includes a modified drill for creating a three dimensional undercut pattern within a previously drilled hole, thereby providing improved ability to secure the brace to die bone.11-05-2009
20100274293Bone Plate with a Transfixation Screw Hole - A system for securing bones together across a joint includes a transfixation screw and a plate. The plate includes an elongate spine having a transfixation screw hole disposed along the spine. The transfixation screw hole includes an inner surface configured to direct the transfixation screw through the transfixation screw hole such that the transfixation screw extends alongside the bridge portion at a trajectory configured to pass through a first position on the first bone and a second position on the second bone once the plate is placed across the joint. The transfixation screw includes a head configured to abut the inner surface of the transfixation screw hole and a shaft configured to contiguously extend through the first bone, across the joint, and into the second bone.10-28-2010
20090082814Method and apparatus for securing an object to bone - A surgical system comprising:03-26-2009
20120197304EXPANSION AND COMPRESSION INSTRUMENT FOR FRACTURE FIXATION - An expansion and compression instrument for fracture fixation includes a first handle member, a second handle member, a bearing assembly, and a replaceable tip insert. The bearing assembly axially receives a driver. The replaceable tip insert is adapted to engage an aperture of a fracture fixation plate. The driver is adapted to engage the head of a bone screw, partially threaded into bone proximate the fracture and disposed through a longitudinal slot of the plate. Manual manipulation of the handle members together or apart causes the driver head and replaceable tip insert to become farther apart or closer together, respectively. Pivotal or hinged attachment of the bearing assembly to a handle member permits pivotal movement of the driver relative to the handle member and permits the jaws of the replaceable tip insert to remain in substantial engagement with the fracture fixation plate during expansion and compression.08-02-2012
20100262194Periprosthetic Fracture Repair - A device for treating fractures, comprises a plate receiving structure including on a bone facing side thereof a recess sized and shaped to receive a fixation plate anchored in a desired position on a bone and a mating structure sized and located to engage a corresponding structure of the fixation plate to prevent relative movement between the fixation plate and the device in combination with at least one leg projecting laterally away from the recess, a first one of the at least one legs including a first fixation element receiving hole extending therethrough, the first leg being positioned and oriented so that, when the device is received on a fixation plate anchored to the bone in the desired position, the first fixation element receiving hole is aligned to pass a fixation element inserted therethrough into the bone without passing through a longitudinal axis of the medullary canal.10-14-2010
20100217328Multiple Bone Fusion Plate - A plate for securing bones together includes an elongate spine having at least one groove spanning along a length of the spine parallel to a central axis of the spine, and a plurality of arms extending laterally from the spine, the plurality of arms comprising at least one arm on a first side of the spine and at least one arm on a second side of the spine.08-26-2010
20100228299IMPLANT FOR FUSION OF BONES AND/OR BONE PARTS - In an implant for fusion of bones or bone parts, particularly of the carpal region of a wrist, as well as for application of compression between the bones or bone parts, a base body with bone screws is provided, which are guided in recesses that possess a geometry by means of which the compression between the bone, in each instance, can be adjusted, whereby the base body is configured with rotation symmetry. The geometry of its recesses has the shape of an oblong hole curved in the circumference direction of the base body, in each instance, whose curvature, with reference to the central axis of the base body, runs at an incline to this axis, in such a manner that the bone screws screwed into the bones and guided in the recesses in the manner of a motion link can be moved in the direction of the inclined oblong holes, radially toward the central axis of the base body, by means of a rotational movement of the base body.09-09-2010
20100241173Anatomical Distal Radius Fracture Fixation Plate With Ulnar Buttress - A distal volar fixation plate includes a body portion and a head portion angled upwards relative to the body portion. The head portion includes a lower surface, a central portion, a radial side and an ulnar side. The head portion defines a buttress portion extends greater distally on the ulnar side than on the radial side to support the volar lip of the lunate fossa.09-23-2010
20100211110CRANIOFACIAL PLATING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A craniofacial plating member comprises a fastening member configured and dimensioned to extend over two portions of bone to be mended together. The fastening member defines a plurality of plate holes, at least a first of the plate holes being positioned to be placed over a first bone hole defined or to be defined in one of the bone portions and a second of the plate holes being positioned to overlie a suitable place for a second bone hole defined or to be defined in the other of said bone portions. They first plate hole overlies the first bone hole, and an attachment member is securely positioned in the first plate hole. In accordance with the preferred embodiment, the attachment member is a pin. That pin further comprises a retention member secured to and integral with the pin. The retention member may also further include a barb.08-19-2010
20100211111Angularly Stable Fixation Of An Implant - A system and method of angularly stable fixation of an implant on a bone includes the steps of making at least one hole in the bone by means of a bone drill. An implant is placed on the bone in a desired position and joining the implant with the bone, such that the implant is prevented from rotation about its attachment point. A system is provided for use in the above described method. The system comprises a bone drill, an implant and a sonotrode for angularly stable fixation of the implant on the bone. The system can further comprise a joining element to join the implant with the bone.08-19-2010
20090264935Surgical Implant Used in Osteotomy - A surgical implant used for stabilizing an opening site in a bone between two osseous corticals (10-22-2009
20100198267Method and apparatus for minimally invasive treatment of unstable pelvic ring injuries - The instant invention is a novel method for construct for temporary or definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Fixation means are affixed to the ilia in the supra-acetabular position and a rigid, subcutaneous anteriorly bowed elongated plate is connected between the fixation means.08-05-2010
20090318977WEDGED PROFILE PLATE - A bone plate used in conjunction with various procedures to correct certain deformities, such as a Latarjet procedure. The bone plate is provided with a plurality of spikes having a truncated, pyramidal shape with a plurality of sides or faces that converge to a tip line. The height of each spike is of about 2.5 to about 3 mm. The design of the spikes allows the plate to stay in the right position by simply pressing the plate with the fingers on the bone or using a specific instrument (before the fixation holes are drilled and the fixation devices such as screws are secured). The bone plate may be provided with side, lateral faces that have a non-uniform width (i.e., a wedged profile) to allow for orthograde placement of the fixation device, even in the case of angled bone surfaces.12-24-2009
20090112268Percutaneous Fixator and Method of Insertion - The present invention provides a technique for percutaneous intramedullary fixation. A protective outer sheath is provided for internal fixation of the proximal tibia. Additionally, a unique intramedullary plate is provided that is adapted for percutaneous insertion into the intramedullary canal of a long bone. A plate holder is also provided that may be utilized through the outer sheath to drive and position a fixation plate within the intramedullary canal.04-30-2009
20100331892BONE REPAIR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A bone repair system and method for percutaneously fixing a first bone segment to a second bone segment, such as rib bone segments, in a body of a patient include drilling a first hole through the first bone segment and a second hole through the second bone segment, and feeding a first tether through the first hole and a second tether through the second hole, each tether having a proximal end and a distal end. The first and second tether distal ends are withdrawn from the body while the first and second tether proximal ends have not passed through the first and second bone segments, respectively. A reinforcing member, such as a bone plate, having first and second openings, is passed onto the first and second tether distal ends, and the reinforcing member is pulled into engagement with the first and second bone segments guided by the tethers. The reinforcing member is secured to the first bone segment with a first fastener assembly through the first hole and the first opening and to the second bone segment with a second fastener assembly through the second hole and the second opening to fix the first bone segment to the second bone segment.12-30-2010
20100057134IMPLANTABLE BONE PLATE SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD FOR SPINAL REPAIR - A system for performing surgical repair of the spine includes a distractor and a permanently implanted bone plate system. A surgical repair methodology is also disclosed that employs an implanted bone plate system with a substantially void internal volume which is attached to adjacent vertebrae subsequent to the distraction and/or adjustment of curvature of the vertebrae and prior to the excision of disc and/or end plate tissue through the bone plate. The device further facilitates the subsequent delivery of an interbody repair device for the purpose of either fusion or dynamic stabilization, such as by disc arthroplasty. The plate may be permanently implanted, such as when a fusion between the attached vertebral bodies is desired, but it need not be permanently implanted.03-04-2010
20090216282SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RETAINING A PLATE TO A SUBSTRATE WITH AN ASYNCHRONOUS THREAD FORM - The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retaining a plate, such as a cervical plate, to a substrate, such as bone, through a locking screw with upper asynchronous threads and lower cancellous threads. The present invention utilizes the locking screw with cancellous-type threads to draw the screw into the substrate. The screw is operable to retain a plate to the substrate and is configured to gall and lock to the plate through the upper threads which are out-of-phase with corresponding threads on the plate thereby preventing reverse threading or backing out of the screw.08-27-2009
20100131013CLAVICLE PLATE AND SCREWS - A bone plate and system is provided. The bone fixation plate conforms to the contour of an irregularly shaped bone and eliminates the need for pre-bending or intraoperative bending of the plate. The bone plate is applied to the bone in a generally flat condition and the process of installing and tightening the bone screws in the prescribed order serves to contour the plate to the plate to the underlying bone while providing sufficient strength to effect bone healing. The geometry of the plate allows the plate to follow the contour of an irregularly shaped bone, preventing prominence and patient palpability and streamlining the surgical procedure.05-27-2010
20110087295BONE FIXATION SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for stabilizing and/or compressing portions of bone are provided. In some aspects, a bone plate system may comprise a plate having a bone engaging surface. The plate may be fastened to two bone portions having a joint line therebetween. The system may also include a keel projecting from the bone engaging surface. The keel may extend into the bone portions and span the joint line when the plate is fastened to the bone portions. In some aspects, a ratio of an average thickness of the plate to an average width of the plate may be less than or equal to about 0.11.04-14-2011
20110071573Disposable Orthopaedic Surgery Kit and Components - A bone plate system for the internal fixation of a fractured bone of a patient has a bone plate with one or more threaded bone fastener apertures and one or more non-threaded bone fastener apertures. The system also has a plurality of bone fasteners, each with a shaft and a head. The heads are dimensioned and configured to threadedly engage the threaded bone fastener apertures to provide a fixed angle locking construct. The heads also are dimensioned and configured to directly engage the non-threaded bone fastener apertures to provide a polyaxial non-locking compressive construct.03-24-2011
20110071572Disposable Orthopaedic Surgery Kit and Components - A disposable single indication orthopedic trauma surgical kit has no bone plates other than a single bone plate precountoured and sized to match an anatomic shape of a portion of a bone of a patient's extremity. The single bone plate has a plurality of fastener apertures. The surgical kit also has a plurality of fasteners with heads that are dimensioned to mate with the fastener apertures. The surgical kit also has a disposable torque driver adapted to engage the fastener heads. The foregoing components are contained in a sterile sealed container.03-24-2011
20110060372BONE FIXING DEVICE - A bone fixing device (03-10-2011
20110060371SURGICAL APPARATUS FOR OSTEOSYNTHESIS - A surgical apparatus for osteosynthesis, includes a plate (03-10-2011
20120303068Bone Plate Positioning Scaffold - A device to maintaining temporary engagement with a bone plate and a bone, the device comprising: (a) a first biased appendage positioned opposite a second biased appendage, the first and second biased appendages including an arcuate vertical profile that partially defines an interior region; (b) a platform concurrently coupled to the first and second biased appendages, the platform also partially defining the interior region, the platform including a through hole open to the interior region; and, (c) a first tab extending from at least one of the first biased appendage, the second biased appendage, and the platform, the first tab extending into the interior region to engage a bone plate.11-29-2012
20120203284Device and Method for Performing a Decompressive Craniotomy - A fixation device comprises a first anchor portion being configured to join to a first bone portion. A second anchor portion is configured to join to a second bone portion. An intermediate component extends between the first anchor portion and the second anchor portion. The intermediate component is configured to expand and contract enabling constrained movement of the second bone portion.08-09-2012
20120203285DEVICE FOR SYNTHESIS OF BONE FRACTURES - Device for synthesis of bone fractures, comprising a plate and screws for locking said plate. The plate is entirely made from biocompatible and radiolucent plastic material suitable to permit a radiographic control and an easy explantation of the plate and is provided with through holes for the screws fixing the plate on the bone. The screws comprise a threaded shank having an external diameter less than the diameter of said holes and a head having a thread with an external diameter greater than the diameter of said holes so as to permit insertion of the screws according to a plurality of directions and inclination with respect to the axis of the holes in the plate, said head being suitable to engage said holes by self-threading.08-09-2012
20110054541Osteosynthesis Device With Rapid Fixing Means - The invention relates to an osteosynthesis device comprising a plate (03-03-2011
20100292737Orthopedic Plate Blocking Assembly - In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an orthopedic plate blocking assembly that can be used for the fixation or fastening of an orthopedic plate to bone tissue. In particular, the present invention, in one embodiment, provides an orthopedic plate having a plurality of cavities where each cavity is configured and dimensioned to receive a bone anchoring member. The orthopedic plate further provides a blocking mechanism having a plurality of blocking members that block the bone anchoring members to prevent the bone anchoring members from “backing out” of cavities once the bone anchoring members are finally seated in the cavities.11-18-2010
20110137351BONE FIXATION WITH A BONE PLATE ATTACHED TO A FASTENER ASSEMBLY - System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation with a bone plate attached to a fastener assembly including a first fastener disposed in threaded engagement with the bone plate and a second fastener disposed in threaded engagement with the first fastener.06-09-2011
20090171399Bone Plate with Complex, Adjacent Holes Joined by a Relief-Space - A bone plate is described which is adapted for use in situ to fix a spatial relationship of at least two bone parts. The bone plate has at least one pair of the bone screw apertures that are adjoined by a relief-space contiguous with the open space of the screw apertures themselves. An adjoined aperture pair forms a complex aperture and has a center-to-center distance d of the apertures along an axis running through the centers of the apertures. The center-to-center distance d is equal to or greater than the sum of the radii (r07-02-2009
20100030277PERIARTICULAR BONE PLATE WITH BIPLANAR OFFSET HEAD MEMBER - A periarticular bone plate for the internal fixation of a fractured, proximal tibia of a surgical patient includes a shaft member connected to a head member, a top surface, a bottom surface, a posterior edge, an anterior edge and a plurality of holes extending between the top and bottom surfaces for receiving fasteners for attaching the plate to the bone. The head member is offset relative to the shaft member in each of a frontal and sagittal planes of the proximal tibia.02-04-2010
20120209333FRACTURE FIXATION PLATE - A plate for fracture fixation is provided including a plurality, of individually adjustable heads and various features to achieve: a.) superior fixation of the plate to osteoporotic diaphyseal bone; b.) improved visualization of the fracture line; c.) intraoperative adjustability to achieve better contact of the plate and the bone; d.) reduced risk of post-surgery tendon rupture; d.) improved fixation of small volar marginal fragments and, e.) improved targeting and fixing of particular fractured bone fragments.08-16-2012
20120010667FRACTURE-SPECIFIC DISTAL RADIUS PLATES - The invention provides an improved distal radius locking plate having a body comprising a shaft portion and a head portion. The shaft portion is adapted for receiving bone screws to fix the bone plate to a shaft of the radius. The head portion includes a first head section and a second head section. The first and second head sections extend laterally away from a longitudinal axis of the shaft portion in generally opposite directions, generally forming a T-shape. The first and second head sections are configured and arranged to secure a plurality of bone screws in the radius. Further, the plate may be configured with one or more prongs that can attach to small bone fragments. The plate of the present invention can be used as a guide in reducing the fracture prior to fixation since the plate has a precontoured shape matching the shape of an unfractured distal radius. The plate of the present invention may be sized and configured to match the contour of the palmar lip of the lunate facet. Alternatively, the plate of the present invention may be sized and configured to match the contour of the floor of the fourth extensor compartment.01-12-2012
20120010666VARIABLE ANGLE LOCKING PLATE SYSTEM - A plate system for controlling relative positions of adjacent bone portions. The plate system has a plate with first and second spaced through bores, an insert consisting of first and second insert pieces in the first bore, and a first fastener. The first plate bore, first and second insert pieces, and first fastener are configured so that advancing of the first fastener into the first bore and one of the adjacent bone portions causes the first fastener to be fixed in a selected one of a plurality of different potential angular orientations for the first fastener. The system further has a second fastener for direction through the second bore and into the other of the adjacent bone portions.01-12-2012
20110077691MULTI-AXIAL BONE PLATE SYSTEM - An orthopedic bone plate system having a bone plate for placement adjacent one or more vertebral bodies. The system further includes a locking element including a compression member and a fixation member wherein the compression member includes an aperture and at least one deformable portion. A bone fastener is also included in the present system which includes a bone engaging portion and a stem portion. The stem is capable of being slidably received within the aperture of the compression member while the locking member is capable of being received within an aperture of the bone plate. As the compression member is brought into proximity of a vertebral body along the longitudinal axis of the bone fastener, an increasing force is exerted against the fixation member and translated to the bone plate. The resultant force translated back to the fixation member to the compression member which causes the deformable portion of the compression member to clamp the bone fastener relative to the bone plate.03-31-2011
20120022601APPARATUS FOR BRACING VERTEBRAE - An apparatus for bracing a plurality of vertebrae of the human spine has at least two pedicle screws, each having an annular head with an opening therewithin and including a slot therewithin. Each slot extends into the corresponding opening and includes internal threaded portions. A securing screw to be screwed in each slot is provided. A relatively stiff threaded rod is also provided and is to be inserted into the opening in the head of each of the pedicle screws and to be secured by the securing screws. Adjusting nuts are screwed on the rod and at least one cooperates with each head.01-26-2012
20120022600ANTERIOR TRANSPEDICULAR SCREW-AND-PLATE SYSTEM - An anterior transpedicular bone fixation device (01-26-2012
20120065689Joint Fusion Construct And Method - A construct for fusing a joint between a proximal bone and a distal bone comprises a plate body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends; a rigid joint bridge on the plate body intermediate the proximal and distal ends, the bridge separating the plate body between a proximal bone portion and a distal bone portion; a plurality of screw receiving holes extending through the proximal bone portion of the plate, the distal most pair of the holes defining a first transverse axis at an oblique angle relative the longitudinal axis; a plurality of screw receiving holes extending through the distal bone portion of the plate, the proximal most pair of the holes defining a second transverse axis at an oblique angle relative the longitudinal axis; a plurality of screws extending through the holes and attaching the plate body to the proximal and distal bones; and a joint screw traversing the joint between the first and second transverse axes.03-15-2012
20120209334ORTHOPEDIC COMPRESSION PLATE - An orthopedic plate has a first end including a locking screw hole that receives a locking screw and spaced from that hole is a compression housing that extends from the bone-facing side of the plate and which receives a compression screw that forms an angle of from about 10° to about 70° with a longitudinal axis of the plate. In a further embodiment, the plate also includes a second end with a chamfer for insertion of the plate into bone, and in a still further embodiment, the plate is an MTP plate.08-16-2012
20120071934LOCKING PLATES HAVING GUIDED LOCKING SCREWS AND METHODS THEREFOR - A locking plate system includes a locking plate having a screw hole with an inner diameter and internal threads, and a slot formed in a top surface of the locking plate adjacent the screw hole. The system includes a screw guide having a main body including an upper end and a lower end, and an attachment flange projecting from the lower end of the main body for insertion into the slot. The screw guide includes a central opening having an inner diameter that matches the inner diameter of the screw hole. The system includes a locking screw having external threads extending along the length thereof. The external threads have an outer diameter that matches the inner diameter of the central opening of the screw guide. The locking screw is insertable into the central opening of the screw guide for being directed into the screw hole.03-22-2012
20110071574Plastic Implant for Osteosynthesis - The invention relates to an osteosynthesis implant (03-24-2011
20120158068RETAINING MECHANISM - A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a retaining element and a spring element. The stratum comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a 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 retaining element comprises a first position that permits a fastener to be passed through the hole, and a second position that at least partially overlaps the hole. The spring element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to engage the retaining element such that the spring element helps maintain the retaining element in its second position so as to help prevent inadvertent backing out of the fastener after the fastener has been fully inserted into the hole.06-21-2012
20110106171SCREW IMPLANT AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCKING A SCREW IN AN IMPLANT PLATE - A plate system and method comprising a plate and a screw having an integral resilient lock. The screw comprises a head that has a portion that is adapted to be compressible as it is screwed into bone using a tool. After the screw head is received in the plate and the tool is removed therefrom, the screw head decompresses or expands into a locking or receiving area, thereby locking the screw in the plate. The plate is adapted to have at least one or a plurality of detents or lips for cooperating with at least a portion of the screw head to retain the screw in the plate and prevent it from withdrawing therefrom.05-05-2011
20110112583DEVICE FOR INTERNAL FIXATION OF THE BONE FRAGMENTS IN A RADIUS FRACTURE - The present invention relates to a device for internal fixation of the bone fragments (05-12-2011
20110184471BONE ANCHOR WITH PREDETERMINED BREAK POINT AND REMOVAL FEATURES - A bone anchor including a bone engaging portion, a tool engaging portion configured for engagement with an anchor removal tool, a head portion having a transverse base portion and two arm portions that together define a U-shaped channel, and a reduced strength portion extending between the tool engaging portion and the head portion and defining a region of reduced strength to provide a pre-defined fracture initiator or break zone. In another embodiment, the bone anchor includes a proximal head and a threaded shank having a plurality of thread turns adapted for anchoring to bone and extending along a threaded length that is at least twice the overall height of the proximal head, and a plurality of grooves circumferentially interrupting at least one of the thread turns along a proximal region of the threaded shank and sized and shaped for engagement with an anchor removal instrument.07-28-2011
20110106172SEMI-CONSTRAINED BONE SCREW - A bone screw for attaching a bone plate to bone includes a shank defining a lumen extending at least partially therethrough from a proximal end thereof, a head defining a lumen therethrough, and a rod member. The rod member is configured for insertion through the lumen of the head and into the lumen of the shank. The rod member is fixedly engageable with the shank and moveably coupled to the head such that both the rod member and the shank are moveable with respect to the head.05-05-2011
20120226323ANTERIOR LESSER TUBEROSITY FIXED ANGLE FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH - A fixation device serves in facilitating reduction and repair of a fractured humerus. The fixation device includes a bone plate adapted to overlie and contact portions of a proximal humerus and a humeral shaft. The bone plate includes at least a body portion overlying the humeral shaft, and an end portion overlying a portion of the proximal humerus. The end portion can facilitate attachment of the bone plate to the lesser tuberosity of the proximal humerus.09-06-2012
20120226322EXTRA-MEDULLARY CORTICAL BUTTRESS FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH - Fixation devices serve in facilitating reduction and repair of a fractured humerus. In doing so, the fixation devices serve in maintaining the position of a bone plate relative to a fractured bone. The fixation devises include an extra-medullary component, and each of the bone fixation devices can buttress the cortical bone of the fractured bone.09-06-2012
20120226321MODULAR AND NON-MODULAR CORTICAL BUTTRESS DEVICE - A fixation device serves in facilitating reduction and repair of a fractured bone such as a clavicle or a pelvis. The fixation device includes a bone plate adapted to overlie and contact bone fragments of a fractured bone. The bone plate can include tines extending outwardly from the edge thereof to contact the exterior of and support the bone fragments.09-06-2012
20120265253METHODS AND ASSEMBLIES FOR ALIGNING A BONE FIXATION PLATE - A bone fixation assembly is provided, including a bone fixation plate that has a plurality of apertures having different cross-sectional dimensions, and a temporary fixation wire. The temporary fixation wire includes an abutment member that can compress the bone fixation plate against an underlying bone so that the alignment of the bone fixation plate on the bone can be analyzed prior to using bone fixation members to permanently attach the bone fixation plate to the underlying bone.10-18-2012
20120271360OCCIPITAL PLATE FOR CERVICAL FIXATION - An adjustable occipital plate includes a central body portion having a plurality of arms extending therefrom in a generally Y-shaped configuration. Two of the arms include elongate slots for slidably receiving retaining members therein. Each retaining member includes a U-shaped channel for receiving a spine rod and a set screw. The central body portion and one arm include openings for receiving bone screws therein. Each of the arms may be angled with respect to the central body portion.10-25-2012
20120323282METHOD FOR DESIGNING AND/OR OPTIMIZING A SURGICAL DEVICE - A method for designing and/or optimizing an implant that has one or more through holes with a central axis for receiving a bone fixation element. The method includes: providing a general collection of three-dimensional bone quality data obtained from a patient population; identifying in the patient population N>2 categories of patients with significantly different N>2 homologous sub-collections of bone quality data; and designing an implant or optimizing an existing implant for each of the N>2 sub-collections such that the at least one through hole is located at an optimal place and with an optimal direction of the central axis relative to the implant. The optimal position and direction is chosen based on each of the N>2 sub-collections of data so as to obtain an optimal anchorage of the bone fixation element in the bone when introduced through the through hole.12-20-2012
20110213420CONTOURED BONE PLATE FOR FRACTURE FIXATION HAVING HOOK MEMBERS - A bone fixation plate for fixation of fractures having a small terminal bone fragment, such as fractures of the lateral malleolus. The bone fixation plate includes an elongated body, and two hook members extending from a first end of the elongated body. Each hook member curves back upon a bottom surface of the elongated body, back towards a second end of the elongated body, and terminating in a pointed prong region. The elongated body includes a first region, a second region, and an angled region disposed between the first and second region. The prong region has a longitudinal axis that is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the angled region of the elongated body of the bone plate.09-01-2011
20100234898INSTRUMENTATION FOR FIXATION DEVICES - An instrument assembly for bone drilling. The instrument assembly can include a soft tissue sleeve defining an internal channel, and an irrigation cap removably coupled to the sleeve. The irrigation cap can include a delivery port connectable to an irrigation source for delivering irrigation to the internal channel, the port in fluid communication with the internal channel.09-16-2010
20100234897SPINAL PLATE ASSEMBLIES WITH BACKOUT PROTECTION CAP AND METHODS - A bone plate assembly includes a plate, at least one bone screw, and at least one cap member. The screw extends into a through hole of the plate and a head of the screw seats in the through hole. The plate includes an undercut slot adjacent to the through hole. The cap includes at least one tab member that extends radially outward. The cap is mounted in the through hole with the tab member positioned in the undercut slot to inhibit the screw from backing out of the plate. In some arrangements, the tab member is rotatable within the undercut slot from an unlocked position to a locked position.09-16-2010
20100234896TROCHANTER RETENTION PLATE - The present disclosure relates to an implant for refixation of the greater trochanter on which an osteotomy has been performed or which is fractured. The implant comprises a plate that can be fixed on the proximal femur, and a device that can hold the greater trochanter with a form fit or force fit on the femur. This holding device preferably has bendable prongs located at a distance from each other, the first end portion of these prongs being attached to the upper edge of the base plate. The holding device also has flexible, elongate members, each of which is attached at one end to the free end portion of the respective prong. The other, free end portions of the longitudinal members are secured laterally on the base plate after these longitudinal members have crossed the medial aspect of the greater trochanter. This results in a tensioning band construction with at least two restraints based on a plate fixed securely on the proximal lateral femur.09-16-2010
20120277802DEVICE FOR CREATING A BONE IMPLANT - An osteonsynthesis implant has a plate-shaped base component having at least one hole, at least one axially extending rod-shaped tie rod having a first and a second end and at least one threaded component. The first end of the rod-shaped tie rod can be placed in the hole of the base component. The hole and the first end of the tie rod are formed such that the first end of the tie rod can be locked axially in the hole and is pivoted about an axis of the hole while locked to the plate. The second end of the tie rod is provided with a thread and the threaded component can be screwed onto the thread of the first tie rod. The tie rod can perform a pivoting movement of up to about 20° around the hole axis while locked in the plate hole.11-01-2012
20110251648IMPLANT SYSTEM FOR STABILIZING BONES - The invention relates to an implant system having at least one component (10-13-2011
20120101531Biocompatible Material Made of Stainless Steel Having a Martensitic Surface Layer - The invention relates to a biocompatible material made of a rust-resistant, alloyed stainless steel which is configured with at least one martensitic surface layer which is formed by a heat treatment with nitrogen case hardening and subsequent cooling. The surface layer, orthogonally to the surface into the sample interior, displaying a virtually linear course of the accompanying hardening and being achieved by a complete phase change (so-called austenitising) in the structural state from ferrite via austenite to martensite. In addition, the biocompatible material is in contact preferably indirectly or directly with the human body, no reactions and/or sensitivity problems being able to occur even in permanent use as a result of its absolute freedom from nickel.04-26-2012
20100168799ULNAR OSTEOTOMY PLATE INCLUDING INCREASED COMPRESSION - The present invention provides an ulnar osteotomy plate for use in an ulnar shortening osteotomy. The ulnar osteotomy plate includes an elongated metallic plate having tapered ends, wherein the plate is concave in a direction perpendicular to a main axis. The ulnar osteotomy plate further includes a plurality of holes along the main axis, wherein the plurality of holes includes a substantially elliptical hole with a beveled interior edge located on a first side of the plate and a threaded hole located on a second side of the plate. A first screw is inserted into one end of the elliptical hole and further into an ulna underneath the plate, wherein the first screw includes a beveled edge underneath a head. A second screw is inserted into the threaded hole and further into the ulna, wherein the second screw includes a portion of the shaft near a head to be threaded.07-01-2010
20110152943BONE PLATE AND TOOL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - A bone plate and tool assembly serves to facilitate realignment of a fractured bone itself, realignment of the fractured bone with respect to a bone or bones adjacent thereto, and placement of the bone plate. The bone plate and tool assembly includes a bone plate and a tool removably attached to one another. The tool includes a handle portion and an extension portion. The bone plate and the handle portion can cooperate as a handle to manipulate the extension portion. Manipulation of the extension portion can serve in realigning the fractured bone itself, and in realigning the fractured bone with respect to the bone or bones adjacent thereto. Once positioned relative to the fractured bone, the bone plate can be securely attached thereto to maintain alignment of the fractured bone.06-23-2011
20110160776APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BODY TISSUE FIXATION - A body tissue fixation apparatus includes a plate having oppositely disposed outer and tissue-contacting surfaces, and at least one fixation hole extending between the outer and tissue-contacting surfaces along a longitudinal axis. The fixation hole is defined in part by an inner hole surface having at least one serration. The plate is adapted for affixation to at least one body tissue member. At least one fixation device of the body tissue fixation apparatus has a shank and a head portion, the shank being insertable through the fixation hole in the plate to affix the plate to the body tissue member upon rotation of the head portion. At least one deformable member is connected to the head portion, the deformable member extending laterally in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and being adapted to deflect to engage with at least one serration formed on the inner hole surface. Engagement between the deformable member and the serration helps to prevent displacement of the fixation device within the fixation hole. A method for using the body tissue fixation apparatus is also described.06-30-2011
20130023939BONE PLATE - A bone plate is formed with a throughgoing hole formed with a radially inwardly open outer groove. A screw fastener has a shaft engageable coaxially through the hole and a head of larger diameter than the shaft and adapted to bear axially on the plate around the hole. The shaft is formed offset from the head with a radially outwardly projecting ridge defining a radially outwardly open inner groove aligned radially with the outer groove when the fastener is fitted through the hole with the head bearing on the plate. An elastically deformable ring of a diameter generally equal to that of the hole at the outer groove is formed with at least one radially inwardly directed projection that, when the ring is fitted to the outer groove and the fastener is seated in the hole, projects radially inward into the inner groove of the fastener.01-24-2013
20080249573Bone Connection Device - An implantable orthopedic device having a load-bearing element, such as a bone plate, with at least one opening for a fixation element and one insert which can be inserted in an inclined opening in a receptacle in the bore. This insert has an external form that is at least partially complementary to the internal form of the receptacle and a central through-bore for receiving the body of the fixation element such as a bone screw. The insert also provides a locking system for holding the insert in the receptacle, in which the insert exhibits at least one locking mechanism with which conformal locking with the load-bearing element may be achieved.10-09-2008
20130178906METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LONGITUDINAL CLOSURE OF DISSECTED STERNUMS - 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.07-11-2013
20130172944SUTURE BUTTON - A bone fixation assembly can include a suture button, a bone plate, and a suture assembly. The suture button can include a body that has a first end surface, a second end surface, and a circumferential outer surface. A first pair of passages can be formed through the body from the first end surface to the second end surface. The circumferential outer surface can include at least one protrusion or retaining rib extending radially therefrom. The bone plate defines an aperture. The suture button is configured to be at least partially received into the aperture in an assembled position such that the retaining rib engages the bone plate and inhibits withdrawal of the suture button from the aperture in the assembled position. The suture assembly includes a suture engaging member and a suture configured to couple the suture engaging member in the suture button.07-04-2013
20130096632FIXATION DEVICE FOR THE FIXATION OF BONE FRAGMENTS - A fixation device for the fixation of bone fragments, applicable to the mutual fastening of bone fragments temporarily separated during a surgical operation or as a result of a trauma. The device is also suitable for the fixation of a bone flap in the replacement thereof in a corresponding aperture made in the cranium or cranial bone mass. The device is made of biocompatible material and comprises a flexible strip and fastening means, the strip having a length allowing the formation of a fastening loop tightly fastening the bone fragments to be joined together. The fastening means are provided with at least one opening provided with interlocking means allowing the passage of a free end of the strip and preventing its extraction in the direction opposite to the insertion.04-18-2013
20130096631VARIABLE LOCKING BONE PLATING SYSTEM - An apparatus can include a plate member having a top surface, a bottom surface and a hole extending between the top and bottom surfaces. The plate member hole can have a spherically shaped sidewall. A right-hand helical thread can be formed in the sidewall of the plate member hole, and a left-hand helical cut can be formed in the sidewall of the plate member hole intersecting the right-hand helical thread. The left-hand helical cut can be configured to reduce a portion of a contact surface area of the right-hand helical thread and the sidewall of the plate member hole.04-18-2013
20130096630INTERLOCKING BONE PLATE SYSTEM - An interlocking bone plate system includes an outer bone plate for being arranged outside a broken bone, an inner bone plate for being installed inside the medullary cavity of the broken bone, and screws for being inserted through and engaged with the outer bone plate and the broken bone and then engaged with the inner bone plate so as to interlock the out and inner bone plates together. The inner bone plate provides an added support in addition to the support provided by the outer bone plate, enhancing the structural strength of the whole bone fixation structure and lowering the risk of failed surgery.04-18-2013
20090287256VERTEBRAL FIXATION PLATE AND SCREW ASSEMBLY - A plate and screw assembly for fixation of at least a first vertebrate to a second vertebrate in a spinal column is disclosed. The plate and screw assembly includes a plate member that extends over a portion of at least the first vertebrate. At least a first screw hole extends through the plate and is sized to receive a first screw. The first screw extends through the first screw hole to engage the cylindrical side section of the first vertebrate to secure the first vertebrate to the plate member. At least a second screw hole extends through the plate member and is sized to receive a second screw. The second screw extends through the second screw hole to engage one of the flat base sections of the second vertebrate.11-19-2009
20130190828Bone Plate - A bone plate has an underside on the side of the bone, an upper side and a plurality of holes in the plate connecting the underside with the upper side, with a central hole axis. At least one of these holes in the plate has an internal jacket surface that tapers towards the underside, while the internal jacket surface has N≧3 recesses which extend radially away from the axis of the hole.07-25-2013
20120029575ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE - An orthopedic device for fixating bone parts includes a set of one or more bone fixation pins for engaging a bone piece, an elongated fixator body having an internally threaded bore extending longitudinally therethrough, a pair of opposed longitudinally extending slots in the fixator body, and a pin-holder received within the fixator body and configured to removably hold the set of one or more bone fixation pins. The pin-holder is longitudinally movable within the fixator body for controlling the position of the set of bone fixation pins within the fixator body. The fixator body also can be configured to removably hold a second set of one or more bone fixation pins at a location fixed along the fixator body.02-02-2012
20130211461ATTACHMENT DEVICE FOR A BONE PLATE - An attachment device for attaching a bone plate to a bone having a medullary canal is provided. The attachment device comprises a central portion having a recess to accommodate the bone plate and at least two lateral fixation support members projecting from the central portion. The lateral fixation support members are arranged on opposite sides of the central portion, wherein each lateral fixation support member comprises a hole extending through the lateral fixation support member and are adapted to accommodate a fixation element therethrough to fix the attachment device to bone. The angles of the hole axes of the holes are different with respect to a perpendicular bisector of the centers of the holes and the hole axes lie outside of the medullary canal.08-15-2013

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