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Ligament or tendon

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623 - Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor

623110110 - IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
623130140 Including ligament anchor means 137
623130120 For knee 22
623130130 Including tension adjusting means 11
623130190 In braided form 9
623130150 Including an outer sheath 4
20090276044SHEATHS FOR EXTRA-ARTICULAR IMPLANTABLE SYSTEMS - Various embodiments are directed to a sheath for covering one or more components of an extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing system. The sheath is generally an elongated structure having an inner space extending the length thereof. In use, the sheath can exclude the energy absorbing system from surrounding tissue and facilitate creating a capsule for its operation. Materials and dimensions are selected to achieve these purposes. The ends of the sheath include various attachment mechanisms for securing the sheath to one or more components of an extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing system.11-05-2009
20130060333TENDON CRIMP FOR PASSAGE INTO A BONE TUNNEL AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - A surgical device and method is used in attaching a tendon or a ligament to bone. In a preferred form, the device is a crimp configured to reduce the thickness of the free end of the tendon or the ligament to facilitate insertion of the tendon or the ligament into an opening formed in the bone.03-07-2013
20100191332Implantable Tendon Protection Systems and Related Kits and Methods - An implantable tendon protection system includes a body adapted to be implanted within a bursa overlying a tendon of a patient to protect the tendon. The body may be fixed to the tendon with adhesive, sutures, staples, and/or anchors. A surgical kit is provided with such a tendon protection system and an insertion cannula. Methods of protecting a tendon of a patient are also disclosed.07-29-2010
20130013065TENDON REPAIR DEVICE AND METHOD - A surgical device for assisting in the repair and rehabilitation of a tendon, formed of a cylindrical, helically wound braid (similar to a “Chinese finger trap”). The device may be implantable, and configured to enclose the repair site of the severed tendon. As tension or pull is applied to the tendon, the device tightens to secure the repair site. The device may improve mobility and use of the tendon by providing stability to the repair site, improving glide through the tendon sheath, allowing diffusion of nutrients to the repair site, and/or reducing adhesions within the tendon sheath.01-10-2013
623130200 Made from plural strands 2
20090306775ARTIFICIAL LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS COMPRISING MULTIFILAMENTS AND NANOFIBERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING - Prosthetic ligaments and tendons comprising ligament- or tendon-mimicking nanofibers and methods of making such nanofibers and prosthetic ligaments and tendons.12-10-2009
20110029078SYNTHETIC STRUCTURE FOR SOFT TISSUE REPAIR - Synthetic structures for soft tissue repair include a multi-layer planar fibrillar structure having layers which are intermittently secured to each other and which approximates mechanical properties comparable to those of soft tissue. In embodiments, the fibrillar structure possesses an intermittently secured edge portion secured by intermittent welds. In embodiments, the multi layer planar fibrillar structure includes a bioactive agent.02-03-2011
623130170 Including natural tissue 2
20110009963BIOCOMPATIBLE SCAFFOLD FOR LIGAMENT OR TENDON REPAIR - A biocompatible ligament repair implant or scaffold device is provided for use in repairing a variety of ligament tissue injuries. The repair procedures may be conducted with ligament repair implants that contain a biological component that assists in healing or tissue repair. The biocompatible ligament repair implants include a biocompatible scaffold and particles of viable tissue derived from ligament tissue or tendon tissue, such that the tissue and the scaffold become associated. The particles of living tissue contain one or more viable cells that can migrate from the tissue and populate the scaffold.01-13-2011
20110307059METHOD OF TENDON REPAIR WITH AMNION AND CHORION CONSTRUCTS - It is described a construct for use in surgical repair of tendon. The construct contains at least one layer of human amnion and chorion tissues and is generally cylindrical with a C-shaped cross-section to allow for ease of implantation over the tendon. Methods for preparing the construct is described. In addition, an improved method for surgical repair of a damaged or diseased tendon using the construct is also described. The improved method reduces adhesions, scar formation, inflammation and risk of post-operative infection.12-15-2011
623130180 Including bio-absorbable material 1
20120253464SCAFFOLD FOR CONNECTIVE TISSUE REPAIR - A connective tissue scaffold including opposed first and second anchoring segments formed from a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the scaffold and a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the scaffold. A central segment joins the first and second anchoring segments and includes a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the scaffold. The scaffold can also a tissue particle and/or biological component.10-04-2012
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20130041464POSITIONING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLANTING AN ENERGY ABSORBING SYSTEM - Positioning instruments and related methods are described for implanting an energy absorbing system for treating joints. The positioning instruments and methods allow the energy absorbing system to be positioned at a joint such that the desired motion will occur for the particular design of a particular energy absorbing system which is to be implanted. The positioning instruments include a locating instrument for locating an anatomical feature and a target location for implantation of the energy absorbing system, a verification instrument for verification of the target location, a placement guide for guiding placement of a part of the energy absorbing system, and positioning device for aligning portions of the energy absorbing system.02-14-2013
20110066241DEMINERALIZED CANCELLOUS BONE SCAFFOLDS - The present invention provides a cancellous bone scaffold to use in the replacement or repair of connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons. The cancellous bone scaffold has a fully demineralized segment with at least one adjacent mineralized end segment.03-17-2011
20120226354METHOD OF USING AN IMPLANT FOR TREATMENT OF LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS - A method of treating a ligament or tendon according to the present invention can include inserting a tissue-generating implant into the ligament or tendon to thereby treat the defect. The tissue-generating implant has a plurality of microparticles. The microparticles subsequently form a biological scaffold which operates at least as partial connective tissue in the ligament or tendon giving structural support during regrowth.09-06-2012
20120179253PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A knitted prosthetic device has at least two knitted sections, where each knitted section has at least one row of fiber. The knitted prosthetic device also has at least one intra-articular section disposed between the at least two knitted sections. In addition, the at least one intra-articular section has at least one single continuous fiber traversing the at least one intra-articular section and the at least two knitted sections, where the at least one single continuous fiber forms a plurality of traverses extending between the at least two knitted sections. In particular, embodiments may be used as ligament prostheses by anchoring each of the at least two knitted sections to a bone section of a patient. Such embodiments may be constructed from a strong polymer, preferably, but not limited to, silk, where the polymer provides ligament support but bioresorbs as load bearing responsibilities are transferred to tissue resulting from ingrowth.07-12-2012
20110282448METHODS OF MAKING COLLAGEN FIBER MEDICAL CONSTRUCTS AND RELATED MEDICAL CONSTRUCTS, INCLUDING TUBES FOR AUTO AND/OR ALLO-GRAFTS - The disclosure describes methods of winding collagen fiber to make medical constructs and related collagen fiber tube and patch devices.11-17-2011
20110282447COMPRESSIBLE TUBES FOR PLACING IMPLANTS AND RELATED MEDICAL KITS AND METHODS OF USING SAME - Medical delivery devices include a needle and a flexible compressible impermeable tube attached to the needle. The compressible tube has an open interior channel. The device is adapted to releasably hold a length of a medical implant in the open interior channel of the tube. The medical implant can be slidably inserted into the interior channel of the tube and is loosely held by the tube.11-17-2011
20100174368PLATELET-DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT INJURIES - The invention provides compositions and methods for treatment of tendon and ligament injuries and/or repair of damaged tendons and ligament. The invention provides compositions comprising a biocompatible matrix and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF).07-08-2010
20090287307Orthopaedic Implant and Prosthesis Systems, Devices, Instruments and Methods - The present invention provides a replacement ligament comprising first and second ends, two or more securing portions for securing said ligament to a portion of bone material and a body portion comprising a first component having a first, higher, elongation per unit load characteristic; and a second component having a second, lower, elongation per unit load characteristic. The first and second components are between said two or more securing portions and arranged in load series such that initial, lower, loading is reacted by said first component and subsequent, higher, loading is reacted by said second component.11-19-2009
20090076604ARTIFICIAL LIGAMENTS FOR JOINT APPLICATIONS - A ligament incorporated into a prosthetic joint exhibiting a plasticized, elongated and deformable material. A fibrous material is internally disposed within the deformable material, the fibrous material terminating in first and second enlarged bead portions arranged in proximity to enlarged pocket defined ends associated with the deformable materials. First and second bones define a joint region therebetween, the deformable end pockets and bead portions being inserted through associated holes defined in joint proximate locations associated with the bones, so that actuation of a projection location of the fibrous material causes the bead portions to outwardly deflect the end pockets, resulting in the ligaments being anchored in place between the bones.03-19-2009
20090069893Oriented Collagen-Based Materials, Films and Methods of Making Same - In general, the present invention is related to collagen compositions and thin films, and to methods of making and using the same. In some embodiments, the present invention is directed to “uniaxial pattern” or “linear pattern” collagen materials, compositions and thin films, and methods of making.03-12-2009
20100121447METHOD FOR REPLACING A LIGAMENT IN A KNEE - A method of providing a replacement anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) provides a tibial tunnel and at least one femoral tunnel for receiving the replacement ligament, the femoral and tibial tunnels not being colinear but rather in an orientation that more closely mimics the natural ACL. The femoral tunnel is formed through the anterior medial portal. A cross pinning guide having a femoral rod for insertion into the femoral tunnel, a spaced apart arc shaped track and a guide block having one or more bores aligned with the femoral rod whereby an instrument inserted through one of the bores creates a pilot hole for the cross pin which intersects the femoral tunnel and an appropriate angle thereof which avoids ligaments and other sensitive tissue can be selected by adjusting the guide block along the track.05-13-2010
20100121448METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIXING A GRAFT IN A BONE TUNNEL - A method and apparatus for fixing a ligament in a bone tunnel by cross-pinning the ligament in the bone tunnel.05-13-2010
20100211173ARTICULAR CARTILAGE, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING CARTILAGE DEFECTS - The articular cartilage according to the invention is made of pure cartilage and is provided with incisions (08-19-2010
20100049319SINGLE-TUNNEL DOUBLE BUNDLE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION - The present invention provides a method of performing anterior cruciate ligament replacement. Specifically, a graft tissue is harvested from a patient and single tunnels are prepared in each of the tibia and the femur of the patient. The graft is secured in the femoral tunnel and separated into an anterior cruciate medial bundle and a anterior cruciate posterior lateral bundle. The bundles are inserted through the tibial tunnel. During insertion the posterior lateral bundle is positioned in a posterior lateral position in the tibial tunnel while the anterior cruciate medial bundle is positioned in an anterior cruciate medial position in the tibial tunnel. The anterior cruciate medial bundle is then tensioned while the patient's knee is in approximately 90 degrees of flexion, and the posterior lateral bundle is tensioned while the patient's knee is approximately in full extension. Each of the bundles is then secured in the tibial tunnel.02-25-2010
20120179252PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A knitted prosthetic device has at least two knitted sections, where each knitted section has at least one row of fiber. The knitted prosthetic device also has at least one intra-articular section disposed between the at least two knitted sections. In addition, the at least one intra-articular section has at least one single continuous fiber traversing the at least one intra-articular section and the at least two knitted sections, where the at least one single continuous fiber forms a plurality of traverses extending between the at least two knitted sections. In particular, embodiments may be used as ligament prostheses by anchoring each of the at least two knitted sections to a bone section of a patient. Such embodiments may be constructed from a strong polymer, preferably, but not limited to, silk, where the polymer provides ligament support but bioresorbs as load bearing responsibilities are transferred to tissue resulting from ingrowth.07-12-2012
20100010631Method and articles for treatment of stress urinary incontinence - Improved methods and apparatuses for treatment of incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse are provided. A neo ligament for increasing the supportive function of the tissues supporting the urethra, bladder neck, or rectum is disclosed. Methods of using such a neoligament to treat incontinence are disclosed. Additionally, a self tensioning elastic tissue bolster for support of the tissues that support the urethra, rectum, and bladder neck are disclosed. A method of treating incontinence by injecting proliferative agents into supportive structures is disclosed. Methods and apparatus for transvaginal and transperitieai pelvic floor bolster treatment of incontinence and bladder pillar systems are also disclosed.01-14-2010
20120226355TENODESIS IMPLANT AND INSERTER AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - The present invention provides a novel split barbed fixation device for tenodesis, soft tissue reattachment of tendons and ligaments to bones. The insertion device is adapted for an entirely arthroscopic approach while achieving fixation strength with ultimate pullout resistance comparable to interference screws. The device includes an integrated tendon grasper that provides for easy manipulation of the tendon arthroscopically while eliminating the need for external whip stitching of the tendon, thereby reducing preparation time. The device further includes elements that prevent the fixation implant from being destabilized or rotating during deployment and manipulation, including: a depth limiting sheath, a first implant retainer, a first implant retaining step, a tendon grasping needle tube, and an implant keyway for mating the implant to the tube. The implant itself comprises two separate portions mating along a diagonal and having barbed surface features in opposite directions, only one of which contacts the tendon.09-06-2012
20120259415STRUCTURALLY MODIFIED ACELLULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING SCAFFOLDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION - Methods are provided for producing a bioscaffold from natural tissues by oxidizing a decellularized tissue to produce a bioscaffold having pores therein. The pore size and porosity is increased to better accommodate intact cells so that live cells can better infiltrate and inhabit the bioscaffold. The bioscaffold may be freeze-dried or lyophilized, sterilized and (optionally) aseptically packaged for subsequent use. A further aspect of the present invention is a bioscaffold produced by the processes described herein. Methods of treatment using the bioscaffold as a graft or as a biomedical implant for implantation are also provided. Also provided are methods of seeding a bioscaffold with mammalian cells, wherein the seeding carried out either in vitro or in vivo, and wherein a bioscaffold produced as described herein is utilized for said seeding.10-11-2012
20080300683PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A knitted prosthetic device has at least two knitted sections, where each knitted section has at least one row of fiber. The knitted prosthetic device also has at least one intra-articular section disposed between the at least two knitted sections. In addition, the at least one intra-articular section has at least one single continuous fiber traversing the at least one intra-articular section and the at least two knitted sections, where the at least one single continuous fiber forms a plurality of traverses extending between the at least two knitted sections. In particular, embodiments may be used as ligament prostheses by anchoring each of the at least two knitted sections to a bone section of a patient. Such embodiments may be constructed from a strong polymer, preferably, but not limited to, silk, where the polymer provides ligament support but bioresorbs as load bearing responsibilities are transferred to tissue resulting from in-growth.12-04-2008
20110046732STRUCTURALLY MODIFIED ACELLULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING SCAFFOLDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION - Methods are provided for producing a bioscaffold from natural tissues by oxidizing a decellularized tissue to produce a bioscaffold having pores therein. The pore size and porosity is increased to better accommodate intact cells so that live cells can better infiltrate and inhabit the bioscaffold. The bioscaffold may be freeze-dried or lyophilized, sterilized and (optionally) aseptically packaged for subsequent use. A further aspect of the present invention is a bioscaffold produced by the processes described herein. Methods of treatment using the bioscaffold as a graft or as a biomedical implant for implantation are also provided. Also provided are methods of seeding a bioscaffold with mammalian cells, wherein the seeding carried out either in vitro or in vivo, and wherein a bioscaffold produced as described herein is utilized for said seeding.02-24-2011
20120271414PLUG COMPONENTS FOR BONE TUNNEL - A component for satisfactorily plugging a bone tunnel formed in surgery such as ACL reconstruction by regenerating bone in a space portion of the bone tunnel (e.g., a bone tunnel for an arthroscope), is provided in order to solve the problems in the conventional technologies. The plug component is made of a calcium phosphate-based material, comprises a porous part having a porosity of 50 to 85%, and has a cylindrical shape such that one of its bottom surfaces forms an angle of 30 to 60 degrees to its central axis.10-25-2012
20120323323MICRO-ALLOYED POROUS METAL HAVING OPTIMIZED CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A micro-alloyed porous metal is disclosed having an optimized chemical composition to achieve targeted mechanical properties for use as an orthopaedic implant and a cell/soft tissue receptor. The porous metal may achieve a targeted compressive strength and a targeted ductility, for example. These targeted mechanical properties may allow the porous metal to be densified to a low relative density.12-20-2012
20110238178TISSUE REPAIR SCAFFOLD - The present invention provides a tissue repair scaffold comprising a secondary fibre bundle, the secondary fibre bundle comprising a plurality of primary fibre bundles, each primary fibre bundle comprising a plurality of fibres, wherein the fibres comprise a biocompatible polymer. In embodiments the biocompatible polymer is polycaprolactone (PCL) (also known as poly-ε-caprolactone) and the average diameter of the fibres is less than 1 μm. The scaffold is particularly adapted for tendon repair. In vivo mouse studies demonstrate that tendon repair can be achieved with normal ambulation returning after 24-48 hours. The scaffolds were easy to handle during surgery, being non-slippery and easy to suture in place.09-29-2011
20100234949DEVICE FOR ELASTIC LIGATURE OF TISSUES - A device for elastic ligature of tissues comprises: a first and a second element, one of which exhibits a support portion for at least a rubber ring, the elements being slidably coupled to one another such that a reciprocal sliding between the elements determines a release of a rubber ring from the support portion; a trigger, manually manoeuvrable by an operator and acting on at least the second element for realising a reciprocal sliding between the elements; a connecting portion, connected to the trigger and to the second element and being elastically deformable in order to enable a reciprocal change of orientation between the trigger and the second element.09-16-2010
20110276137TUBULAR IMPLANTABLE CORD - A surgical cord (11-10-2011
20110319993TENDON OR LIGAMENT TISSUE ENGINEERING - This document relates to methods and materials involved in tendon or ligament tissue engineering. For example, methods and materials for generating a composite of acellular tendon or ligament allograft slices seeded with cells and bundled into a graft for tissue repair are provided.12-29-2011
20130172997METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING AND POSITIONING SHEET-LIKE MATERIALS IN SURGERY - An implant delivery system for delivering a sheet-like implant is disclosed. The implant delivery system includes a distal guidewire port for receiving the proximal end of guidewire after the guidewire distal end has been affixed to a first point on bone or other tissue. The implant delivery system is tracked over the guidewire to a selected position defined by the guidewire attachment. The device includes an implant spreader assembly disposed proximate the distal end of a delivery shaft. The implant spreader assembly includes a first arm and a second arm. The arms are coupled to the delivery shaft such that the first arm and second arm are moveable between a closed position and an open position. When pivoting to the open position the distal end of each arm travels in a generally transverse direction to spread a sheet-like implant.07-04-2013
20130123920DEVICE FOR TENDON AND LIGAMENT TREATMENT - Devices and methods for treating defects in connective tissue are provided along with methods for making such devices. The devices can include acellular arterial tissue matrices that facilitate regrowth of the damaged tissue.05-16-2013
20120283829FAN FOLDED FASCIA LATA FOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT SUBSTITUTION AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING THE SAME - Cruciate ligament substitutes are formed using fan-folded fascia lata grafts. Devices of making the same and methods of making and using the same are described herein. The fan-folded fascia lata cruciate ligament substitutes disclosed herein are used in a single-loop fashion and have surprisingly exhibited load to failure and stiffness values that compare favorably with conventional grafts, including tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior, peroneus longus, and bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) half-patella specimens. It has been demonstrated that single-loop, fan-folded fascia lata sheets can exhibit mechanical properties that compare favorably with existing cruciate ligament grafts. An apparatus for handling a fascia lata sheet can include a first and a second removable anchoring member. A method of producing a cruciate ligament substitute can include providing a fascia lata sheet secured in a fan-folded orientation with at least one removable anchoring member, and securing the fan-folded fascia lata in a fan-folded orientation with at least one permanent anchoring member.11-08-2012
20120071975DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN FLEXOR TENDON REPAIR AND REHABILITATION - A device and method used to protect at least one end of a severed flexor tendon from contacting the edge of a flexor tendon pulley. The device, in one embodiment, can include a body forming a complete perimeter around at least a portion of a cavity passing through the device. The body of the device includes a first portion that is adapted for insertion through the passage of a flexor tendon pulley, a second portion that adapted funnel the severed flexor tendon into the cavity, and a perforation that extends the length of the body that is adapted to be torn along the length thereof to afford removal of the device from around the previously-severed flexor tendon.03-22-2012

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