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

623110110 - IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS

623160110 - Bone

623180110 - Joint bone

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
623200210 Having member secured to femoral and tibial bones 158
623200320 Tibial bone 95
623200350 Femoral bone 61
623200180 Patellar bone 29
623200150 Modular type 14
623200160 Including bone augmentative means 5
20120035720Method of Cutting Tissue Using a Laser - A prosthetic heart valve assembly comprises a plurality of leaflets configured to replace the function of a native heart valve. Each leaflet comprises laminar pericardium tissue. Each leaflet has a coaptation edge formed by laser cutting. The tissue layers of each leaflet are fused together along an entire length of the coaptation edge, and tissue adjacent each coaptation edge does not have significant thermal energy damage.02-09-2012
20100057201PROSTHETIC VALVE WITH VESSEL ENGAGING MEMBER - Medical devices for implantation in a body vessel are provided. Each medical device comprises a main body, a valve, and a vessel engaging member. The vessel engaging member is disposed on an outer surface of the main body. Kits including a plurality of vessel engaging members for use with one or more valve members are also provided. The vessel engaging members have varying radial dimensions, allowing assembly of medical devices having varying radial dimensions. Methods of treating a patient using medical devices according to the invention are also provided.03-04-2010
20100076565Porous Titanium Femoral Sleeves and Their Use in Revision Knee Surgery - The invention concerns monolithic foam sleeves that comprises titanium or titanium alloy foam having a porosity of 50 to 85% and possess a proximal end, a distal end, an interior wall that defines an interior channel and extends from the proximal end to the distal end; and a terraced outer surface that tapers such that said sleeve is widest at the distal end and most narrow at the proximal end.03-25-2010
20120185053Spacer Apparatus and Method for Achieving Improved Fit and Balance in Knee Joints - A spacer apparatus and method of using the same can be employed to achieve improved fit and balance in a knee joint in knee arthoplasty without requiring multiple cuts to the distal femur or proximal tibia. The spacer apparatus is composed of a biocompatible material in a lattice structure. The spacer apparatus can be pre-selected or pre-shaped, or can be selected or shaped at the time of use to have a thickness and shape appropriate to be used as a spacer to improve knee fit, or as a shim to improve knee balance. The spacer apparatus can be used in connection with a femoral implant, a tibial implant, or both. The spacer apparatus can be shaped to alter the orientation of a femoral or tibial implant in the varus/valgus orientation, the anterior/posterior orientation, or both. The spacer apparatus can be used singly or in combination with other spacer implants to improve fit and balance.07-19-2012
20080243257Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, low femoral osteotomy - Apparatus for performing an open wedge, low femoral osteotomy, the apparatus comprising an osteotomy guide, a hinge pin and an osteotomy implant, the osteotomy guide comprising: anterior and posterior tissue shields having (i) openings for receiving the hinge pin and defining the hinge pin axis, and (ii) profiles configured to enable fluoroscopic alignment of the hinge pin axis parallel to the sagittal plane of the patient, a cutting guide comprising a cutting slot for defining a cutting plane extending parallel to, and through, the hinge pin axis, and a drill guide comprising a hole for forming a guide hole in the femur which extends substantially perpendicular to the cutting plane, the hinge pin comprising an elongated body, and the osteotomy implant for positioning in a wedge-shaped opening formed about the cutting plane and for receiving a screw extending through the guide hole.10-02-2008
20100125337Trial implant and method of use - Disclosed is a trial implant having a body and a tab. The body may include a recess and may be sized to closely approximate a permanent implant. The tab may be more durable than the body, and may be disposed within the body and wholly contained within the recess. Also disclosed is a method of performing a trialing procedure including providing a trial implant as described, providing a tool to attach to the tab, inserting the implant onto a resected joint, evaluating and extracting the implant. The same procedure may then be performed with a second implant. The method may further include a tool having an attachment portion that is substantially or wholly contained within the recess. A kit is disclosed including a plurality of trial implants of incrementally different shapes and sizes. The kit may further include a tool. Also disclosed is a method of making the described implant.05-20-2010
20130013076DYNAMIC KNEE BALANCER WITH PRESSURE SENSING - A device for performing a surgical procedure on a knee includes an adjustable femoral portion, a tibial. portion and at least one sensor coupled with the femoral and/or tibial portions to sense pressure exerted by the a moral and tibial portions against one another. The femoral portion is adapted for removably coupling with a distal end of a Femur to adjust tension in soft tissue adjacent the knee and has at least one positioning feature adapted to move relative to the distal end of the femur as the femoral portion is adjusted, thus helping position a femoral prosthetic on the distal end of the femur. The sensor(s) may he adapted to sense pressure at medial and lateral sides of the knee, and relative pressures may he displayed as data on a visual display. Adjustments to the femoral member may be made to balance pressure at flexion and extension of the knee.01-10-2013
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20080306602Tibia Cement Impaction System - A tibial cement impaction system and method are characterized by disposable frame and plunger elements which are used to drive bone cement under pressure into apertures formed in the top surface of the tibia to prevent a subsequently applied tibia plate or component of a knee prosthesis from loosening from the tibia. To prepare the tibia, the surgeon removes the top damaged surface of the tibia to define a relatively flat surface and drills a plurality of small holes or apertures into the surface. The holes are spaced across the surface. Next, the surgeon arranges the frame over the prepared tibia surface. The frame includes a wall having a generally kidney-shaped configuration which matches the outer perimeter of the top portion of the tibia and defines a chamber. Bone cement is arranged in the chamber and then the plunger, which is configured to match the contour of the wall, is pressed into the chamber, forcing the bone cement into the apertures and evenly across the top surface of the tibia. The plunger and frame are removed and discarded. Next, the tibia plate is arranged on the bone cement and driven against the tibia with the stem portion of the plate extending through the cement into the tibia. When the cement hardens, the plate is securely connected with the tibia.12-11-2008
20120179265KNEE PROSTHESIS - A knee prosthesis for a knee joint with a medial ball-like femoral condyle and with a width “w” is characterized on the lateral compartment by:—a trace-line “Lt07-12-2012
20110202138Method and Apparatus for Force Redistribution in Articular Joints - Pathologies of joints arising from improper force distributions are addressed by displacement of targeted connective and muscle tissues surrounding the joint in order to realign force vectors and alter moment arms loading the joint.08-18-2011
20100076564Tibial tuberosity advancement implant - A tibial tuberosity advancement implant with first and second arms pivotally joined at an apex. Tabs including anchor apertures extend from each arm for attachment of the arms in a traverse osteotomyized tibia. A selection of various width keys are each insertable between the arms for setting the distance between the arms and the width of the osteotomyized tibia.03-25-2010
20100076563OPERATIVELY TUNING IMPLANTS FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE - A method for preoperatively characterizing an individual patient's biomechanic function in preparation of implanting a prosthesis is provided. The method includes subjecting a patient to various activities, recording relative positions of anatomy during said various activities, measuring force environments responsive to said patient's anatomy and affected area during said various activities, characterizing the patient's biomechanic function from said relative positions and corresponding force environments, inputting the measured force environments, relative positions of knee anatomy, and patient's biomechanic function characterization into one or more computer simulation models, inputting a computer model of the prosthesis into said one or more computer simulation models, and manipulating the placement of the prosthesis in the computer simulation using said patient's biomechanic function characterization and said computer model of the prosthesis to approximate a preferred biomechanical fit of the prosthesis.03-25-2010
20100114322Extra-Articular Implantable Mechanical Energy Absorbing Systems and Implantation Method - A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one aspect, the method involves identifying link pivot locations, fixing base components and minimally invasive insertion techniques. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.05-06-2010
20090125115KNEE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A femoral prosthesis may be formed as a femoral component incorporating a base material and an articulating material. In one exemplary embodiment, the base material is a metal and the articulating material is a polymer. Specifically, the base material provides strength and rigidity to the femoral component, while the articulating material contacts a tibial prosthesis or natural tibia during joint articulation. In one exemplary embodiment, the articulating material forms the articulating surface of one or more condyle portions of the femoral component.05-14-2009
20090125114KNEE JOINT PROSTHESIS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTATION - A system for cooperating with an elongated IM member during preparation of a bone for receiving a prosthesis can include a scaffold, skeleton or frame. An alignment assembly can be selectively coupled to the frame. The alignment assembly can cooperate with the IM member to position the frame relative to the bone. A cutting block can be selectively coupled to the frame. According to other features, a posterior stabilized (PS) box guide assembly can have a PS box guide attachment portion that selectively couples with the first attachment portion of the frame. A posterior foot can selectively couple with a second attachment portion on the frame. The posterior foot can be positioned to occupy space of a joint line in an installed position.05-14-2009
20120239157ULTRA-PASSIVATION OF CHROMIUM CONTAINING ALLOY AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME - The invention concerns article having a surface oxide layer up to 20 nm thick, the surface oxide layer comprising chromium and cobalt oxides where the atomic ratio of Cr/Co is more than 3. The invention also concerns methods for treating a chromium containing material, said method comprising contacting said material with a gas plasma under conditions effective to oxidize at least a portion of the material; and contacting said material with an acid. The treated surface is corrosion resistant and can be used in orthopedic implants, especially the wear surface of the orthopedic implant to reduce wear, and other corrosive environment.09-20-2012
20090036992Total Knee Arthroplasty Endoprothesis with Third Condyle and Rotating Polyethylene Insert - The invention presents a total knee arthroplasty endoprosthesis having: a) a femoral component with a lower-radius lateral condyle, a larger-radius medial condyle and between them, a third condyle located posteriorly, superiorly and nearest the medial side, b) a tibial component with a central protruding spigot for the rotating polyethylene insert, and c) a rotating polyethylene insert, with three cavities for articulation of the femoral condyles. For initial and moderate flexion the joint functions with load bearing onto the lateral and medial articular cavities, and in advanced and final flexion with load bearing on the third articular cavity. The advantages of this endoprosthesis are enhanced maximum flexion, improved femoral axis alignment, significant posterior stabilization, favourable accommodation of tibial rotation with consequent relief of materials and fixations, and preservation of more articular fluid for lubrication and reduction of polyethylene wear.02-05-2009
20100292803COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR FORMING AND CLINICALLY UTILIZING ARTICULATING SPACING DEVICES - The present invention provides molds and methods for producing articulating spacers that are custom-fit to the bone and can be used in two-stage revision knee arthroplasty and other orthopaedic surgery.11-18-2010
20100100190TIBIAL TRAY HAVING A REINFORCING MEMBER - A knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial component that can have a tibial tray. The tibial tray can include a platform-like tray that defines a superior surface and an inferior surface. The platform-like tray can have a tray perimeter and a raised wall formed on the inferior surface. The raised wall can be offset inboard relative to the tray perimeter. Porous material can be disposed on the inferior surface of the platform-like tray at a location generally between the raised wall and the tray perimeter.04-22-2010
20090187250JOINT - An artificial joint as an endoprosthesis for a human joint, has at least two joint parts wherein each joint part has two functional surfaces that operatively interact with each other, one associated with the first joint part and the other with the second joint part. The two functional surfaces of each joint part are spheroidal in shape and convex-concave, concave-convex or convex-convex in shape in the proximal-distal arrangement, and the functional surfaces can each pivot around a pivoting axis. In order to create an artificial joint as an endoprosthesis for a human joint, whose motion behavior is perceptibly improved for the patient, the two pivoting axes of the two functional surfaces of each joint part are slanted towards each other.07-23-2009
20100087929SHAPED PART OF AN ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE - Shaped parts of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) are made by a process comprising melt processing, wherein a) the UHMWPE has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of at least 1*106 g/mol, b) during the shaping the storage plateau modulus of the UHMWPE (G*) is kept at a value of at most 1.5 MPa, c) whereafter, before the cooling, the G* is raised to its final value. The shaped parts may advantageously be used in medical applications, e.g., as an element of a hip or knee prosthesis.04-08-2010
20090088859FIXED-BEARING KNEE PROSTHESIS HAVING INTERCHANGEABLE COMPONENTS - A fixed-bearing prosthesis includes a femoral component having a medial condyle surface and a lateral condyle surface. The knee prosthesis also includes a bearing having a medial bearing surface configured to articulate with the medial condyle surface of the femoral component, and a lateral bearing surface configured to articulate with the lateral condyle surface of the femoral component. A tibial tray is secured to the bearing. The tibial tray has a platform with an elongated stem extending downwardly from a lower surface thereof. A posterior buttress extends along a posterior section of the perimeter of the tray's platform, and an anterior buttress extends along an anterior section of the perimeter of the tray's platform. Differently-sized tibial trays are interchangeable with differently-sized bearings.04-02-2009
20080275559ADJUSTABLE ABSORBER DESIGNS FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICE - A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable energy absorbing device attached to the first attachment structure and second attachment structure, wherein adjusting the energy absorbing device changes the load manipulating characteristics of the energy absorbing device.11-06-2008
20080275558EXTRA-ARTICULAR IMPLANTABLE MECHANICAL ENERGY ABSORBING SYSTEMS AND IMPLANTATION METHOD - A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one aspect, the method involves identifying link pivot locations, fixing base components and minimally invasive insertion techniques. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.11-06-2008
20110144760Patient-Specific and Patient-Engineered Orthopedic Implants - Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing a knee joint, including customizable and/or highly selectable implants and/or implant components for each patient to provide optimal fit and function.06-16-2011
20100222888Prosthetic Devices - A prosthetic device made of a first specific type of polyarylene, taken alone or in combination with a second specific type of polyarylene, featuring some unexpected advantages such as a very high strength and stiffness, good elongation properties, high chemical resistance, good biocompatibility as well as an outstanding impact resistance.09-02-2010
20110035017PROSTHESIS WITH CUT-OFF PEGS AND SURGICAL METHOD - A joint prosthesis system has two metal implant components and a bearing. One of the metal implant components has an articulation surface for articulation with the bearing. The other metal implant component has a mounting surface for supporting the bearing. An extension extends out from a junction at the bone-engaging surface of one of the metal components to an exposed end. The extension has a thickness at the junction and comprises porous metal across the entire thickness of the extension at the junction.02-10-2011
20090048680ARTIFICIAL JOINT AND A JOINT PART INTENDED FOR THIS PURPOSE - An artificial joint as an endoprosthesis for a human joint, including a first joint part having two first functional surfaces, a second joint part having two second functional surfaces, the two first and second functional surfaces of each joint part being convex-concave, concave-convex, or convex-convex in a proximal-distal direction, a projection associated with the first joint part; and a recess associated with the second joint part. The recess is configured to engage with the projection so as to determine a relative position of the first and second joint parts in a transverse plane of the joint and to form a stop for a sliding movement of the first and second joint parts relative to each other. The two first functional surfaces are pivotable about a pivot axis with respect to the second functional surfaces and each of the first functional surfaces rolls and slides with respect to the second functional surfaces during an extension or flexion of the artificial joint. A respective posterior position in each angular position is determined as a function of the extension/flexion of the first and second joint parts so as to at least partially delimit a posterior sliding movement of first joint relative to the second joint part.02-19-2009
20100070045System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair - An implant for installation into a portion of an articular surface includes a protrusion configured to cover an un-excised portion of articular surface proximate to the implant. Another implant may form a cavity to allow the un-excised portion of articular surface to remodel over a perimeter edge of the implant. The implant may also include indentations such as grooves to promote articular cartilage remodeling over a portion of the load bearing surface of the implant. An elongated or non-round implant is also provided having two opposing concentric arcuate shaped sides, as well as a method to seat such an implant in an articular surface. A method for seating an implant without cutting articular cartilage is also provided.03-18-2010
20110054625Prosthesis Having A Soft Tissue Attachment Element - A prosthetic bone implant, the bone implant forming one side of a joint and including a prosthesis and a soft tissue attachment component. The soft tissue attachment component is connected to the bone implant and extends outwardly therefrom and towards a joint line. The soft tissue attachment component is moveable with respect to the prosthesis while connected thereto.03-03-2011
20100292804SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DEEPER KNEE FLEXION CAPABILITIES FOR KNEE PROSTHESIS PATIENTS - Systems and methods for providing deeper knee flexion capabilities, more physiologic load bearing and improved patellar tracking for knee prosthesis patients. Such systems and methods include (i) adding more articular surface to the antero-proximal posterior condyles of a femoral component, including methods to achieve that result, (ii) modifications to the internal geometry of the femoral component and the associated femoral bone cuts with methods of implantation, (iii) asymmetrical tibial components that have an unique articular surface that allows for deeper knee flexion than has previously been available, (iv) asymmetrical femoral condyles that result in more physiologic loading of the joint and improved patellar tracking and (v) modifying an articulation surface of the tibial component to include an articulation feature whereby the articulation pathway of the femoral component is directed or guided by articulation feature.11-18-2010
20110125277DUAL-SIDED JOINT IMPLANT HAVING A WEAR RESISTANT SURFACE AND A BIOACTIVE SURFACE - A medical implant for application in an articulating surface of a joint, comprising a plate-shaped structure having a first surface and a second surface facing mutually opposite directions, the first surface comprising a first biocompatible metal, metal alloy or ceramic and being devised to form a wear resistant articulate surface configured to face the articulating part of the joint; and the second surface comprising a bioactive ceramic or bioactive glass incorporated into a second metal, metal alloy or ceramic and being devised to form a bone contacting surface configured to face bone structure in the joint; wherein: the first surface and the second surface are adhered by means of a sintered material structure. Possibly the second surface is a sintered mixture having a homogenous microstructure comprising the bioactive ceramic or bioactive glass and the second metal, metal alloy or ceramic.05-26-2011
20090171463Arthrodesis module and method for providing a patient with an arthrodesis - An endoprothetical connection element for creating a knee arthrodesis comprises a coupling element that comprises a first fastener and a second fastener. The first fastener is adapted for connection with a first fastening element corresponding to the first fastener that is provided at a shaft insertable into a femur of a patient. The second fastener is adapted for connection with a second fastening element corresponding to the second fastener that is provided at a shaft insertable into a tibia of the patient. The coupling element is formed such that a first longitudinal axis of the femoral shaft connected to the first fastener and a second longitudinal axis of the tibial shaft connected to the second fastener include an angle different from 180 degrees which, when implanted into the body of the patient, is lying in a coronal plane of the patient.07-02-2009
20100217400PROSTHETIC DEVICE, METHOD OF PLANNING BONE REMOVAL FOR IMPLANTATION OF PROSTHETIC DEVICE, AND ROBOTIC SYSTEM - A prosthetic device, method for planning bone removal, and a robotic system for implantation of a prosthetic device in bone are disclosed. The prosthetic device can include a body portion for attachment to a bone, wherein the body portion includes an implantation surface configured to face the bone upon implantation, and a constraint structure. The prosthetic device, method, and robotic system can be configured to cause the constraint structure and bone to interact so as to constrain the prosthetic device in the bone.08-26-2010
20100100189HIGH FLEXION TIBIAL TRAY - Various assemblies for replacing at least a proximal portion of a tibia are provided. One assembly includes a tibial tray including a superior bearing engaging surface and an inferior bone engaging surface and having a truncated posterior region; a bearing including an articulating surface, a tray mating surface, and an overhang. The tray mating surface of the bearing is in mating engagement with the inferior bone engaging surface of the tibial tray such that the overhang of the bearing extend beyond the tibial tray truncated posterior region. Related surgical methods are also provided.04-22-2010
20110071642Medical implant and knee joint endoprosthesis - The invention relates to a medical implant consisting of a first implant part and a second implant part for the connection of which there is provided a connecting device, wherein at least the first implant part comprises a connecting element receptacle, in which at least one connecting element of the connecting device can be disposed. In order to provide an implant of this type which is easier to handle, it is proposed, in accordance with the invention, that a securing device be provided for the purposes of securing the at least one connecting element in the connecting element receptacle. Moreover, the invention relates to a knee joint endoprosthesis having at least one implant of this type.03-24-2011
20110093082ENHANCED BONDING LAYERS ON TITANIUM MATERIALS - The present invention provides a dense-coverage, adherent phosphorous-based coating on the native oxide surface of a material. Disclosed phosphorous-based coatings include phosphate and organo-phosphonate coatings. The present invention also provides further derivatization of the phosphorous-based coatings to yield dense surface coverage of chemically reactive coatings and osetoblast adhesion-promoting and proliferation-promoting coatings on the native oxide surface of a titanium material.04-21-2011
20110093081KNEE BALANCING FOR REVISION PROCEDURES - Methods, systems and devices are provided for facilitating a surgical procedure on a knee, particularly, a revision total knee replacement procedure. Prior femoral and tibial prostheses are removed. A cut end of a distal femur is engaged with a femoral adjustment member, which will typically center itself about an intermedullary rod placed into the femur. The lateral and medial forces exerted by lateral and medial sides of the femoral adjustment member and the cut tibial plateau against each other are measured. The femoral adjustment member is adjusted to apply and/or adjust tension to the lateral collateral ligament and/or the medial collateral ligament based on the measured forces, for example, such that the measured lateral force and the measured medial force are matched. Based on the position of the adjusted femoral member, guided clean-up cuts for placement of a new femoral prostheses are made on the cut end of the distal femur.04-21-2011
20110093080EXTRA-ARTICULAR IMPLANTABLE MECHANICAL ENERGY ABSORBING ASSEMBLIES HAVING TWO DEFLECTING MEMBERS AND METHODS - Implantable assemblies for manipulating energy transferred by members defining an anatomical joint, and methods of implanting and using. The members of the anatomical joint collectively define a path of motion. An assembly includes a first component configured to be attached to a first member of the anatomical joint; a second component configured to be attached to a second member of the anatomical joint; and a joint joining the first and second components. The first component includes a first flex member and the second component includes a second flex member. The first and second flex members are configured to flex to absorb energy transferred by the members of the anatomical joint.04-21-2011
20100094429PROSTHETIC DEVICE FOR KNEE JOINT AND METHODS OF IMPLANTING AND REMOVING SAME - A prosthetic device for a knee joint includes a body portion and a first keel. The body portion attaches to a bone of a knee joint. The body portion can have a bearing surface configured to replace at least a portion of the bone and an implantation surface configured to face the bone upon implantation. The first keel can be configured to be inserted into a corresponding first keel void formed in the bone. The first feel can be configured to project outwardly from the implantation surface by an amount sufficient to inhibit movement of the body portion relative to the bone in both medial and lateral directions upon insertion into the first keel void. The first keel can extend along a longitudinal direction of the body portion and is offset from a longitudinal centerline of the body portion. Methods of implanting and removing the prosthetic device are also provided.04-15-2010
20100249939TRAPEZOIDAL BONE PLUGS AND METHOD OF BONE-TENDON-BONE ACL RECONSTRUCTION - A method of synthetic grafting of bone-tendon-bone autograft harvest sites using preformed synthetic trapezoidal implants. The implants are formed of tricalcium phosphate, an osteoconductive bone graft substitute and filler, which allows for simultaneous controlled absorption and promotion of osteogenesis. The implants are preferably pretreated or presoaked intraoperatively in autologous blood, or autologous conditioned plasma, or bone marrow aspirate products to enhance healing ability. The implants are trimmed to match the patellar pole shape, pressed into place in the bone voids, and oversewn to complete the procedure.09-30-2010
20100174377RETICULATED PARTICLE POROUS COATING FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT USE - A composition, a medical implant constructed from the composition, and a method of making the composition are described. The composition comprises a porous-coated substrate, the porous coating comprising a reticulated particle coating, the coating being formed by fusing the reticulated particle to the surface, preferably by sintering.07-08-2010
20100268347MICRO AND NANO SCALE SURFACE TEXTURED TITANIUM-CONTAINING ARTICLES AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME - The present invention relates to processes involving contacting articles that include titanium or titanium alloy with a solution comprising hydrochloric acid and chloride-containing compound for a time and at a temperature effective to form a plurality of indentions that, independently, have a diameter of from about 200 nm to 10 microns.10-21-2010
20130024000Patient Selectable Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools - Disclosed herein are tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.01-24-2013
20130138218SURGICAL METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR IMPLANTING A JOINT UNLOADING SYSTEM - Positioning instruments and related methods are described for implanting an joint unloading system for treating joints. The positioning instruments and methods allow the joint unloading system to be positioned at a joint such that the desired motion will occur for the particular design of a particular joint unloading 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 joint unloading system, a verification instrument for verification of the target location, an alignment guide, a placement guide for guiding placement of a part of the joint unloading system, and positioning device for aligning portions of the joint unloading system.05-30-2013
20120035734Intracorporeal Component for a Percutaneous Device - An intracorporeal portion of a percutaneous device for a joint disarticulation prosthesis or joint replacement prosthesis, the intracorporeal portion having an extracorporeal portion or having means for rigidly coupling directly to an extracorporeal portion, the extracorporeal portion being for location exterior to the skin, the intracorporeal portion having an articulating component for articulating with an articulating surface, wherein the articulating component is intracorporeal when installed in a human or animal subject.02-09-2012
20130204376ADJUSTABLE, REMOTE-CONTROLLABLE ORTHOPAEDIC PROSTHESIS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - An implantable, adjustable prosthesis includes a first component which may be moved relative to a second component by use of a transcutaneous control signal. A method of operating such a prosthesis is also disclosed.08-08-2013
20130046378Stented Prosthetic Heart Valves - A surgical sutureless valve that is attached to a stent frame for delivery to a location in a patient using percutaneous implantation devices and methods.02-21-2013
20090132035Prosthetic Heart Valves, Support Structures and Systems and Methods for Implanting the Same - Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices may be adapted for use in minimally invasive or endovascular surgical procedures.05-21-2009
20090030512Circulatory valve, system and method - Apparatuses, systems, and methods for use in a vascular system. The apparatus include a circulatory valve having a valve frame in which frame members define frame cells. Frame cells include joints in opposing relationship, where the joints transition from a first stable equilibrium state through an unstable equilibrium state to a second stable equilibrium state as the joints are drawn towards each other.01-29-2009
20130066419HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT - A prosthetic heart valve includes a radially expandable stent and a plurality of leaflets. Each leaflet includes a coaptation portion, an arcuate edge, and a belly. The coaptation portion is movable relative to respective coaptation portions of the other leaflets. The acuate edge has a first end and a second end and is coupled to the stent. The belly extends from the arcuate edge to an axis defined by the first and second ends of the arcuate edge, wherein the ratio of the surface area of the belly to the outer cross-sectional area of the expanded stent is about 0.09 to about 0.16.03-14-2013
20090276039Implantable Prosthetic Valve - An implantable prosthetic valve for regulating fluid flow through a body vessel is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises an anchoring member, at least one leaflet, and a restraining member capable of temporarily preventing substantial movement of the leaflet between and open and closed position so as to allow fluid flow in the antegrade and retrograde directions. In various embodiments, the prosthetic valve reduces the risk of thrombosis. In various embodiments, the prosthetic valve reduces the appearance of potentially thrombogenic abnormal flow patterns at the site of implantation immediately following the implantation, allows cell deposition making the valve more biocompatible, less thrombogenic before flow changes resulting from valving action set in and allows tissue growth so that a partially or completely biological functioning valve may form on the scaffold provided by the implant.11-05-2009
20080255660Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency - A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to a patient's aorta and a plurality of retaining arches to support a heart valve prosthesis. The endoprosthesis includes a first collapsed mode during the process of introducing it into the patient's body and a second expanded mode when it is implanted.10-16-2008
20080275550Implantable small percutaneous valve and methods of delivery - An implantable prosthetic valve that is transformable from a first helical pre-implantation configuration to a second valvular functional configuration, and methods of delivery.11-06-2008
20120035719Prosthetic Heart Valves, Support Structures and Systems and Methods for Implanting the Same - Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.02-09-2012
20100023119Valve Mold and Prosthesis for Mammalian Systems - A valve mold for a prosthetic valved conduit includes two thin film transparent plastic templates having the molding shape of the valve to sandwich biological tissue membrane to form the valve. In another embodiment, a valve mold template has a 3-dimensional geometry which, when folded and sutured to form a close-loop, resembles the geometry of a native aortic valve. The attachment side of a template designed in accordance with the principles of the invention may have a slightly undulating edge, according to one embodiment.01-28-2010
20110082540Prosthetic Heart Valves, Scaffolding Structures, and Systems and Methods for Implantation of Same - Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.04-07-2011
20110022167INTRAPARIETAL AORTIC VALVE REINFORCEMENT DEVICE AND A REINFORCED BIOLOGICAL AORTIC VALVE - A reinforcement device for a biological valve includes an arrangement of supports configured to establish a double-trigone geometry in the valve and coupled to a base upon which the valve may be mounted. A plurality of commissural supports establish the geometry of a commissural trigone, and a plurality of intercommissural supports establish the geometry of an intercommissural trigone. A method for reinforcing a biological valve includes using commissural supports in conjunction with intercommissural supports, both sets of supports coupled to a base upon which the valve is mounted.01-27-2011
20120089223BAR-LESS COMMISSURE ATTACHMENT FOR PROSTHETIC VALVE - An implantable prosthetic valve, according to one embodiment, comprises a radially collapsible and expandable frame and a leaflet structure supported within the frame. The leaflet structure can comprise a plurality of leaflets paired together at commissures. In one embodiment, the commissures can comprise leaflet tabs rolled into spirals around non-rigid reinforcing inserts. In another embodiment, the commissures can comprise a reinforcing sheet folded around leaflet tabs.04-12-2012
20120095551METHOD FOR IMPLANTING A CARDIOVASCULAR VALVE - A method is provided for implanting a valve having at least one valve leaflet within the cardiovascular system of a subject. One step of the method includes preparing a substantially dehydrated bioprosthetic valve and then providing an expandable support member having oppositely disposed first and second ends and a main body portion extending between the ends. Next, the substantially dehydrated bioprosthetic valve is attached to the expandable support member so that the substantially dehydrated bioprosthetic valve is operably secured within the main body portion of the expandable support member. The expandable support member is then crimped into a compressed configuration and placed at a desired location within the cardiovascular system of the subject. Either before or after placement at the desired location, fluid or blood re-hydrates the substantially dehydrated bioprosthetic valve.04-19-2012
20120095550Reinforced Commissural Support Structure - A device and method for controlling commissural tip deflection of a prosthetic valve, thereby both preventing failure due to repeated movement and/or uneven loading of the commissural points and also improving coaptation of the valve leaflets, including connecting reinforcing material between the commissural points so a spring-like span is created across the points. The spanning material may be in the form of a ring that is lashed, sewn or otherwise connected to the commissural points. The reinforcing material may form curved segments between the commissural points that extend outwardly to form sinuses behind the leaflets of the prosthetic valve. The reinforcing material may also extend in an upstream direction to avoid interfering with blood flowing out of the prosthetic valve.04-19-2012
20110319991Low Profile Transcatheter Heart Valve - An implantable prosthetic valve, according to one embodiment, comprises a frame, a leaflet structure, and a skirt member. The frame can have a plurality of axial struts interconnected by a plurality of circumferential struts. The leaflet structure comprises a plurality of leaflets (e.g., three leaflets arrange to form a tricuspid valve). The leaflet structure has a scalloped lower edge portion secured to the frame. The skirt member can be disposed between the leaflet structure and the frame.12-29-2011
20130023984COMMISSURE MODIFICATION OF PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE FRAME FOR IMPROVED LEAFLET ATTACHMENT - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an improved support frame for a prosthetic heart valve. The support frame can include a plurality of diamond-shaped cells arranged in a plurality of circumferential rows. Three cells corresponding to the leaflet commissures can be configured as commissure tip cells, with elongated rounded portions rather than a diamond shape. The commissure tip cells can allow for insertion of leaflet tabs, thereby allowing the leaflets to be sutured outside of the valve. In this manner, the leaflet sutures can be removed from areas of high stress during physiologic loading. Thus, currently disclosed embodiments of a support frame can allow for use of thinner leaflet materials than possible with conventional prosthetic heart valves, without sacrificing valve durability in some embodiments.01-24-2013
20130144382TRANSCATHETER VALVE HAVING REDUCED SEAM EXPOSURE - A transcatheter valve having an expandable frame and a collapsible multi-portion skirt within the frame are provided with seams between the portions of the skirt that are located to cooperate with features of the frame and thereby reduce the exposure of the seams.06-06-2013
20130150956PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE HAVING IMPROVED COMMISSURE SUPPORTS - A prosthetic heart valve according to the present disclosure comprises a radially collapsible and expandable annular frame and a leaflet structure comprising a plurality of leaflets mounted within the frame. The frame in particular embodiments can have commissure attachment portions that are configured to support the commissures of the leaflets at locations spaced radially inwardly toward the longitudinal flow axis of the prosthetic valve relative to the frame portions circumscribing the moveable portions of the leaflets. When the leaflets open under pressure of blood flowing through the prosthetic valve, the moveable portions of the leaflets are retained at positions spaced inwardly from the inner surface of the frame to protect against abrasion of the leaflets.06-13-2013
20130204358Prosthetic Tissue Valve - A prosthetic tissue valve for aortic, pulmonary, mitral or tricuspid valve replacement is described herein. A sewing ring for use with the prosthetic tissue valve is also described. The valve can have a circumference that is a predetermined distance larger than the circumference of an annulus in a defective valve. The valve can be substantially planar in an unstressed position before attachment at the annulus and substantially non-planar upon attachment in a biased position at the annulus. Methods are provided for placing the valve as described herein in the biased position within the annulus of the defective valve.08-08-2013

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