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Unicompartmental customized arthroplasty cutting jigs

Disclosed herein are unicompartmental femoral and tibial arthroplasty jigs for respectively assisting in the performance of unicompartmental femoral and tibial arthroplasty procedures on femoral and tibial arthroplasty target regions. The jigs each include a mating surface. The mating surface of the femoral jig is configured to matingly receive and contact... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Arthroplasty jig and performing arthroplasty

A method and system for performing a total joint arthroplasty procedure on a patient's damaged bone region. A CT image or other suitable image is formed of the damaged bone surfaces, and location coordinate values (xn,yn,zn) are determined for a selected sequence of bone surface locations using the CT image... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

System and image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty

A custom arthroplasty guide and a method of manufacturing such a guide are disclosed herein. The method of manufacturing the custom arthroplasty guide includes: a) generating medical imaging slices of the portion of the patient bone; b) identifying landmarks on bone boundaries in the medical imaging slices; c) providing model... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Knee arthroplasty procedures

Disclosed herein are unicompartmental femoral and tibial arthroplasty jigs for respectively assisting in the performance of unicompartmental femoral and tibial arthroplasty procedures on femoral and tibial arthroplasty target regions. The femoral and tibial unicompartmental arthroplasty jigs each include a first side, a second side and a mating surface. Each second... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Arthroplasty system and related methods

A method of manufacturing an arthroplasty jig is disclosed herein. The method may include the following: generate a bone model, wherein the bone model includes a three dimensional computer model of at least a portion of a joint surface of a bone of a patient joint to undergo an arthroplasty... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Generation of a computerized bone model representative of a pre-degenerated state and useable in the design and manufacture of arthroplasty devices

A method of generating a computerized bone model representative of at least a portion of a patient bone in a pre-degenerated state. The method includes: generating at least one image of the patient bone in a degenerated state; identifying a reference portion associated with a generally non-degenerated portion of the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Arthroplasty jigs with mating accuracy

Disclosed herein is a method of defining a mating surface in a first side of an arthroplasty jig. The mating surface is configured to matingly receive and contact a corresponding patient surface including at least one of a bone surface and a cartilage surface. The first side is oriented towards... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

System and performing an arthroplasty procedure on a patient bone

A method and system for performing a total joint arthroplasty procedure on a patient's damaged bone region. A CT image or other suitable image is formed of the damaged bone surfaces, and location coordinate values (xn,yn,zn) are determined for a selected sequence of bone surface locations using the CT image... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

 new patent  Hinge knee preparation instrumentation and associated methods

A hinge knee system includes a tibial assembly having a baseplate component and an axle component. The baseplate component has an opening that extends therein from a proximal end toward a distal end thereof. The axle component has a shaft portion receivable within the opening of the baseplate component and... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Orthopedic implant and methods of implanting and removing same

Illustrative embodiments of orthopedic implants and methods for surgically repairing hammertoe are disclosed. According to at least one illustrative embodiment, an orthopedic implant includes a proximal segment comprising a number of spring arms forming an anchored barb at a first end of the implant, a distal segment extending between the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Expandable interbody implant with lordosis correction

A spinal implant for placement between vertebral bodies includes a first member for engaging one of the vertebral bodies, a second member for engaging an opposing one of the vertebral bodies, and at least one extendable support element for inducing movement of the entire first member away from the second... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation

A surgical instrument and method for inserting a spinal implant in the intervertebral disc space between two adjacent vertebrae and an anchor engageable with the implant and an adjacent vertebra are provided. The instrument includes an inserter having an engagement portion including a distal engagement surface for interfacing with the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Bioactive soft tissue implant and methods of manufacture and use thereof

A bioactive filamentary structure includes a sheath coated with a mixture of synthetic bone graft particles and a polymer solution forming a scaffold structure. In forming such a structure, synthetic bone graft particles and a polymer solution are applied around a filamentary structure. A polymer is precipitated from the polymer... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Suture constructs for ligament repair and methods of use thereof

Embodiments of the invention describe methods of implanting and setting an adjustable suture structure capable of maximizing and controlling the available range of motion in a defective joint. The adjustable suture structure can augment a joint repair following surgery or be used as a standalone construct. One embodiment involves completion... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Flexible snap-fit prosthetic component

Disclosed herein are flexible prosthetic components that are designed to be snap-fit to bone of a patient. The prosthetic components each have an outer articular surface and an inner bone contacting surface opposing the outer articular surface. The bone contacting surface has an anterior surface and an opposing posterior surface... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Patient-specific total hip arthroplasty

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for performing total hip arthroplasty with patient-specific guides. Pre-operative images of a pelvic region of a patient are taken in order to predefine the structure of the guides and corresponding implants. From the obtained image data an insertional vector for implanting an acetabular implant... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Expandable interbody implant

An expandable interbody implant is expandable from a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration by moving opposing first and second vertebral-engaging surfaces apart from one another. The implant includes a locking system for restraining contraction of the implant. The locking system may have a locked configuration, in which the first... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Surgical insertion instruments

A surgical instrument includes a shaft having a distal end connectable with an implant, and a handle connected to a proximal end of the shaft. The instrument defines an internal fluid channel through which a fluid can be passed. A kit includes the instrument and a spinal implant that is... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Navigated patella clamp

Disclosed herein are systems and methods of patella arthroplasty. A navigated patella clamp used in an arthroplasty procedure includes first and second movable jaw members and an actuation member coupled to the first and second jaw members for moving the first and second jaw members along a plane toward and... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Guides for fracture system

A prosthetic shoulder implant system includes a prosthetic humeral implant and a version device. The humeral implant includes a catch member aperture and a first locking pin aperture. The version device includes a rotatable member with a body and a flexure member, and a plate with a catch member and... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Systems and methods for preparing bone voids to receive a prosthesis

A method of implant a knee prosthesis includes forming a bone void at an end of a bone, implanting a void filler in the bone void, and implanting a knee prosthesis onto the end of the bone so that a stem of the knee prosthesis is received by the void... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Wedge shaped fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same

Reduced bone fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same are provided. Aspects of the reduced bone fracture fixation devices include a body dimensioned to be positioned in a reduced bone fracture, wherein the body has a wedge shape configuration sufficient to exert a force on bone of the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments

A distal femoral joint replacement system includes a femoral component having condylar articular surfaces, a stem extending from the femoral component, and a void filler for filling a bone void within a femur. The void filler includes a body and a plurality of legs extending from the body. The body... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Adjustable distraction cage with linked locking mechanisms

A spinal implant which is configured to be deployed between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant has at least one extendable support element with a retracted configuration to facilitate deployment of the implant and an extended configuration so as to expand the implant and effectively distract the disc space, stabilize the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Total knee femoral component with flexible anterior flange

Prostheses that address stress shielding are disclosed. For instance, a knee prosthesis includes a monolithic femoral component having medial and lateral condylar elements for confronting and engaging a natural tibia or a bearing member of a tibial component, an intercondylar notch between the condylar elements for confronting and engaging a... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

High tibial osteotomy guide

A cutting block for use in a bone osteotomy procedure is disclosed, and includes a first cutting guide surface, a second cutting guide surface, and a third cutting guide surface. The first, second, and third cutting guide surfaces are adapted to be temporarily affixed to a bone having a first... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Method for aligning an acetabular cup

A method is used for aligning an acetabular cup insertion instrument by taking a single lateral view pre-operative digital x-ray of a standing patient's pelvis. The natural pelvic tilt angle is determined by locating an anterior pelvic plane (APP) which is defined by first, second and third points on the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Humeral trial adaptor

Disclosed herein are orthopedic trialing systems including a stem, an adaptor and a trial member. The stem may be a trial or implant stem. The trial member may be a cup or head. The adaptor is used to account for the difference in the coupling of the trial member and... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

System and predicting tissue integrity

A system and method of diagnosing tissue integrity related to a joint of a patient may include imaging a first bone of the joint of the patient, determining a bone density profile of the first bone based on results of the imaging step, comparing the bone density profile of the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Decreasing bacterial responses on nano-modified titanium

Methods of manufacturing produce metal implants having nano-modified surfaces that contain antimicrobial properties. The methods may include immersing the implant in an acid, rinsing the acid-treated implant in an aqueous cleaner, and thereafter heating the rinsed implant. The nano-modified implants described herein may contain an increased surface roughness; surface features... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Lateral access system for the lumbar spine

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Shape-fit glenoid reaming systems and methods

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for securing a glenoid baseplate to a resected glenoid cavity in a preoperatively planned position. Image information obtained from the glenoid cavity and surrounding scapula is analyzed to determine the location of optimal bone stock. A guide is designed based on the image information,... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Porous structures produced by additive layer manufacturing

A three-dimensional structure is formed when layers of a material are deposited onto a substrate and scanned with a high energy beam to at least partially melt each layer of the material. Upon scanning the layers at predetermined locations at least a first segment overlapping a second segment and underlapping... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments

A bone void filling prosthesis, which includes a body and a plurality of legs. The body includes an aperture extending therethrough. The plurality of legs are each connected to the body. Each of the plurality of legs includes at least one selectively removable portion for adjusting a length of each... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Patient specific implantation range of motion hip impingement

A method for avoiding impingement between an implanted prosthetic hip stem and acetabular cup uses at least one digital x-ray of a standing patient preferably including a lateral x-ray to determine a pelvic tilt angle of the patient. A hip stem is virtually implanted at an initial stem version angle... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

04/13/17 / #20170100132

Globalized total knee instrumentation

A varus-valgus alignment instrument includes a body having a bone contact surface for contacting a distal femur and an opening extending through the body and bone contact surface. The opening is sized to receive an elongate shaft therein. An alignment member is moveably attached to the body and has first... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/30/17 / #20170086814

Suture anchor implantation instrumentation system

A system for implanting an anchor into bone, the system comprising a curved cannulated guide for percutaneous insertion, having a proximal end and a distal end; a flexible drill insertable through the curved guide from the proximal end to the distal end, the flexible drill having a shaft having a... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/30/17 / #20170086958

Snapback card implant package

A product package includes a first member and a second member arrangeable in an unpackaged state and a packaged state. The package has a flexible member attached to the first and second members which assists in securing an implant to the first member. The flexible member is slack when the... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/23/17 / #20170079739

Femoral sizer

A surgical referencing guide includes a body having a contact surface and a first foot extending away from the body. The first foot includes a first reference surface having a first area defined by a standard deviation of a first dataset extracted from a database and being comprised of a... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/16/17 / #20170043052

Methods for forming scaffolds

A method of forming a scaffold is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method of forming a scaffold includes dissolving a polymer in a solvent to form a polymer solution; adding additive precipitating agent to the polymer solution; precipitating and expanding the polymer from the polymer solution to form a... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/09/17 / #20170035572

Modular hinge knee prosthesis and improvements of same

A total knee prosthesis including a tibial component having a baseplate portion and a protruding portion extending from the baseplate portion is disclosed. An axle is connectable to the tibial component directly or indirectly. A femoral component has an articular surface and an opening for receipt of the axle. The... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

01/19/17 / #20170014144

Patient-specific total hip arthroplasty

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for performing total hip arthroplasty with patient-specific guides. Pre-operative images of a pelvic region of a patient are taken in order to predefine the structure of the guides and corresponding implants. From the obtained image data an insertional vector for implanting an acetabular implant... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

01/19/17 / #20170014235

Laser-produced porous structure

The present invention disclosed a method of producing a three-dimensional porous tissue in-growth structure. The method includes the steps of depositing a first layer of metal powder and scanning the first layer of metal powder with a laser beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells.... Howmedica Osteonics Corp








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