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Fixation device and tissue fixation acl reconstruction

A tissue fixation device for securing soft tissue to bone includes an expandable outer sheath, and an inner screw in threaded cooperation with the sheath. The expandable sheath comprises opposing walls in hinged engagement. When the screw is inserted into in the sheath, the walls pivot outwardly about a distal... Smith & Nephew Inc

Arthroscopic resection device

The present disclosure relates to an arthroscopic resection device. The device includes an outer member including a hub, an inner member including a hub, the inner member housed within the outer member, a tube coupled to the outer member, and means for allowing longitudinal movement of the outer member relative... Smith & Nephew Inc

Surgical alignment using references

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer-readable storage media, for surgical alignment using references. In one general aspect, a method includes coupling a guide to a joint, the guide defining an axis and having an outer contour formed to substantially conform to a portion of the joint. The first reference is... Smith & Nephew Inc

Orthopedic augments having recessed pockets

Systems, devices and methods for providing orthopedic augments having recessed pockets that receive a fixation material. The orthopedic augments include an outer surface that interfaces with a patient's tissue or bone, an inner surface that interfaces with an implant and having a recessed pocket configured to receive a fixation material,... Smith & Nephew Inc

Patellar implants

A patellar implant including a base portion formed of a porous metallic material, a polymeric portion formed of a polymeric material and attached to the base portion, and a membrane embedded between the base portion and the polymeric portion to provide a barrier between the porous metallic material and the... Smith & Nephew Inc

Fiber-reinforced composite orthopaedic device having embedded electronics

In one general aspect, an orthopaedic fixation device includes an inner core and shaft formed of a multi-layered, fiber-reinforced composite. A sensing element is embedded within the multi-layered, fiber-reinforced composite.... Smith & Nephew Inc

Tissue repair devices

The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity; and a headless insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity, the insertion member including a body having a threaded proximal portion, a non-threaded distal portion,... Smith & Nephew Inc

Open latarjet for correction of anterior-inferior glenoid bone loss

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to instrumentation that facilitate coracoid-glenoid fixation in Latarjet procedures. For example, a single instrument, a coracoid resection tool, may be provided/utilized to prepare a coracoid bone graft for size, flatness, and hole drilling. A glenoid drill guide may further be provided/utilized that uses... Smith & Nephew Inc

Microanchors for knotless tissue repair

A knotless anchor for attachment of tissue to bone includes a rigid anchor body and a suture extending there from. The suture is hollow and includes a fixed limb portion secured to the rigid anchor body. A soft suture tunnel extends in a longitudinal direction through the fixed limb portion... Smith & Nephew Inc

Patient-matched instruments

Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.... Smith & Nephew Inc

Applications of diffusion hardening techniques

A device, for example a medical implant, and a method of making the same, the device having a metal or metal alloy substrate, for example cobalt chrome, and a diffusion hardened metallic surface, for example a plasma carburized surface, contacting a non-diffusion hardened surface or a diffusion hardened surface having... Smith & Nephew Inc

Method of tissue harvesting

The present disclosure relates to a tissue collection apparatus. The tissue collection apparatus comprises a housing defining an inlet and an outlet, a first filter disposed within the housing, a second filter disposed within the housing, the second filter configured to isolate tissue particles of a desired size that pass... Smith & Nephew Inc

Anchor insertion system and use thereof

An arthroscopic anchor insertion tool and method for inserting consecutive, longitudinally aligned anchors from a common deployment channel of a cannulated needle by employing positive stops to prevent travel of an actuator from simultaneously advancing multiple anchors into a surgical site.... Smith & Nephew Inc

Apparatuses and methods for negative pressure wound therapy

Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.... Smith & Nephew Inc

Articulating needle

An arthroscopic needle having partial cuts or serrations along one side of a circular, hollow needle shaft allows the needle to bend, or articulate, by drawing a pull strip bar, defined by a thin strip along the interior side closet to the serrations in the hollow shaft, for compressing along... Smith & Nephew Inc

Porous structure and methods of making same

The present disclosure allows for more controlled modification of the input data to a Rapid Manufacturing Technologies (RMT) machinery to compensate for systematic error of the manufacturing process, such as directional build discrepancies, by performing the opposite effect to the input data. The modification is achieved with minimal unwanted distortions... Smith & Nephew Inc

Anatomical motion hinged prosthesis

A hinged knee prosthesis comprises a tibial component and a femoral component. The tibial component is configured to attach to a tibia. The tibial component has a bearing surface. The femoral component is configured to hingedly attach to the tibial component and rotate relative to the tibial component. The femoral... Smith & Nephew Inc

Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates

Certain embodiments of the invention provide plates for treating periarticular fractures or other non-full body weight bearing applications that combine polyaxial fixation with a low profile and enhanced contouring that more closely conforms to bone. Such plates can be designed to achieve buttressing effect and/or to be used in a... Smith & Nephew Inc

Surface and image integration for model evaluation and landmark determination

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a software program that displays both a volume as images and segmentation results as surface models in 3D. Multiple 2D slices are extracted from the 3D volume. The 2D slices may be interactively rotated by the user to best follow an oblique structure. The... Smith & Nephew Inc

Use of clostridium histolyticum protease mixture in promoting wound healing

Provided are methods for repairing a wound or inducing the proliferative phase of a wound comprising administering a composition comprising a protease mixture comprising collagenases and a neutral protease to the wound in an amount effective for repair of wound tissue or for inducing the proliferative phase in the wound.... Smith & Nephew Inc

Endocoupler with induction coupling

Endoscopic systems and methods that provide wireless power transmission from a camera head to at least one solid-state light source housed in an endoscopic device. The endoscopic systems and methods employ a multi-stage electromagnetic induction coupling mechanism that can wirelessly transfer power from the camera head to an endocoupler, as... Smith & Nephew Inc

Synchronous pressure sampling and supply of negative pressure in negative pressure wound therapy

Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery... Smith & Nephew Inc

Blockage detection in reduced pressure therapy

Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate delivery of... Smith & Nephew Inc

Reduced pressure therapy blockage detection and device fleet management

Embodiments of a reduced pressure system and methods for operating the system are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system can include one or more processors responsible for various functions associated with various levels of responsiveness, such as interfacing with a user, controlling a vacuum pump, providing network connectivity, etc. The... Smith & Nephew Inc

Suture anchors having ribbed enhancements

A knotless interference or contact fixation anchor assembly comprising an anchor body with a removable inserter/driver that fully supports the suture anchor over its entire working length. The anchor body may also incorporating a suture trap that is housed within a proximal eyelet of the anchor body. The anchor body... Smith & Nephew Inc

Two-part anchor with anchor inserter

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a no-hole-preparation suture anchor including a tubular anchor body, a tapered tip coupled to the anchor body, an eyelet extending transversely through the anchor, and a plurality of longitudinal ribs extending along at least a portion of the anchor length. The material of the tapered... Smith & Nephew Inc

Orthopedic implant augments

Systems, methods and devices for providing orthopedic implant augments are provided which have fastener locking mechanisms. The augments include a surface for mating with an implant component and a surface for interfacing with a patient's bone. The fastener locking mechanisms are aligned such that the augment may be locked in... Smith & Nephew Inc

Cutting instrument

Provided is a cutting instrument including: an elongated member including a tubular portion 105 and a shaft-like portion 101 inserted m the tubular portion 105; a blade 201 including two edges, the blade 201 being provided at an end of the elongated member and being pivotable between a housed position... Smith & Nephew Inc

Knotless suture or tissue anchor

Embodiments of the invention include methods and devices for securing a suture, graft, or other material to tissue with an anchor. The anchor of some embodiments includes an eyelet through which the suture, graft, or other material may be passed and mechanisms for selectively engaging the suture, graft, or other... Smith & Nephew Inc

Retrograde reamer depth tube gage

A thickness gage including a transparent measurement tube configured to receive and be slidingly engaged over a tubular shaft of a retrograde reamer. The tubular shaft has linear graduation marks on its surface for identifying linear measures for use in measuring a thickness of a bridge bone gap. The linear... Smith & Nephew Inc

Femoral reamings system and performing trial reduction

An apparatus for removing bone material including a distal cutting instrument and a proximal cutting instrument. The distal cutting instrument has at least one first cutting edge, a shoulder, and a shaft portion. The shaft portion has an anti-rotation feature. The at least one first cutting edge removes bone material... Smith & Nephew Inc

Anchor/implant deployment device and tissue repair methods related thereto

Featured is an inventive anchor/implant deployment device for use in repairing damage to tissue (e.g., meniscus) as well as tissue repair methods related thereto. Such an anchor/implant deployment device is advantageously configured and arranged so the deployment device is capable of making at least an in situ adjustment to the... Smith & Nephew Inc

Portable wound therapy system

A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject, a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject and a container for collecting exudates from... Smith & Nephew Inc

Bone fracture healing with primed distal bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells

Methods, systems and activated human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) from bone marrow regions distal from bone fractures, the hMSCs enhanced for encouraging healing of bone fractures. Systems and methods of activation for enhancing bone fracture healing hMSCs, and the enhanced cells themselves, by exposing and activating distally obtained bone marrow... Smith & Nephew Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258971

Apparatuses and methods for detecting leaks in a negative pressure wound therapy system

Leak location devices and methods of using leak location devices that can be used in conjunction with negative pressure wound therapy systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a leak location device can include a microphone for detecting sound pressure produced by a leak. Detected sound pressure can be compared to... Smith & Nephew Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259047

Self contained wound dressing apparatus

The composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a vacuum pump. The vacuum pump applies a vacuum pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed. The vacuum pump is tethered to the wound dressing and is... Smith & Nephew Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252038

Arthroscopic meniscal tear repair device

Apparatus and methods for arthroscopic meniscal tear repair. An apparatus includes a rigid outer sheath, and a needle residing within the rigid outer sheath, the needle including a superelastic material having an angled tip portion and a lumen having a longitudinal slot, a distal end of the needle having a... Smith & Nephew Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252165

Porous implant structures

Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures each have a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form... Smith & Nephew Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252545

Three-dimensional porous film contact layer with improved wound healing

A wound dressing has a micro-architecture to produce appropriate strains in cells to promote the healing a wound. The apparatus includes a wound cover for defining a reservoir over a wound in which a negative pressure may be maintained by forming a substantially fluid-tight seal around the wound, a vacuum... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245855

Soft tissue repair

Methods and instruments for repairing soft tissues of a skeletal joint such as for example of the foot or hand are presented.... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245884

Multiple portal guide

The present disclosure relates to a guide assembly. The guide assembly includes a guide having a body having a first set of marks and a joint including at least one through hole, the joint configured for sliding along the length of the body; and a first surgical device having a... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246001

Implant components and methods

Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Any of the implantable components may be include... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238957

Medical device

A medical device that includes an outer tube assembly that includes a straight outer tube, an inner tube assembly that includes a straight inner tube disposed within the outer tube, and at least one interference member on the outer tube assembly and at least one interference member on the inner... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239037

Tissue graft fixation with tension adjustment

Apparatus for tissue graft fixation. A tissue graft fixation device includes a main body part (15) provided with a pair of suture through holes (20, 25) positioned on opposite sides of a spherically radiused screw through hole (30), the pair of suture through holes sized to receive sutures, the spherically... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231619

Apparatus for tissue repair

An apparatus includes first and second fixation members, a flexible member coupled to the first and second fixation members, and a limiting element coupled to the flexible member. The limiting element is movable relative to the second fixation member and acts to limit loosening of the flexible member relative to... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231752

Graft suspension device

A graft suspension device for suspending a ligament in a bone hole having a first loop and a second loop suspending from an 8-hole anchor, and a cradle at the opposite end of the loops to the anchor. The loose ends of the suture are routed through holes in the... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224320

Medical device for repairing soft tissue and using same

A medical device for repairing soft tissue is disclosed. The medical device includes a cannulated probe positionable a tear in the soft tissue and a stop. The cannulated probe has an inlet about a proximal end and at least one outlet about a distal end with a lumen therethrough. The... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224370

Load sensing resection device

Embodiments of the invention include drive units and other effective types of movement inducing devices that include load sensing mechanisms capable of giving feedback to a user when a force is being applied to the devices during use. The applied force for which monitoring is provided may be one or... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215867

Knotless anchor

A knotless anchor (100) includes an elongate body (102), a plurality of wings (104) extending outward from the body, a plurality of grooves (106) corresponding to the wings formed in the body, and a transverse bore (110) in communication with the grooves. The wings may be pivotably attached to the... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216017

Composite interference screws and drivers

The present disclosure relates to a delivery device and screw combination. The combination includes a delivery device comprising a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, a non-circular cannulation, and markings along a length of the shaft; an interference screw... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216501

Leak detection in negative pressure wound therapy system

Embodiments of a negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to... Smith & Nephew Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220755

Inventory management and location tracking of medical devices

Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to facilitate... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209129

Bone marrow lesion drill

Devices, systems, methods, and kits are provided for accessing and treating bone marrow lesions in intraosseous spaces of bones by reversibly coupling a drill, including a surgical power drill, to a stylet reversibly inserted within and coupled with a cannula to provide for concurrent or synchronized rotation of the stylet... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209718

Medical device

A medical device includes a treatment module configured to apply a treatment to a patient. The medical device includes an interface configured to operatively connect to a removable storage device storing authorization data that identifies a level of treatment authorization. The medical device includes a processing device configured to perform... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202443

Video endoscopic system

Image data representing an image captured by a video endoscopic device is converted from a first color space to a second color space. The image data in the second color space is used to determine the location of features in the image.... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202550

Suture passer and method

Instruments and techniques to pass a suture are presented. The instruments and techniques are particularly useful where access to confined spaces and the ability to pass a suture through difficult to penetrate materials are needed. The instruments and techniques are particularly useful in surgery of the hands and feet.... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196574

Soft tissue reconstruction

Methods and instruments for reconstructing soft tissues of a skeletal joint such as for example of the foot or hand are presented.... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196694

Implant components and methods

Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. An implant may include a base member that... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200272

Detection of anatomical landmarks

A method including accessing image data representing tissue and identifying one or more features of the tissue indicated by the image data. A model is selected for the tissue based on the one or more identified features. The image data is segmented and, using the model, one or more anatomical... Smith & Nephew Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189008

Tissue repair device

The present disclosure relates to a tissue repair device. The device includes a handle, a knob coupled to the handle, and a needle coupled to the handle. The needle includes a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end including a slot, wherein a first anchor is housed within... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181740

Surgical fastening

A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181754

Arthroscopic resection methods

The present disclosure relates to resection devices and methods. The resection device includes an outer tubular member; and an inner tubular member disposed within the outer tubular member, the inner tubular member including a burr having a body with flutes extending along a length of the body, the flutes including... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181856

Variable angle blade augment

A variable angle blade augment including an augment component and a blade component. The blade component includes a buttress portion and a neck portion, with the neck portion having a body segment and a face segment that is contoured for mating engagement with an outer surface of the acetabular shell.... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172560

Two-piece knotless suture anchor

A suture anchor assembly includes a suture anchor and a suture anchor inserter. The anchor includes a flexible distal tip and a rigid proximal anchor body. The distal tip includes a transverse suture eyelet and a cavity formed in a proximal end of the tip. The anchor body includes a... Smith & Nephew Inc

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06/15/17 / #20170164961

Coracoid drill guide and use thereof

A coracoid drill guide including a hollow shaft for passage of a drill sleeve. The shaft is fitted with a cap having a distally-extending finger. A longitudinal axis of the finger is offset from the longitudinal axis of the shaft by a first fixed distance. The shaft is disposed within... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165405

Systems and methods for applying reduced pressure therapy

Embodiments of a negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound. The pump assembly, canister, and the wound dressing can be fluidically connected to... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156742

Low profile patient specific cutting blocks for a knee joint

A low profile patient specific cutting block for a knee includes a plurality of bone interfacing portions and a cutting slot. The plurality of bone interfacing portions are configured to overlie portions of an end of a bone. The bone interfacing portions each have a surface that is generally a... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157302

Fixation devices for tissue repair

Fixation devices for tissue repair, for example sutures, surgical arrows, staples, darts, bolts, screws, buttons, anchors, nails, rivets, or barbed devices comprise at least one of angiogenic material; angiogenic precursor material which is capable of breaking down in vivo to form angiogenic material; or tissue-engineered material, which tissue-engineered material is... Smith & Nephew Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151007

Anchor delivery system

The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to... Smith & Nephew Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143401

System and methods of controlling temperature related to electrosurgical procedures

Electrosurgical procedures. At least some of the example methods for detecting that an electrosurgical wand is effected by a blockage, including supplying a high frequency energy to an active electrode of an electrosurgical wand; drawing an electrically conductive fluid from the vicinity of the active electrode; sensing a temperature signal... Smith & Nephew Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143471

Ligament reconstruction fixation system

The present disclosure relates to an assembly for fixing a ligament in bone. The assembly includes a suspension member and an implant having a mechanism for fixedly receiving the suspension member and at least partially suspending the suspension member and the received bone graft within the implant, allowing for bony... Smith & Nephew Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143474

Ligament screw attachment device

A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the... Smith & Nephew Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137603

Synergistic effects on blending multiple additives in uhmwpe

Oxidation resistant crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is described, wherein at least two different additives in the manufacture synergistically increase the oxidation resistance of crosslinked UHMWPE. This allows the manufacture of oxidation resistant crosslinked UHMWPE using lower levels of additives and/or lower levels of crosslinking irradiation or chemicals. The... Smith & Nephew Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128080

Stabilizing microfracture device

A microfracture device comprising a guide shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and defining an internal passage between the proximal and distal ends, the distal end having a curved tip, a stabilizing portion disposed along an outer surface of the guide shaft, at least a portion of... Smith & Nephew Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112485

Suture anchor assembly with slip fit tip

A suture anchor assembly including a suture anchor that incorporates a harder distal tip with a softer proximal body. The tip and body of the suture anchor are connected via a threaded plug, which also serves to connect the suture anchor to an inserter.... Smith & Nephew Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112625

Method of glenohumeral instability repair

Methods for arthroscopic bone graft for anterior inferior glenohumeral instability repair are disclosed. The method includes providing a bone graft not attached to soft tissue. Respective passageways are formed through the bone graft and a patient's glenoid. A first implant is further provided, where the first implant is secured to... Smith & Nephew Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100134

Universal double offset surgical instrument

Instruments for use in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Instruments according to certain embodiments of the invention connect to a shaping member such as a broach, reamer or osteotome that is used to prepare the intramedullary canal of a desired femur or other bone for total hip arthroplasty. Such an... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086857

Patient-matched instrumentation and methods

A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079668

Abrasion tool with vacuum source

The abrasion tool including a generally elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end including a first proximal segment, a head formed in the distal end of the body, and a lumen formed within the body and extending from the first proximal segment to the... Smith & Nephew Inc

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03/16/17 / #20170072029

Enzymatic wound debriding compositions with enhanced enzymatic activity

The present invention is directed to topical enzymatic wound debriding compositions with enhanced enzymatic activity. These compositions comprise a dispersed phase comprising at least one proteolytic enzyme and at least one hydrophilic polyol; and a continuous phase comprising a hydrophobic base.... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076445

Systems and methods for evaluating accuracy in a patient model

Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing patient anatomy models with indications of model accuracy included with the model. Accuracy is determined, for example, by analyzing gradients at tissue boundaries or by analyzing tissue surface curvature in a three-dimensional anatomy model. The determined accuracy is graphically provided to an... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076453

Methods and systems for identifying anatomical landmarks in image data

Systems, devices, and methods are described for locating and identifying anatomical landmarks, such as ligament attachment points, in image data. These systems, devices, and methods may provide an oblique plane that contains an anatomical landmark such as a ligament attachment point to the tibia. For example, the position at which... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065837

Medical device

A medical device includes a treatment module configured to apply a treatment to a patient. The medical device includes an interface configured to operatively connect to a removable storage device storing authorization data that identifies a level of treatment authorization. The medical device includes a processing device configured to perform... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056178

Porous implant structures

Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures have a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form a... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056234

Boot with lockable strap

In some implementations, a boot includes an outer shell having a first side and a second side located opposite the first side. The boot may include a retention strap. The boot may include a first one-way tensioning device coupled to the first side of the outer shell, where the first... Smith & Nephew Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061375

Providing implants for surgical procedures

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing implants for surgical procedures. In some implementations, a model that has been trained using data indicating characteristics of other patients and items used in surgeries for the other patients is obtained. Using the model and... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049433

Hollow suture anchor and driver

Described herein are devices and techniques for no-hole-prep installation of miniaturized suture anchors into bone.... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049438

Fenestrated locking suture anchor assembly

The technology includes an anchor assembly for tissue repair having an open helical coil sleeve and a tip structure. The tip structure includes an aperture for passing a suture and a suture capture member for capturing a suture. The technology also includes an anchor driver for installing an anchor into... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049558

Closed loop suture for anchoring tissue grafts

A method and device for securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation device that houses a closed loop having both braided and non-braided portions. A tissue graft is looped through the closed loop at the non-braided portion to attach the tissue graft to the... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049952

Closed loop surgical system

Featured is a closed loop surgical system including one or more control units that are configured to form a fluid control subsystem for fluid control and a device control subsystem for controlling a surgical device. The two control subsystems in combination provide an automatic self-managed closed loop system for the... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042533

Suture passer

The present disclosure concerns a surgical instrument for manipulating suture. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an instrument for passing suture through tissue. There is described a surgical instrument having a shaft and a handle connected to the proximal end of the shaft. The shaft is formed from a... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042556

Methods and devices for attaching or reattaching soft tissue to bone

Embodiments of the invention include implants, instruments, and methods for attaching or reattaching soft tissue (200, 2200) to a bone (100), that enable independent tensioning of multiple connectors such as sutures (60, 160, 2060, 2160) and enable redundant fixation between bone (100) and soft tissue (200, 2200). Some embodiments provide... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042581

Hip distraction

A hip distractor includes a pair of distractor members and a support configured to be fastened to a surgical table. The support includes at least two mounts for coupling to a pair of joints that couple the distractor members to the support. Another hip distractor includes a pair of distractor... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042686

Orthopaedic implants and methods

There is provided a tibial component comprising: a tibial tray with an inferior side; and a support member connected to the inferior side of the tibial tray, the support member having a stem portion, the support member further comprising at least one opening. In one embodiment, the at least one... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035469

Composite internal fixators

A multi-layer, fiber-reinforced composite orthopaedic fixation device having a design selected based on a desired characteristic of the orthopaedic fixation device. The design may be selected according to a model of the device, the model defining design constraints, and the design may comprise a pattern of the fiber angle for... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035617

Apparatuses and methods for negative pressure wound therapy

Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.... Smith & Nephew Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027624

Dmls orthopedic intramedullary device and manufacture

An orthopedic device, such as an intramedullary nail for internal fixation of a bone and a method of manufacturing the same. The orthopedic device may be formed from a medical grade powder via an additive manufacturing process. The forming process may include heat treating the additive manufactured component and machining... Smith & Nephew Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020514

Surgical devices

The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including a shaft having an outer member and an inner member slidably received within the outer member, a handle coupled to the shaft, and a means for providing movement to the inner member coupled to the inner member. A method of tissue... Smith & Nephew Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020545

Surgical drive apparatus

A surgical drive apparatus includes a rotating shaft of a sectioning device and a drive unit having a motor disposed in a motor chamber, in which the motor rotationally couples to the rotating shaft as the rotating shaft extends through an end of the motor chamber. A suction chamber is... Smith & Nephew Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020589

Anchor having a controlled driver orientation

The present disclosure relates to an interference screw having a body with a proximal end, distal end, and longitudinal axis extending between thereinbetween. The screw further includes threads for fixing the screw into bone. The screw further includes a through bore defined by the body. The through bore extends between... Smith & Nephew Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020656

Tissue graft fixation

A tissue graft fixation device including a body having an upper and lower surface, a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the first and second end portions, the intermediate portion comprising at least two tabs extending transverse to the intermediate portion, the intermediate... Smith & Nephew Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020688

Acetabular cup assembly for multiple bearing materials

A modular acetabular cup assembly for use with multiple bearing liners is disclosed. The acetabular cup assembly includes a shell having a tapered inner wall and two circumferential grooves. The shell may be used with polyethylene, ceramic, metal, and other types of liners.... Smith & Nephew Inc








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