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 new patent  Shoulder arthroplasty trial sensors

An arthroplasty trial assembly for a human shoulder can include a first implant securable to a first bone and a second implant securable to a second bone. The second implant can include a body, a stem, an articulation component, and a sensor. ... Zimmer Gmbh

 new patent  Method for optimizing implant designs

Methods are disclosed for designing a tibial implant to minimize cortical impingement of a keel or other fixation structure when the tibial implant is implanted in the tibia bone. The design of the keel or other fixation structure on the tibial baseplate can be based on determining a common area between defined cancellous regions of at least two tibia bones. ... Zimmer Gmbh

 new patent  Implants with frangible fastener port plugs and methods of manufacturing implants with frangible fastener port plugs

An orthopedic implant can comprise a structural body, a plug and a frangible connection. The structural body can comprise a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, and a through-bore extending from the first surface to the second surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

 new patent  External fixation

External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Tibial insert

Systems and apparatuses including a tibial insert for replacement of a knee joint of a patient are disclosed. The insert can comprise a proximal surface configured to interface with a bearing, a post and a distal surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Modular anchor bone fusion cage

A modular anchor bone fusion cage is provided. The cage includes a spacer configured to fit into a space between the faces of two bones that are to be fused together. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Automatically adjusting swing legs for mounting and aligning and reorienting crawlers

A paving machine for spreading, leveling and finishing concrete having a main frame, center module, bolsters laterally movably, and a crawler track associated with respective aft and forward ends of the bolsters. A bolster swing leg for each crawler track supports an upright jacking column. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Adjustable bolster swing legs for slipform paving machines

A paving machine for spreading, leveling and finishing concrete having a main frame, center module, bolsters laterally movably, and a crawler track associated with respective aft and forward ends of the bolsters. A bolster swing leg for each crawler track supports an upright jacking column. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Patellar implants and trials

Methods and apparatuses including a patellar implant are disclosed. The patellar implant can include a member, an articulation component and a connection mechanism. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Device for fixing a bony structure to a support member

Device for fixing a bony structure to a support member, the device comprising a first connecting member which comprises: a main body provided with a first passage configured for receiving the support member, and with a first opening configured for passing a flexible member therethrough; and a rod fixed to and/or monobloc with the main body and protruding therefrom. The device further comprises a first flexible member passing through the first opening of the main body and extending beyond the main body for attachment to the bony structure.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Tool torque limiter

A torque limiter can include a housing and a shaft. The housing can include a housing magnet enclosed within the housing. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Anterior cruciate ligament substituting knee implants

The present disclosure provides knee prostheses that replicate at least a portion of the function of an individual patient's anterior cruciate ligament (acl). An exemplary knee prosthesis includes a femoral component configured to be implanted on the distal end of the patient's femur and a tibial component configured to be implanted on the proximal end of the patient's tibia. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Sternal closure cerclage, plate implant and instrumentation

A system including a bone punch tool and a needle guide. The bone punch tool can include a support arm having a support arm proximal portion and a support arm distal portion, a pivot arm having a pivot arm proximal portion and a pivot arm distal portion, and an arcuate punch configured to punch through bone. ... Zimmer Gmbh

Spinal stabilization system with rigid and flexible elements

A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180123500

Surgical power tool with critical error handler

In a surgical power tool that includes an electric motor positioned in a housing and a movable element extending from the housing and operatively actuated by the electric motor, a controller can repeatedly interrogate for faults a plurality of components in or on the housing, such as the electric motor, the controller, a battery, a trigger, and a mode switch. Upon finding a component in a fault condition, the controller can engage a critical error handler that disengages the electric motor, disables at least some of the plurality of components, and directs a microprocessor in the controller into a safe software state. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180104070

Femoral inserter and retractor

Apparatuses and systems including at least one of mounting and removal of a femoral component on a femur are disclosed. The instrument can include a handle, a plunger, first and second arms and a knob. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180103986

External fixation clamp using a trigger mechanism and stored spring energy

An external fixation clamp for receiving a fixation element includes an inner jaw and an outer jaw movable between an open position that permits the fixation element to be placed between the inner and outer jaws and a closed position that restricts removal of the fixation element from between the inner and outer jaws. A latch assembly may cooperate with the inner and outer jaws to secure the jaws in a closed position. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180103966

Multi-use tool

Apparatuses and systems including an instrument for manipulating components within a knee joint of a patient are disclosed. Such manipulation can include inserting and/or removing such components to or from a bone of the knee joint. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180098856

Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools

A tibial augment for use with a knee joint prosthesis, composed of annular members of different stock sizes, each size being configured to fit within a cavity formed in a human tibia. The augment may include a stepped distal surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180098806

Tensioning devices and methods for dynamic suture systems

A system for repairing separated body tissues includes a tensioning device comprising two proximal handles for grasping, a pair of movable distal tensioning tips, a pivot between the proximal handle and distal tensioning tips, and suture holding clamps proximal to the tensioning tips. The tensioning device is used in conjunction with a buckle with lock bars and a tensioning tab for securing and tensioning suture. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180098793

Multi-locking external fixation clamp

A clamping device for attaching to an external fixation element of an external fixation system includes a first jaw having an inner surface and an outer surface and includes a second jaw having an inner surface and an outer surface, with the inner surface of the first jaw and the inner surface of the second jaw together forming a passage configured to receive the external fixation element of the external fixation system. A locking system is engageable with the first and the second jaws. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180098792

External fixation

External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092747

Convertible glenoid

A glenoid system (100) includes a baseplate (102) configured to attach to a glenoid cavity of a patient. In a primary configuration, a biocompatible plastic liner (332) can snap into a circumferential groove (120) on the baseplate, to attach to a lateral facing surface (104) of the baseplate, at one or more locations around the groove. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092746

Femoral prosthesis with lateralized patellar groove

A prosthetic femoral component (10) for an orthopaedic prosthesis has a canted patellar groove adapted for optimal patella/component interaction, with the component configured to have a medial or lateral cant depending upon the method of implantation. The femoral component defines a distal “component transverse plane,” which is a plane tangent to the distal-most points of the component condyles (12, 14). ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092665

Surgical instrument with integrated compression and distraction mechanisms

Embodiments disclosed herein provide compression/distraction methods and tools useful for fitting a spinal stabilization system in a patient through minimally invasive surgery. The spinal stabilization system may comprise screws anchored in vertebrae. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092664

Systems and devices for connecting a longitudinal member to a bone portion

An apparatus (10) includes a fastener (16) engageable with a bone portion to connect a longitudinal member (12) to the bone portion. A housing (40) has a first passage (42) configured to receive the longitudinal member (12) and a second passage (44) extending transverse to the first passage. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092637

Knotless dynamic suture tensioning device and methods

Two spaced bodily tissues are approximated with a surgical tensioning device comprising a resilient member and a pressure locking device. The method comprises a step of routing one end of a length of suture through both spaced bodily tissues and inserting the suture end into and through the pressure locking device. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085225

Asymmetric tibial components for a knee prosthesis

An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with an asymmetric periphery which promotes proper positioning and orientation on a resected tibia, while also facilitating enhanced kinematics, soft-tissue interaction, and long-term fixation of the complete knee prosthesis. The asymmetric baseplate periphery is sized and shaped to substantially match portions of the periphery of a typical resected proximal tibial surface, such that proper location and orientation is evident by resting the baseplate on the tibia. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085153

Periprosthetic bone plates

The present disclosure relates to bone plates that are configured for use with bones having periprosthetic fractures. For example, in the event that a proximal femur is fractured in an area that is adjacent to a prosthetic component, such as a femoral stem used in a hip replacement, the periprosthetic bone plates of the present invention may be used. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078381

Interspinous implants

The present invention provides a spinous process implant and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention, the implant includes a spacer that is connectable to two extensions. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078376

Subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of the joint

Methods for the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevail the progression of osteoarthritis of a joint are disclosed. The methods involve treating the subchondral bone, while preserving, as much as possible, the joint's articular and cartilage surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078285

Bone fixing system

This disclosure provides a system for securing a bone to a rod, the system comprising a ligature, a body, and two fasteners. The ligature has two free ends and an intermediate portion therebetween, the intermediate portion being configured to engage a bone. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180071437

Monolithic composite orthopedic implants and associated methods

Implementations described herein provide for junctionless monolithic composite implants and methods for manufacturing the same. The implant includes a monolithic composite body having a first region comprising a first metal alloy, a second region comprising a second metal alloy, and a transition region disposed between the first region and the second region formed from a bonded mixture of the first alloy and the second alloy. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180071114

Instrumented linkage system

An instrumented linkage system (100) to facilitate accuracy and efficiency of a surgical procedure is disclosed. The linkage system may be directly attached to a bone and used to register the bone to a computer. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180070997

Flexible plate fixation of bone fractures

Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for fixation of a fractured bone with a bone plate. In various embodiments, the systems and plates provide elastic suspension of the receiving holes relative to an osteosynthesis plate. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180064449

Patient-specific mill guide

An orthopedic guide for preparing a particular patient's bone to receive a prosthesis using a milling tool with a rotating burr comprises a platform having a top surface and a bottom surface adapted to face the patient's bone. The platform defines an elongate milling track that extends through the platform from the top surface to the bottom surface of the platform, the milling track being sized and shaped so as to be adapted to guide the milling tool across the patient's bone with the burr of the milling tool rotating beneath the bottom surface of the platform to be adapted to remove a first bone portion from the patient's bone. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/01/18 / #20180055504

Lateral retractor system and methods of use

Technology disclosed herein relates to retractors and methods of use for surgical procedures, and in particular, spinal surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical retractor includes a pair of pivotable armatures and a translatable armature. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180051141

Antioxidant stabilized crosslinked ultra high molecular weight polyethylene for medical device applications

An antioxidant combined with uhmwpe prior to subjecting the uhmwpe to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180049774

Articulating derotators for deformity spinal systems and methods for use thereof

A surgical derotator instrument comprises a shaft, a handle and an articulating coupler. The shaft comprises a first end portion having a bone anchor coupling and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180042620

Offset reamer

A reamer operably connected to a movable drive element by a translation assembly such that the movement of the movable drive element rotates the reamer. The reamer can be sized such that the reamer can be navigated through or around soft tissue to position the reamer adjacent the defect region and angled to align the reamer with a reamer axis perpendicular to the plane of the defect region. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180036048

Flexible plate fixation of bone fractures

Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for fixation of a fractured bone. In various embodiments, the systems and plates may provide elastic suspension of the receiving holes relative to the osteosynthesis plate. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180036045

Apparatus and methods for reduction of vertebral bodies in a spine

A system for reduction of vertebral bodies (or vertebrae) in various embodiments includes a reducer, and extender, and a hollow tube. The reducer couples to the extender, which in turn couples to an elongated member, such as a rod, and to a bone fastener assembly. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180035902

System and method for deep vein thrombosis prevention and diagnosis

A system and method prevents and diagnoses deep vein thrombosis in a body limb by providing a pressure sleeve having a plurality of individually fillable cells, the pressure sleeve being configurable to be placed around a body limb. A source fills each fillable cell individually, and a pressure sensor measures a pressure in a fillable cell. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180028249

Impactor-extractor

An impactor-extractor for inserting or extracting a stem of a prosthesis into or from a bone can include a body having a first end and a second end. The body can include an impact head located at the first end. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180028245

Bone screw threaded enlarger

A bone fastener system can comprise a fastener and a first sizing component. The fastener can comprise a shaft that provides an anchoring footprint. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180028236

Bone anchor housing limiter

A bone anchor system can comprise a fastener, a rod housing and a first directional component configured for connection to the fastener. The fastener can comprise a shaft having a shaft diameter, an anchoring projection on the shaft, and a head at an end of the shaft. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180021144

Tibial bearing component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics

An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing component with articular features which operate to protect adjacent soft tissues of the natural knee, promote and/or accommodate desired articulation with an abutting femoral component, and facilitate expedient and effective implantation by a surgeon.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180021143

Motion facilitating tibial components for a knee prosthesis

An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate sized and shaped to cover substantially all of a resected proximal tibial surface, and a tibial bearing component sized to leave a posteromedial portion of the tibial baseplate exposed when the tibial bearing component is mounted to the baseplate. The exposed posteromedial portion of the tibial baseplate includes a chamfered profile which cooperates with a correspondingly chamfered profile at a posteromedial edge of the tibial bearing component to create a substantially continuous chamfer extending from the resected tibial surface to the medial articular surface of the tibial bearing component. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180021136

Rapid manufacturing of porous metal prostheses

An orthopaedic prosthesis and a method for rapidly manufacturing the same are provided. The orthopaedic prosthesis includes a solid bearing layer, a porous bone-ingrowth layer, and an interdigitating layer therebetween. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180021047

Angled instrument assembly

An angled instrument assembly includes an angled sleeve, a driver shaft, and a tool bit. The angled sleeve includes a straight passage segment that meets an angled passage segment at a junction. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180014951

Clamping quick connect mechanism for axial attachment

An apparatus including a post connectable to an implant extending from a residual limb; a base connectable to a prosthesis; and a clamping assembly configured to releasably connect the post to the base.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180014943

Subchondral treatment of joint pain of the spine

Methods for altering the natural history of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine are proposed. The methods focus on the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, subchondral defects such as bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease in the spine and thereby treat pain.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180014856

System and method for insertion of flexible spinal stabilization element

A method of inserting a spinal stabilization system into a patient generally comprises inserting a first positioning tool through a first location on a patient's skin and along a path generally toward a first vertebral anchor, coupling an end of the first positioning tool to the first vertebral anchor, positioning at least a portion of a delivery device over a connecting element, and inserting the delivery device and the connecting element through the patient's skin at the first location and along at least a portion of the first positioning tool. The first positioning tool is configured to facilitate directing the delivery device and connecting element generally toward a second vertebral anchor within the patient's body.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180008747

Bone tissue engineering by ex vivo stem cells ongrowth into three-dimensional trabecular metal

Adult autologous stem cells cultured on a porous, three-dimensional tissue scaffold-implant for bone regeneration by the use of a hyaluronan and/or dexamethasone to accelerate bone healing alone or in combination with recombinant growth factors or transfected osteogenic genes. The scaffold-implant may be machined into a custom-shaped three-dimensional cell culture system for support of cell growth, reservoir for peptides, recombinant growth factors, cytokines and antineoplastic drugs in the presence of a hyaluronan and/or dexamethasone alone or in combination with growth factors or transfected osteogenic genes, to be assembled ex vivo in a tissue incubator for implantation into bone tissue.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180008433

Method of estimating soft tissue balance for knee arthroplasty

A method is provided for evaluating the tension or laxity of the soft tissue surrounding a patient's knee joint. Based on this evaluation, a surgeon may determine a desired resection depth for a knee arthroplasty procedure that will achieve an appropriate spacing between adjacent, articulating components of the knee joint.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180008415

Shapeable porous metal implant

Shapeable porous metal implants and methods for use in various procedures are disclosed. The implants can comprise a shell according to some examples. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180008399

Porous metal device for regenerating soft tissue-to-bone interface

The present disclosure relates, in some aspects, to orthopaedic implants for securing soft tissue to bone and methods for using the same. One particular implant comprises a first exposed porous surface region, having pores for promoting bone ingrowth, and a second exposed porous surface, having pores for promoting soft tissue ingrowth. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180000612

Provisional tibial prosthesis system

The present disclosure provides a provisional tibial prosthesis system for a set of prosthetic knee joints for implantation in a natural knee, the provisional tibial prosthesis system including a bearing component and a bearing support, the spacing of the bearing component from the bearing support is adjustable to allow for representation of a variety of different sized final tibial prostheses. In this system, only one provisional bearing component corresponding to each level of constraint is needed and shims are used to adjust the spacing of the bearing component from the beating support. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180000602

Asymmetric tibial components for a knee prosthesis

An orthopaedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with features designed for use with small-stature knee-replacement patients. The tibial prosthesis may include a shortened tibial keel, tibial keel fins which define a large angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the keel, and/or tibial keel fins which extend along less than the entire longitudinal extent of the keel.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180000601

Tibial prosthesis

A tibial, prosthesis, and, particularly, a fixed bearing tibial, prosthesis has a two-pronged securement mechanism. The securement mechanism may or may not be angled. ... Zimmer Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170360512

Soft tissue balancing in articular surgery

Systems and methods may be used to perform robot-aided surgery. A system may include a robotic controller to monitor a position and orientation of an end effector coupled to an end of a robotic arm. ... Zimmer Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170360510

System and method for intraoperative surgical planning

The subject matter includes systems, methods, and prosthetic devices for joint reconstruction surgery. A computer-assisted intraoperating planning method can include accessing a first medical image providing a first view of a joint within a surgical site as well as receiving selection of a first component of a modular prosthetic device implanted in the first bone of the joint. ... Zimmer Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170360485

Spinal implants and methods

The present invention provides a spinal implant for placement between adjacent processes of the human spine. In some embodiments the spinal implant includes a spacer and one or more retention members. ... Zimmer Gmbh

12/21/17 / #20170360473

Navigation instruments for subchondral bone treatment

An instrument for navigating to a target area near a subchondral defect of a bone and associated methods are disclosed. The instrument can include a body portion having a patient specific surface defining a negative impression of a portion of a skin surface of a patient, and a targeting device coupled to the body portion, the targeting device including a rail and at least one device portal configured to guide a device into a subchondral region of the bone for treatment at the target area.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170354506

Osteoarthritis treatment and device

A method for treating arthritis of a joint includes identifying a bone lesion in a bone adjacent to the joint; and implanting in the bone a reinforcing member in or adjacent to the bone lesion. A kit for conducting the method includes: (a) at least one reinforcing member having a proximal face adapted to face the joint, a distal face adapted to face away from the joint, and a wedge-shaped edge adapted to pierce bone, wherein the at least one reinforcing member is planar and sterile; and (b) a container adapted to maintain the at least one reinforcing member sterile. ... Zimmer Gmbh

12/07/17 / #20170348111

Shoulder prosthesis and components thereof

The present disclosure relates to a shoulder prosthesis comprising a glenoidal component having a glenoidal articulation surface and a humeral component having a humeral articulation surface, and a separate mobile glenohumeral bearing component comprising a glenoidal bearing surface and a humeral bearing surface arranged on opposite sides of the glenohumeral bearing component. The glenoidal bearing surface contacts in an implanted state the glenoidal articulation surface and/or the humeral bearing surface contacts in an implanted state the humeral articulation surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/30/17 / #20170340391

X-ray scaling devices, systems, and methods

Various systems, devices, and methods for facilitating efficient anatomical registration in surgical navigation are disclosed. Such systems and devices can have a data collection unit and a scaling device. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/30/17 / #20170340361

Spinal correction tensioning system

A vertebral column correction system for correcting a spinal deformity without fusing the joint segments is disclosed. The vertebral column correction system may have first and second vertebral anchors secured to first and second vertebrae. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/30/17 / #20170340318

Lateral retractor system and methods of use

Technology disclosed herein relates to retractors and methods of use for surgical procedures, and in particular, spinal surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical retractor includes a pair of pivotable armatures and a translatable armature. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/23/17 / #20170335074

Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene articles and methods of forming ultra high molecular weight polyethylene articles

The present invention generally provides implantable articles and methods of forming implantable articles from a crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (“uhmwpe”) blend stabilized with vitamin e. The crosslinked uhmwpe blend may be prepared by combining the uhmwpe material and vitamin e prior to irradiating the uhmwpe blend with electron beam radiation at a sufficient radiation dose rate to induce crosslinking. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/23/17 / #20170333195

Knee prosthesis including rotatable spine

A knee joint prosthesis is disclosed. The knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial baseplate, a tibial insert, and a spine. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/23/17 / #20170333091

Spinous process implants and associated methods

The present invention provides spinous process implant and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention the implant limits the maximum spacing between the spinous processes. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/23/17 / #20170333090

Interspinous implants with deployable wing

The present invention provides spinous process implants and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention, the implant includes at least one extension with a superior lobe pivotally connected to an inferior lobe, such as by a hinge, to allow unfolding of the at least one extension from a folded position to an unfolded position. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/16/17 / #20170325972

Femoral head press instrument for prosthetic implant

A femoral head press can comprise: a frame having first end second ends; a clamp connected to the first end to define a holding plane; a mechanical drive mechanism mounted to the second end and having a drive axis; a ram connected to the second end; and a femoral head cup connected to the ram; wherein the mechanical drive mechanism is configured to drive the ram along the drive axis substantially perpendicular to the holding plane to advance the femoral head cup toward the clamp. A method for assembly a femoral head to a stem neck can comprise: attaching a clamp of a frame of a femoral head press to a neck of a femoral stem; connecting a femoral head to a cup connected to a ram slidably engaged with the frame; and actuating a mechanical drive mechanism coupled to the frame to advance the cup toward the neck.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

11/16/17 / #20170325962

Shoulder arthroplasty system

An implant system for total shoulder arthroplasties, hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties including a humeral stem having an enlarged head portion with interfaces adapted to removably receive various modular interchangeable components, such as articulating liners, spacers, and adapter inserts. The humeral stem functions as a universal platform that may be used in either conventional or “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties, as well as hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and may remain implanted in place during a revision in which the implant system is converted between the foregoing configurations, for example.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

10/05/17 / #20170282983

Adjustable bolster swing legs for mounting and aligning and reorienting crawlers for slipform paving machines

A paving machine for spreading, leveling and finishing concrete having a main frame, center module, bolsters laterally movably, and a crawler track associated with respective aft and forward ends of the bolsters. A bolster swing leg for each crawler track supports an upright jacking column. ... Zimmer Gmbh

10/05/17 / #20170281244

Transverse connector

A transverse connector for coupling between first and second elongate members of a spinal stabilization system. The transverse connector includes a connector arm, a first coupling assembly proximate a first end of the arm, and a second coupling assembly proximate a second end of the arm. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/28/17 / #20170273796

Subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of the joint

Methods for the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesson, and subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of a joint are disclosed. The methods involve treating the subchondral bone, white preserving, as much as possible, the joint's articular and cartilage surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/28/17 / #20170273728

Bone plate for elastic osteosynthesis

Embodiments provide a method and device for plate osteosynthesis of a bone fracture that allows angle-stable fixation of the bone fracture, while permitting elastic axial motion at the fracture site in a controlled, symmetric manner to stimulate fracture healing. Embodiments pertain to a bone plate having an outer surface and a bone-facing surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/28/17 / #20170273725

System and method for performing vertebral reduction using a sleeve

Embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for vertebral reduction using sleeves detachably coupled to collars of bone fasteners. The reduction can be performed during a minimally invasive procedure for implanting spinal stabilization systems. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/21/17 / #20170266011

Tibial baseplate with asymmetric placement of fixation structures

An orthopaedic knee prosthesis is provided including a tibial baseplate component having a distal, bone-contacting surface with one or more fixation structures extending distally therefrom, in which the fixation structures are asymmetrically arranged within the baseplate periphery.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/21/17 / #20170265455

Storage media for tissue allografts

A fresh tissue allograft having at least one tissue portion maintained above a predetermined temperature to reduce the rate of cell death. A storage media having at least one free-radical scavenger is applied to the allograft to further slow the rate of cell death.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/14/17 / #20170260339

Process and system for producing pet granules

A process and a system for producing polyethylene terephthalate (pet) granules by transesterification of dimethyl terephthalate with ethylene glycol or by esterification of (fiber) purified terephthalic acid with ethylene glycol suitable for further processing to form packaging films and bottles, comprising the steps of polycondensation, granulation and latent heat crystallization, aftertreatment of the crude granules to adjust the polymer quality values required for the further processing, in particular the intrinsic viscosity, the acetaldehyde content and the moisture content, wherein the aftertreatment is carried out in multiple moving bed tubular reactors operated in parallel.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/14/17 / #20170258505

Method for treating joint pain and associated instruments

The embodiments provide provides devices, instruments, and associated methods for treating joint pain. A joint is evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging to detect any defects in the subchondral bone. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170252879

Mass production of individualized medical devices

A plurality of individual medical devices is created that define a medical device family. Within the family of medical devices, each of the plurality of medical devices has at least one dimension that, within an acceptable tolerance, is substantially equal to the same dimension of another of the plurality of medical devices. ... Zimmer Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170252172

Total knee implant

A knee prosthesis is provided for use in knee arthroplasty. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a tibial prosthesis having a tibial baseplate with a fixed medial bearing component and a mobile lateral bearing component. ... Zimmer Gmbh

08/24/17 / #20170238970

Bone fixing system

This disclosure provides a system for securing a bone to a rod, the system comprising a ligature, a body, and two fasteners. The ligature has two free ends and an intermediate portion therebetween, the intermediate portion being configured to engage a bone. ... Zimmer Gmbh

08/24/17 / #20170238941

Surgical device with smart bit recognition collet assembly to set a desired application mode

A surgical device of a drill/driver with bit recognition to set a desired application mode and a method of utilization thereof is provided. Various operating modes of the drill/driver are automatically set by a sensor which recognizes the bit applied to the drill/driver. ... Zimmer Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170224527

Transportable therapy device for the therapeutic treatment of at least one person, in particular of a painful condition of the limb of the person

The present invention relates to a transportable therapy device for the therapeutic treatment of at least one person, in particular of a painful condition of at least one limb of the person, comprising a box-like housing which encloses at least one cold chamber which is only accessible from outside via at least one opening, the at least one opening being formed and arranged in the housing in such a way to introduce a limb, which is to be treated, into the cold chamber, comprising at least one cooling means which is thermally coupled in such a way to the cold chamber to cool the cold chamber and is configured in such a way to generate in the cold chamber a predetermined temperature for the therapeutic treatment of the limb which has been introduced, in particular for the therapeutic treatment of a painful condition of the limb which has been introduced.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170224494

Patient-specific manufacturing of porous metal prostheses

A patient-specific porous metal prosthesis and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The orthopaedic prosthesis may be metallic to provide adequate strength and stability. ... Zimmer Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170216039

Tibial component with enhanced radial cement fixation

A cemented tibial prosthesis having a bone-contacting surface with a porous outer rim. With the bone-contacting surface seated against a resected proximal tibia, bone cement or another suitable adhesive will travel into the pores of the porous outer rim to enhance the connection between the tibial prosthesis and the tibia.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170215767

Expandable paddle distractor

Implementations described herein include surgical distraction devices having a distal movement assembly having a pusher plate comprising a first slot extending along a first axis disposed in a first side and a second slot extending along a second axis disposed in a second side thereof. The first axis is oriented at an angle of from about 60 to about 160 degrees from the second axis. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/27/17 / #20170209278

Methods and techniques for tibial implant placement

Methods, techniques and apparatuses are disclosed including exemplary methods of performing a knee arthroplasty of the tibia. One exemplary method can include determining at least a depth of a distal fixation feature of a tibial implant, and forming a metaphyseal recess in a proximal portion of the tibia. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/27/17 / #20170209276

Hip stem prosthesis

A hip stem prosthesis is provided for treating a deficient hip joint.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170196695

Osteoarthritis treatment and device

A method for treating arthritis of a joint includes identifying a bone lesion in a bone adjacent to the joint; and implanting in the bone a reinforcing member in or adjacent to the bone lesion. A kit for conducting the method includes: (a) at least one reinforcing member having a proximal face adapted to face the joint, a distal face adapted to face away from the joint, and a wedge-shaped edge adapted to pierce bone, wherein the at least one reinforcing member is planar and sterile; and (b) a container adapted to maintain the at least one reinforcing member sterile. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170196598

Spinal stabilization system and method

A spinal stabilization system may include a pair of structural members coupled to at least a portion of a human vertebra with connectors. Connectors may couple structural members to spinous processes. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170196595

Polyaxial pedicle screw

A polyaxial bone anchor including a housing, a bone screw, and a retainer for pivotably coupling the head of the bone screw to the housing. The retainer is positioned into the bore of the housing and includes a plurality of alternating tabs and slots circumferentially arranged to define a cavity for receiving the head portion of the bone screw therein. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170196575

Methods and instruments for subchondral treatment of osteoarthritis in a small joint

Devices, instruments and associated methods for the subchondral treatment of osteoarthritis in small joints are provided. In addition, a method for treating joint pain in small joints is provided. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170189193

Femoral component for a knee prosthesis with improved articular characteristics

An orthopaedic knee prosthesis includes a femoral component which exhibits enhanced articular features, minimizes removal of healthy bone stock from the distal femur, and minimizes the impact of the prosthesis on adjacent soft tissues of the knee.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170189078

Interspinsous implants and methods

The present invention provides spinous process implant and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention the implant limits the maximum spacing between the spinous processes. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170189076

Bone fixing system and method of use

A bone fixing system useful for holding bone in position, and a method for installing the same are disclosed. The ends of a conformable ligature are passed around bones, bone grafts, tendons, plates, rods, fasteners, or other anatomical or implanted structures, and the like to form a loop extending from a first portion of a body. ... Zimmer Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170189075

Uniplanar bone screw

A uniplanar bone anchor including a housing and a bone screw is provided. The lower region of the housing defines mating elements that mate with engaging elements on the bone screw to limit movement of the housing relative to the bone screw to a single plane.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170172626

Vertebral fixing system

Embodiments disclosed herein provide a method of placing a vertebral fixing system on a vertebra. The vertebral fixing system comprises a connecting part with members forming a space into which a rod may be inserted. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/15/17 / #20170165080

Oval humeral heads

A shoulder replacement system including a humeral head having a curved exterior surface and a generally planar exterior surface. The humeral head can define a main body axis extending transversely from the generally planar exterior surface to the curved exterior surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/15/17 / #20170165079

Posterior-stabilized total knee prosthesis

In an orthopaedic knee joint prosthesis, an intercondylar fossa of a femoral component cooperates with a spine formed in a tibial component to reproduce the screw home mechanism of a natural knee. When the femoral component and tibial component are positioned to correspond with slight flexion of the knee, the components are mutually rotationally locked against internal or external rotation. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170156873

Multi-curvature liners for reversed shoulder replacement

A reverse shoulder replacement system including a humeral liner defining a split curvature bearing surface that includes a plurality of curvature regions. The plurality of curvature regions are configured to engage a glenosphere of a glenoid implant individually or in combination to provide an improved fit between the glenosphere and the humeral liner.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170156872

Distal femoral knee prostheses

A set of distal femoral knee prostheses which are designed to be more narrow in medial/lateral dimensions with increasing anterior/posterior size than existing prostheses to more closely correspond to the physical anatomy of female patients. The prostheses are designed to have a substantially trapezoidal shape or profile when viewed distally which features a more pronounced narrowing of the medial/lateral dimensions beginning at the posterior end of the prostheses and progressing anteriorly to the anterior end of the prostheses. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170156869

Resistance welding a porous metal layer to a metal substrate utilizing an intermediate element

One aspect of the present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing an orthopedic prosthesis. This particular method includes providing a porous metal layer (22) positioned against a metal substrate at an interface between the porous metal layer and the metal substrate. ... Zimmer Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170156736

Cut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems

Tibial prosthesis systems for implantation or use in a knee joint are disclosed. A tibial prosthesis system for implantation on a resected tibia can include a bearing component, a base component, and a shim component. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170135708

Assembly for a tibial cut guide

Systems and apparatuses including apparatuses that can be used in a knee replacement procedure are disclosed. According to one example, an assembly for a knee replacement surgery is disclosed. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170132389

Patient specific instrumentation with mems in surgery

An assembly of a patient specific instrument and tracking system comprises a patient specific instrument having a body with a patient specific contact surface negatively shaped relative to a corresponding surface of a bone for complementary contact therewith. An inertial sensor unit with a preset orientation is connected to the body in a planned connection configuration, such that a geometrical relation between the contact surface and the inertial sensor unit is known. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170128224

Subchondral treatment of joint pain of the spine

Methods for altering the natural history of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine are proposed. The methods focus on the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, subchondral defects such as bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease in the spine and thereby treat pain.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170119529

Subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of the joint

Methods for the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of a joint are disclosed. The methods involve treating the subchondral bone, while preserving, as much as possible, the joint's articular and cartilage surface. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170119502

Dental implant wedges

A method for securing a dental implant within a dental bone cavity is disclosed. The method may include inserting a dental wedge into the dental bone cavity and allowing bone tissues to grow toward and at least partially surround the dental wedge. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170119449

Instruments and methods for adjusting separation distance of vertebral bodies with a minimally invasive spinal stabilization procedure

A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. ... Zimmer Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170119445

Bone screw including a dual thread closure member

A bone screw including a housing including a threaded opening defined between first and second legs extending from a base portion of the housing, and a threaded closure member configured to be threaded into the threaded opening of the housing between the first and second legs to secure a connecting member in a channel of the housing. The threaded closure member includes a first thread and a second thread intertwined with the first thread, and the threaded opening includes a first discontinuous thread and a second discontinuous thread intertwined with the first discontinuous thread.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170100164

Spinal stabilization systems with quick-connect sleeve assemblies for use in surgical procedures

In some embodiments, a spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient using quick-connect sleeve assemblies. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly can be coupled to a bone fastener assembly in a fast and intuitive way. ... Zimmer Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170100133

Extramedullary resection guide and methods

A bone cut positioning system and associated method are disclosed. The bone cut positioning system can include a positioning assembly, including a femoral attachment member, including a tongue with at least one fixation aperture configured to be fixed to a distal end of a femur. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170087697

Fastener cartridge

A fastener cartridge can be used with a shaft of a tool during an orthopedic procedure. The fastener cartridge can have a main housing that can be attached to fastener housing including a fastener chamber and a backstop component. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170086982

Tibial prosthesis for tibia with varus resection

Methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed including apparatuses that can be used in a total knee replacement procedure. According to one example, a tibial implant is disclosed. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170086894

Sternal closure cerclage, plate implant and instrumentation

A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a bracket, a band and a tensioning device. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170086859

Patient-specific instrumentation for patellar resurfacing surgery and method

A system for creating a patient-specific jig model for patellar resurfacing surgery comprises a patellar implant positioning module for obtaining a planned position of a patellar implant on a model of the patella, the model being anatomically patient-specific. A patella resurfacing calculator module calculates a position and/or orientation of a resurfacing plane and attachment bore in the patella as a function of the planned position of the patellar implant. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170086812

Lateral retractor system and methods of use

Technology disclosed herein relates to retractors and methods of use for surgical procedures, and in particular, spinal surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical retractor includes a pair of pivotable armatures and a translatable armature. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170086671

Intelligent orthopedic apparatus, systems, and methods

A system can comprise an orthopedic sleeve, a processor, and a database. The orthopedic sleeve can be configured to be worn over a joint of a user and can comprise at least one sensor and a communicator. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/23/17 / #20170079686

Transverse connector

A transverse connector for coupling between first and second vertebral anchors of a spinal stabilization system. The transverse connector includes a first coupling assembly proximate a first end, a second coupling assembly proximate a second end, a first fastener having external threading configured to threadably engage an internal threaded portion of a housing of the first vertebral anchor, and a second fastener having external threading configured to threadably engage an internal threaded portion of a housing of the second vertebral anchor. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170071649

Orthopedic tool for bone fixation

A orthopedic tool (10) for bone fixation is provided for driving a bone pin into a fractured bone to stabilize the fractured bone by maintaining the fractured bone in a reduced state. The tool may be a handheld device including a magazine (56) having a plurality of passageways (98) containing one or more bone pins (62) positioned within the passageways. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170071645

Orthopedic plate, orthopedic device, method of coupling bone segments, and method of assembling an orthopedic plate

An orthopedic plate comprising, a frame portion and a bearing rotatably coupled with the frame portion, wherein the bearing defines an opening configured to receive a fastener for fastening the orthopedic plate to a body, wherein the bearing includes an outer surface that is eccentric to the opening such that a position of the opening with respect to the frame portion is adjustable as the bearing rotates.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170071503

Use of micro- and miniature position sensing devices for use in tka and tha

A system for assisting in a surgical process, comprising: (a) a surgical device taken from a group consisting of a surgical tool and a surgical implant; (b) a positional sensor carried by the surgical device, the positional sensor including a wireless transmitter and associated circuitry for transmitting sensor data from the transmitter; and (c) a computer system including a wireless receiver and signal conditioning circuitry and hardware for converting sensor data received by the wireless receiver into at least one of (i) audio feedback of positional information for the surgical device and (ii) visual feedback of positional information for the surgical device.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170065300

Single lock external fixation clamp arrangement and method

A clamping device for an external fixation system includes a post component having a yaw axis, a first clamp secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis, and a second clamp secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis relative to the first clamp. The device includes a tightening component configured in a manner that an action of tightening the tightening component simultaneously locks both the first and second clamps in a gripping arrangement and substantially eliminates their relative rotation about the yaw axis. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170056187

Directional locking reverse shoulder prostheses and systems

The present disclosure relates to prosthesis systems having trays and liners having an asymmetrical locking mechanism to bias the strength of the liner to resist loading forces and associated methods. The tray has a lateral groove disposed in an inner surface of a lateral circumferential portion of the tray and a medial groove disposed in an inner surface of a medial circumferential portion of the tray. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170056134

Dental abutments and associated systems and methods

Dental abutments comprising machined apical portions and additively formed coronal portions and related methods are described herein. The abutment has a machined apical portion and additive manufactured coronal portion for supporting a dental prosthesis. ... Zimmer Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170056025

Tibial resection systems and methods for cruciate ligament retainment

Tibial resection systems and methods for use in a uni- or bi-cruciate retaining knee replacement procedure are disclosed. A tibial resection system can include a tibial block, an alignment guide, and a tibial implant template. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170049574

Set for connecting a prosthetic assembly of an artificial joint to a bone

The present disclosure relates to a set for connecting a prosthetic assembly of an artificial joint, in particular a glenoidal component of a shoulder prosthesis, to a bone, the set comprising:—a prosthetic component comprising a bone contacting surface contacting the bone in an implanted state of the prosthetic component and—separate bone anchoring means, wherein the bone contacting surface of the prosthetic component is provided with a coupling means adapted to be coupled to the bone anchoring means in a mounted state of the prosthetic component. The coupling means and the bone anchoring means are adapted to achieve a tight-fit connection or a form-fit connection, in particular a snap-fit connection, with each other.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170049536

Porous implant device with improved core

An implant device has an exterior portion forming an exterior surface of the implant. The exterior portion is made of a porous material defining passages through the exterior portion. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170042700

Tooling system and method to remove a prosthetic head from a stem

A tooling system and method is disclosed for removing a head portion of a modular implant from a stem portion of the implant. The tooling system can include first and second tools configured to releasably mate together when the upper and lower tools are in an assembled position, and a holder configured to releasably secure the first and second tools in the assembled position. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170042595

Polyaxial locking mechanism

A bone plate system comprises a bone plate including a first surface and a second surface, the bone plate including at least one threaded aperture, the threaded aperture being tapered between the first surface and the second surface. The bone plate system further comprises at least one fastener including an elongate shaft and a threaded head, the threaded head being tapered between a proximal end of the threaded head and a distal end of the threaded head, wherein a plurality of circumferentially spaced recesses are formed in the threaded head and define a plurality of threaded tabs. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170042589

Telescoping interspinous fixation device and methods of use

The present invention provides spinous process implants and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention, the implant includes a first extension and a second extension. ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/09/17 / #20170035513

Methods of predetermining the contour of a resected bone surface and assessing the fit of a prosthesis on the bone

Methods for predetermining a contour of a resected bone surface and assessing a fit of a prosthesis on the resected bone surface, for designing prostheses to fit discrete patient populations, and for designing customized prostheses.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170027701

Method of generating a patient-specific bone shell

The exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are described and illustrated below to encompass methods and devices for designing patient specific prosthetic cutting jigs and, more specifically, to devices and methods for segmenting bone of the knee and the resulting cutting guides themselves. Moreover, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for manufacturing customized surgical devices, more specifically, the present disclosure relates to automated systems and methods of arthroplasty cutting guides, systems and methods for image segmentation in generating computer models of knee joint.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/26/17 / #20170020675

Methods for augmenting femoral components of knee joint prostheses

A femoral augment, or set of augments, for use with a knee joint prosthesis, where the femoral augment includes a main body portion, an aperture formed within the main body portion and extending in a generally distal/proximal direction, and a pair of legs extending outwardly from said main body portion in a generally posterior direction. In the preferred embodiment, the aperture is configured to receive a stem extension implant, and to allow it to pass through. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/26/17 / #20170020609

System and method to locate soft tissue for preoperative planning

Methods and systems for determining a patient specific soft tissue location within a joint are discussed. For example, a method can include imaging a target location for an orthopedic implant to collect image data regarding a morphology of the patient, the morphology including at least one of bone size and bone feature. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170015794

Melt-stabilized ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and method of making the same

Various embodiments disclosed relate to melt-stabilized materials including ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmwpe), methods of making the same, and medical implants including the same. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of melt-stabilizing a material including uhmwpe. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170014236

Elbow prosthesis

An elbow prosthesis can include a humeral component having a yoke, an ulnar component having a head, a humeral bearing positionable in a base of the humeral component, an ulnar bearing assembly configured to engage with the head, and a pin extendable through the bearing assembly and the head. The pin can be extendable into first and second ears of the yoke to enable pivotable movement of the ulnar component relative to the humeral component. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170007331

Patient-specific instrumentation for implant revision surgery

A system for generating a psi jig model for implant revision comprises a reference anchor surface identifying module configured to identify at least one reference anchor surface from at least one patient specific image of a bone and of an implanted implant, the reference anchor surface configured to receive a guide reference(s). An implant abutment surface determining module determines an implant abutment surface from the patient specific bone image. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170007330

Sensor-based shoulder system and method

The subject matter includes a system and method for providing graphical feedback visualizing forces within a joint through a range of motion of the joint. The method can comprise receiving position data, receiving force data, and generating a graphical representation based on the position data and the force data. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170007273

Femoral finishing guide

Methods and apparatuses including an apparatus for guiding a femoral bone cut during knee replacement surgery are disclosed. The apparatus can comprise a cut guide having a first side, a second side, a third side, and one or more slots. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170000615

Deformable articulating templates

A system for generating a patient-specific implant is described which includes a means for generating a three dimensional electronic representation of a human anatomical feature including size and curvature features matching the human anatomical feature, a means for selecting a prosthetic implant template from a database of prosthetic implant templates, the database being formed of the prosthetic implant templates by a means for generating a series of the virtual implant templates, a means for designing the patient-specific implant to imitate the size and curvature features based at least in part on the selected prosthetic implant template, and a means for virtually testing fit of the patient-specific implant using the three dimensional electronic representation of the human anatomical feature.. . ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170000614

Deformable articulating templates

A method of generating a patient specific prosthetic implant is described, which includes: generating a three dimensional electronic representation of a human anatomical feature of a unique patient; identifying one or more representative surface curvature features on the three dimensional electronic representation; and associating the three dimensional electronic representation with a virtual implant template of the human anatomical feature selected from a database of virtual implant templates, and comparing fit of the identified representative surface curvature features of the three dimensional electronic representation with corresponding surface curvature features of the virtual implant template. The virtual implant template is selected to have the most similar corresponding surface curvature features.. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170000569

Deformable articulating templates

A method for generating a patient-specific prosthetic implant is disclosed which includes generating, using one or more processors from a medical image of a human anatomical feature, a three dimensional electronic representation of the human anatomical feature including size and surface curvature features matching the human anatomical feature, the surface curvature features including one or more radii of curvature on an outer camming surface of the human anatomical feature. A prosthetic implant template is selected, using the one or more processors, from a database of prosthetic implant templates, and the custom implant is virtually designed to imitate the size and surface curvature features of the three dimensional electronic representation based on the selected prosthetic implant template. ... Zimmer Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170000531

Spinal stabilization installation instrumentation and methods

A system for installing a vertebral stabilization system. The system includes an installation tool including a handle portion and a shaft extending distally from the handle portion. ... Zimmer Gmbh








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