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Non-invasive methods for modifying tissue to facilitate treatment

Systems and methods for facilitating treatment are disclosed that can include the use of imaging techniques in conjunction with one or more non-invasive techniques for modifying tissue, e.g., tissue in or around the spine. Depending on the type of treatment to be performed, various imaging modalities may be suitable for visualizing the tissue. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use

An intervertebral implant frame that is configured to engage a spacer can include a pair of arms that extend longitudinally from a support member such that the arms engage the spacer. The spacer can be made from bone graft, and include a first spacer body made of cortical bone, and a second spacer body made of cancellous bone.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Cortical rim-supporting interbody device

A central inflatable distractor and a perimeter balloon are inserted into the disc space in uninflated configurations. The central inflatable distractor is then expanded, thereby distracting the vertebral endplates to the controlled height of the central inflatable distractor. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Distal radius nail

A system for treating a bone fracture includes an intramedullary nail sized and shaped to be inserted through a medullary canal of a bone to extend across a fracture site of the bone, the intramedullary device extending from a first end to a second end and including a plurality of openings extending laterally therethrough, the openings sized and shaped to receive bone fixation elements therethrough, and an insertion device including a base portion and a handle portion extending therefrom, the base portion integrally formed with the intramedullary nail and connected thereto via a plurality of connection points which, when a force is exerted thereon, break to disconnect the insertion device from the intramedullary nail, the base portion including a plurality of guide channels extending therethrough, each of the guide channels being aligned with a corresponding one of the openings of the intramedullary nail.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Dynamized interspinal implant

An interspinous process having a narrowed distal portion.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Braided stent with expansion ring and method of delivery

A self-expanding braided stent includes at least a distal radial expansion ring added to a distal end of the stent body to increase a radial expansion force of the self-expanding braided stent in deployment of the stent, and to facilitate advancement of the stent through a delivery sheath by a core advancement wire. A proximal radial expansion ring is optionally added to a proximal end of the stent body to allow the stent to be recaptured following partial deployment by retraction of the core advancement wire, prior to full deployment of a proximal portion of the stent body.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Bone implant

A bone implant can be made from a wire that defines an aperture for receiving a bone fixation means. The wire can be selected to stably fix a bone across a fracture location.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Control instrument

A control instrument 100 for a guidewire comprising a first component moveable from a first position, in which the guidewire can move axially relative to the first component, to a second position in which the guidewire is fixed relative to the first component and a second, rotatable, component, wherein rotation of the second component causes the first component to move axially, only when the first component is in its second position, thereby moving the guidewire move axially.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Push-off driver and method for inserting bone screws

A method and device for inserting screws into a patient, such that when the device is removed the device does not stick to the screw. The device, being a push-off driver, may have a handle, an inner driver, and a threaded driver sleeve having a button mechanism and a plurality of spheres, and an inner sleeve. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Spinal stabilizing and guiding fixation system

A system to stabilize and guide the growth of the spinal column includes an elongated support member having a width and a length and a guiding connector having a bone connecting portion and a guiding portion. The bone connecting portion secures the guiding connector to a vertebrae and the guiding portion has a bearing element with a passageway adapted to receive the elongated support member. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

System and method for determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure

A method of determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure includes determining the number of cycles of use of an orthopaedic joint of the patient. If a predetermined threshold is exceeded, communication with an orthopaedic care provider is initiated. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Bending pin

A system for bending an implant includes a drill guide extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the drill guide including a distal portion having a first threading extending therealong to engage a threading along an interior of a bone fixation element receiving hole of an implant and a proximal portion having a second threading extending therealong and a bending pin extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end including a recess extending proximally therefrom, the recess sized and shaped to receive the proximal portion of the drill guide and including a corresponding threading therealong for engaging the second threading.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Packaging assembly

A packaging assembly for a medical device includes at least one pouch, such as a first pouch and a second pouch, sealed so as to provide a sterile barrier between the environment and the medical device received in the first pouch, which in turn is received in the second pouch. The packaging assembly further includes at least one support member, wherein, in an assembled configuration, at least the first pouch and the support member are secured against movement relative to each other by at least one of the first and second pouches being folded around the support member. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

Bendable graft containment cage

A bone graft containment device includes a plurality of cage segments connected to one another along a longitudinal axis, each of the cage segments connected to an adjacent one of the cage segments via a connection which permits movement of the cage segments relative to one another so that the bone graft containment device is deformable to a desired configuration for placement within a target space of a bone, each cage segment extending along from a first end to a second end and including a channel extending therethrough so that channels of the plurality of cage segments, in an initial configuration, are aligned along the longitudinal axis, the channels configured to be packed with a bone graft material.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

08/09/18 / #20180221152

Bendable graft containment cage

A bone graft containment device includes a plurality of cage segments connected to one another along a longitudinal axis, each of the cage segments connected to an adjacent one of the cage segments via a connection which permits movement of the cage segments relative to one another so that the bone graft containment device is deformable to a desired configuration for placement within a target space of a bone, each cage segment extending along from a first end to a second end and including a channel extending therethrough so that channels of the plurality of cage segments, in an initial configuration, are aligned along the longitudinal axis, the channels configured to be packed with a bone graft material.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

08/09/18 / #20180221062

Non-fusion scoliosis expandable spinal rod

A growing rod for mounting between attachment mechanisms that are secured to anatomical structures of a patient having scoliosis. The growing rod includes an outer housing and an inner housing disposed within the outer housing. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214291

Stent delivery system and method

A system is provided to effectively position a stent within a vessel. The system includes a delivery catheter and a core wire extend through the catheter. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214275

Femoral stem including an anchor to facilitate assembly and implantation

An orthopaedic prosthesis for use in a hip replacement surgery. The orthopaedic prosthesis includes an elongated stem component that has a proximal body, a neck extending superiorly and medially from the proximal body and a tapered stem extending inferiorly from the proximal body. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214235

Round depth gauge

A device for measuring blind holes formed through a bone includes (a) a first elongated rod including a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end including an increased diameter abutment extending radially outward therefrom, the abutment including a proximal surface formed to contact a portion of the bone adjacent a distal opening of the blind hole to assume a locked configuration with the bone and (b) a second elongated rod extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207001

Expandable intervertebral implant

An expandable intervertebral implant is provided for insertion into an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebrae. The expandable intervertebral implant includes a pair of outer sleeve portions and an inner core disposed between the outer sleeve portions. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/26/18 / #20180206973

Composite vascular flow diverter

A vascular flow diverter includes a tubular mesh framework which includes a mesh cover and an opening. The tubular mesh framework is collapsible and configured to expand from a collapsed shape to a tubular shape when the vascular flow diverter is deployed. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/26/18 / #20180206934

Single-use disposable sterile kit

A single use disposable surgical kit, including a sterile sealed container including a module configured to fit within the sterile sealed container including surgical instruments housed in a bottom tray including a first fastening feature; and a lid including a second fastening feature congruently aligned with the first fastening feature, wherein the first fastening feature is one of a tab portion and a mating slot, the second fastening feature is the other of the tab portion and the mating slot, and the second fastening feature is configured to engage with the first fastening feature.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/26/18 / #20180206933

Single-use disposable sterile kit

A single use disposable sterile kit, including a sterile sealed container including a first module configured to fit within the sterile sealed container including a single bone plate including a plurality of fastener apertures, and a fastener housing including a plurality of protrusions on the top of the fastener housing, a plurality of stairs extending downward from the top of the fastener housing and a plurality of concave depressions located on the top surface of the plurality of stairs for housing a plurality of fasteners, each of the plurality of fasteners including a head and a shaft.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/19/18 / #20180203079

Simulated bone or tissue manipulation

The present invention is directed to a system and method for performing tissue, preferably bone tissue manipulation. The system and method may include implanting markers on opposite sides of a bone, fractured bone or tissue to facilitate bone or tissue manipulation, preferably in-situ closed fracture reduction. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200478

System and method for delivering a catheter

Systems and methods for delivering a catheter to a location of interest in the vasculature, the method including selectively positioning a guidewire at the location, positioning a self-expanding sheath within a lumen of the catheter, advancing the catheter and the self-expanding sheath in tandem over the guidewire, and distally moving a distal end of the self-expanding sheath out from an inner lumen of the catheter thereby causing the self-expanding sheath to move from a collapsed state within the catheter to an expanded state outside the catheter.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/19/18 / #20180199966

Bone plate

The present invention is directed to a bone plate and its method of use for reducing a bone fracture, the bone plate having a longitudinal axis, the bone plate comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, a first hole for engaging a head of a first bone anchor. The first hole is configured and adapted to fix a shaft of the first bone anchor along a first axis. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/19/18 / #20180199949

Surgical tool with feedback

A surgical tool including a handle, a functional tool, and a torque limiter is described. The handle is sized and dimensioned for manipulation by a surgeon in a surgical environment. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193037

Reciprocating rasps for use in an orthopaedic surgical procedure

Reciprocating rasps for the surgical preparation of the bone prior to the implantation of a glenoid or acetabular component with complex geometry are disclosed. Surgical methods for the use of such reciprocating rasps are also disclosed. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/12/18 / #20180192861

Image sensor with tolerance optimizing interconnects

Embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor that optimizes a pixel array area on a substrate using a stacking scheme for placement of related circuitry with minimal vertical interconnects between stacked substrates and associated features are disclosed. Embodiments of maximized pixel array size/die size (area optimization) are disclosed, and an optimized imaging sensor providing improved image quality, improved functionality, and improved form factors for specific applications common to the industry of digital imaging are also disclosed. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180192256

Medical device communications network

A medical device communications network comprises a plurality of medical devices including either or both of a first number of surgical instruments and a second number of implants configured for subcutaneous implantation in a biological body. A corresponding plurality of wireless communication circuits are each mounted to a different one of the plurality of medical devices. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185156

Finishing rasp and orthopaedic surgical procedure for using the same to implant a revision hip prosthesis

A modular femoral prosthesis for use during performance of a hip revision procedure includes a proximal body component, a distal stem component, and a locking bolt. Surgical instruments and methods for use in implanting such a modular femoral prosthesis are disclosed.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185097

Customized patient-specific surgical instruments and method

Customized patient-specific instruments configured to be selectively attached at predetermined locations of a patient's bone are disclosed. The customized patient-specific instruments may include a polymeric body including a bone-facing surface having a customized patient-specific negative contour shaped to match and receive a corresponding positive contour of the patient's bone at the predetermined location. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185080

Mini cable tensioner for orthopedic cable tensioning

Various embodiments relate to a mini cable tensioner for introducing tension on a cable, the mini cable tensioner including a tensioning tube, a tensioning grip, including a collet opener as an internal structure of the tensioning grip, a tensioning unit, including a collet axially positioned in a cone sheath, a tensioning rod having a proximal end connected to an end stop nut and a distal end connected to the cone sheath, a tensioning nut rotatable on the tensioning rod, an inner spring configured to actuate the collet in a first direction, and an outer spring configured to actuate the tensioning rod in a second direction, the second direction being opposite to the first direction.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185073

Bone fixation system

An implant for fixation of a bone includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a longitudinal axis defined between the proximal end and the distal end. A plurality of blades are disposed on the shaft, and are helically twisted about the longitudinal axis. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185066

Revisable orthopedic anchor and methods of use

A revisable orthopedic anchor and method of use for removably securing an anchor in bone, such as compromised or degenerated bone, is described herein. In one embodiment, the anchor makes use of dual probes and vector divergence of the distal tips of the probes to achieve superior bone purchase and pull-out resistance. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185033

Customized patient-specific surgical instrument with metallic insert

A surgical cutting guide including a customized, patient-specific contour is disclosed. The surgical cutting guide includes a metallic insert to guide a cutting tool in cutting a patient's bone.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

07/05/18 / #20180184943

Detection of spatial location and rotation of a programmable implantable valve

Detecting spatial location and rotation (pitch, roll and yaw) of an implantable programmable valve device having a direction of flow of fluid therethrough. A permanent-magnet rotor disk associated with the valve has magnets arranged in a ring. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180183981

Systems, methods, and devices for providing illumination in an endoscopic imaging environment

The disclosure relates to an endoscopic system that includes an image sensor, an emitter and an electromagnetic radiation driver. The image sensor includes a pixel array and is configured to generate and read out pixel data for an image based on electromagnetic radiation received by the pixel array. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177950

Syringe with energy delivery component and method of use

A syringe having an energy source disposed therein is disclosed. The syringe is capable of both the delivery and/or aspiration of materials as well as the delivery of an effective amount of various types of energy to a target to produce a desired result. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177602

Arcuate fixation member

Arcuate fixation members with varying configurations and/or features are provided, along with additional components for use therewith in provided intervertebral implants. The arcuate fixation members may be of different lengths, cross sectional geometries, and/or cross sectional areas. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177598

Method of implanting joint prosthesis with infinitely positionable head

A method for preparing an articulating component of a joint prosthesis, the prosthesis having an implant engaged within a bone of the joint, the method including inserting a first articulating component into a first insert in the implant within the bone of the joint, determining an angular orientation of the inserted first articulating component relative to the implant within the bone of the joint, positioning a second articulating component within a second insert component, replicating the angular orientation of the first articulating component in the second articulating component positioned within the second insert, fixing the second articulating component to the second insert component at the replicated angular orientation, and mounting the second insert component with the fixed second articulating component to the implant engaged within the bone of the joint.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177510

Bone plate fastening system

A screw guide includes a first end, a second end spaced from the first end, a guide body that extends from the first end to the second end, and a guide hole that extends through the guide body. The guide body includes a first guide surface and a second guide surface, the first guide surface defines a first opening of the guide hole, and the second guide surface is spaced from the first guide surface in a first guide direction. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177388

Systems, methods, and devices for providing illumination in an endoscopic imaging environment

The disclosure relates to an endoscopic system. The system may include a single optical fiber. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/28/18 / #20180177387

Systems, methods, and devices for providing illumination in an endoscopic imaging environment

The disclosure relates to an endoscopic light source that includes a first emitter. The first emitter may emit light of a first wavelength at a dichroic mirror which reflects the light of the first wavelength to a plurality of optical fibers. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180169394

Self-offsetting implantable catheter system

A self-offsetting implantable valve system including a catheter having an outer perimeter, a free terminating end and an opposite second end. A plurality of holes are defined proximate the free terminating end of the catheter. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168820

Osteotomy protective cover

A cover for use in protecting a resected surface of a long bone for use in joint arthroplasty includes a body, a plurality of independently moveable members moveably attached to the body, two of the plurality of independently movable members configured to move linearly with respect to the body along a first plane and along a first axis, the body and the plurality of independently moveable members defining a first periphery of the cover along the first plane in one configuration which is smaller than, and encompassed by, a second periphery of the cover along the first plane in a second configuration, and a lip fixedly extending downwardly along an outer radial periphery of one of the body and the plurality of independently moveable members in a direction not co-planar with the first plane.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168819

Enhanced cage insertion assembly

A method of delivering a fusion cage to an intervertebral disc space bounded by adjacent vertebral endplates, comprising the step of delivering the fusion cage into the disc space without contacting its teeth to the vertebral endplates during delivery, wherein a sheath is interposed between a cage surface and the endplates to prevent contact therebetween during delivery.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168816

Expandable bone implant

An expandable implant includes an implant body defining an internal void, the implant body including a plurality of interconnected linkages. A first plurality of the linkages has an expansion characteristic that is different from a second plurality of the linkages. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168812

Bone graft cage

A device for containing bone graft material includes a mesh outer sleeve extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of an outer surface of a target bone. The outer sleeve includes a longitudinal slot extending along a length thereof. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168706

Methods of augmenting, reducing, and repairing bone with thermoplastic materials

A method for augmenting a tissue including introducing into the tissue a first thermoplastic material at a first condition; treating the first thermoplastic material to achieve a second condition that includes an at least partially crystalline skin; and introducing a second material into the tissue whereby the first thermoplastic material and the second material are contained by the at least partially crystalline skin. Also a method of fracture reduction in a tissue including exposing to gamma radiation a mass of polycaprolactone characterized by a first shape; heating the mass of irradiated polycaprolactone above its melting temperature; introducing the heated mass of polycaprolactone into the tissue annulus to deform it from the first shape; allowing the material to return to the first shape.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168705

Double threaded guidance or stiffening wire for multiple use vertebral augmentation (va) balloon

A catheter device that includes a double-threaded guidance wire that allows multiple use of a compliant cavity creation device (i.e., treatment of more than one level). The double-threaded guidance wire may be connected with the luer part of the device and a distal part of the balloon using a threaded engagement to avoid lengthening of the inner tube, avoid lengthening of the balloon, and to limit the plastic deformation of the system in axial direction. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161175

Intervertebral implant inserter and related methods

An insertion instrument is configured to attach and secure to an expandable implant. The insertion instrument includes a securement member that is configured to be secured to the implant both when the implant is in a collapsed configuration and when the implant is in an expanded configuration. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161171

Intervertebral implant inserter and related methods

An insertion instrument is configured to attach and secure to an expandable implant. The insertion instrument includes a securement member that is configured to be secured to the implant both when the implant is in a collapsed configuration and when the implant is in an expanded configuration. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161083

Cable saddle

The present embodiments include a cable cerclage system and method for the correction of fractures. The system and method can include a cable saddle including first and second loops extending from an upper surface thereof, the first and second loops including apertures extending therethrough and sized and shaped to receive a cerclage cable therethrough. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161049

Orthopaedic surgical instrumentation for performing a patellofemoral arthroplasty procedure

A method and instrumentation for performing a patellofemoral arthroplasty orthopaedic procedure includes coupling an anterior cutting block to a femur of a patient such that the cutting block references local anatomy of the femur. The anterior cutting block is used to perform a number of bone cuts to establish a trochlear cavity in the femur. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161038

Embolic coil delivery system with retractable mechanical release mechanism

An embolic device deployment system having a lumen with proximal and distal ends. An embolic device having a proximal retaining ring and an expandable member having a contracted and expanded state, with two apertures. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161028

Cutting tool

The various embodiments relate to cutting tools including non-shearing cutting blades which allow in-line cutting of various materials. The cutting tools further include handles, pivot assemblies, and a capture space for removing cut materials. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153702

Adjustable height arthroplasty plate

An orthopaedic assembly. The orthopaedic assembly includes a first member adapted to be coupled to a bone and an adjustable connector assembly including an adjuster having a threaded end and a tapered end. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153599

Orthopedic break-off screws, tools for inserting such screws, and related systems and methods

A system for inserting an anchor member into bone includes a receiving member and an anchor member receivable within the receiving member. The receiving member is elongate along a longitudinal axis and has a proximal end and a distal end spaced from the proximal end along the longitudinal axis. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153594

Device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column

A device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column, particularly for stabilizing broken vertebrae, includes a supporting implant which is plastically expandable by internal pressure. The supporting implant can be placed into the interior of a vertebral body which has been fractured under compression or between adjacent vertebral bodies. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140436

Self-pivoting spinal implant and associated instrumentation

An intervertebral implant includes an insertion end, an opposing engagement end, and first and second opposed main surfaces configured to contact respective adjacent vertebral endplates. Each of the first and second main surfaces has an anterior edge, a posterior edge, and extends between the insertion and engagement ends. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140335

System and method for cervical midline fixation

Devices and methods for enhancing the effectiveness of spinal stabilization, and particularly that of cervical spinal stabilization, are provided herein. More specifically, methods and systems are disclosed for effectively positioning occipital plates and spinal fixation assemblies within target vertebrae, while also reducing any associated patient trauma (e.g., muscle stripping, tissue damage, etc.). ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140293

Soft tissue fixation system

A soft tissue fixation assembly includes a plurality of deformable bone anchors and a suture that is configured to fixedly attach to each of the bone anchors. One or more of the bone anchors can be inserted into a bone, and one or more of the bone anchors can be inserted through soft tissue and into the bone. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/17/18 / #20180133020

Flexible chain implants and instrumentation

A flexible chain implant for insertion into an interior volume of a vertebral body. The implant may be implanted in an insertion position for sliding through a cannula and is flexible for packing into the interior volume in an implanted configuration. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/17/18 / #20180132865

Cutting burr shank configuration

A cutting burr that includes a pair of axially spaced diamond-shaped portions designed to be keyed into a spindle of a locking mechanism of a high speed surgical drilling instrument and adapted to fit into a single pawl thereof to lock said cutting burr in place so as to prevent axial movement thereof and provide concentric rotation of said cutting burr without any wobbling. The orientation of both portions may be identical with respect to a center plan and diamond shape in the portion at the proximal end of the shank of the cutting tool may be larger than the intermediately located diamond shape of the other portion. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/10/18 / #20180130001

System and method for performing a computer assisted orthopaedic surgical procedure

A computer assisted surgery system includes a controller configured to display images of the surgical procedure according to a workflow plan. The controller is configured to retrieve data and determine the workflow plan based on the data. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125675

Degradable cage for bone fusion

A cage for facilitating fusion of bones, such as vertebrae, or fusion of adjacent bone surfaces is disclosed. In one form, the cage includes a plurality of spaced apart walls comprising a biodegradable polymeric material (e.g., polycaprolactone); an osteoconductive mineral coating (e.g., a calcium compound) on at least a portion of the walls; and a bioactive agent (e.g., a bone morphogenetic protein) associated with the polymeric material and/or the coating. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125672

Nubbed plate

A separate nub component between the plate and an intervertebral fusion cage, wherein the nub is attached to the plate. The nub lessens the undesired pivotal movement of the plate. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125670

Intervertebral implant for transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure

A method for implantation of an intervertebral implant for fusing vertebrae is disclosed. The implant may comprise a body constructed of a radiolucent material and having a thickness between a superior and an inferior face greatest at a middle portion of the body and tapered toward each end, and two vertical through-channels extending through the body from the superior to the inferior face, the channels being spaced from one another in a way to define a wall extending between the channels from the superior to the inferior face; and at least three radiopaque markers extending substantially through the body from the superior to the inferior face and disposed in the body so as to be enclosed in the radiolucent material of the body from the superior to the inferior face to indicate implant location and size in postoperative spinal scans.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125638

Flexible implant with adjustable coils

Devices and methods for securing a graft with respect to bone are provided. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical implant includes a flexible filament body and a suture filament or repair construct that extends through the filament body at multiple locations. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125541

Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement

Minimally invasive methods and devices are provided for positioning a spinal fixation element in relation to adjacent spinal anchors. In an exemplary embodiment, the device is a percutaneous access device that can be coupled to a spinal anchor, and the method includes the step of positioning a spinal fixation element through at least one sidewall opening of at least two percutaneous access devices such that the spinal fixation element extends in a lengthwise orientation that is substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis of each percutaneous access device. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117289

Implantable valve assembly with extended lifespan

An implantable valve assembly including a drainage catheter having a central lumen transitioning into a plurality of distinct branch lumen made of a shape memory material. A bioabsorbable dip coating secures the distal end of the plural distinct branch lumen together in physical contact with one another. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116819

Curved expandable cage

An expandable intervertebral implant includes a first endplate and a second endplate, a first wedge member and a second wedge member spaced from the first wedge member that couple the first and second endplates together. The first and second wedge members configured to translate along an actuation member housed between the first and second endplates to cause the implant to expand from a first collapsed configuration into a second expanded configuration. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116813

Expandable coil spinal implant

Coiled spinal implants for disc, vertebral body, and spinal motion segment replacement or reconstruction comprise a plurality of loops and spaces between the loops, with the loops formed of a hollow material and having a plurality of apertures or a longitudinal gap that extend(s) through the sidewalls of the loops and into the hollow center. The coiled implants include one or more balloons within the hollow center, the spaces between the coil loops, and/or within the central void that the coil surrounds. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116802

Fold-up containment device for bone defects

A bone graft system includes a two-dimensional mesh sheet sized and shaped to, when folded along fold lines, form a three-dimensional graft containment structure configured to be packed with a bone graft material for placement within a target area of a bone, the mesh sheet including a first end flap connected to a remaining portion of the mesh sheet via a first fold line and a second end flap connected to the remaining portion of the mesh sheet via a second fold line, a third fold line extending from the first fold line to the second fold line so that the remaining portion is configured to be wrapped around folded first and second end flaps to form the graft containment structure, the first and second end flaps substantially corresponding to a profile of the target area of the bone.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104073

Punch, implant and associated method

A method of performing joint arthroplasty includes preparing a flat surface on a long bone, providing an instrument having a body and a punch extending from the body, the punch including a portion thereof having a shape similar to a stem of an implant, positioning a stop on the flat surface, rotating the stop with respect to the surface of the long bone based upon an indicia on one of the body and the stop so as to position the punch rotationally with respect to the surface to a desired orientation when the instrument is at least partially inserted into the stop, using the instrument to form a cavity in the long bone with the punch at the desired rotational orientation with the instrument inserted at least partially within the stop, the cavity having a shape similar to the stem of the implant, and implanting the stem into the cavity.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103984

Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants

A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103983

Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants

A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103982

Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants

A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103981

Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants

A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103962

Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants

A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/12/18 / #20180098796

Bone fixation assembly

The present invention is directed an anchor assembly for use in spinal fixation to interconnect a longitudinal spinal rod with a patient's vertebra. The anchor assembly preferably includes a bone anchor, a body with a rod-receiving channel, an insert member (preferably a bushing), and a locking cap with a saddle. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/05/18 / #20180092766

Self-expanding device delivery apparatus with dual function bump

A self-expanding element delivery apparatus includes a catheter having an inner lumen, a self-expanding element, and a delivery wire disposed within and extending through the inner lumen and the self-expanding element. The self-expanding element has a proximal, distal, and an intermediate portion. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/05/18 / #20180092755

Expandable intervertebral implant and associated method of manufacturing the same

An expandable intervertebral implant (10) includes superior (20) and inferior (30) bone contacting members and at least one vertical wire netting (50) interconnecting the superior and inferior bone contacting members. The superior and inferior bone contacting members include at least two bone contacting components interconnected via one or more lateral wire nettings such that the implant is vertically and laterally expandable in situ from a first insertion configuration to a second expanded configuration. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

04/05/18 / #20180092745

Acetabular shell and liner system

A trial liner system for use in hip arthroplasty. The liner system includes a first trial liner having a generally convex outer surface and a generally concave inner surface, the generally concave inner surface having a first locking mechanism. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085564

Drug-impregnated encasement

A drug-impregnated sleeve for encasing a medical implant is provided. In one embodiment, the sleeve may include a body made of a biologically-compatible material that defines an internal cavity configured to receive the medical implant. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085221

Method of texturing prosthetic implants

A method of treating an articular surface of a metal orthopaedic implant includes polishing the surface, blasting the surface with a blast media after the first polishing step and polishing the blasted surface of the metal orthopaedic implant after the blasting step. The blasting step roughens the surface to create a surface skew rsk/ssk defined by peaks and valleys. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085220

Aspirating implants and method of bony regeneration

Devices and methods for in situ drawing, filtering and seeding cells from the marrow of surrounding bone into a fusion cage without any of the challenges mentioned above. Various implants and devices with aspiration ports that enable in-situ harvesting and mixing of stem cells. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085132

Orthognathic implant and methods of use

An implant for use in orthognathic surgery of a mandible may include a longitudinal plate member and a plurality of pre-configured guides coupled to the plate member. The longitudinal plate member is pre-bent to correspond to the post-operative shape of the mandible; and the guides are pre-configured to align the plate member with the mandible when the implant is positioned against the mandible after the mandible has been separated.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078387

Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use

. . An intervertebral implant frame that is configured to be attached to a spacer body can include a pair of arms that extend longitudinally from a support member such that the arms extend substantially around the spacer body. The arms may be configured to expand, crimp, or otherwise engage the spacer body to thereby hold the spacer body to the frame. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078380

Intervertebral implant

An intervertebral implant is disclosed. The implant can be made of titanium or alloys thereof. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078314

Customized patient-specific revision surgical instruments and method

A surgical instrument including a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The customized patient-specific guide block includes a first surface, a bone-facing surface, a second surface positioned opposite the first surface and the bone-facing surface, and a guide pin hole extending between the second surface and the bone-facing surface. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078296

Readjustable locking plate hole

A bone plate comprises a locking hole extending through the bone plate from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. The locking hole is threaded and sized and shaped to lockingly receive a correspondingly threaded head of a bone fixation element therethrough. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/15/18 / #20180076665

Inductively-powered surgical instrument system and method

A surgical instrument system and method are disclosed. The surgical instrument system includes an instrument case and a charging plate that may be placed in a sterile surgical field. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/15/18 / #20180071004

Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device

A remotely-activated injection device for use in vertebroplasty is provided to inject a fluorescent probe material into a patient. The injection device includes a pump defining an injection chamber having an exit opening; an actuator; and a cable having a first end coupled to the actuator, and a second end remotely engaging the pump. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/15/18 / #20180070998

Drug eluting surgical screw

The present invention provides a drug eluting surgical screw and a method for manufacturing a drug eluting surgical screw. The drug eluting surgical screw may include a shaft having a threaded portion, a head having a drive recess disposed at a proximal end of the shaft, the drive recess having a reservoir region and a driver engagement region, and at least one or more drug eluting components disposed within the reservoir region of the drive recess in a manner that does not substantially impair a connection between a driver and the surgical screw when the driver is operably disposed within the driver engagement region, each of the at least one or more drug eluting components including a carrier matrix and a therapeutic agent, the therapeutic agent being at least 20 wt % of the drug eluting component prior to any implantation of the drug eluting surgical screw.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/15/18 / #20180070996

Bone plate

A bone plate having a first, bone-facing surface and an opposing second surface has an elongate shaft portion and a head portion that is shorter and wider in comparison thereto, with at least one through hole extending through the bone plate from the first surface to the second surface in the shaft portion. The through hole comprises a variable-angle portion with a hole axis configured to receive a threaded head of a locking screw therein at a desired angle within a permitted range of angulation relative to the hole axis. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064549

Glenoid component for use in shoulder arthroplasty

A glenoid assembly includes a base component having a humeral-facing side and a scapula-facing side, the base component defining a bearing surface defined on the humeral-facing side, a first peg extending from the scapula-facing side of the base component, the first peg including a first shaft with a first passageway extending through the first shaft, and a second peg extending from the scapula-facing side of the base component, the second peg including a second shaft with a second passageway extending through the second shaft, wherein the first peg and the second peg are positioned in non-parallel orientation with respect to each other.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064479

Variable angle bone plate

A bone plate having at least one variable angle locking hole is described. The variable angle locking hole allows a bone anchor having a threaded head to be driven into underlying bone while oriented at an angle with respect to a central hole axis of the hole that is within a range of angles at which the head is configured to threadedly mate with the at least one thread of the bone plate. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064477

Variable angle bone plate

A bone plate having at least one variable angle locking hole is described. The variable angle locking hole allows a bone anchor having a threaded head to be driven into underlying bone while oriented at an angle with respect to a central hole axis of the hole that is within a range of angles at which the head is configured to threadedly mate with the at least one thread of the bone plate. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064476

Variable angle bone plate

A bone plate having at least one variable angle locking hole is described. The variable angle locking hole allows a bone anchor having a threaded head to be driven into underlying bone while oriented at an angle with respect to a central hole axis of the hole that is within a range of angles at which the head is configured to threadedly mate with the at least one thread of the bone plate. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064433

Adjustable suture knot

Knots and methods of forming knots made of flexible material for use in a surgical environment are described. The knots include one or more ways to unlock at least a portion of the knot.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055665

Expansion ring for a braided stent

. . A braided stent system includes an expansion ring attached to internal and external surfaces of a lumen. A frame of the ring may impart an outwardly expanding radial force to the lumen, the frame including a plurality of elongate members joined at a coupling and at first and second intersections opposite the coupling. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055653

Intervertebral prosthesis or disk prosthesis

An intervertebral prosthesis or disk prosthesis comprising a front side, a rear side, an upper side which can be placed on the base plate of vertebral body, a lower side which can be placed on the base plate of a vertebral body, a right side, a left side, a cavity which can receive a fluid hydraulic osteocementum, an opening in the cavity and several outlets out from the cavity. The total of the transversal surfaces of the outlets sv on the front side, the total of the transversal surfaces of the outlets sh on the rear side, the total of the transversal surfaces of the outlets sr on the right side and the total of the transversal surfaces of the outlets on the left side satisfy the following conditions: sl>sr or sr>sl or sh>sv or sv>sh.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055569

Orthopedic fixation control and manipulation

A fixation apparatus may be attached to first and second anatomical structure segments. Images of the fixation apparatus and the attached anatomical structure segments may then be captured. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049884

Flexible elongated chain implant and method of supporting body tissue with same

Implants and methods for augmentation, preferably by minimally invasive procedures and means, of body tissue, including in some embodiments repositioning of body tissue, for example, bone and, preferably vertebrae are described. The implant may comprise one or more chain linked bodies inserted into the interior of body tissue. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049786

Bone fixation system

A modular bone fixation linkage includes a plurality of interconnected links that can angulate with respect to an adjacent one of the links in-plane or out-of-plane. The links can further include fixation holes that are configured to receive fixation members that secure the links to an underlying anatomical structure.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049779

Polaxial bone anchors with increased angulation

A polyaxial bone anchor has a locking element shaped and configured to allow an anchoring member (e.g., a screw or hook) to polyaxially rotate at large angles about a central axis of the bone anchor before compression locking the anchoring member within an anchor head.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049756

Inserter guide and driver system

Disclosed herein is a guide device and a driver, which allows for the preparation of an anatomic cavity for screw fixation of an implant or spacer, including the guidance for hole preparation, and guidance for insertion of screws, and or anchors, while selecting the amount of rigidity, and selecting the amount of visibility.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/15/18 / #20180042649

Laminoplasty plates and methods of expanding the spinal canal

A method of expanding the spinal canal of a vertebra including inserting a bone anchor into a first lamina of the vertebra, cutting completely through the first lamina to create a space in the first lamina, cutting partially through a second, contra-lateral of the vertebra to create a partial cut in the second lamina, engaging a first segment of a plate with the bone anchor, pivoting the bone anchor and the first lamina about the partial cut in the second lamina to increase the extent of the space in the first lamina, and connecting a second segment of the plate to a portion of the vertebra across the space from the first segment of the plate such that the plate spans the space and stabilizes the vertebra.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/15/18 / #20180042621

Method using combination reamer/drill bit for shoulder arthroplasty

A method of preparing a shoulder to receive a glenoid component in one embodiment includes accessing a glenoid of a shoulder, applying a rotational force to a combination device, forming a first bore in the glenoid with a rotating boring section of the combination device, forming a second bore in the glenoid at a location spaced apart from the first bore using a first drill guide defined by the combination device, and reaming a portion of the glenoid with a rotating reaming section of the combination device, wherein forming a first bore and reaming a portion of the glenoid occur at least partially simultaneously.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036141

Lateral spondylolisthesis reduction cage

An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036046

Tightening device for spine surgery

A device for spinal surgery that may be used for tightening a locking cap onto at least a portion of a pedicle screw. The device may include a torque-generating body having a proximal end and an opposing distal end and a drive shaft rotatably driven by the torque-generating body. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036043

Dynamized interspinal implant

An interspinous process having a narrowed distal portion.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036036

Flexible maxillo-mandibular fixation device

A system for achieving maxillo-mandibular fixation includes a bone fixation device including a bone fixation body formed from a plurality of links. The links define corresponding crests and valleys so as to impart flexibility into the bone fixation body. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028714

Films and methods of manufacture

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to perforated polymer films and methods of making the same. In some embodiments, the films are for use with implantable medical devices. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028244

Improvements in and relating to implants

An implant assembly includes a first implant member, a second implant member, and a contractible element that is connected between the first and second implant members. The first implant member is configured to be placed against a first bone portion, and the second implant member is configured to be placed against a second bone portion. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028243

Locking first metacarpal plate

A bone plate sized and shaped for fixation to a phalangeal bone includes a head extending from a first end to a second end and having first, second third and fourth fixation element holes extending therethrough and arranged in a diamond configuration on the head, an outer wall of the head having a diamond shape corresponding to the diamond configuration, a bone contacting surface of the head being contoured to conform to the anatomy of a dorsal surface of a first metacarpal, the contour being curved to be seated over a protuberance at a head of the first metacarpal and a shaft extending from the head, the shaft including an elongated fixation element hole elongated in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the bone plate.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028200

Lateral spondylolisthesis reduction cage and instruments and methods for non-parallel disc space preparation

An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/25/18 / #20180023791

Controlling the integral light energy of a laser pulse

. . The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for controlled illumination in a light deficient environment.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021072

Bone plate

A bone plate includes a first through hole extending through the plate along a first longitudinal axis from a proximal surface of the plate to a bone-facing distal surface thereof which, when the plate is placed on a target portion of bone in a desired orientation, faces the bone. An outer wall of the first through hole includes three wall sections provided with projections for receiving a screw head of a bone screw. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/11/18 / #20180014000

Ycbcr pulsed illumination scheme in a light deficient environment

The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments with luminance and chrominance emitted from a controlled light source.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008327

Locking web plate

A bone plate for fixation to a phalanx includes a head extending from a first end to a second end and having first and second fixation element holes extending therethrough, a connection portion extending from the second end of the head to a third end along the central longitudinal axis, the connection portion including an oblong hole elongated in a direction parallel to the central longitudinal axis, and a shaft extending from the third end of the connection portion to a fourth end along the central longitudinal axis. The shaft includes third and fourth fixation element holes extending along the central longitudinal axis. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180001064

Device to control magnetic rotor of a programmable hydrocephalus valve

A setting adjustment tool for a magnetically adjustable device implanted in a patient includes a circumference. A plurality of magnetic coils can be circumferentially distributed on a circumference of the tool. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000610

Interbody fusion implant

An intervertebral implant can include a core and a flexible end plate. The core can have a core body that is elongate along a first direction and defines first and second outer surfaces. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000607

Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use

An intervertebral implant frame that is configured to engage a spacer can include a pair of arms that extend longitudinally from a support member such that the arms engage the spacer. The spacer can be made from bone graft, and include a first spacer body made of cortical bone, and a second spacer body made of cancellous bone.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000605

Expandable interspinous process spacer implant

An expandable interspinous spacer implant that is configured to be inserted into an interspinous space that is defined between a spinous process of a superior vertebral body and a spinous process of an inferior vertebral body is provided. The implant may include a superior housing, an inferior housing, and a distracting member. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000527

Device and method for normalizing implant strain readings to assess bone healing

A device and method for treating a bone includes a bone plate including first and second portions joined to one another via a connecting portion, a rigidity of the connecting portion being less than rigidities of each of the first and second portions in combination with a first sensor mounted on the first portion measuring strain on the first portion and a second sensor mounted on the second portion measuring strain on the second portion.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000526

Implant driver

An apparatus for inserting implants in a bone comprising a frame having a cartridge receiving chamber and a barrel. A cartridge defining a plurality of chambers is positioned in the cartridge receiving chamber so the chambers are selectively alignable with a longitudinal passage of the barrel. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000468

Systems and methods for manufacturing custom surgical instruments

Systems and methods are disclosed in which customized instruments, e.g., surgical instruments, can be manufactured to provide improved ergonomics, comfort, and accuracy. Instruments can be customized based on various parameters, including a quantitative assessment of the user, desired or intended use of the instrument, user preferences, and so forth. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

01/04/18 / #20180000333

Pixel array area optimization using stacking scheme for hybrid image sensor with minimal vertical interconnects

Embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor that optimizes a pixel array area on a substrate using a stacking scheme for placement of related circuitry with minimal vertical interconnects between stacked substrates and associated features are disclosed. Embodiments of maximized pixel array size/die size (area optimization) are disclosed, and an optimized imaging sensor providing improved image quality, improved functionality, and improved form factors for specific applications common to the industry of digital imaging are also disclosed.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360573

Spinal fusion implant

The present invention provides a device and methodology for use in spinal fusion surgeries. An implant is proved for forming a rigid structure between adjoining vertebrae in a patient. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360525

Surgical instrument delivery systems and related methods

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a sterilization mat is provided that is configured to receive non-sterile surgical instruments, rolled to a rolled configuration, and sterilized while in the rolled configuration. In accordance with another aspect of the present disclosure, a specialized surgical supply kit includes a package that retains surgical supplies having at least one surgical supply identified as a preferred surgical supply by the hospital or surgeon that is to perform the surgery. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360481

Anti-infective orthopedic implant

Mechanical modifications to a spinal rod that will enable the rod to accept various coating technologies in such a way that the spinal construct's biomechanical performance is not compromised. These modifications preserve construct biomechanics in the presence of a coating and increase the bactericidal payload of an anti-infective spinal rod coating.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360457

Method of using a combination driver/anti-rotation handle for shoulder arthroplasty

A method of preparing a shoulder to receive a glenoid component includes accessing a glenoid of a shoulder, rotationally coupling a distal portion of a combination device to an instrument, applying a torque to a proximal portion of the combination device, transferring the applied torque from the proximal portion to the distal portion through a pivotable connection, rotating the instrument using the transferred applied torque, and reaming a portion of the glenoid with a rotating reaming section of the instrument using the transferred applied torque.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360455

Multi-segment lateral cages adapted to flex substantially in the coronal plane

The present invention concerns several fusion devices and methods for laterally inserting a fusion device at an initial trajectory that is not parallel to the disc space. Each fusion device incorporates components that enable flexing, bending or pivoting of the device during its final approach to the prepared disc space.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360429

Device for anchoring a suture

A device is for anchoring a suture to a bone. The device includes a suture engaged with an elastically deformable ring biased toward an unstressed state in which an outer diameter of the ring is d. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360420

Insertion instrument for anchor assembly

An insertion instrument is configured to eject at least one anchor body into respective target locations, and subsequently apply a predetermined tensile force at least one actuation member of the at least one anchor member so as to actuate the at least one anchor body from a first configuration to a second expanded configuration. The insertion instrument can include a tension assembly that applies the predetermined tensile force to the at least one actuation member. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354508

System and method for implanting a secondary glenoid prosthesis

. . A method of implanting a shoulder prosthesis in a scapula of a patient includes the step of placing a guide over a primary glenoid component previously implanted within the scapula of the patient. The method further includes the steps of removing the primary glenoid component from the scapula and preparing the scapula for implantation of a secondary glenoid component, wherein the removing and preparing steps occur simultaneously.. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354503

Bone graft cage

A device for containing bone graft material includes an outer sleeve including a first proximal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and a first distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and an inner sleeve connected to the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween, the inner sleeve including a second distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof in combination with an interstitial mesh extending circumferentially between the inner and outer sleeves to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space, the interstitial mesh including a third longitudinal split extending along a length thereof so that a distal side of the device may be spread open to open the distal longitudinal slot from the outer sleeve, through the interstitial mesh and the inner sleeve to a space radially within the inner sleeve.. . ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354411

Joining element

Disclosed is a joining element (10), especially a suture material for surgical use. The joining element (10) is composed of a first material (12) that is essentially rigid during impingement by a relatively short-lasting tensile load on opposite sides as well as a second material (11) which is connected to the first material. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348006

Endovascular detachment system with flexible distal end and heater activated detachment

An endovascular surgical tool includes a flexible, electrically-conductive corewire, a return conductor, a resistive heating element attached to the distal end of the corewire, and a therapeutic payload attached to the loop of the resistive heating element by a coil connecting member. The corewire includes at least one segment at its distal end which transitions from the substantially uniform cross-section of its proximal end to a smaller distal cross-section. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340454

Cortical rim-supporting interbody device

A central inflatable distractor and a perimeter balloon are inserted into the disc space in uninflated configurations. The central inflatable distractor is then expanded, thereby distracting the vertebral endplates to the controlled height of the central inflatable distractor. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340435

Overdrive prevention for expandable anchor

Surgical devices and methods are provided for anchoring tissue to bone, and more particularly methods and devices are provided for preventing over-insertion of an expander into a sheath of a two-piece anchor. For example, a tendon anchoring system is provided with an anchor assembly and an inserter tool. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340368

Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement

Minimally invasive methods and devices for introducing a spinal fixation element into a surgical site in a patient's spinal column are provided. In general, the method involves advancing a spinal fixation element in a first, lengthwise orientation along a pathway extending from a minimally invasive percutaneous incision to a spinal anchor site. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340360

Bone fixation assembly

An anchor assembly for use in spinal fixation to interconnect a longitudinal spinal rod with a patient's vertebra. The anchor assembly preferably includes a bone anchor, a body with a rod-receiving channel, an insert member (preferably a bushing), and a locking cap. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340317

Dilation system and method of using the same

A method of forming an access opening through a psoas muscle to a patient's spine includes laterally inserting a stimulating dilator into the psoas muscle. The stimulating dilator has a stimulation channel formed in an outer surface thereof. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340294

Methods, systems, and devices for monitoring and displaying medical parameters for a patient

Methods, systems, and devices are provided for monitoring and displaying medical parameters for a patient. In one embodiment, a display can be configured to show a display screen that includes information related to a physiological parameter being measured from a patient. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/23/17 / #20170335409

Detection of human umbilical cord tissue-derived cells

The invention relates to methods for detecting allogeneic therapeutic cells (such as human umbilical cord tissue-derived cells (hutc)) in blood. The methods includes the steps of identifying one or more one or more markers positive for allogeneic therapeutic cells (e.g. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc

11/23/17 / #20170333201

Low profile intervertebral implant

The present invention is directed to a low profile intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral disc space in-between adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral implant includes a plate preferably coupled to a spacer. ... Depuy Synthes Products Llc








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