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Constrained shell for modular dual mobility system

An insert is advanced and at least partially secured into a prosthetic device configured for use in a joint. The prosthetic device includes a shell with a cavity defined by an interior surface. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Partially porous bone implant keel

A method for removing a stem portion of an orthopedic implant from a bone comprises exposing an implanted orthopedic implant having a body portion, a stem portion interconnected to the body and a porous metal section forming an interconnection between the body and the stem portion. A cutting tool is mounted on a holder connected to an exposed surface of the orthopedic implant. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Anterior cervical plate

An anterior cervical plate system is provided. The cervical plate includes a retention ring with a deflectable flange that is upwardly spaced from the top surface of the ring and configured to prevent an inserted bone fastener from backing out of the plate. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Spine-anchored targeting systems and methods for posterior spinal surgery

A monopedicular targeting system for posterior spinal surgery includes a first joint component, a fastener for affixing the first joint component to a single pedicle, a positioning arm having a second joint component for mating with the first joint component to form a first joint having three rotational degrees of freedom, and a connector for coupling the spinal surgery device to the positioning arm. The connector has a third joint component that mates with a fourth joint component of a spinal surgery device to form a second joint having three rotational degrees of freedom. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Orthopedic paek-on-polymer bearings

An orthopedic prosthetic joint comprising a joint couple having a first bearing surface made of a poly aryl ether ketone (paek) and a second joint component having a second bearing made of a polymer that is softer than the paek such as uhmwpe the first and second bearing surfaces in sliding engagement with one another.. . ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Knotless filament anchor for soft tissue repair

In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for securing tissue to bone, including drilling a bone hole into the bone; passing a filament through the tissue, the filament including a first end, a second end and a length therebetween, the second end having a loop; passing the first end of the filament through the loop of the filament; pulling on the first end of the filament such that the loop travels along the length of the filament and to the tissue; passing an anchor along the length of the filament, from the first end towards the loop and tissue; engaging the loop with a distal end of the anchor; positioning the distal end of the anchor, with the loop of the filament, into the bone hole; and securing the anchor in the bone.. . ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation

A surgical instrument and method are provided for removal of a spinal implant from the intervertebral disc space. The instrument includes a carriage body for interfacing with the implant, a housing for interfacing with the vertebrae, and a handle portion having a first portion rotatably coupled with a proximal end of the housing and a second portion rotatably engageable with a proximal attachment portion of the carriage body. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Total hip replacement surgical guide tool

Disclosed herein is a surgical guide tool for use in total hip replacement surgery. The surgical guide tool may include a customized mating region and a resection guide. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Arthroplasty jigs with mating accuracy

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

Shape-fit glenoid reaming systems and methods

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

Reviseable stemless prostheses and methods

Disclosed herein are orthopedic revision systems including a base member having a collar portion and at least one stabilization portion extending outwardly from the collar portion. The systems may further include a stem member having an attachment portion and a shaft portion, the stem member configured to be received at least partially through an opening in the collar portion such that the attachment portion lies adjacent the collar portion and the shaft portion lies adjacent the at least one stabilizing portion. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Method and apparatus for repairing the mid-foot region via an intramedullary nail

A device, method, and system for treatment or fixation of a fractured, damaged, or deteriorating bone or bones in a mid-foot region. The device comprising an implant with both proximal and distal fastener holes, along with fastener slots in a central elongated body, for securing the implant to the appropriate osseous cortical structures of the foot. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Interbody implant with independent control of expansion at multiple locations

Expandable spinal interbody implants include a body and at least one extendable support element connected thereto. Such an implant may include a second extendable support element and a tool selectively positionable with respect to the implant so as to independently or simultaneously expand both extendable support elements. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

Selectively expanding spine cage with enhanced bone graft infusion

A selectively expanding spine cage has a minimized cross section in its unexpanded state that is smaller than the diameter of the neuroforamen through which it passes in the distracted spine. The cage conformably engages between the endplates of the adjacent vertebrae to effectively distract the anterior disc space, stabilize the motion segments and eliminate pathologic spine motion. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/08/18 / #20180064435

Soft tissue fixation devices and methods

Filamentary fixation devices may be used in a variety of surgical procedures to secure soft tissue to bone. The present invention provides various devices, systems, kits and instrumentation for performing such surgical procedures including preparation of soft tissue and bone, preparation and manipulation of such filamentary fixation devices, and insertion and utilization of the fixation devices within a patient's anatomy. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/01/18 / #20180055642

Peek femoral component with segmented ti foam in-growth

A medical implant includes a body and a porous structure attached to the body. A boss integral with the body extends outwardly from a surface of the body. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/01/18 / #20180055641

Laser-produced porous surface

A method of forming an implant having a porous tissue ingrowth structure and a bearing support structure. The method includes depositing a first layer of a metal powder onto a substrate, scanning a laser beam over the powder so as to sinter the metal powder at predetermined locations, depositing at least one layer of the metal powder onto the first layer and repeating the scanning of the laser beam.. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/08/18 / #20180036140

Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation

A system for spinal surgery includes a prosthesis comprising a plurality of bone anchors which engage an intervertebral construct for fusion or motion preservation. The fusion construct comprises a spacer optionally encircled by a jacket. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/08/18 / #20180036129

Patient-specific implant flanges with bone side porous ridges

An implant includes a base, a flange, and ridge. The flange extends from the base. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/08/18 / #20180036018

Customized arthroplasty cutting guides and surgical methods using the same

Implementations described and claimed herein provide an arthroplasty system for making resections in a patient knee. In one implementation, the system includes a femoral cutting guide having a patient specific mating region, and a distal planar surface distally spaced from a distal resection surface based on thicknesses of femoral and tibial implants. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/08/18 / #20180035998

Filamentary fixation device and assembly and method of assembly, manufacture and use

The present invention, in one embodiment, includes a method of assembling a filamentary fixation device including obtaining a filamentary sleeve having a pathway therethrough, and a loading member and retriever member each positioned through at least a portion of the pathway, engaging a working suture with the retriever member, positioning at least a portion of the working suture in the pathway using the retriever member, and engaging the working suture with the loading member.. . ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/01/18 / #20180028323

Low profile tibial baseplate with fixation members

A tibial baseplate may include a bridge portion connecting medial and lateral condylar portions at an anterior end portion of the baseplate, and a pair of fixation members extending inferiorly from a bone contacting surface of each of the medial and lateral condylar portions. One of each pair of fixation members may extend posteriorly from the bone contacting surface, may be positioned anterior to the other of the pair, and may include at least one recessed surface. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/01/18 / #20180028202

Centering guide system for arthroplasty

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for identifying the proper implant for use in an arthroplasty procedure and preparing a bone surface for the placement of such implant. In one embodiment, a centering guide system includes a cannulated post and a translucent surface trial where the cannulated post includes a slit defining legs that flex to engage the post when inserted in a hole of the surface trial. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

01/18/18 / #20180014836

Arthroplasty devices and related methods

Arthroplasty jigs and related methods are disclosed. Some of the arthroplasty jigs may comprise a jig body that is configured to align with a surface of a bone, and a positioning component. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

01/11/18 / #20180008424

Hinge knee preparation instrumentation and associated methods

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

01/04/18 / #20180000497

Unicompartmental customized arthroplasty cutting jigs

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

12/28/17 / #20170367716

Arthroplasty jig and method of performing arthroplasty

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

11/23/17 / #20170333218

Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation

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

11/23/17 / #20170333199

Expandable interbody implant with lordosis correction

A spinal implant for placement between vertebral bodies includes a first member for engaging one of the vertebral bodies, a second member for engaging an opposing one of the vertebral bodies, and at least one extendable support element for inducing movement of the entire first member away from the second member. The first member is connected to the second member such that the first member moves away from the second member by a larger distance at a first end of the implant than at a second end of the implant. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

11/23/17 / #20170333095

Orthopedic implant and methods of implanting and removing same

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

10/26/17 / #20170304059

Flexible snap-fit prosthetic component

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

10/26/17 / #20170303910

Suture constructs for ligament repair and methods of use thereof

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

10/12/17 / #20170290680

Surgical insertion instruments

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

10/12/17 / #20170290671

Expandable interbody implant

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

10/05/17 / #20170281202

Navigated patella clamp

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

09/14/17 / #20170258607

Guides for fracture system

A prosthetic shoulder implant system includes a prosthetic humeral implant and a version device. The humeral implant includes a catch member aperture and a first locking pin aperture. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

08/31/17 / #20170246012

Systems and methods for preparing bone voids to receive a prosthesis

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

08/24/17 / #20170238995

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

A custom arthroplasty guide and a method of manufacturing such a guide are disclosed herein. The method of manufacturing the custom arthroplasty guide includes: a) generating medical imaging slices of the portion of the patient bone; b) identifying landmarks on bone boundaries in the medical imaging slices; c) providing model data including image data associated with a bone other than the patient bone; d) adjusting the model data to match the landmarks; e) using the adjusted model data to generate a three dimensional computer model of the portion of the patient bone; f) using the three dimensional computer model to generate design data associated with the custom arthroplasty guide; and g) using the design data in manufacturing the custom arthroplasty guide.. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

08/17/17 / #20170231774

Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments

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

08/17/17 / #20170231674

Wedge shaped fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same

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

08/10/17 / #20170224506

Adjustable distraction cage with linked locking mechanisms

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

08/03/17 / #20170216040

Total knee femoral component with flexible anterior flange

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

07/27/17 / #20170209221

Arthroplasty system and related methods

A method of manufacturing an arthroplasty jig is disclosed herein. The method may include the following: generate a bone model, wherein the bone model includes a three dimensional computer model of at least a portion of a joint surface of a bone of a patient joint to undergo an arthroplasty procedure; generate an implant model, wherein the implant model includes a three dimensional computer model of at least a portion of a joint surface of an arthroplasty implant to be used in the arthroplasty procedure; assess a characteristic associated with the patient joint; generate a modified joint surface of the implant model by modifying at least a portion of a joint surface of the implant model according to the characteristic; and shape match the modified joint surface of the implant model and a corresponding joint surface of the bone model.. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

07/27/17 / #20170209219

Knee arthroplasty procedures

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

07/27/17 / #20170209153

High tibial osteotomy guide

A cutting block for use in a bone osteotomy procedure is disclosed, and includes a first cutting guide surface, a second cutting guide surface, and a third cutting guide surface. The first, second, and third cutting guide surfaces are adapted to be temporarily affixed to a bone having a first side and a second side such that the first cutting guide surface is disposed on the first side of the bone, and such that the second cutting guide surface and third cutting guide surface are disposed on the second side of the bone forming an angle therebetween.. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

07/20/17 / #20170202685

Humeral trial adaptor

Disclosed herein are orthopedic trialing systems including a stem, an adaptor and a trial member. The stem may be a trial or implant stem. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

07/20/17 / #20170202682

Method for aligning an acetabular cup

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

07/20/17 / #20170202622

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

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

07/13/17 / #20170196642

Arthroplasty jigs with mating accuracy

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

07/06/17 / #20170189119

System and method for predicting tissue integrity

A system and method of diagnosing tissue integrity related to a joint of a patient may include imaging a first bone of the joint of the patient, determining a bone density profile of the first bone based on results of the imaging step, comparing the bone density profile of the first bone to at least one reference bone density profile of a reference first bone, and predicting an integrity of a tissue with respect to the first bone based on the comparison. The first bone may be a tibia and the bone density profile of the tibia may include a bone density profile of a sulcus of a medial tibial condyle of the tibia. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

06/29/17 / #20170182226

Decreasing bacterial responses on nano-modified titanium

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

06/15/17 / #20170165790

Porous structures produced by additive layer manufacturing

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

06/15/17 / #20170164962

Shape-fit glenoid reaming systems and methods

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

05/18/17 / #20170135819

Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments

A bone void filling prosthesis, which includes a body and a plurality of legs. The body includes an aperture extending therethrough. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

05/11/17 / #20170128135

Patient specific implantation method for range of motion hip impingement

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

04/13/17 / #20170100132

Globalized total knee instrumentation

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

03/30/17 / #20170086958

Snapback card implant package

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

03/30/17 / #20170086814

Suture anchor implantation instrumentation system

A system for implanting an anchor into bone, the system comprising a curved cannulated guide for percutaneous insertion, having a proximal end and a distal end; a flexible drill insertable through the curved guide from the proximal end to the distal end, the flexible drill having a shaft having a flexible portion; and a flexible inserter for inserting a suture anchor into a bore at the anatomical site formed by the flexible drill, the flexible inserter having a shaft having a flexible portion, wherein the flexible portions of both the flexible drill and flexible inserter include a series of discrete, interlocking segments.. . ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

03/23/17 / #20170079739

Femoral sizer

A surgical referencing guide includes a body having a contact surface and a first foot extending away from the body. The first foot includes a first reference surface having a first area defined by a standard deviation of a first dataset extracted from a database and being comprised of a plurality of first data points each corresponding to an individual bone within a population of bones and each corresponding to a location of a preselected point on the bone within a predetermined coordinate system.. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

02/16/17 / #20170043052

Methods for forming scaffolds

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

02/09/17 / #20170035572

Modular hinge knee prosthesis and improvements of same

A total knee prosthesis including a tibial component having a baseplate portion and a protruding portion extending from the baseplate portion is disclosed. An axle is connectable to the tibial component directly or indirectly. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

01/19/17 / #20170014235

Laser-produced porous structure

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

01/19/17 / #20170014144

Patient-specific total hip arthroplasty

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for performing total hip arthroplasty with patient-specific guides. Pre-operative images of a pelvic region of a patient are taken in order to predefine the structure of the guides and corresponding implants. ... Howmedica Osteonics Corp

01/12/17 / #20170007275

System and method for performing an arthroplasty procedure on a patient bone

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








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