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Self-holding screw head

A screw insertion system has a screw having a threaded shaft and a head. The head has a conically tapered outer surface, the taper increasing in distance from a central longitudinal axis of the screw from a free end of the head towards a larger diameter adjacent the connection between the head and the threaded shaft. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Bone plate trial

Disclosed herein are a reversible bone plate template and a method for using the same to size an implant. The bone plate template may include first and second portions. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Spinal fusion implant

A spinal fusion implant including a body and a jacket is disclosed. The jacket includes at least two radiopaque markers extending therefrom for use in determining the position of the implant after placement between intervertebral bodies. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Methods and systems for adjusting an external fixation frame

A tool for implementing a correction plan in an external fixation frame having a plurality of adjustment elements or screws, for example, generally includes a driver, a motor, a controller, and a processor. The driver is adapted to engage and rotate each of the screws. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Spinal fastener with serrated thread

A fastener configured for spinal applications includes a head having a channel adapted to receive a spinal rod and a shaft extending from the head to a distal tip and having a thread, at least a portion of the thread being serrated. The serrated portion of the thread includes peaks and troughs and can extend along about 35 percent of a length of the thread.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Surgical implant with guiding rail

A prosthetic intervertebral spacer is disclosed. The spacer preferably includes a body and an interface extending away from the body for use during implantation of the spacer. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Implant for bone fixation

Disclosed herein is an implant for bone fixation comprising an elongated member configured to be wound around bone parts that are to be fixed, an engagement member coupled to the elongated member and configured to engage a portion of the elongated member so as to secure the implant in a loop around the bone parts, and a fastening member arranged between and coupled to the elongated member and the engagement member. The fastening member comprises at least two separate pieces each comprising one opening for receiving a bone fastener, wherein the separate pieces are coupled to each other by a material having a lower material strength than a material from which the separate pieces are made.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Surgical instrument with ultrasonic tip for fibrous tissue removal

An ultrasonic tip for fibrous tissue removal. The ultrasonic tip may be configured for at least torsional vibration and coupled to a distal end of a shaft of a surgical instrument with the shaft including a vibration conversion mechanism. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Apparatus and method for fenestrated screw augmentation

A surgical instrument includes a cannulated body extending along an axis and having a first working end spaced along the axis from a second working end. The surgical instrument may be used with a fenestrated screw assembly, a delivery unit, and an alignment guide wire. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation

In one embodiment, the present invention is a laminal implant including: a first body including a first flange adapted to engage a first lamina end, a tab and a receiving channel; and a second body including a second flange adapted to engage a second lamina end, and a plurality of teeth adapted to engage the tab, at least a portion of the second body adapted to be positioned within the receiving channel, the first and second bodies adapted to slideably engage one another.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Endoscopic surgical systems and methods

An access system is provided for establishing an access path to a surgical site within a patient. The access system comprises an access portal defining a working channel with a central axis, and an adaptor with a mating section mountable to the access portal. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Osteosynthesis device

In one embodiment, the present invention includes an intramedullary osteosynthesis or arthrodesis implant including a central body, a first pair of legs extending from the central body to a pair of leg tips, and a second pair of legs extending from the central body, in a direction opposite the first pair of legs, to a pair of leg tips such that the central body, first pair of legs and second pair of legs are positioned alongside a longitudinal axis.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Percutaneous spinal cross link system and method

A percutaneous spinal cross link system for interconnecting a spinal fusion construct on one side of the longitudinal axis of the spine with a spinal fusion construct on the other side of the longitudinal axis may include a cross bar connected at each end by a respective connector to a respective spinal fusion rod of each of the spinal fusion constructs. The connector may include a rod receiving portion adapted to receive one of the spinal fusion rods and a cross bar receiving portion adapted to receive the cross bar in an orientation generally perpendicular to the spinal fusion rod. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

Embolectomy devices and methods

An embolectomy device includes a tubular body having a plurality of interconnected primary struts that define a plurality of openings when the tubular body is in a radially expanded deployed configuration, and a plurality of secondary struts connected to the primary struts that move from being aligned with the primary struts to a non-aligned configuration in which the secondary struts extend at least partially into and/or across the openings, to thereby ensnare or encapsulate a vascular obstruction within the primary and secondary struts after the tubular body is deployed proximate the obstruction and allowed to expand into or through the obstruction.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064448

Surgical sagittal blade cartridge with a reinforced guide bar

A surgical sagittal saw cartridge that includes a guide bar formed form an inner plate and opposed outer plates, the inner plate having a head. The cartridge has a blade that is disposed against the head of the inner plate. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055573

Technique for generating a bone plate design

A computer-implemented technique for generating a data set that geometrically defines a bone plate design is presented. A method implementation of this technique comprises visualizing, based on shape data of a bone, a bone model on a display device, deriving, responsive to a user interaction signal that is indicative of a user interaction relative to the bone model, plate design data representative of a plate-specific design property, and generating a data set that geometrically defines a bone plate design from at least the plate design data and one or more generic plate parameters.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049890

Bone graft delivery loading assembly

A bone graft loading system includes a loading funnel, syringe, cannula, plunger, and loading tool. The loading funnel includes an interior passageway to receive the cannula and a syringe docking portion. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036047

Bone plate system with inserts for contacting an adjacent bone surface

The disclosure relates to a bone plate systems and method. A system comprises a bone plate having a bone facing side, a front side being arranged substantially opposite to and facing away from the bone facing side, and at least one insert receiving portion, the system further comprising at least one insert defining a contacting region for contacting an adjacent bone surface and being releasably receivable in said insert receiving portion, wherein the insert is insertable into the insert receiving portion from the bone facing side.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028333

Implant insertion tool

A tool for inserting a spinal implant is disclosed. The tool includes a tube with a handle end, an inserter end having an opening, and a curved portion located between the handle end and the inserter end. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028231

Bone transport external fixation frame

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for manipulating the orientation of a plurality of bone fragments with respect to one another. A bone transport frame including first and second rings, a plurality of elongate struts, and a plurality of ring transport assemblies for orienting a first bone segment with respect to a second bone segment is disclosed. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

01/18/18 / #20180014860

Spinal fixation assembly

Disclosed herein are a spinal fixation assembly and method to provide adequate rigidity and support for a vertebral column without requiring additional pedicle screws and spinal rods. The spinal fixation assembly includes a spinal rod loop with multiple sides configured to be attached to a vertebral body with two or more pedicle screws. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008440

Implant delivery system and method of use

An implant delivery system including a catheter having a delivery lumen; a pusher member slidably disposed in the catheter delivery lumen; a retaining member coupled to a distal end portion of the pusher member, the retaining member configured to retain an expandable implant in a collapsed configuration on the pusher member for delivery of the implant through the catheter delivery lumen; and an expandable actuator coupled to the distal end portion of the pusher member and operatively associated with the retaining member, wherein expansion of the actuator causes the retaining member to disengage from an implant carried on the pusher member, to thereby allow the implant to expand from the collapsed configuration.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360479

Conical end cap for intramedullary nail

An end cap is provided comprising a head with a tool engagement portion and a shaft with a tip, wherein the shaft comprises a threaded conical portion starting from the tip and extending in a direction to the head. The thread may be provided with a constant pitch, i.e. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354447

Bone screw

The invention relates to a bone screw and a method for locking a bone screw into a bore. The bore can be provided in e.g. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354439

Gear mechanisms for fixation frame struts

An adjustable length strut includes two joints, a threaded rod extending between the joints, and a tube adapted to receive the threaded rod. An actuation mechanism with gear teeth extending radially outward of the strut axis is rotatably fixed to the threaded rod. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354418

Vaso-occlusive device delivery system

A vaso-occlusive device delivery assembly includes a pusher assembly having proximal and distal ends, a conductive sacrificial link disposed at the distal end of the pusher assembly, and a vaso-occlusive device secured to the pusher assembly by the sacrificial link. The pusher assembly includes first and second conductors extending between the proximal and distal ends thereof. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354402

Braided medical devices

A braided vaso-occlusive member formed out of first plurality of filaments interwoven with a second plurality of filaments, wherein filaments of the first plurality are helically wound in a first rotational direction along an elongate axis of the braided member, and filaments of the second plurality are wound in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction, such that filaments of the first plurality cross over and/or under filaments of the second plurality at each of a plurality cross-over locations axially spaced along the elongate axis of the braided member, wherein at each cross-over location, the filaments of the first plurality cross over at least two consecutive filaments of the second plurality, then cross under only a single filament of the second plurality, and then cross over at least two additional consecutive filaments of the second plurality.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348057

Software for use with deformity correction

A method of generating a correction plan for correcting a deformed bone includes inputting to a computer system a first image of the deformed bone in a first plane and inputting to the computer system a second image of the deformed bone in a second plane. Image processing techniques are employed to identify a plurality of anatomical landmarks of the deformed bone in the first image. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348054

Software for use with deformity correction

A method of generating a correction plan for correcting a deformed bone includes inputting to a computer system a first image of the deformed bone in a first plane and inputting to the computer system a second image of the deformed bone in a second plane. Image processing techniques are employed to identify a plurality of anatomical landmarks of the deformed bone in the first image. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348032

Intramedullary implant and method of use

A bone implant includes a proximal end, a distal end, a first portion extending between the proximal and distal ends having a maximum and minimum portion height, and a second portion extending between the proximal and distal ends having a maximum and minimum portion height. The second portion is connected to the first portion at the proximal end and the distal end and at least one of the first portion and the second portion is moveable relative to the other of the first portion and the second portion so as to transition the bone implant between a relaxed state wherein the first and second portions are separated by a first distance and a contracted state wherein the first and second portions are separated by a second distance different from the first distance. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348026

Paraxial revision rod-to-rod connector

Disclosed herein are an orthopedic rod-to-rod connector and rod-to-rod connector assemblies for spinal fusion surgery. The rod-to-rod connector may include a first connector portion and a second connector portion. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340357

Telescopic strut for an external fixator

A telescopic strut for use with an external fixator comprising an axially extending rod; an axially extending tube moveably recurring the rod for varying the length of the rod and tube combination along a longitudinal axis; the tube having first and second ends, the second end having a pin extending therethrough; a locking system mounted on the tube first end for adjusting the position of the rod in the tube and fixing the length of the rod and tube combination; a coupling element having a tubular sleeve with a threaded outer surface mounted on an outer surface of the second end of the tube, the sleeve having two diametrically opposed slots receiving the pin and an adjustment element threadably mounted on the sleeve outer surface for axial movement along the axis, the adjustment element having a surface contacting the pin to limit the movement of the pin in the slots.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

10/26/17 / #20170303967

Ring hole planning for external fixation frames

An external fixation system includes first and second fixation members having first and second pluralities of mounting holes, respectively. The first and second plurality of holes are configured to receive first and second ends of a plurality of struts, each strut having a default or initial mounting position. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

10/26/17 / #20170303966

Ring hole planning for external fixation frames

An external fixation system includes first and second fixation members having first and second pluralities of mounting holes, respectively. The first and second plurality of holes are configured to receive first and second ends of a plurality of struts, each strut having a default or initial mounting position. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

10/05/17 / #20170281909

Medical devices and methods of manufacturing same

A method of forming a fenestrated tubular support member includes determining a first iso-stiffness curve corresponding to a first function of beam length versus ring width for the first stiffness; determining a second iso-stiffness curve corresponding to a second function of beam length versus ring width for the second stiffness; determining an iso-volume curve corresponding to a third function of beam length versus ring width for a given fenestration volume; identifying a first intersection point where the iso-volume curve intersects the first iso-stiffness curve; and identifying a second intersection point where the iso-volume curve intersects the second iso-stiffness curve. The first section ring width and first section beam length are determined from the first intersection point, and the second section ring width and second section beam length are determined from the second intersection point.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

10/05/17 / #20170281279

Orthopedic treatment device co-display systems and methods

In some embodiments, a synthetic (virtual) orthopedic treatment device (e.g. A virtual external fixator representing a physical fixator attachable to a patient anatomic structure) is displayed concurrently in two views (e.g. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

10/05/17 / #20170281249

Surgical instruments and methods

Various surgical instruments, implants, and their methods of use are disclosed. The surgical instruments are usable to insert various implants into a patient through an access portal in a minimally-invasive manner. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

10/05/17 / #20170281233

Software for use with deformity correction

The present disclosure relates to software used in planning the correction of bone deformities preoperatively or postoperatively, and in particular relates to virtually manipulating rings and struts of an external fixation frame in order to plan the steps for making a desired correction to two or more bone portions of a patient. The software can be used prior to surgery, allowing a user to virtually define a bone deformity, and virtually add and manipulate fixation rings and struts to the bone deformity. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/28/17 / #20170277859

Methods and systems for adjusting an external fixation frame

A tool for implementing a correction plan in an external fixation frame having a plurality of adjustment elements or screws, for example, generally includes a driver, a motor, a controller, and a processor. The driver is adapted to engage and rotate each of the screws. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/21/17 / #20170265919

Load distributor for a sternum closure device and tool for cutting the load distributor

A load distributor for a sternum closure device comprises a wire receiving section configured to be attached to a wire of the sternum closure device, and a load distributing section. A tool for cutting the load distributor comprises a pair of jaws movable between a load distributor receiving position and a cutting position, wherein at least one of the jaws has substantially v-shaped cutting edges tapered towards the other jaw in an angle to the longitudinal extension of the tool.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/21/17 / #20170265914

Floating locking insert

An insert for receipt within a plate aperture having an inner wall along the plate aperture includes a body and collar. The body has inner and outer surfaces. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/21/17 / #20170265911

Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries

A device for use as a portal in percutaneous minimally invasive surgery performed within a patient's body cavity includes a first elongated hollow tube having a length adjusted with a self-contained mechanism. The first elongated tube includes an inner hollow tube and an outer hollow tube and the inner tube is adapted to slide within the outer tube thereby providing the self-contained length adjusting mechanism. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/14/17 / #20170258504

Medial distal femur bone plate system

The current invention comprises a bone plate and method of use contoured to fit above the medial epicondyle that provides numerous apertures for fixation to the distal femur as desired with an offset screw design in shaft to allow location of screws around a nail or other feature and may also allow for attachment in conjunction with a lateral distal plate and or an extension plate that may cover the medial condyle.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252120

Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension

Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders (180, 182, 188). The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is positioned proximate the anatomic points using a slotted cannula (143). ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252081

Forceps for handling/holding a mobile wedge plate

The present invention includes devices, systems and methods for the storage, retrieval and placement of plates having wedges. A wedge plate tray includes an upper portion and at least one recessed portion, the recessed portion including a cavity sized to house the wedge and an additional cavity sized to accommodate placement and movement of an arm of an insertion instrument. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/31/17 / #20170245907

Rod cutting debris collector and guide

A debris collection device includes first and second members that are moveable relative to each other between first and second configurations. In the second configuration, the first and second members interface with each other and define a restraint opening that is configured to receive an elongate element, such as a spinal rod. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/17/17 / #20170231671

Slotted augmentation sleeve

A combination of an implant (100) like a bone screw together with an augmentation sleeve (200) is suggested. The bone screw may comprise a trailing end portion with a plurality of lateral bores (120). ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/17/17 / #20170231670

Polyaxial screwdriver for a pedicle screw system

A polyaxial screwdriver for inserting a bone screw in a vertebra. A polyaxial bone screw assembly includes a coupling element. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/17/17 / #20170231666

Stabilizing bone using spinal fixation devices and systems

In one embodiment, a method of stabilizing bone, including providing a fixation assembly including an anchoring element and a coupling element, the coupling element having an upper surface with a first diameter defining a first bore extending along a first axis, a lower surface with a second diameter smaller than the first diameter defining a second bore extending along a second axis, the first and second axes intersect such that the first and second bores are in communication with one another and an internal surface area defining a seating portion adjacent to the lower surface, and the anchoring element having a head portion positioned within a coupling element; securing the fixation assembly to bone.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/10/17 / #20170224392

Apparatus and method for direct vertebral rotation

An instrument for spinal rotation that aligns and holds direct vertebral rotation (dvr) lever arms relative to each other to achieve an initial axial alignment of a segment of vertebrae and allows the final dvr rotation by rotating the instrument and lever arms together. A method of direct vertebral rotation that allows rotating the vertebrae to be aligned relative to each other, and collectively rotating the vertebrae to be aligned relative to adjacent spinal segments by rotating the direct vertebral rotation instrument. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/03/17 / #20170215931

Bone plate with alternating chamfers

A bone plate has a shaft portion having first and second side surfaces spaced from a centerline of the shaft. A plurality of holes extend from an upwardly facing surface of the shaft to a bone contacting surface. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/03/17 / #20170215923

External fixator system

An external fixation frame for correcting a bone deformity includes a first fixation ring and a second fixation ring. A posterior adjustable length strut couples a posterior portion of the first fixation ring to a posterior portion of the second fixation ring and has universal joint. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

08/03/17 / #20170215855

Surgical tool with a selectively bendable shaft and cables that selectively bend the shaft and that, when the shaft is bent, are in tension

A surgical tool with a bendable shaft. At least one inelastic cable and at least one elastic cable (288) extend along the shaft. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

07/27/17 / #20170209192

Bone reduction and implant holding instrument

A bone reduction instrument includes first and second members moveably coupled to each other such that ends of the first and second members are positionable in first and second positions. In the second position the first and second members are closer to each other than in the first position. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

07/27/17 / #20170209154

Surgical instruments and methods

Various surgical instruments and their methods of use are disclosed. The surgical instruments are designed to provide tactile, auditory, and/or visual confirmation to the surgeon that the surgical instrument is being used appropriately and/or fully in accordance with a surgical procedure.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

07/13/17 / #20170196597

Tap marker

Methods and apparatus for compressing and/or distracting bones are described herein. In one such method, a tap marker is engaged with a bone and a compressor/distractor device. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189080

Tissue retraction and vertebral displacement devices, systems, and methods for posterior spinal fusion

Devices for retracting tissue during a minimally-invasive, posterior spinal fusion procedure include a blade positionable along a passageway device connected to a connecting element implanted in a vertebra of the spine, such that the blade covers at least a portion of a longitudinal opening of the passageway device. The blade may be coupled to the passageway device by receiving the passageway device with a receiving portion. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189035

Embolic devices and methods of manufacturing same

A flat embolic braid having a first side comprising a first side surface, and a second side comprising a second side surface facing in an opposite direction than the first side surface, the braid having an elongated constrained configuration for being deployed through a delivery catheter, and a three-dimensional unconstrained configuration, wherein in the three-dimensional unconstrained configuration, the braid assumes a plurality of successive loops in which the braid is at least partially twisted between successive loops of the plurality, so that the first side surface faces externally of each loop, and the second side surface faces an interior of each loop, respectively, regardless of a change in direction and/or orientation of the braid.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/29/17 / #20170182222

Partially resorbable implants and methods

Implants including non-resorbable frameworks and resorbable components, as well as methods of use thereof are disclosed. The embodiments include different combinations of a non-resorbable framework (in some case structural and in other cases non-structural), and a resorbable component embedded within and/or around the framework (again, in some cases structural and in other cases non-structural). ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/29/17 / #20170181783

Hybrid bone plate

A hybrid bone plate has a first plate portion, having a first top surface and a first bottom surface and comprises a hard titanium alloy. A second plate portion has a second top surface and a second bottom surface and comprises a pure titanium or a soft titanium alloy. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/29/17 / #20170181780

Bone plate with elongated guiding channels

A bone plate has bone facing side, a front side being arranged substantially opposite to and facing away from the bone facing side, and at least a first and a second elongated guiding channel the first and second guiding channels are configured to receive a flexible elongated member such as, for example, a cerclage wire, and the first and second guiding channel are each further configured to guide the elongated member along a respective first and second guiding channel axis (a, b) from a first to a second lateral region of the bone plate. The first and second guiding channel axes (a, b) cross each other in at least one region of the bone plate outer front side.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/22/17 / #20170172772

Implant delivery system and method of use

An implant delivery system including a catheter having a delivery lumen; a pusher member slidably disposed in the catheter delivery lumen; a retaining member coupled to a distal end portion of the pusher member, the retaining member configured to retain an expandable implant in a collapsed configuration on the pusher member for delivery of the implant through the catheter delivery lumen; and an expandable actuator coupled to the distal end portion of the pusher member and operatively associated with the retaining member, wherein expansion of the actuator causes the retaining member to disengage from an implant carried on the pusher member, to thereby allow the implant to expand from the collapsed configuration.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166377

Universal sterile packaging assembly

A universal sterile packaging assembly for an orthopedic device includes an outer blister having a first recessed central region and an inner blister having a second recessed central region. The second recessed central region includes a protrusion configured for securement of a medical part thereto. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/15/17 / #20170164987

Bone plate with polyaxial locking mechanism

A bone plate has a first and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a deformable contact surface region. The plate has a through hole defining a through hole axis and an inner surface of the bone plate and extending from the first surface through the bone plate to the second surface. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/15/17 / #20170164985

Systems and methods for percutaneous spinal fusion

A system for percutaneous spinal fusion may include two spaced apart blades connected together by a coupling such that the blades define a percutaneous pathway from a skin incision to an implanted pedicle fastener. The coupling may be c-shaped and may have at least one flexible tab for engaging one or more holes along the length of the blades. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151066

Expandable spinal implant apparatus and method of use

A spinal implant apparatus that is an expandable spacer including features to minimize or eliminate spacer cant or offset during and after completing the expansion process. The spacer includes a top component, a base component in engagement with the top component, and an expansion mechanism arranged to change the top component's position with respect to the base component. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

06/01/17 / #20170150974

Surgical bur with a single cutting flute

A surgical bur with a head that defined a single flute. The flute has a rake surface with a cutting edge and an opposed recess edge. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

05/11/17 / #20170128087

Orthopedic jig, pin, and method

An orthopedic jig and pins therefore are disclosed that allow the pins to be pre-loaded into apertures through the jig before the jig is positioned at a desired location with respect to a bone during an orthopedic surgical procedure. At least one of the pin and/or jig includes a retention mechanism whereby the pin can be inserted into the bore and releasably restrained therein until the jig is place is the selected position and the pins driven into the bone.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

05/04/17 / #20170119448

Method and device for producing an anchorage in human or animal tissue

An anchorage in tissue is produced by holding a vibrating element and a counter element against each other such that their contact faces are in contact with each other, wherein at least one of the contact faces includes a thermoplastic material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration. While holding and then moving the two elements against each other, the vibrating element is vibrated and due to the vibration the thermoplastic material is liquefied between the contact faces, and due to the relative movement is made to flow from between the contact faces and to penetrate tissue located adjacent to outer edges of the contact faces. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

04/20/17 / #20170105774

Orthopedic locking screw for an orthopedic fastening system and method of securing an orthopedic locking screw

An orthopedic locking screw is be configured to be retained inside the bore of an orthopedic implant provided as part of an orthopedic fastening system. The orthopedic locking screw includes a shaft extending axially, a drive member, and a casing secured around an outer surface of the shaft. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

04/20/17 / #20170105741

Guide sleeve for suprapatellar surgery

A tissue protection sleeve for use in suprapatellar surgery is provided. The sleeve has a first end, a second end, an inner surface and an outer surface. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100179

System for handling an augmentation implant

A handling device for handling an augmentation implant is proposed, comprising an elongated housing having an axial through-bore for accommodating a sonotrode of an ultrasound applicator, and a lateral opening for inserting a pin magazine with an augmentation pin, wherein the axial through-bore and the lateral opening are connected to each other. The handling device further comprises a distal implant portion for fastening a proximal end of the augmentation implant at the housing, and a proximal tool portion for driving and/or augmenting the augmentation implant. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100143

Multiple barrel clot removal devices

A clot removal device comprising a clot engaging structure comprising a plurality of interconnected struts forming an open cell pattern, the clot engaging structure having a radially constrained configuration and a radially expanded configuration, wherein when the clot engaging structure is in the radially expanded configuration, a first portion of the clot engaging structure is rolled about itself in a clockwise direction to form a first barrel, and a second portion of the clot engaging structure is rolled about itself in a counter-clockwise direction to form a second barrel that extends in a side-by-side configuration with the first barrel.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/30/17 / #20170086887

Biased angle screws

Several different embodiment pedicle screws are disclosed. The designs allow for increased angulation between the screw portions and coupling elements, which may be particuarly useful for cervical vertebrae fusion procedures. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/30/17 / #20170086851

Vaso-occlusive devices and methods of use

Vaso-occlusive apparatuses, including implants, and methods of using them to treat aneurysms. For example, described herein are expandable vaso-occlusive implants that include one or more soft and expandable braided member coupled to a pushable member such as a coil that maybe inserted and retrieved from within an aneurism using a delivery catheter. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079767

Embolectomy devices

An embolectomy device includes a clot engaging structure comprising a plurality of interconnected struts forming an open cell structure, and further includes an attachment structure configured to advance and retract the clot engaging structure out of, and back into, respectively, the open distal end of a delivery catheter, the attachment structure comprising an elongated support member attached to one or more struts of the clot engaging structure only at locations on each of the respective one or more struts that are distal of a proximal end of the clot engaging structure.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079766

Embolectomy devices

An embolectomy device includes a clot engaging structure comprising a plurality of interconnected struts forming an open cell structure having an inner lumen, wherein the clot engaging structure is biased to expand or otherwise expandable from a radially constrained configuration to a radially expanded configuration when released from a delivery catheter into a blood vessel; and a support structure positioned within the inner lumen of the clot engaging structure, the support structure comprising a plurality of connectors connected to respective struts of the clot engaging structure, wherein the support structure connectors are biased to move or otherwise movable from a radially constrained configuration to a radially expanded configuration to thereby cause or otherwise assist and/or facilitate and maintain expansion of the open cell clot engaging structure.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071610

Intramedullary autograft harvester

An intramedullary autograft harvesting instrument (100) includes a cutting rod (10) having a body (13) and a cutting head (14), a harvesting member (20) configured to be disposed about the body (13) of the cutting rod (10), and an outer tube (30) configured to be disposed about the harvesting member (20). A method of using the instrument (100) transports harvested tissue from an intramedullary canal.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056113

Orthopedic treatment device co-display systems and methods

In some embodiments, a synthetic (virtual) orthopedic treatment device (e.g. A virtual external fixator representing a physical fixator attachable to a patient's anatomic structure) is displayed concurrently in two views (e.g. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056071

Fixation clamp

A fixation clamp for use in an external fixation system for holding bone fragments adjacent to each other with the help of fixation elements has at least one clamping assembly having a pair of jaws with at least two different size grooves to accommodate a bone fixation element such as a pin or rod. An alternate clamping assembly has at least three grooves wherein at least two of the grooves have a different size adapted to accommodate a correspondingly sized bone fixation element such as a bone pin. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/23/17 / #20170049596

Implant delivery system and method of use

A tubular implant delivery system includes a delivery catheter having a distal marker and a proximal marker; and a tubular implant loaded in the delivery catheter, the tubular implant having a delivery length when in a collapsed, delivery configuration, and an implanted length shorter than the delivery length when in an expanded, implanted configuration, wherein a distance between the proximal marker and the distal marker on the delivery catheter is based upon a nominal implanted length of the tubular implant.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/16/17 / #20170042699

Retaining mechanism, implant, and tool

A retaining mechanism is disclosed, which comprises a plate including a first surface adapted to engage with an implant and a second opposing surface, the plate having mechanically-weakened areas, such that the plate is compressible from a first dimension to a second reduced dimension via the weakened areas, wherein the plate includes at least one ledge adapted to engage with a recess in the implant to prevent a fixation member inserted into the implant from backing out. A tool is also disclosed for compressing and inserting the retaining mechanism into engagement with the implant, as are respective methods of compression and insertion of the retaining mechanism into engagement with the implant.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/16/17 / #20170042580

Adjustment instrument with tactile feedback

An external fixation frame system may include a first ring, a second ring, and at least three struts configured to couple the first ring to the second ring, each strut having a rotatable head portion and a counter torque portion. The system may also include an adjustment tool that includes a driver portion having an inner engagement portion for engaging the head portion of the strut, an outer engagement portion for engaging the counter torque portion of the strut, and a feedback mechanism rotatably coupled to the inner and outer engagement portions. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/16/17 / #20170042579

Distraction tube with wire clamp

Described herein are external fixation systems for correcting bone deformities in adjacent bones or fragments thereof. The systems herein include first and second elongate tubes that translate with respect to one another via rotation of an actuation member at an end of one of the rods. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027626

Method of osteosyntheses or arthrodesis of two - bone parts, in particular of the hand and / or foot

In one embodiment, the present invention is a fixation device including a median zone having a substantially triangular shape; a first fixation zone including first and second tabs that, in a separated configuration, extend away from each other from an end of the median zone, the first fixation zone having a first region adjacent the median zone and a second region adjacent the first region. Also, within the first region of the first fixation zone, an inner surface of each of the first and second tabs of the first fixation zone extends outwardly and proximally from the median zone to a first point to form an arch, and from the first point, the inner surface of each of the first and second tabs extends toward a second point. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027613

Apparatus and method for dynamic vertebral stabilization

A posterior vertebral stabilizer has a resilient member such as a linear spring, which operates in tension and compression. The resilient member may be kept straight by a stabilization rod extending through the spring, or by a telescoping assembly that encases the resilient member. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027589

Surgical instrumentation and methods of use for implanting a prosthesis

In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of alignment for resection of tissue including obtaining a surgical device comprising an alignment guide, a first guide structure and a second guide structure; securing the alignment guide to a bone, the alignment guide including a positioning block; placing the first guide structure onto the positioning block of the alignment guide; viewing a target location of a first resection plane on the bone using the first guide structure; adjusting the target location of the first resection plane by adjusting a position of the first guide structure; attaching the second guide structure to the first guide structure; viewing a target location of a second resection plane on the bone using the second guide structure; and adjusting the target location of the second resection plane by adjusting a position of the second guide structure.. . ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

01/12/17 / #20170007307

Instrumentation and method for repair of a bone fracture

A device for assisting in the positioning and sizing of an implant includes an elongate member and a block. The elongate member has length indicia at axial locations along a length for measuring a first distance from a predetermined datum of the elongate member. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc

01/12/17 / #20170007265

Vaso-occlusive device delivery system

A vaso-occlusive device delivery assembly includes a pusher assembly and a vaso-occlusive device detachably coupled to the pusher assembly by an attachment member is frictionally secured within a lumen of the pusher assembly. A heat generating member is disposed in the pusher assembly lumen, along with a pressure generating material, such that, when heat is generated by the heat generative device, the pressure generating material increases a pressure in the pusher assembly lumen, thereby dislodging the attachment member from the pusher assembly and detaching the vaso-occlusive device from the pusher assembly.. ... Stryker European Holdings I Llc








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