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9039746 Solid state light emitting devices including adjustable melatonin suppression effects  
Solid state light emitting devices include multiple LED components providing adjustable melatonin suppression effects. Multiple LED components may be operated simultaneously according to different...
9033987 Navigation and positioning instruments for joint repair  
An instrument for controlled delivery of a device to a target area near a defect of a bone is provided. The instrument comprises a guide frame having a plurality of device portals, each portal...
9033991 Low profile patient specific cutting blocks for a knee joint  
A low profile patient specific cutting block for a knee comprises a plurality of bone interfacing portions and a cutting slot. The plurality of bone interfacing portions are configured to overlie...
9028501 Tibial orthopaedic surgical instruments and method of using same  
An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly includes an attachment device, an intramedullary orthopaedic surgical instrument, and a cutting block. The attachment device includes a housing, a rail...
9023056 Apparatus for targeting and forming drill channels in the tibia  
An apparatus for targeting and forming drill channels in the tibia in the area of a knee joint during reconstruction of an anterior cruciate ligament, having a handle, which includes a drill...
9023055 Surgical instrument and surgical instrument system  
A surgical instrument for attachment to a cutting block having a cutting slot defining a cutting plane is described. The surgical instrument comprises a dual purpose indicator (2) member. The...
9017336 Arthroplasty devices and related methods  
Arthroplasty jigs, arthroplasty jig blanks, and related methods and devices are disclosed. Some variations of the methods comprise forming an arthroplasty jig from a near-shape arthroplasty jig...
9011454 Suture passer with radiused upper jaw  
Described herein are suture passers that may be used for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These suture passers typically include an elongate body having a pair of arms. One or more of the arms...
9011453 Bone preserving intraoperative downsizing system for orthopaedic implants  
An orthopaedic implant system includes a set of provisional orthopaedic implants having different implant sizes. Each provisional implant facilitates an intraoperative selection of the...
9005207 Surgical instrument  
Patient specific surgical instruments, and in particular cutting guides, and methods of use and manufacture are described. The surgical instrument can be used in an orthopaedic arthroplasty...
9005208 Ligament balancing femoral trial  
An instrument for setting ligament tension between a distal femur and a proximal tibia has a rod mounted on a femur. The rod has an extension extending along a first axis. A first drive element is...
8998915 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools  
Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or...
8998917 Instrument assembly for use in knee joint replacement surgery  
An instrument assembly for use in knee joint replacement surgery is provided including a base instrument having a tibial plate, a femoral plate, a tibial arm having a plate end and a control end,...
8998913 Patella resection assembly  
A patella resection assembly comprises a handle, slide member and two claw members. The slide member is movably mounted on the handle and includes two diverging arms. Inner edges of the diverging...
8998910 Systems and methods for joint replacement  
Systems and methods for joint replacement are provided. The systems and methods include a surgical orientation device and at least one orthopedic fixture. The surgical orientation device and...
8998918 Device and method for allograft and tissue engineered osteochondral graft surface matching, preparation, and implantation  
A device and technique for the preparation and implantation of osteochondral allografts for resurfacing of a human joint. The grafts are prepared to a uniform shell thickness using the described...
8998911 Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty  
Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal...
8998912 Clamping patella drill guide  
A patella drill guide includes a base with a flat patella bone-facing surface, a drill guide bore extending through the base, a cantilever spring member and a bone-gripping member. The cantilever...
8998914 Optimized stimulation rate of an optically stimulating cochlear implant  
Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person including generating a plurality of...
8986306 Patella orthopaedic surgical method  
A method of surgically preparing a patella for implantation of a patella prosthetic component is disclosed.
8986310 Femoral cut guide  
The present disclosure provides a femoral cut guide for preparing a distal femur to receive a prosthetic femoral component of a knee implant. The prosthetic femoral component includes a central...
8979853 Method and system for determining resection guidelines for joint replacement surgical procedures  
A method and system for utilizing a plurality of linear laser beams to project guidelines onto a skeletal joint for resection of the joint during surgical joint replacement. The method comprises...
8979854 Patella orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly  
An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly including a handle and a plurality of surgical tools configured to be selectively coupled with the handle. The handle includes a housing and a lever...
8979855 Customized patient-specific bone cutting blocks  
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
8979856 Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments  
A surgical kit for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty includes a unitary patient-specific unicompartmental tibial guide and a tibial drill template and other instruments. The tibial guide has a...
8974459 Natural alignment knee instruments  
A method for aligning an orthopedic implant in a joint replacement includes determining the bone and cartilage deficiency from an undegenerated state caused by wear of a joint. Then a resection of...
8968320 System and method for manufacturing arthroplasty jigs  
Disclosed herein is a method of computer generating a three-dimensional surface model of an arthroplasty target region of a bone forming a joint. The method may include: generating two-dimensional...
8968321 Patella resection guide with locating features and method of using the same  
An orthopaedic surgical instrument that includes a patella resection guide is disclosed. The patella resection guide includes a body having a substantially planar upper surface that defines a...
8965088 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment  
The present invention relates to methods for determining meniscal size and shape for use in designing therapies for the treatment of various joint diseases. The invention uses an image of a joint...
8961527 System and method for manufacturing arthroplasty jigs having improved 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...
8956366 Prosthetic acetabular cup inserter and impactor  
A prosthetic acetabular cup inserter and impactor has an expandable annular cup engaging element to engage the inner surface of a cup to be inserted in the acetabulum. An expander is provided for...
8956364 Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments  
A patient-specific unicompartmental tibial guide has a patient-specific body with an inner surface. The inner surface is preoperatively configured to nestingly conform and mate in only one...
8956363 Methods, systems and devices for optical stimulation of target cells using an optical transmission element  
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. In one such device, target cells are stimulated using an implantable device. The...
8951260 Surgical cutting guide  
The present invention is directed to a surgical cutting guide for guiding a surgical instrument along a cutting path located on a biological tissue. The surgical guide includes a contact surface...
8945132 Device, system and method for positioning or preparing the positioning of a medical operating instrument  
A positioning device for aligning at least one support on at least one structure includes a positioning tool configured to interface with a part of the structure, and a positioning element coupled...
8939986 Surgical instruments for use in surgically preparing a tibia for implantation of a prosthetic component  
Orthopaedic surgical instruments including a base trial adapted to be positioned on a proximal end of a patient's resected tibia, and a guide tower including a tower base adapted to be positioned...
8939984 Method of performing osteotomy  
A method of performing an osteotomy including the steps of: providing a guide assembly; placing the guide assembly in operative relationship to a bone to be cut so that the guide assembly defines...
8932298 Guide assembly  
A method for locating the mechanical axis of a long bone involves generating an image of the long bone and determining the angle between the mechanical axis of the bone and a reference axis, which...
8926619 Method of surgically preparing a tibia for implantation of a prosthetic component  
A method of surgically preparing a tibia for implantation of a tibial prosthetic component is disclosed.
8926618 Cutting guide with internal distraction  
A cutting guide for performing a bone osteotomy procedure is disclosed. The cutting guide includes a first arm having a first cutting guide surface formed therein, a second arm having a second...
8920428 Surgical instrumentation specific to a patient for preparing a bone of the patient  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to surgical instrumentation specific to a patient for preparing a bone including a patient-specific block delimiting a supporting surface shaped to fit...
8920427 Orthopaedic surgical method 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...
8915923 Patella resection assembly  
A patella resection assembly comprises a modular handle and claw member. The claw member is reversibly mountable on the handle so that the same modules may be used to resect the patellae of both...
8906025 Surgical instrument for impacting and extracting a shaping instrument and a shaping instrument useable therewith  
A surgical instrument including a shaping instrument for shaping a bone as well as an impaction/extraction device for use with the shaping instrument is disclosed.
8906027 System and method for orthopedic distraction and stabilization  
At least one embodiment is directed to a dynamic distractor (1 00) for distracting bones of a muscular-skeletal system. The dynamic distractor (100) includes at least one sensor (108, 110) which...
8900242 Stylus assembly  
A stylus assembly is adapted to be attached to a surgical jig. The stylus assembly comprises a body having first and second arms with a space therebetween for receiving a portion of the surgical...
8888785 Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy  
An apparatus and method for performing an open wedge osteotomy. The apparatus includes devices for forming an open wedge osteotomy in bone, including a keyed-wedge implant. The method includes the...
8882779 Total joint arthroplasty system  
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...
8876831 Arthroplasty systems and methods for optimally aligning and tensioning a knee prosthesis  
A combination of a first assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint and a second assembly including femoral and tibial knee components. The combination of the first...
8876830 Virtual implant placement in the OR  
A virtual implant placement method and system comprising models of implants and/or bones linked to tracking assemblies mounted onto the bones. A joint model is constructed intraoperatively based...