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9033990 Directed structure placement guide  
A directed structure placement guide assists with positioning at least one directed structure in at least one of a predetermined insertion trajectory and a predetermined insertion location with...
9028503 Drill guide  
A drill guide comprising: a body comprising a hole extending therethrough for guiding a drill; and an alignment tool, the alignment tool being operable to connect the body to an intramedullary...
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...
9017334 Patient specific surgical guide locator and mount  
A resection guide locator includes a bone engagement portion with surfaces that are complementary to the surface topographies of a bone to be resected during surgery. A housing includes a socket...
9011444 Surgical reaming instrument for shaping a bone cavity  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for shaping bone voids during revision procedures of total knee replacements. The systems disclosed herein generally include a cannulated reamer assembly,...
9011456 Method for orienting an acetabular cup and instruments for use therewith  
A patient-specific acetabular guide for use in orienting an acetabular component with respect to an acetabulum of a patient as part of a surgical procedure includes a body having a bottom contact...
9011457 Aiming arm for bone plates  
An aiming guide aligns a surgical tool with a hole in a bone plate. The aiming guide includes an arm portion having a longitudinal axis, top and bottom surfaces, and first and second ends. The...
9011148 Surgical guide system for dental implantology and method for making the same  
A surgical guide system for dental implantology has a plate (10) provided with a guide sleeve (2) delimiting a through hole with an axis oriented to a predetermined direction. A drill (4) for...
9005211 Navigated application guide for targeted spinal drug delivery  
An apparatus and method for positioning a guide tube fixation device at a spinal structure of a patient are provided. The method includes attaching an attachment element to the spinal structure,...
9005212 Device for guiding a drilling tool for forming a second bore in a bone  
A device serves for guiding a drilling tool for forming a second bore in a bone, which second bore intersects an already existing first bore. A frame, having a first end and a second end has a...
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...
8986306 Patella orthopaedic surgical method  
A method of surgically preparing a patella for implantation of a patella prosthetic component is disclosed.
8986314 Positional dual drill guide  
A multi-positional dual drill guide for use in orthopedic surgical procedures provides two independent drill guides which are independently, pivotally and removably secured along a pivotal drill...
8986316 Positional dual drill guide  
A multi-positional dual drill guide for use in orthopedic surgical procedures provides two independent drill guides which are independently, pivotally and removably secured along a pivotal drill...
8986315 Aiming device having radio-opaque markers  
An aiming arm can include at least a pair of radiographic markers that define a first radiographic image characteristic when a radiographic image source is not adequately aligned with the aiming...
8986354 Surgical kit for spinal surgery  
The present invention relates to a surgical drill guide having an anchoring mechanism for locking the drill guide to a bone plate. The anchoring mechanism is adapted to be received through an...
8974467 Surgical orientation system and method  
A system and method for detecting and measuring changes in angular position with respect to a reference plane is useful in surgical procedures for orienting various instruments, prosthesis, and...
8974466 Snap-lock for drill sleeve  
A device for drilling a hole in bone and for inserting bone screws into the drilled hole is provided. The device comprises a trocar, drill sleeve and protection sleeve in a telescopically nested...
8974537 Method for an articulating humeral head prosthesis  
A humeral prosthesis includes a stem component and a humeral head component. The humeral head component has a configuration that is similar to the curvature of the humeral head to allow the head...
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...
8961529 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method  
A replacement device for resurfacing a joint surface of a femur and a method of making and installing such a device is provided. The custom replacement device is designed to substantially fit the...
8956369 Parallel drill guide  
A parallel drill guide and system which maintains contact on the bone at various angles. The parallel drill guide comprises a fixed sleeve and a parallel, axially slidable, sleeve for guiding the...
8951262 Patella clamp and drill guide surgical instrument  
An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes a patella drill guide having a first bracket, a second bracket coupled to the first bracket and moveable relative to the first bracket. The second...
8951263 Orthopedic suture passer and method  
Instruments and techniques to pass a suture are presented. In one illustrative example, a suture passer includes a guide operable to guide the formation of a tunnel in a bone and guide passage of...
8945136 Intramedullary nail aiming device  
An aiming plate for orienting tools toward target features of an implant. The aiming plate features a first and a second surface and has a reversible attachment mechanism for attaching to an...
8945135 Patellar prostheses and instrumentation  
Instrumentation for preparation of a bone includes a first guide having a first collet and a second collet. The first and second collets are formed around divergent first and second axes, and...
8939980 System for ACL reconstruction using retrograde cutter  
A system for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using holes in bone created by retrograde cutting. A rotary cutter, mounted onto an insertion post of a tibial guide, is inserted...
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...
8936601 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method  
A replacement device for resurfacing a joint surface of a femur and a method of making and installing such a device is provided. The custom replacement device is designed to substantially fit the...
8936600 Drill guide with angle verification  
A method and instrument is used for inserting a bone screw through a hole in a bone plate into bone at a maximum angulation of a bone screw central longitudinal axis with respect to a central axis...
8936602 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method  
A replacement device for resurfacing a joint surface of a femur and a method of making and installing such a device is provided. The custom replacement device is designed to substantially fit the...
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.
8926615 System and method for retrograde procedure  
A system and method may be used for accessing an articular surface and for preparing an implant site on the articular surface. The method may include locating a portion of the articular. An access...
8926613 Method and apparatus for forming a bone hole  
A method and tool for creating a location for a fixation device to be secured to a bone. The method includes bringing a bone cutting tool extending along a longitudinal axis into engagement with...
8915924 Drill guide system  
A drill guide includes a first bone plate that extends along a first middle plane, and a second bone plate that extends along a second middle plane. The drill guide further includes a first...
8911474 Suture anchor implantation instrumentation system  
An apparatus for inserting a suture anchor into an internal anatomical site through a cannula, or percutaneously, has a curved hollow guide for insertion into the cannula and/or tissue. The guide...
8911446 Alignment jig for a bone fixation device  
A jig for a bone fixation device, including those that comprise a guide; and a connecting element reversibly engagable with the bone fixation device; wherein the guide defines a non-rectilinear...
8911445 Reamer guide systems and methods of use  
A reamer guide system may include a reamer guide that is configured to guide a reamer to at least two bones that are to be reamed to form a countersink. The reamer guide may be configured to...
8906032 Instruments for a variable angle approach to a joint  
Instruments and associated methods are disclosed for treating joints, and particularly bone tissue. One of these instruments may be a positioning instrument for controlled delivery of a device to...
8900241 Instrument for preparing and/or machining a femoral head  
In some examples, a method for at least one of preparation or machining of a femoral head formed on a neck of a femur includes selecting an instrument including probing forceps and a guide element...
8894694 Locking plates having guided locking screws and methods therefor  
A locking plate system includes a locking plate having a screw hole with an inner diameter and internal threads, and a slot formed in a top surface of the locking plate adjacent the screw hole....
8882818 Method for deploying a fusion device for sacroiliac joint fusion  
A method for fusing a spinal sacroiliac joint and a surgical kit. The kit includes a bone-void filler, stabilization device or implant, a guide pin, a joint locator, a set of dilation tubes, a...
8882774 Instrumentation for the preparation and transplantation of osteochondral allografts  
Procedures and instruments for preparing and transplanting osteochondral allograft plugs to a host bone to repair an articular cartilage defect. An allograft bone plug having a cartilage plate and...
8882833 Drill pin for fixation of ligaments using button/loop construct  
A technique and reconstruction system for ligament employing a button/loop construct with a drill pin. The drill pin has a shaft with a proximal and a distal end. A pin tip provided at the distal...
8870889 Patient matching surgical guide and method for using the same  
A system and method for developing customized apparatus for use in one or more surgical procedures is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a patient's unique anatomical features or...
8864771 Distal targeting device  
A targeting device for targeting a cross bore in a bone nail has an arm member coupled to an end portion of the bone nail and an aiming portion forming part of the arm member extending parallel to...
8864827 System and method for joint resurface repair  
An implant comprising a first, second, and third segment wherein the second and third segments partially overlap the first segment and define a load bearing surface comprising an...
8852192 Method and apparatus for osteochondral autograft transplantation  
A surgical procedure for preparing a graft for insertion in an opening in a human body, according to which a mold is formed in the opening and transferred from the opening to a position adjacent a...
8852201 Microfracture instrument  
A bone drill that includes a shaft with a flexible portion having a proximal end and a distal end and a drill tip coupled to the distal end of the shaft. The bone drill also includes a cannulated...
8840604 Surgical aimer  
The present disclosure relates to a surgical aimer including a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and a handle coupled to the proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a...