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US20120215226 METHODS FOR USING A PATIENT SPECIFIC ALIGNMENT DEVICE  
A moveable implant may be provided between the distal end portion of a femur and a proximal end portion of a tibia. The implant may be freely moveable relative to both the femur and the tibia....
US20120010623 CANNULATED SYSTEMS  
Access to the interior of the knee portion of the leg may be obtained through a cannula. The cannula may be inserted into a incision. The cannula may stretch the viscoelastic material of tissues...
US20110213374 Patient Selectable 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...
US20090088763 Customized Patient-Specific Bone Cutting Block with External Reference  
A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are also disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
US20100249787 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORTHOPEDIC DYNAMIC DISTRACTION  
At least one embodiment is directed to a dynamic distractor (100) for distracting bones of a muscular-skeletal system. The dynamic distractor (100) comprises at least one sensor (108, 110), a...
US20080058822 JOINT SPACER  
To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member enters the joint, pivotal movement...
US20080045966 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SPINAL SURGERY  
A cutting guide for use in spinal surgery includes a sidewall defining an internal cavity. A chisel guide, for use with the cutting guide, includes a first block member to be inserted into the...
US20050273115 Minimally invasive total-knee arthroplasty method and instrumentation  
A method and apparatus for performing total knee arthroplasty which is minimally invasive includes components with guide surfaces and slots for controlling the path of a cutting saw. The...
US20050251147 Open wedge osteotomy system and surgical method  
An osteotomy implant for supporting an open wedge osteotomy, the osteotomy implant comprising: a first component for disposition in a posterior portion of the open wedge osteotomy; a second...
US20110213375 Tibial Resurfacing System and Method  
An implant resection system for preparing an implant site to replace a defect in an articular surface of a first bone includes a guide configured to be coupled generally perpendicular to the first...
US20100168752 ORTHOPAEDIC CUTTING TOOL HAVING A CHEMICALLY ETCHED METAL INSERT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING  
An orthopaedic surgical instrument comprising an orthopaedic cutting tool includes a metallic cutting insert configured to remove portions of a patient's bone and a body molded to the cutting...
US20090287309 INTRA-ARTICULAR JOINT REPLACEMENT  
A method for implanting an intra-articular shoulder prosthesis is provided. The method includes removing a proximal portion of a humerus. The proximal portion of the humerus preferably forms a...
US20080208200 Drilling guide for use in implanting a femoral neck fixation prosthesis  
A femoral neck fixation prosthesis and method of using same which reduces bone loss and the avoids the other shortcomings of the prior art by allowing the fixation of a stable femoral head...
US20080114366 PATELLA RESECTION GUIDE  
A method and apparatus for resectioning a patella without everting it includes a resection guide which grips the patella with gripping members, one of which can also function as an alignment guide...
US20060106396 Methods for cutting bone  
A method of cutting bone with a bone die cutter includes positioning complementary cutting dies on at least substantially opposing sides of a bone. At least one of the cutting dies is pressed...
US20160206331 Patient Selectable Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools  
A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms...
US20160015426 BONE POSITIONING AND CUTTING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A bone positioning device can include a fixation pin for attachment to a first bone and a fixation pin for attachment to a second bone. A first block having an aperture can be included for...
US20140303629 Methods and Compositions for Articular Repair  
Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for producing articular repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. In particular, methods for providing articular repair systems. Also...
US20110313423 Patient Selectable 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...
US20110152868 METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR SHAVING AND SHAPING OF A JOINT  
Described herein are methods and devices useful for reaming and shaping the surfaces of a joint in a mammalian body. The reaming and shaping devices and methods are particularly useful in...
US20090105709 TOOL  
An alignment guide for use in femoral head surgery. The guide includes a support arm and a cannulated rod supported by, and adjustable with respect to, the support arm. The guide also includes two...
US20090012526 Drill system for acetabular cup implants  
A drill guide system comprising: a hemispherical cup having an opening therein;a body having a distal end, a proximal end and a lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end; anda...
US20080147073 Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy  
A keyhole drill guide stabilizer for stabilizing a drill guide when forming a second keyhole after the formation of a first keyhole, wherein the drill guide comprises a first drill bore and a...
US20060142870 Modular total ankle prosthesis apparatuses, systems and methods, and systems and methods for bone resection and prosthetic implantation  
Ankle prosthesis apparatuses, systems and methods are provided as disclosed herein. Additionally, systems and methods for bone resection and implantation of prosthetics are provided, including...
US20150245878 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING BONE CUT GUIDE  
Systems and methods for positioning a cut guide using navigation-based techniques are discussed. For example, a system for use in an orthopedic surgery on a target bone can comprise a cut guide...
US20140378979 Alignment Guides With Patient-Specific Anchoring Elements  
A method for preparing a bone of a joint during joint arthroplasty. The method includes mounting an alignment guide on the bone of a patient along an alignment direction. The method further...
US20140188240 METHODS AND DEVICES RELATED TO PATIENT-ADAPTED HIP JOINT IMPLANTS  
This application relates to hip replacement systems and methods. Disclosed include patient-adapted (patient-specific or patient-engineered) hip replacement systems including patient-adapted...
US20110172712 FACET JOINT FUSION DEVICES AND METHODS  
A method for promoting fusion of and/or stabilizing a facet joint between two adjacent vertebrae comprises clamping the two adjacent vertebrae across the facet joint to apply a compressive force...
US20110071530 Total knee arthroplasty systems and processes  
Systems and processes for tracking anatomy, instrumentation, trial implants, implants, and references, and rendering images and data related to them in connection with surgical operations, for...
US20100160914 SINGLE USE RESECTION GUIDE  
Single use or disposable cutting blocks and methods for utilizing same are disclosed. The blocks are preferably constructed of polymer and/or other suitable low cost and light weight materials....
US20090254126 COMPRESSION/DISTRACTION OSTEOTOMY SYSTEM, PLATE, METHOD, DRILL GUIDE AND SAW GUIDE  
An osteotomy system includes anchoring screws and advancement screws having a head with a surface defining a first angled plane. A plate has anchoring holes and advancement holes with countersunk...
US20090076520 Apparatus For Treating Bone  
An apparatus for treating a bone, which provides a path from the skin to a bone, is provided which comprises a cannula with an improved coupling structure, an expander, a needle, and a spacer....
US20080195099 Osteotomy system  
The invention provides a suite of instruments, implants and associated techniques for performing procedures to correct deformities of the knee of a patient. In accordance with a preferred...
US20150112348 MANIPULATE GUIDE REGISTRATION SURFACE  
A guide for an implant site in bone. The guide includes a bone mating surface configured to engage a prepared bone surface at the implant site to position the guide at a predetermined orientation,...
US20140180430 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR HIP REPLACEMENT  
Devices and methods for use in hip replacement surgery can incorporate computer models of a patient's acetabulum and surrounding bone structure, a first patient-specific jig designed from the...
US20110276052 Method of Preparing an Ankle Joint for Replacement, Joint Prosthesis, and Cutting Alignment Apparatus for Use in Performing an Arthroplasty Procedure  
A method prepares an ankle joint of a patient for replacement. The patient includes a tibia (20) having a medial portion (22), a talus (40), and an ankle (10) having a medial portion. The method...
US20100318088 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DEPLOYING BIOLOGICAL IMPLANTS  
Methods and devices for deploying biological implants are disclosed. The biological implants can include orthopedic, multi-component ankle implants. The target site can be prepared by fixing a...
US20080208201 Apparatus for preparing a femur  
An apparatus for preparing a head portion of a proximal femur has a drill guide support having a cylindrical bore therein for engaging the head of a femur. The support has a central axis for...
US20080033443 System and Method for Tissue Resection  
The present disclosure describes an apparatus for tissue resection. At least one embodiment described herein provides a tissue resection system that includes a cutter that includes a blade system...
US20070168029 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces  
Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The cephalad prostheses are adapted and configured to be attached to a lamina portion of a vertebra without...
US20050149038 Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implant preparation systems  
Methods and apparatus for systems for preparing musculoskeletal structures to receive an orthopedic implant.
US20160206377 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BONE PREPARATION FOR AN IMPLANT  
A computer assisted surgical system for guiding bone cutting operations of an arthroplasty surgery is provided. The computer assisted surgical system includes a cutting guide having a guiding...
US20110218540 Method and Apparatus for Performing An Open Wedge Osteotomy  
A method and apparatus for performing an open wedge osteotomy utilizing a keyed, wedge-shaped implant for disposition in a keyed, wedge-shaped opening created in a bone. The keys may be disposed...
US20100217270 Integrated Production of Patient-Specific Implants and Instrumentation  
Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for the automated design and manufacture of patient-specific/patient-matched orthopedic implants. While the embodiments described herein...
US20090177203 Devices, systems and methods for re-alignment of bone  
A bone re-angling device may be used in performing an osteotomy. The re-angling device may be a generally wedge-shaped body. The re-angling device maybe coupled to the bone using a fixation member.
US20080255624 Methods and devices for multipoint access of a body part  
Disclosed are methods and devices for accessing body parts using a plurality of access points to facilitate the repair of such body parts. The multipoint access devices and methods of the present...
US20070288029 MILLING SYSTEM FOR RESECTING A JOINT ARTICULATION SURFACE  
A milling system for use in resecting at least a portion of a joint articulation surface of a bone includes an alignment guide having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface with an opening...
US20060195113 Joint replacement methods and apparatus  
Apparatus and surgical techniques provide alternative cutting fixtures and other features to improve bone resection accuracy and joint stability. According to one embodiment, stabilizers are...
US20050273112 Three-dimensional osteotomy device and method for treating bone deformities  
An osteotomy device for correcting angulation, rotation, and length deformities in bones is disclosed along with a method for use of the device. A deformity of a bone can occur when there is a...
US20140031826 Patient Selectable Joint Arthroplasty Devices and Surgical Tools  
Disclosed herein are tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by...
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