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Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment

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Methods are disclosed for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint, particularly a human knee. The methods include converting an image such as an MRI to a three dimensional map of the cartilage. The cartilage map can be correlated to a movement pattern of the joint to assess the affect of movement on cartilage wear. Changes in the thickness of cartilage over time can be determined so that therapies can be provided. Information on thickness of cartilage and curvature of cartilage or subchondral bone can be used to plan therapy. Information on movement pattern can be used to plan therapy.

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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITYPALO ALTO, CA2260

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Lang, Philipp Lexington, US 247 21830
Steines, Daniel Lexington, US 171 17750

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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
* 6,334,066 Method for monitoring growth disorder therapy 45 1999
* 6,311,083 Method for determining an examination point for the diaphanoscopic examination of a being and device for realizing the same 10 2000
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,913,821 Diagnostic method and apparatus for assessing canine hip dysplasia 47 1997
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (4)
* 5,723,331 Methods and compositions for the repair of articular cartilage defects in mammals 234 1995
5,900,245 Compliant tissue sealants 246 1996
* 5,786,217 Methods and compositions for the repair of articular cartilage defects in mammals 303 1997
6,217,894 Compliant tissue sealants 201 2000
 
WHALEDENT INC. (1)
4,368,040 Dental impression tray for forming a dental prosthesis in situ 143 1981
 
SULZER BIOLOGICS INC. (1)
6,514,514 Device and method for regeneration and repair of cartilage lesions 120 1999
 
Fonar Corporation (3)
* 5,810,006 Multipositional MRI for kinematic studies of movable joints 65 1995
* 5,899,859 Multipositional MRI for kinematic studies of movable joints 121 1995
* 5,772,595 Multipositional MRI for kinematic studies of movable joints 60 1996
 
Artecal, Sciences, Inc. (1)
6,841,150 Use of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells for chondrocyte differentiation and cartilage repair 60 2002
 
OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
* 6,835,377 Osteoarthritis cartilage regeneration 168 1998
 
AESCULAP (1)
6,387,131 Knee prosthesis comprising a tibial wedge 109 2000
 
MUSCULOGRAPHICS, INC. (1)
* 5,682,886 Computer-assisted surgical system 690 1995
 
MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS INC. (5)
6,013,103 Medial pivot knee prosthesis 310 1997
6,156,069 Precision hip joint replacement method 234 1999
7,060,074 Instrumentation for minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement 200 2002
7,141,053 Methods of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement 216 2002
2006/0235,421 Instrumentation for Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Replacement 137 2006
 
SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG (1)
6,165,221 Implant 54 1999
 
Joint Medical Products Corporation (1)
4,888,021 Knee and patellar prosthesis 182 1988
 
Metalpraecis Berchem + Schaberg Gesellschaft fur Metallformgebung mit beschrankter Haftung (1)
* 5,150,304 Method of making an implantable joint prosthesis 137 1990
 
Sulzer Medizinaltechnik AG (1)
5,501,687 Body for distributing bone cement for the anchoring of implants 141 1993
 
ARTECEL, INC (1)
6,429,013 Use of adipose tissue-derived stromal cells for chondrocyte differentiation and cartilage repair 166 2000
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (7)
4,673,409 Implant with attachment surface 94 1986
5,478,739 Three-dimensional stromal cell and tissue culture system 145 1992
5,842,477 Method for repairing cartilage 426 1996
5,928,945 Application of shear flow stress to chondrocytes or chondrocyte stem cells to produce cartilage 99 1996
6,120,541 Apparatus for use in grafting articular cartilage 102 1999
6,375,658 Cartilage grafting 188 2000
6,358,253 Repairing cartilage 185 2000
 
RadioMed Corporation (2)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
Human Performance Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,813,436 Motion analysis system employing various operating modes 127 1987
 
ABS CORPORATION (6)
6,626,945 Cartilage repair plug 174 2001
2001/0039,455 Cartilage repair plug 182 2001
6,652,587 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 247 2002
2002/0173,852 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 137 2002
2006/0111,726 Method and kit for interpositional arthroplasty 93 2003
2007/0067,032 Meniscus preserving implant method and apparatus 106 2004
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
6,151,521 Medical support system 62 1998
6,334,006 Loading device and electronic equipment system 44 1998
 
NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,769,899 Cartilage repair unit 422 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (5)
5,108,452 Modular hip prosthesis 222 1990
5,560,096 Method of manufacturing femoral knee implant 107 1995
5,575,793 Patella clamp apparatus 122 1995
5,683,470 Tibial trial prosthesis and bone preparation system 42 1995
5,702,463 Tibial prosthesis with polymeric liner and liner insertion/removal instrument 119 1996
 
ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC (1)
5,827,289 Inflatable device for use in surgical protocols relating to treatment of fractured or diseased bones 488 1996
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
6,328,765 Methods and articles for regenerating living tissue 283 1998
 
Vertegen, Inc. (2)
2007/0083,266 Devices and methods for treating facet joints, uncovertebral joints, costovertebral joints and other joints 161 2006
2007/0118,222 Intervertebral devices and methods 83 2006
 
MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA, THE (1)
5,906,934 Mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair 317 1995
 
HEIMANN SYSTEMS (1)
5,687,210 Method and device for determining the attenuation function of an object with respect to the transmission of a reference material thickness 154 1996
 
INAMED MEDICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,480,430 Shape-retaining shell for a fluid filled prosthesis 72 1994
 
Orthogene LLC (1)
2002/0016,543 Method for diagnosis of and prognosis for damaged tissue 49 2001
 
Huwmedica Inc. (1)
5,542,947 Slotted patella resection guide and stylus 175 1995
 
Sirona Dental Systems GmbH (1)
4,575,805 Method and apparatus for the fabrication of custom-shaped implants 521 1984
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (3)
5,041,138 Neomorphogenesis of cartilage in vivo from cell culture 394 1989
* 5,246,013 Probe, system and method for detecting cartilage degeneration 53 1992
6,382,028 Ultrasonic defect detection system 116 2000
 
MESOBLAST INTERNATIONAL SÀRL (2)
5,197,985 Method for enhancing the implantation and differentiation of marrow-derived mesenchymal cells 314 1990
5,226,914 Method for treating connective tissue disorders 373 1990
 
THERICS, INC. (1)
2003/0173,695 Rapid prototyping and manufacturing process 82 2003
 
BIO RESEARCH (2)
5,413,116 Method and apparatus for diagnosing joints 62 1993
* 5,533,519 Method and apparatus for diagnosing joints 52 1995
 
CEMAX MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,436,684 Method of forming implantable prostheses for reconstructive surgery 354 1982
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETIK AG (1)
6,383,228 Femoral hip-joint prosthesis with a logarithmically extending curvature 195 1999
 
CENTERPULSE ORTHOPEDICS INC. (8)
6,206,927 Surgically implantable knee prothesis 317 1999
6,558,421 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis 201 2000
6,855,165 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having enlarged femoral surface 75 2002
6,866,684 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having different tibial and femoral surface profiles 67 2002
6,893,463 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having two-piece keyed components 84 2002
6,911,044 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having medially shifted tibial surface 101 2002
6,923,831 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having attachment apertures 134 2002
6,966,928 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having keels 83 2002
 
ORTHOPAEDIC INNOVATIONS, INC. (1)
6,575,980 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 361 1999
 
MERRILL LYNCH BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. (1)
5,649,929 Knee joint flexion-gap distraction device 105 1995
 
MedIdea, LLC (6)
6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 224 1997
5,885,296 Bone cutting guides with removable housings for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 166 1997
5,897,559 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 200 1997
5,916,220 Bone cutting guide and method to accommodate different-sized implants 173 1998
5,961,523 Bone cutting guides to accommodate variable thicknesses of augmentation for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 155 1998
6,102,916 Bone cutting guides with removable housings for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 174 1999
 
Ortho Development Corporation (1)
6,379,388 Tibial prosthesis locking system and method of repairing knee joint 164 1999
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,310,477 MR imaging of lesions and detection of malignant tumors 56 1999
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Biomaterial Universe Corporation of Japan (1)
5,314,478 Artificial bone connection prosthesis 287 1991
 
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRUST (4)
5,507,820 Fixed bearing joint endoprosthesis 90 1994
5,683,468 Mobile bearing total joint replacement 127 1995
6,224,632 Prosthesis fixturing device 98 1996
6,344,043 Anterior-posterior femoral resection guide with set of detachable collets 122 2000
 
Resonex Holding Company (1)
* 5,445,152 Kinematic device for producing precise incremental flexing of the knee 68 1992
 
MATERIALISE N.V. (1)
5,768,134 Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body 379 1996
 
The Dana Center for Orthopaedic Implants (1)
6,010,509 Patella resection drill and prosthesis implantation device 145 1998
 
ADVANCED BIO-SURFACES, INC. (2)
2002/0127,264 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 145 2002
2002/0183,850 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 134 2002
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (11)
* 6,219,571 Magnetic resonance imaging using driven equilibrium fourier transform 114 1999
* 7,239,908 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 301 2000
* 2002/0087,274 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 231 2001
6,799,066 Technique for manipulating medical images 200 2001
* 7,184,814 Assessing the condition of a joint and assessing cartilage loss 255 2001
* 2004/0167,390 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 185 2004
2007/0015,995 Joint and cartilage diagnosis, assessment and modeling 174 2006
2007/0203,430 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Assessing Cartilage Loss 167 2007
2007/0276,224 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment 199 2007
2008/0015,433 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment 136 2007
2009/0076,371 Joint and Cartilage Diagnosis, Assessment and Modeling 168 2008
 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (PARIS 6) (1)
6,365,405 Compositions of chondrocytes, preparation and utilization 100 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,322,588 Medical devices with metal/polymer composites 200 1999
 
THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (1)
* 5,554,190 Prosthesis component and a method of producing it 170 1994
 
ED. GEISTLICH SOEHNE AG FUER CHEMISCHE INDUSTRIE (2)
6,352,558 Method for promoting regeneration of surface cartilage in a damage joint 162 1999
6,576,015 Bone material and collagen combination for repair of injured joints 49 2001
 
METABOLIX, INC. (1)
6,838,493 Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers 212 2002
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 323 1993
5,601,563 Orthopaedic milling template with attachable cutting guide 243 1995
 
AVANTA ORTHOPAEDICS, LLC (2)
5,522,900 Prosthetic joint and method of manufacture 96 1993
5,549,690 Prosthetic thumb joint and method of manufacture 122 1994
 
LAWSON, KEVIN J., AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
6,146,422 Prosthetic nucleus replacement for surgical reconstruction of intervertebral discs and treatment method 244 1999
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
5,911,723 Surgical apparatus 197 1997
6,626,948 Femoral hip prosthesis 84 2001
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 260 1994
 
ARTHROSURFACE INCORPORATED (1)
6,679,917 System and method for joint resurface repair 254 2002
 
AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE (1)
6,057,927 Laser-ultrasound spectroscopy apparatus and method with detection of shear resonances for measuring anisotropy, thickness, and other properties 147 1998
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,627,853 Method of producing prostheses for replacement of articular cartilage and prostheses so produced 343 1985
 
ARTHROVISION, INC. (1)
6,560,476 Evaluating disease progression using magnetic resonance imaging 130 2000
 
INSTITUTE OF SOMATIC SCIENCES, THE (1)
* 6,310,619 Virtual reality, tissue-specific body model having user-variable tissue-specific attributes and a system and method for implementing the same 104 1998
 
CORIN LIMITED (1)
6,623,526 Knee prosthesis 120 1999
 
PRIVATDOZENT DR. NORBERT M. MEENEN (1)
6,319,712 Biohybrid articular surface replacement 82 1999
 
THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND (1)
* 6,585,666 Arthroscopic diagnostic probe to measure mechanical properties of articular cartilage 55 2001
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (17)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 21 2003
 
APERION BIOLOGICS, INC. (2)
6,093,204 Meniscal heterografts 131 1998
6,046,379 Meniscal xenografts 137 1998
 
TRIGON INCORPORATED (1)
5,246,530 Method of producing porous metal surface 137 1992
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9,387,083 Acquiring and utilizing kinematic information for patient-adapted implants, tools and surgical procedures 0 2014
 
CONFORMIS, INC. (82)
8,932,363 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 5 2003
8,545,569 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 50 2004
8,882,847 Patient selectable knee joint arthroplasty devices 20 2004
8,617,242 Implant device and method for manufacture 47 2008
8,951,260 Surgical cutting guide 11 2008
8,343,218 Methods and compositions for articular repair 78 2008
8,337,507 Methods and compositions for articular repair 78 2008
8,682,052 Implants for altering wear patterns of articular surfaces 38 2009
8,439,926 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 63 2009
9,308,091 Devices and methods for treatment of facet and other joints 0 2009
8,460,304 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 59 2009
8,377,129 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 81 2009
8,480,754 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 61 2010
8,500,740 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 81 2010
8,709,089 Minimally invasive joint implant with 3-dimensional geometry matching the articular surfaces 43 2010
8,551,099 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 50 2010
8,366,771 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 73 2010
8,337,501 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 98 2010
9,055,953 Methods and compositions for articular repair 15 2010
9,023,050 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 2 2010
8,768,028 Methods and compositions for articular repair 33 2010
8,690,945 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 40 2010
8,585,708 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 3 2010
8,945,230 Patient selectable knee joint arthroplasty devices 5 2010
8,771,365 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs, and related tools 33 2010
9,220,516 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,220,517 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,408,615 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,375,222 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,295,481 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,241,725 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,241,724 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,113,921 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 8 2011
9,381,025 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,314,256 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,308,005 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
8,556,983 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 51 2011
8,735,773 Implant device and method for manufacture 54 2011
9,295,482 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
8,623,026 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 42 2011
8,974,539 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 4 2011
8,926,706 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 5 2011
8,906,107 Patient-adapted and improved orthopedic implants, designs and related tools 7 2011
8,657,827 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 44 2011
9,107,679 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 9 2011
9,084,617 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 9 2011
8,634,617 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 47 2011
9,186,161 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 2 2011
8,638,998 Fusion of multiple imaging planes for isotropic imaging in MRI and quantitative image analysis using isotropic or near-isotropic imaging 46 2012
9,020,788 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 1 2012
9,358,018 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2012
9,216,025 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 1 2012
9,066,728 Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty 11 2012
8,641,716 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 44 2012
8,617,172 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 45 2012
8,568,479 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 46 2012
8,568,480 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 46 2012
8,562,611 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
8,562,618 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
8,561,278 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
8,556,906 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
8,556,907 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
8,551,102 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
8,551,103 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 51 2012
8,551,169 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 50 2012
8,529,630 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 48 2012
9,107,680 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 9 2012
9,408,686 Devices, systems and methods for manufacturing orthopedic implants 0 2013
8,998,915 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2013
9,320,620 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2013
9,308,053 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 0 2013
9,333,085 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 0 2013
9,387,079 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 0 2013
9,125,672 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 7 2013
9,125,673 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 7 2013
9,072,531 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2013
8,951,259 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 15 2013
8,849,621 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
9,326,780 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools incorporating anatomical relief 0 2014
8,965,088 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 5 2014
9,180,015 Implants for altering wear patterns of articular surfaces 3 2014
9,186,254 Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices 3 2014
 
GRUENENTHAL GMBH (1)
* 2009/0004,267 Dosage Form with Impeded Abuse 20 2008
 
GIVEN IMAGING LTD. (1)
* 8,582,853 Device, system and method for automatic detection of contractile activity in an image frame 0 2013
 
MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS INC. (4)
9,017,334 Patient specific surgical guide locator and mount 0 2010
9,113,914 Method for forming a patient specific surgical guide mount 0 2010
8,808,303 Orthopedic surgical guide 1 2011
9,089,342 Patient specific surgical guide locator and mount 0 2012
 
SYNARC INC. (2)
* 8,300,910 Pathology indicating measure related to cartilage structure and automatic quantification thereof 1 2007
* 2010/0220,907 Pathology indicating measure related to cartilage structure and automatic quantification thereof 2 2007
 
Allen Engineering Corporation (1)
* 2009/0169,300 Hydraulic riding trowel with automatic load sensing system 3 2008
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (6)
9,286,686 Assessing the condition of a joint and assessing cartilage loss 0 2007
* 8,369,926 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 74 2011
* 2011/0125,009 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment 74 2011
* 8,306,601 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 94 2011
* 2012/0072,183 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment 1 2011
8,862,202 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 2 2012
 
LABORATOIRES BODYCAD INC. (2)
D752222 Femoral prosthesis 0 2013
D702349 Tibial prosthesis 0 2013
 
DESIGN VISIONARIES (2)
8,801,720 Total joint arthroplasty system 25 2006
8,801,719 Total joint arthroplasty system 4 2012
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (22)
8,460,302 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 37 2006
9,017,336 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 1 2007
8,460,303 Arthroplasty systems and devices, and related methods 13 2007
8,221,430 System and method for manufacturing arthroplasty jigs 72 2007
8,480,679 Generation of a computerized bone model representative of a pre-degenerated state and useable in the design and manufacture of arthroplasty devices 14 2008
9,408,618 Total hip replacement surgical guide tool 0 2009
8,734,455 Hip resurfacing surgical guide tool 4 2009
8,311,306 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 54 2009
8,777,875 System and method for manufacturing arthroplasty jigs having improved mating accuracy 28 2009
8,715,291 Arthroplasty system and related methods 0 2009
8,545,509 Arthroplasty system and related methods 13 2009
* 2010/0049,195 ARTHROPLASTY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS 121 2009
8,617,175 Unicompartmental customized arthroplasty cutting jigs and methods of making the same 46 2009
8,737,700 Preoperatively planning an arthroplasty procedure and generating a corresponding patient specific arthroplasty resection guide 4 2010
8,617,171 Preoperatively planning an arthroplasty procedure and generating a corresponding patient specific arthroplasty resection guide 12 2011
* 8,160,345 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 95 2011
D691719 Arthroplasty jig blank 11 2011
* 8,532,361 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 35 2012
8,968,320 System and method for manufacturing arthroplasty jigs 3 2012
8,483,469 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 14 2012
9,208,263 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 0 2012
9,402,637 Customized arthroplasty cutting guides and surgical methods using the same 0 2013
 
EMOVI INC. (1)
9,286,355 Method and system for human joint treatment plan and personalized surgery planning using 3-D kinematics, fusion imaging and simulation 0 2013
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