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Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment

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A method of preparing a joint for a prosthesis in a patient. The method includes obtaining scan data associated with the joint of the patient, preparing a three-dimensional image of the joint based on the scan data, preparing a pre-operative surgical plan based on the scan data, and preparing an image of a patient-specific alignment guide, and intra-operatively modifying the surgical plan.

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BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLCWARSAW, IN460

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berend, Keith R Columbus, OH 24 524
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, IN 8 304
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, CA 3 139
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V - 4 115
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, IN 231 4525
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, IN 12 351
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, IN 37 1164
Serban, Radu Warsaw, IN 10 297

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5,682,886 Computer-assisted surgical system 565 1995
 
MICROPORT ORTHOPEDICS HOLDINGS INC. (11)
5,520,692 Adjustable depth patella recessing guide and method 93 1995
5,662,656 Instrumentation and method for distal femoral sizing, and anterior and distal femoral resections 135 1995
6,156,069 Precision hip joint replacement method 174 1999
7,060,074 Instrumentation for minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement 139 2002
7,141,053 Methods of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement 150 2002
7,651,501 Instrument for use in minimally invasive hip surgery 43 2004
2005/0113,841 Guide clamp for guiding placement of a guide wire in a femur 55 2004
2006/0235,421 Instrumentation for Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Replacement 88 2006
2010/0121,335 Instrument for Use in Minimally Invasive Surgery 40 2010
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VANTUS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
2007/0118,243 PERSONAL FIT MEDICAL IMPLANTS AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING 126 2006
 
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2002/0198,531 Apparatus for positioning the angle of a bone cutting guide 56 2002
2004/0106,926 Osteotomy procedure 46 2002
2004/0181,144 Process and device for the preoperative determination of the positioning data of endoprosthetic parts 70 2004
2008/0051,910 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A BONE PROSTHESIS USING A LOCALIZATION SYSTEM 58 2006
2008/0230,422 Surgical data carrier 38 2008
 
XENON RESEARCH, INC. (1)
5,748,767 Computer-aided surgery apparatus 359 1993
 
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5,150,304 Method of making an implantable joint prosthesis 106 1990
 
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6,211,976 Holographic projection system 130 2000
 
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5,769,899 Cartilage repair unit 348 1996
 
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2006/0178,497 Implantable biomedical devices including biocompatible polyurethanes 34 2005
 
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5,306,285 Surgical saw blade 85 1993
 
MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (8)
5,197,971 Arthroscopic retractor and method of using the same 439 1990
5,163,949 Fluid operated retractors 320 1991
5,295,994 Active cannulas 274 1991
5,667,520 Method of performing balloon dissection 248 1994
6,187,023 Method of dissecting tissue layers 78 1995
6,358,266 Active cannulas 151 1996
6,277,136 Method for developing an anatomic space 109 1999
6,620,181 Method of dissecting tissue layers 50 2000
 
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5,440,496 Procedure and apparatus for producing individually designed, three-dimensional bodies usable as tooth replacements, prostheses, etc. 143 1994
 
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6,059,817 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 128 1999
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2006/0287,733 Gender specific implant and packaging 44 2006
 
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4,778,474 Acetabular prosthesis 79 1985
 
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6,409,722 Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue 322 1999
 
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Clynch Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,463,351 Method for producing custom fitted medical devices 142 1999
 
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4,863,472 Bone graft implant 113 1988
 
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6,328,572 Motherboard with board having terminating resistance 75 2000
 
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7,176,466 Multi-dimensional image reconstruction 76 2005
 
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6,206,927 Surgically implantable knee prothesis 229 1999
6,923,831 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having attachment apertures 100 2002
 
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6,575,980 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 273 1999
 
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5,490,854 Surgical cutting block and method of use 73 1993
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2005/0177,170 Dynamic knee balancer with pressure sensing 32 2004
2007/0083,209 Transverse acting surgical saw blade 29 2005
 
Lenser Kunststoff-Presswerk GmbH & Co. KG (1)
4,304,178 Spacer for interposition between a temperature-controlled plate and a pressure plate of a press 50 1980
 
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6,942,475 Disposable knee mold 53 2003
2005/0049,603 Knee balancing block 59 2003
 
OTISMED CORPORATION (12)
2008/0147,072 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 107 2006
2007/0233,141 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 74 2006
2007/0226,986 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 81 2007
2009/0138,020 GENERATING MRI IMAGES USABLE FOR THE CREATION OF 3D BONE MODELS EMPLOYED TO MAKE CUSTOMIZED ARTHROPLASTY JIGS 82 2007
2009/0157,083 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARTHROPLASTY JIGS 63 2007
2009/0270,868 GENERATION OF A COMPUTERIZED BONE MODEL REPRESENTATIVE OF A PRE-DEGENERATED STATE AND USEABLE IN THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES 84 2008
2009/0222,015 HIP RESURFACING SURGICAL GUIDE TOOL 65 2009
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2010/0023,015 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARTHROPLASTY JIGS HAVING IMPROVED MATING ACCURACY 73 2009
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6,102,850 Medical robotic system 194 1997
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 239 1998
 
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5,183,053 Elliptical biopsy punch 89 1991
5,186,178 Crescent shaped biopsy punch 58 1991
 
Lawrence Katz (1)
6,024,746 Method and apparatus for locating bone cuts at the distal condylar femur region to receive a femoral prothesis and to coordinate tibial and patellar resection and replacement with femoral resection and replacement 76 1998
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 250 1993
5,860,981 Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty 199 1997
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (4)
5,514,139 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 144 1994
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 211 1994
5,643,272 Method and apparatus for tibial resection 146 1995
5,810,827 Method and apparatus for bony material removal 165 1996
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,678,470 Bone-grafting material 236 1985
 
XENOMEDICA A.G., ONE AMERICAN PLAZA, EVANSTON, IL. 60201, A SWISS CORPORATION (1)
4,400,833 Means and method of implanting bioprosthetics 323 1981
 
P.O.M. GROUP, THE (1)
2002/0082,741 Fabrication of biomedical implants using direct metal deposition 47 2001
 
Devon Industries, Inc. (1)
5,667,069 Strengthened handles in membranous articles 74 1996
 
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6,500,181 Instrument for folding and inserting anterior chamber intraocular lenses 80 2000
 
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5,053,039 Upper tibial osteotomy system 182 1991
5,147,365 Patellar osteotomy guide 79 1991
5,364,402 Tibial spacer saw guide 173 1993
5,423,827 Surgical jig for femoral knee prosthesis 62 1994
5,658,294 Instrument for holding an acetabular cup 75 1996
5,876,456 Implantable prosthesis having interference-locked hole plugs 51 1997
6,007,537 Nested cutting block 120 1998
6,120,509 Intramedullary reference datum instrument 42 1998
6,290,704 Apparatus and method for anterior and posterior referenced sizing and distal femur resection 59 1999
6,468,280 Unicompartmental replacement instrument and method 39 2000
6,953,480 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 59 2002
6,979,299 Measuring guide for use in orthopedic procedure 57 2002
2004/0143,336 Two-piece modular patellar prosthetic system 69 2003
2003/0158,606 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 221 2003
2004/0102,852 Modular knee prosthesis 147 2003
2004/0162,619 Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools 83 2004
7,172,599 Tibial sizer 22 2004
2004/0172,137 Femoral augments for use with knee joint prosthesis 69 2004
7,294,133 Method and apparatus for preparing a glenoid surface 53 2005
2005/0283,252 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 59 2005
2005/0283,253 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 57 2005
2008/0021,299 METHOD FOR SELECTING MODULAR IMPLANT COMPONENTS 54 2006
2008/0021,567 MODULAR ORTHOPAEDIC COMPONENT CASE 50 2006
2008/0234,683 SINGLE PLANE ANATOMIC REFERENCING TISSUE PREPARATION 42 2007
2008/0058,947 DISTAL FEMORAL KNEE PROSTHESES 43 2007
2008/0065,225 Smart joint implant sensors 48 2007
2009/0088,866 METHOD FOR MAKING A METAL-BACKED ACETABULAR IMPLANT 33 2008
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,406,495 Glenoid prosthesis and a modular system with glenoid prostheses 77 1999
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,772,594 Fluoroscopic image guided orthopaedic surgery system with intraoperative registration 289 1996
 
OSTEOTECH INVESTMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,061,286 Osteoprosthetic implant 148 1989
5,073,373 Flowable demineralized bone powder composition and its use in bone repair 209 1989
 
OSTEOTECH, INC. (1)
2005/0244,239 Method and apparatus for machining a surgical implant 41 2005
 
NANYANG POLYTECHNIC (1)
2003/0109,784 Method of producing profiled sheets as prosthesis 43 2002
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
5,274,565 Process for making custom joint replacements 122 1990
5,448,489 Process for making custom joint replacements 142 1993
 
PFIZER INC. (1)
5,540,695 Osteotomy cutting guide 139 1994
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
D274091 Femoral chamfer cutting jig for the implantation of a prosthetic knee 28 1982
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (1)
4,554,686 Polymethylmethacrylate bone cements and methods for preparing such bone cements 86 1984
 
EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,967,777 Surgical template assembly and method for drilling and installing dental implants 159 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,273,524 Electrosurgical device 379 1991
5,275,166 Method and apparatus for performing ultrasonic assisted surgical procedures 165 1992
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (6)
5,755,803 Prosthetic implant 175 1996
5,879,354 Prosthetic implant 124 1997
6,056,754 Method and apparatus for patella resection and guide handle 206 1998
6,197,064 Prosthetic implant 201 1999
6,695,848 Methods for femoral and tibial resection 115 2001
2006/0030,853 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 77 2005
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,118,845 System and methods for the reduction and elimination of image artifacts in the calibration of X-ray imagers 168 1998
7,542,791 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 98 2004
2004/0171,924 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 174 2004
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
5,681,354 Asymmetrical femoral component for knee prosthesis 158 1996
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
5,895,389 Drilling guide and measuring instrumentation 78 1997
 
ORTHODYNAMICS GMBH (2)
6,120,544 Femur endoprosthesis for articial hip joint 56 1998
2009/0018,666 Set For Creating An Offset-Resurfacing Hip-Joint Implant 36 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
2006/0058,803 Bone cutting apparatus 43 2005
 
MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD. (1)
2007/0100,258 Robotic total/partial knee arthroplastics 44 2004
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (2)
5,082,670 Method of grafting genetically modified cells to treat defects, disease or damage or the central nervous system 218 1988
5,299,288 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 419 1991
 
ASTRA AKTIEBOLAG (3)
5,007,912 Arrangement for fixing a knee-joint in defined positions and for positional control of instruments for replacing the knee-joint with a prosthesis 91 1990
6,120,510 Cutting guide instrument 73 1996
6,503,255 Cutting guide instrument 55 2000
 
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
4,950,296 Bone grafting units 226 1989
 
STRYKER IRELAND LIMITED (1)
2005/0060,040 Prosthetic acetabular cup and prosthetic femoral joint incorporating such a cup 67 2004
 
WOOLSON, STEVEN T. (1)
5,007,936 Surgical method for hip joint replacement 142 1988
 
ATL CORPORATION (1)
5,379,133 Synthetic aperture based real time holographic imaging 77 1993
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (4)
4,979,949 Robot-aided system for surgery 349 1988
5,154,717 Robot-aided system for surgery 227 1990
5,690,635 Prosthesis template for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 159 1994
5,571,110 Orthopedic saw guide for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 130 1995
 
KINAMED, INC. (6)
6,712,856 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 178 2000
6,711,431 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 124 2002
6,905,514 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 163 2003
2004/0254,584 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 82 2004
2005/0119,664 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method 131 2005
2008/0215,059 MARKING TEMPLATE FOR INSTALLING A CUSTOM REPLACEMENT DEVICE FOR RESURFACING A FEMUR AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION METHOD 113 2008
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,140,777 Method and apparatus for polishing optical elements 36 1990
 
KRANZ, CURT (1)
4,562,598 Joint prosthesis 133 1982
 
OPTOMEC DESIGN COMPANY (1)
6,391,251 Forming structures from CAD solid models 198 2000
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (50)
4,567,886 Flexion spacer guide for fitting a knee prosthesis 120 1983
4,721,104 Femoral surface shaping apparatus for posterior-stabilized knee implants 272 1985
4,936,862 Method of designing and manufacturing a human joint prosthesis 341 1988
4,959,066 Femoral osteotomy guide assembly 115 1989
4,979,957 Textured prosthetic implant 102 1989
5,171,244 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 134 1990
5,171,276 Knee joint prosthesis 119 1990
5,129,908 Method and instruments for resection of the patella 182 1990
5,228,459 Method of resecting bone 169 1991
5,304,181 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 148 1991
5,395,376 Method of implanting a prosthesis 97 1991
5,344,423 Apparatus and method for milling bone 140 1992
5,258,032 Knee prosthesis provisional apparatus and resection guide and method of use in knee replacement surgery 184 1992
5,207,680 Front milling guide for use in orthopaedic surgery 61 1992
5,342,368 Intramedullary universal proximal tibial resector guide 114 1992
5,360,446 Interactive prosthesis design system for implantable prosthesis 240 1992
5,320,625 Apparatus and method for implanting a prosthetic acetabular cup and then testing the stability of the implant 101 1993
5,263,498 Method of arthroscopically preparing an articular bone surface 163 1993
5,472,415 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 88 1994
5,908,424 Tibial milling guide system 114 1994
5,496,324 Proximal body milling apparatus 84 1994
5,879,398 Acetabular cup 99 1995
5,522,897 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 52 1995
5,634,927 Sizing plate and drill guide assembly for orthopaedic knee instrumentation 126 1995
5,653,714 Dual slide cutting guide 103 1996
5,688,280 Instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgery 103 1996
RE39301 Method for resecting the knee using a resection guide and provisional prosthetic component 72 1996
5,769,855 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 149 1997
6,641,617 Radiation and melt treated ultra high molecular weight polyethylene prosthetic device and method 114 1999
6,629,999 Modular joint 67 2000
6,258,097 Head center instrument and method of using the same 89 2000
6,478,799 Instruments and methods for use in performing knee surgery 163 2000
6,632,225 Method and apparatus for resecting a distal femur and a proximal tibia in preparation for implanting a partial knee prosthesis 108 2001
6,749,638 Modular knee prosthesis 82 2002
7,029,477 Surgical instrument and positioning method 72 2002
2004/0039,395 Instruments for knee surgery and method of use 61 2003
7,282,054 Adjustable cut block 89 2003
2004/0220,583 Instrumentation for total knee arthroplasty, and methods of performing same 73 2004
7,105,026 Modular knee prosthesis 100 2004
7,695,477 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 64 2005
2006/0276,796 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 48 2005
7,297,164 Modular knee prosthesis 75 2005
7,582,091 Osteotomy guide 39 2005
2007/0083,214 Osteotomy guide 43 2005
2007/0066,917 Method for simulating prosthetic implant selection and placement 57 2005
2007/0156,066 Device for determining the shape of an anatomic surface 53 2006
2007/0255,288 METHODS OF PREDETERMINING THE CONTOUR OF A RESECTED BONE SURFACE AND ASSESSING THE FIT OF A PROSTHESIS ON THE BONE 66 2007
2008/0234,664 HANDPIECE CALIBRATION DEVICE 41 2007
2008/0027,563 MODULAR KNEE PROSTHESIS 42 2007
7,794,504 Method for making a metal-backed acetabular implant 40 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (4)
5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 314 1991
5,899,914 Surgical instrument 167 1997
6,077,287 Surgical instrument 205 1999
6,676,662 Bone instruments and methods 29 2000
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,385,498 Wristband reader apparatus for human-implanted radio frequency identification device 33 2006
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 323 1991
 
DESIGN VISIONARIES (1)
2009/0131,941 Total joint arthroplasty system 140 2006
 
KEMENY, MATTHIAS D. (1)
5,546,720 Panel assembly system 16 1995
 
SYMMETERY MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0161,167 Acetabular instrument alignment guide 48 2005
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6,290,727 Acetabular cup 47 1999
 
SAN-TECH SURGICAL SARL (1)
2006/0184,177 Orientation device for surgical implement 53 2004
 
REGEN BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
5,624,463 Prosthetic articular cartilage 241 1994
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
2008/0287,954 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL GUIDANCE TOOL AND METHOD OF USE 81 2008
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
D343247 Surgical saw blade base 54 1992
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
2008/0195,099 Osteotomy system 41 2007
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
2006/0271,058 Guide wire location means for the insertion of a prosthetic hip resurfacing 65 2004
 
STRYKER FRANCE S.A. (2)
6,022,350 Bone fixing device, in particular for fixing to the sacrum during osteosynthesis of the backbone 350 1997
6,290,703 Device for fixing the sacral bone to adjacent vertebrae during osteosynthesis of the backbone 220 2000
 
TRAIBER, S.L. (1)
2009/0228,016 TIBIAL PLATEAU AND/OR FEMORAL CONDYLE RESECTION SYSTEM FOR PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION 40 2008
 
BRIGHMAN AND WOMENS'S HOSPITAL THE, (1)
4,506,393 Method of prosthesis design 66 1983
 
SIGMA ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
5,129,909 Apparatus and method for making precise bone cuts in total knee replacement 140 1991
 
Shadyside Hospital (1)
5,880,976 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints 270 1997
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (6)
2005/0245,934 Tool 74 2005
2005/0245,936 Tool 70 2005
2006/0058,886 Tool 67 2005
2007/0162,039 Tool 62 2006
2007/0233,136 TOOL 63 2007
2010/0137,924 TOOL 39 2009
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
4,621,630 Guide for femoral neck osteotomy 57 1983
4,646,729 Prosthetic knee implantation 85 1985
5,098,437 Acetabular cup positioning insert 110 1991
5,171,243 Acetabular cup positioning insert 95 1991
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho (1)
4,453,421 Load monitoring system for a press 59 1982
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (2)
5,527,317 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 60 1994
5,879,402 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 61 1996
 
SHAW, ROBERT F. (1)
5,368,858 Methods and compositions for the treatment and repair of defects or lesions in cartilage 196 1992
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
5,486,178 Femoral preparation instrumentation system and method 161 1994
 
ORMCO CORPORATION (1)
2004/0115,586 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus 51 2003
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
6,293,971 Composite allograft, press, and methods 67 1999
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4,475,549 Acetabular cup positioner and method 103 1982
 
BIOMET UK LIMITED (1)
2010/0292,743 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 39 2007
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (21)
7,275,218 Method, apparatus, and program for analyzing a prosthetic device 73 2002
2004/0122,439 Adjustable biomechanical templating & resection instrument and associated method 64 2002
6,945,976 Method and apparatus for resecting bone from an ulna in preparation for prosthetic implantation 43 2003
7,527,631 Arthroplasty sizing gauge 63 2003
7,938,861 Implantable orthopaedic device and method for making the same 34 2003
6,944,518 Customized prosthesis and method of designing and manufacturing a customized prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 83 2003
2005/0148,843 System and method of designing and manufacturing customized instrumentation for accurate implantation of prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 143 2003
7,383,164 System and method for designing a physiometric implant system 61 2004
7,218,232 Orthopaedic components with data storage element 66 2004
7,198,628 Adjustable humeral cutting guide 42 2004
2005/0010,300 Orthopaedic element with self-contained data storage 62 2004
7,611,516 Bone resection apparatus 43 2004
2006/0122,616 Bone shaping instrument and method for using the same 55 2004
7,258,701 Systems and methods for compartmental replacement in a knee 73 2005
2006/0095,049 Implant system with sizing templates 21 2005
2007/0239,282 System and method for transmitting orthopaedic implant data 47 2006
2007/0239,481 System and method for managing patient-related data 59 2006
2008/0140,209 Glenoid component for shoulder arthroplasty 46 2006
2009/0089,081 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT SURGICAL PLAN 41 2007
2009/0088,758 Orthopaedic Bone Saw and Method of Use Thereof 95 2008
2009/0099,567 Customized Patient-Specific Bone Cutting Blocks 86 2008
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (7)
4,952,213 Tibial cutting guide 238 1989
5,032,132 Glenoid component 118 1990
5,445,642 Method for installing a femoral component 95 1992
5,632,745 Surgical implantation of cartilage repair unit 256 1995
5,562,675 Apparatus for sizing a femoral component 67 1995
5,688,279 Alignment guide for a bone cutting block 114 1996
6,780,190 Method and apparatus for resecting a greater tubercle from a humerus of a patient during performance of a shoulder replacement procedure 139 2001
 
CEMAX, INC. (1)
4,841,975 Preoperative planning of bone cuts and joint replacement using radiant energy scan imaging 212 1987
 
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (1)
6,431,743 Method of preparing and extruding a chemical agent using a kneader and chemical-agent extrusion assisting tool 69 2000
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
6,772,026 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 183 2001
 
IGO TECHNOLOGIES INC. (3)
6,990,220 Apparatuses and methods for surgical navigation 51 2001
2003/0011,624 Deformable transformations for interventional guidance 55 2001
2009/0164,024 JOINT PLACEMENT METHODS AND APPARATUSES 47 2008
 
Canadian Ursus Rubber Limited (1)
4,534,365 Apparatus for evaluating foot condition 40 1984
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (4)
2007/0219,640 CERAMIC-ON-CERAMIC PROSTHETIC DEVICE COUPLED TO A FLEXIBLE BONE INTERFACE 42 2007
2008/0294,266 Methods, Systems, and Apparatus for Implanting Prosthetic Devices Into Cartilage 39 2008
2010/0179,663 ACETABULAR PROSTHETIC DEVICES 34 2008
2011/0190,901 Acetabular Prosthetic Devices and Associated Methods 37 2010
 
INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS, A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,964,865 Glenoid prosthesis and method of use 119 1988
 
TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,605,293 Polymer re-inforced anatomically accurate bioactive protheses 61 2000
 
IMT INTEGRAL MEDIZINTECHNIK AG (1)
5,454,815 Bone rasp made of plastics 103 1994
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (36)
5,735,277 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for knee-joints 129 1995
5,885,298 Patellar clamp and reamer with adjustable stop 151 1995
6,059,831 Method of implanting a uni-condylar knee prosthesis 101 1999
6,510,334 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for a knee joint 143 2000
2004/0138,670 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 21 2003
7,261,719 Femoral sizing apparatus and method 24 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 37 2003
2005/0113,840 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 26 2004
2005/0149,042 Instrumentation for knee resection 54 2005
2006/0142,774 Instrumentation for knee resection 27 2006
2007/0233,140 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 86 2006
2007/0073,137 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 39 2006
2007/0282,451 Prosthesis and implementation system 64 2006
2007/0288,030 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 101 2007
2008/0114,370 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide For Multiple Incisions 116 2008
2008/0161,815 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 83 2008
2008/0195,107 BONE CUTTING APPARATUS 47 2008
2008/0262,624 Patient-Modified Implant And Associated Method 96 2008
2009/0024,131 PATIENT SPECIFIC GUIDES 93 2008
2009/0151,736 Method And Apparatus For Manufacturing An Implant 76 2009
2009/0163,922 Patient Specific Acetabular Guide And Method 54 2009
2010/0217,109 Mechanical Axis Alignment Using MRI Imaging 47 2009
2010/0249,657 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 49 2009
2009/0254,367 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 73 2009
2009/0254,093 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide 92 2009
2010/0249,796 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 42 2009
2010/0087,829 Patient Specific Alignment Guide With Cutting Surface and Laser Indicator 77 2009
2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 56 2010
2010/0324,692 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 64 2010
2011/0015,636 Patient-Specific Elbow Guides and Associated Methods 68 2010
2011/0015,639 Femoral Acetabular Impingement Guide 55 2010
2011/0046,735 Patient-Specific Implants 72 2010
2011/0054,478 Patient-Specific Shoulder Guide 51 2010
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2009/0163,923 SURGICAL JIG AND METHODS OF USE 57 2005
 
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5,694,693 Universal saw blade hub 50 1996
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6,701,174 Computer-aided bone distraction 173 2000
6,711,432 Computer-aided orthopedic surgery 161 2000
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5,607,431 Prosthetic hip implantation method and apparatus 122 1995
5,624,444 Femoral resection instrumentation including three-dimensional jig and method of use 88 1995
5,704,941 Tibial preparation apparatus and method 133 1995
5,593,448 Glenoid component for shoulder prosthesis and implant method 92 1995
5,788,700 Apparatus and method for the alignment of a total knee prosthesis 89 1996
5,916,219 Tibial plateau resection guide 66 1997
5,860,980 Surgical apparatus for use in total knee arthroplasty and surgical methods for using said apparatus 127 1997
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6,099,532 Disposable monomer dispenser and vial breaker 43 1998
6,156,070 Allograft prosthetic joints and method 71 1999
6,558,391 Methods and tools for femoral resection in primary knee surgery 127 2000
6,740,092 Methods and tools for femoral intermedullary revision surgery 84 2001
6,458,135 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis and method 86 2001
6,554,838 Method and apparatus for implanting a prosthetic device 117 2001
7,309,339 Apparatus for aligning an instrument during a surgical procedure 80 2004
2005/0171,545 Knee computer-aided navigation instruments 99 2004
7,578,851 Gradient porous implant 51 2005
2007/0150,068 Gradient porous implant 47 2005
7,704,253 Single use resection guide 39 2006
2008/0015,605 High tibial osteotomy guide 52 2006
2008/0208,200 Drilling guide for use in implanting a femoral neck fixation prosthesis 41 2008
 
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6,482,209 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 150 2001
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2006/0155,380 Modular femoral component for a total knee joint replacement for minimally invasive implantation 51 2003
2004/0128,026 Active-constraint robots 64 2003
2006/0190,086 Knee implant 72 2005
2006/0142,657 Haptic guidance system and method 124 2006
2007/0253,617 Contour triangulation system and method 42 2006
2007/0219,639 PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING PROSTHETIC DEVICE 69 2006
2009/0149,965 PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARING A BONE TO RECEIVE A PROSTHETIC DEVICE 47 2008
2009/0209,884 IMPLANT PLANNING USING CORRECTED CAPTURED JOINT MOTION INFORMATION 56 2009
 
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6,195,615 Method of mutually aligning bodies and position-measuring sensor therefor 55 1998
6,354,011 Orientation measuring device 51 2000
 
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4,385,404 Device and method for use in the treatment of damaged articular surfaces of human joints 121 1981
 
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2006/0172,263 MILL BLANK 34 2005
2006/0204,932 Mill blank library and computer-implemented method for efficient selection of blanks to satisfy given criteria 41 2005
 
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6,697,664 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 165 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 522 1990
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 358 1993
 
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2005/0216,305 System for preparation and transmission of specification for customized prostheses 92 2005
2008/0234,685 Patient-Adapted Osteotomy Template for Precise Resection of the Neck of the Femur in a Total Hip Prosthesis Operation 84 2005
 
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5,539,649 Automated design and manufacture of artificial limbs 63 1995
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (1)
6,195,158 Apparatus and method for rapid spectrophotometric pre-test screen of specimen for a blood analyzer 18 1999
 
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7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 41 2005
 
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5,438,263 Method of selectable resolution magnetic resonance imaging 48 1991
 
DATA TRACE PUBLISHING COMPANY (1)
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5,197,987 Knee joint prosthesis 185 1992
 
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6,258,127 Tibia part of a new joint endoprosthesis 82 1999
6,325,829 Cup for a knee-joint prosthesis 48 2000
 
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2011/0151,259 POLYMERIC MATERIALS 38 2009
 
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5,152,744 Surgical instrument 178 1990
5,322,505 Surgical instrument 174 1992
5,507,833 Hip replacement system and method for implanting the same 97 1994
5,755,731 Curved surgical instrument with segmented inner member 126 1995
5,720,752 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus with anterior or posterior referencing for use in knee joint replacement surgery 111 1996
5,842,477 Method for repairing cartilage 365 1996
5,712,543 Magnetic switching element for controlling a surgical device 110 1996
5,871,493 Surgical instrument handpiece and system 67 1996
5,707,350 Surgical instrument 83 1996
6,090,122 Surgical instrument handpiece and system 51 1999
7,074,241 Variable geometry rim surface acetabular shell liner 75 2001
6,827,723 Surgical navigation systems and processes for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty 155 2002
6,923,817 Total knee arthroplasty systems and processes 127 2002
7,048,741 Method and apparatus for minimally invasive knee arthroplasty 119 2002
7,335,231 Containment system for constraining a prosthetic component 46 2004
7,621,915 Acetabular reamer 50 2004
2005/0113,846 Surgical navigation systems and processes for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty 71 2004
7,591,821 Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal incision hip arthroplasty surgery 59 2004
7,963,968 Distal femoral trial with removable cutting guide 60 2005
2006/0195,198 Interactive orthopaedic biomechanics system 54 2006
7,604,639 Patellar cutting guide 41 2006
2007/0203,605 System for biomedical implant creation and procurement 44 2006
2007/0118,055 Systems and methods for facilitating surgical procedures involving custom medical implants 97 2006
7,682,398 Variable geometry rim surface acetabular shell liner 56 2006
2009/0018,546 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PIN PLACEMENT DURING HIP SURGERY 48 2008
2010/0076,563 OPERATIVELY TUNING IMPLANTS FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE 60 2008
2011/0029,116 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE MECHANICAL AXIS OF A FEMUR 57 2008
2009/0209,961 ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT AND FASTENER ASSEMBLY 50 2009
2010/0286,700 PATIENT SPECIFIC ALIGNMENT GUIDE FOR A PROXIMAL FEMUR 48 2010
 
RadioMed Corporation (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 4 2007
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6,738,657 Customized surgical fixture 86 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (7)
5,282,803 Instrumentation for long stem surgery 126 1992
5,560,096 Method of manufacturing femoral knee implant 77 1995
5,578,039 Tibial resection instrumentation and surgical method 89 1995
5,569,261 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus with anterior or posterior referencing for use in knee joint replacement surgery 76 1995
5,667,511 Tibial resection instrumentation and surgical method 71 1995
5,702,460 Revision femoral trial prosthesis 115 1995
5,683,398 Distal femoral cutting block assembly 57 1996
 
RAHAMAN, MOHAMED NAUSHAD (1)
2008/0255,674 FEMORAL HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF 37 2008
 
GENETICS INSTITUTE, LLC (1)
5,846,931 Compositions comprising bone morphogenic proteins and truncated parathyroid hormone related peptide and methods of inducing cartilage by administration of same 73 1997
 
UNITED BANK & TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,649,946 Carpal tunnel medical instrument 66 1995
 
JOHNSON, LANNY L. (1)
5,899,907 Instrumentation for proximal femoral compaction broaching 47 1996
 
CONSENSUS ORTHOPEDICS, INC. (2)
5,716,360 Patella recession instrument and method for anatomically-shaped patellar prostheses 89 1995
7,255,702 Bone milling instrument 46 2003
 
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4,516,276 Bone substitute and a method of production thereof 135 1984
 
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5,725,376 Methods for manufacturing a dental implant drill guide and a dental implant superstructure 245 1997
 
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2002/0007,294 System and method for rapidly customizing a design and remotely manufacturing biomedical devices using a computer system 83 2001
2004/0243,481 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 146 2004
 
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4,436,684 Method of forming implantable prostheses for reconstructive surgery 282 1982
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (1)
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6,059,833 Elliptic acetabular component for a hip prothesis 59 1996
6,383,228 Femoral hip-joint prosthesis with a logarithmically extending curvature 135 1999
6,554,837 Device and method for inserting a prosthetic knee 118 2001
 
MedIdea, LLC (4)
6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 163 1997
5,976,149 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 51 1998
6,602,259 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 68 1999
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2009/0096,613 SMALL GAMMA SHIELDED SHORTED PATCH RFID TAG 36 2008
 
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4,685,460 Skin clip remover 57 1981
 
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6,750,653 Knee/foot/ankle combination coil for MRI systems 57 2002
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5,659,947 Device for automatically populating a top and a bottom side of printed-circuit boards with SMD components 13 1996
 
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5,768,134 Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body 281 1996
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6,799,066 Technique for manipulating medical images 155 2001
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5,620,448 Bone plate system for opening wedge proximal tibial osteotomy 98 1995
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6,591,581 Method for preparing and inserting round, size specific osteochondral cores in the knee 119 2001
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5,454,816 Femoral cutting guide 199 1994
5,911,723 Surgical apparatus 157 1997
6,264,698 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 60 1999
 
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5,608,052 Inclusioin complexes of clavulanic acid and of alkali salts thereof with hydrophilic and hydrophobic beta-cyclodextrin derivatives, a process for the preparation thereof and the use thereof 9 1995
 
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7,050,877 Method for modeling an implant and an implant manufactured by the method 44 2003
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
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BIOZ, LLC (1)
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4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 619 1984
 
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CONFORMIS, INC. (3)
8,951,260 Surgical cutting guide 0 2008
8,951,259 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
8,849,621 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2013
 
DEPUY (IRELAND) (3)
* 8,945,231 Composite trial prosthesis 0 2011
* 2013/0103,160 COMPOSITE TRIAL PROSTHESIS 2 2011
8,968,412 Trialing system for a knee prosthesis and method of use 0 2012
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (25)
8,608,748 Patient specific guides 5 2008
8,473,305 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant 14 2009
* 8,241,293 Patient specific high tibia osteotomy 37 2010
* 2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 56 2010
8,407,067 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant 19 2010
8,377,066 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 37 2010
8,591,516 Patient-specific orthopedic instruments 8 2010
8,568,487 Patient-specific hip joint devices 9 2010
8,864,769 Alignment guides with patient-specific anchoring elements 0 2011
8,608,749 Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments 8 2011
8,535,387 Patient-specific tools and implants 10 2011
8,486,150 Patient-modified implant 14 2011
8,715,289 Patient-specific numerically controlled instrument 2 2011
8,668,700 Patient-specific convertible guides 6 2011
8,603,180 Patient-specific acetabular alignment guides 8 2011
8,532,807 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure 14 2011
8,764,760 Patient-specific bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 4 2011
8,597,365 Patient-specific pelvic implants for acetabular reconstruction 8 2011
8,398,646 Patient-specific knee alignment guide and associated method 13 2011
8,900,244 Patient-specific acetabular guide and method 1 2012
8,828,087 Patient-specific high tibia osteotomy 1 2012
8,956,364 Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments 0 2012
* 9,005,297 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 0 2013
8,979,936 Patient-modified implant 0 2013
8,903,530 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure 1 2013
 
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (1)
8,632,547 Patient-specific osteotomy devices and methods 10 2011
 
Blomet Manufacturing, LLC (1)
8,858,561 Patient-specific alignment guide 0 2009
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (4)
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 0 2010
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 0 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 0 2013
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