US Patent No: 8,070,752

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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, IN576

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berend, Keith R Columbus, US 20 1213
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, US 7 698
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, US 2 292
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V New Albany, US 3 313
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, US 169 9512
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, US 8 854
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, US 32 2621
Serban, Radu Warsaw, US 5 527

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2007/0118,243 PERSONAL FIT MEDICAL IMPLANTS AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING 196 2006
 
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5,748,767 Computer-aided surgery apparatus 474 1993
 
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MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (8)
5,197,971 Arthroscopic retractor and method of using the same 541 1990
5,163,949 Fluid operated retractors 347 1991
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5,667,520 Method of performing balloon dissection 270 1994
6,187,023 Method of dissecting tissue layers 96 1995
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6,328,572 Motherboard with board having terminating resistance 81 2000
 
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7,176,466 Multi-dimensional image reconstruction 115 2005
 
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6,206,927 Surgically implantable knee prothesis 338 1999
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5,490,854 Surgical cutting block and method of use 110 1993
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Lenser Kunststoff-Presswerk GmbH & Co. KG (1)
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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 93 1998
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 339 1993
5,860,981 Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty 285 1997
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (4)
5,514,139 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 170 1994
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 270 1994
5,643,272 Method and apparatus for tibial resection 164 1995
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SPECIALTY SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION INC. (1)
6,391,040 Christoudias endodissector 50 1999
 
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4,678,470 Bone-grafting material 263 1985
 
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The P.O.M. Group (1)
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6,500,181 Instrument for folding and inserting anterior chamber intraocular lenses 101 2000
 
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6,556,008 Method for operating a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus ensuring coincidence of images obtained in different examinations with respectively different positions of a subject 77 2001
 
ZIMMER, INC. (26)
5,053,039 Upper tibial osteotomy system 254 1991
5,147,365 Patellar osteotomy guide 90 1991
5,364,402 Tibial spacer saw guide 222 1993
5,423,827 Surgical jig for femoral knee prosthesis 72 1994
5,658,294 Instrument for holding an acetabular cup 116 1996
5,876,456 Implantable prosthesis having interference-locked hole plugs 92 1997
6,007,537 Nested cutting block 167 1998
6,120,509 Intramedullary reference datum instrument 51 1998
6,290,704 Apparatus and method for anterior and posterior referenced sizing and distal femur resection 70 1999
6,468,280 Unicompartmental replacement instrument and method 44 2000
6,953,480 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 95 2002
6,979,299 Measuring guide for use in orthopedic procedure 67 2002
2004/0143,336 Two-piece modular patellar prosthetic system 110 2003
2003/0158,606 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 298 2003
2004/0102,852 Modular knee prosthesis 213 2003
2004/0162,619 Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools 130 2004
2004/0172,137 Femoral augments for use with knee joint prosthesis 111 2004
7,294,133 Method and apparatus for preparing a glenoid surface 95 2005
2005/0283,252 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 96 2005
2005/0283,253 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 94 2005
2008/0021,299 METHOD FOR SELECTING MODULAR IMPLANT COMPONENTS 89 2006
2008/0021,567 MODULAR ORTHOPAEDIC COMPONENT CASE 85 2006
2008/0234,683 SINGLE PLANE ANATOMIC REFERENCING TISSUE PREPARATION 76 2007
2008/0058,947 DISTAL FEMORAL KNEE PROSTHESES 80 2007
2008/0065,225 Smart joint implant sensors 85 2007
2009/0088,866 METHOD FOR MAKING A METAL-BACKED ACETABULAR IMPLANT 67 2008
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,406,495 Glenoid prosthesis and a modular system with glenoid prostheses 97 1999
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,772,594 Fluoroscopic image guided orthopaedic surgery system with intraoperative registration 321 1996
 
OSTEOTECH INVESTMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,061,286 Osteoprosthetic implant 180 1989
5,073,373 Flowable demineralized bone powder composition and its use in bone repair 234 1989
 
OSTEOTECH, INC. (1)
2005/0244,239 Method and apparatus for machining a surgical implant 80 2005
 
NANYANG POLYTECHNIC (1)
2003/0109,784 Method of producing profiled sheets as prosthesis 77 2002
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
5,274,565 Process for making custom joint replacements 180 1990
5,448,489 Process for making custom joint replacements 196 1993
 
PFIZER INC. (1)
5,540,695 Osteotomy cutting guide 184 1994
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
D274091 Femoral chamfer cutting jig for the implantation of a prosthetic knee 33 1982
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (1)
4,554,686 Polymethylmethacrylate bone cements and methods for preparing such bone cements 91 1984
 
EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,967,777 Surgical template assembly and method for drilling and installing dental implants 215 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,273,524 Electrosurgical device 414 1991
5,275,166 Method and apparatus for performing ultrasonic assisted surgical procedures 203 1992
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (6)
5,755,803 Prosthetic implant 211 1996
5,879,354 Prosthetic implant 137 1997
6,056,754 Method and apparatus for patella resection and guide handle 288 1998
6,197,064 Prosthetic implant 248 1999
6,695,848 Methods for femoral and tibial resection 126 2001
2006/0030,853 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 116 2005
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,542,791 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 147 2004
2004/0171,924 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 239 2004
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
5,681,354 Asymmetrical femoral component for knee prosthesis 256 1996
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
5,895,389 Drilling guide and measuring instrumentation 114 1997
 
ORTHODYNAMICS GMBH (2)
6,120,544 Femur endoprosthesis for articial hip joint 89 1998
2009/0018,666 Set For Creating An Offset-Resurfacing Hip-Joint Implant 70 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
2006/0058,803 Bone cutting apparatus 77 2005
 
MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD. (1)
2007/0100,258 Robotic total/partial knee arthroplastics 76 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 257 1988
5,299,288 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 521 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 95 1990
6,120,510 Cutting guide instrument 107 1996
6,503,255 Cutting guide instrument 88 2000
 
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
4,950,296 Bone grafting units 253 1989
 
WOOLSON, STEVEN T. (1)
5,007,936 Surgical method for hip joint replacement 215 1988
 
ATL CORPORATION (1)
5,379,133 Synthetic aperture based real time holographic imaging 83 1993
 
University of Washington (4)
4,979,949 Robot-aided system for surgery 458 1988
5,154,717 Robot-aided system for surgery 278 1990
5,690,635 Prosthesis template for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 235 1994
5,571,110 Orthopedic saw guide for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 176 1995
 
KINAMED, INC. (6)
6,712,856 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 275 2000
6,711,431 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 193 2002
6,905,514 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 243 2003
2004/0254,584 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 127 2004
2005/0119,664 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method 210 2005
2008/0215,059 MARKING TEMPLATE FOR INSTALLING A CUSTOM REPLACEMENT DEVICE FOR RESURFACING A FEMUR AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION METHOD 189 2008
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,140,777 Method and apparatus for polishing optical elements 68 1990
 
KRANZ, CURT (1)
4,562,598 Joint prosthesis 151 1982
 
OPTOMEC DESIGN COMPANY (1)
6,391,251 Forming structures from CAD solid models 256 2000
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (50)
4,567,886 Flexion spacer guide for fitting a knee prosthesis 132 1983
4,721,104 Femoral surface shaping apparatus for posterior-stabilized knee implants 367 1985
4,936,862 Method of designing and manufacturing a human joint prosthesis 455 1988
4,959,066 Femoral osteotomy guide assembly 160 1989
4,979,957 Textured prosthetic implant 118 1989
5,171,244 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 155 1990
5,171,276 Knee joint prosthesis 129 1990
5,129,908 Method and instruments for resection of the patella 274 1990
5,228,459 Method of resecting bone 196 1991
5,304,181 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 167 1991
5,395,376 Method of implanting a prosthesis 114 1991
5,344,423 Apparatus and method for milling bone 184 1992
5,258,032 Knee prosthesis provisional apparatus and resection guide and method of use in knee replacement surgery 269 1992
5,207,680 Front milling guide for use in orthopaedic surgery 71 1992
5,342,368 Intramedullary universal proximal tibial resector guide 123 1992
5,360,446 Interactive prosthesis design system for implantable prosthesis 339 1992
5,320,625 Apparatus and method for implanting a prosthetic acetabular cup and then testing the stability of the implant 151 1993
5,263,498 Method of arthroscopically preparing an articular bone surface 188 1993
5,472,415 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 123 1994
5,908,424 Tibial milling guide system 131 1994
5,496,324 Proximal body milling apparatus 127 1994
5,879,398 Acetabular cup 149 1995
5,522,897 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 56 1995
5,634,927 Sizing plate and drill guide assembly for orthopaedic knee instrumentation 187 1995
5,653,714 Dual slide cutting guide 149 1996
5,688,280 Instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgery 116 1996
RE39301 Method for resecting the knee using a resection guide and provisional prosthetic component 110 1996
5,769,855 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 181 1997
6,641,617 Radiation and melt treated ultra high molecular weight polyethylene prosthetic device and method 164 1999
6,629,999 Modular joint 106 2000
6,258,097 Head center instrument and method of using the same 133 2000
6,478,799 Instruments and methods for use in performing knee surgery 213 2000
6,632,225 Method and apparatus for resecting a distal femur and a proximal tibia in preparation for implanting a partial knee prosthesis 151 2001
6,749,638 Modular knee prosthesis 119 2002
7,029,477 Surgical instrument and positioning method 96 2002
2004/0039,395 Instruments for knee surgery and method of use 69 2003
7,282,054 Adjustable cut block 152 2003
2004/0220,583 Instrumentation for total knee arthroplasty, and methods of performing same 112 2004
7,105,026 Modular knee prosthesis 151 2004
7,695,477 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 128 2005
2006/0276,796 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 83 2005
7,297,164 Modular knee prosthesis 130 2005
7,582,091 Osteotomy guide 71 2005
2007/0083,214 Osteotomy guide 76 2005
2007/0066,917 Method for simulating prosthetic implant selection and placement 99 2005
2007/0156,066 Device for determining the shape of an anatomic surface 91 2006
2007/0255,288 METHODS OF PREDETERMINING THE CONTOUR OF A RESECTED BONE SURFACE AND ASSESSING THE FIT OF A PROSTHESIS ON THE BONE 138 2007
2008/0234,664 HANDPIECE CALIBRATION DEVICE 73 2007
2008/0027,563 MODULAR KNEE PROSTHESIS 75 2007
7,794,504 Method for making a metal-backed acetabular implant 75 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (4)
5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 396 1991
5,899,914 Surgical instrument 276 1997
6,077,287 Surgical instrument 245 1999
6,676,662 Bone instruments and methods 30 2000
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,385,498 Wristband reader apparatus for human-implanted radio frequency identification device 66 2006
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 376 1991
 
DESIGN VISIONARIES (1)
2009/0131,941 Total joint arthroplasty system 228 2006
 
KEMENY, MATTHIAS D. (1)
5,546,720 Panel assembly system 18 1995
 
SYMMETERY MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0161,167 Acetabular instrument alignment guide 88 2005
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6,290,727 Acetabular cup 82 1999
 
SAN-TECH SURGICAL SARL (1)
2006/0184,177 Orientation device for surgical implement 93 2004
 
REGEN BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
5,624,463 Prosthetic articular cartilage 282 1994
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
2008/0287,954 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL GUIDANCE TOOL AND METHOD OF USE 135 2008
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
D343247 Surgical saw blade base 66 1992
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
2008/0195,099 Osteotomy system 80 2007
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
2006/0271,058 Guide wire location means for the insertion of a prosthetic hip resurfacing 102 2004
 
Traiber, S.L. (1)
2009/0228,016 TIBIAL PLATEAU AND/OR FEMORAL CONDYLE RESECTION SYSTEM FOR PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION 76 2008
 
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,482,209 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 183 2001
7,115,131 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 243 2002
2010/0145,343 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCULPTING THE SURFACE OF A JOINT 75 2008
 
BRIGHMAN AND WOMENS'S HOSPITAL THE, (1)
4,506,393 Method of prosthesis design 99 1983
 
SIGMA ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
5,129,909 Apparatus and method for making precise bone cuts in total knee replacement 186 1991
 
SHADYSIDE HOSPITAL (1)
5,880,976 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints 376 1997
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (6)
2005/0245,934 Tool 115 2005
2005/0245,936 Tool 106 2005
2006/0058,886 Tool 102 2005
2007/0162,039 Tool 97 2006
2007/0233,136 TOOL 101 2007
2010/0137,924 TOOL 72 2009
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
4,621,630 Guide for femoral neck osteotomy 93 1983
4,646,729 Prosthetic knee implantation 94 1985
5,098,437 Acetabular cup positioning insert 123 1991
5,171,243 Acetabular cup positioning insert 104 1991
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Komatsu Seisakusho (1)
4,453,421 Load monitoring system for a press 60 1982
 
ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC. (1)
2008/0021,494 System for withdrawing body fluid 160 2007
 
Shaw; Robert F. (1)
5,368,858 Methods and compositions for the treatment and repair of defects or lesions in cartilage 260 1992
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
5,486,178 Femoral preparation instrumentation system and method 193 1994
 
ORMCO CORPORATION (1)
2004/0115,586 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus 86 2003
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
6,293,971 Composite allograft, press, and methods 104 1999
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4,475,549 Acetabular cup positioner and method 147 1982
 
BIOMET UK LIMITED (1)
2010/0292,743 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 73 2007
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (21)
7,275,218 Method, apparatus, and program for analyzing a prosthetic device 114 2002
2004/0122,439 Adjustable biomechanical templating & resection instrument and associated method 106 2002
6,945,976 Method and apparatus for resecting bone from an ulna in preparation for prosthetic implantation 76 2003
7,527,631 Arthroplasty sizing gauge 107 2003
7,938,861 Implantable orthopaedic device and method for making the same 66 2003
6,944,518 Customized prosthesis and method of designing and manufacturing a customized prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 125 2003
2005/0148,843 System and method of designing and manufacturing customized instrumentation for accurate implantation of prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 240 2003
7,383,164 System and method for designing a physiometric implant system 101 2004
7,218,232 Orthopaedic components with data storage element 103 2004
7,198,628 Adjustable humeral cutting guide 74 2004
2005/0010,300 Orthopaedic element with self-contained data storage 97 2004
7,611,516 Bone resection apparatus 77 2004
2006/0122,616 Bone shaping instrument and method for using the same 116 2004
7,258,701 Systems and methods for compartmental replacement in a knee 114 2005
2006/0095,049 Implant system with sizing templates 23 2005
2007/0239,282 System and method for transmitting orthopaedic implant data 79 2006
2007/0239,481 System and method for managing patient-related data 102 2006
2008/0140,209 Glenoid component for shoulder arthroplasty 81 2006
2009/0089,081 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT SURGICAL PLAN 74 2007
2009/0088,758 Orthopaedic Bone Saw and Method of Use Thereof 175 2008
2009/0099,567 Customized Patient-Specific Bone Cutting Blocks 163 2008
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (7)
4,952,213 Tibial cutting guide 295 1989
5,032,132 Glenoid component 143 1990
5,445,642 Method for installing a femoral component 118 1992
5,632,745 Surgical implantation of cartilage repair unit 328 1995
5,562,675 Apparatus for sizing a femoral component 79 1995
5,688,279 Alignment guide for a bone cutting block 145 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 206 2001
 
CEMAX, INC. (1)
4,841,975 Preoperative planning of bone cuts and joint replacement using radiant energy scan imaging 302 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 78 2000
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
6,772,026 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 255 2001
 
IGO TECHNOLOGIES INC. (3)
6,990,220 Apparatuses and methods for surgical navigation 83 2001
2003/0011,624 Deformable transformations for interventional guidance 88 2001
2009/0164,024 JOINT PLACEMENT METHODS AND APPARATUSES 86 2008
 
Canadian Ursus Rubber Limited (1)
4,534,365 Apparatus for evaluating foot condition 41 1984
 
ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATION (4)
2007/0219,640 CERAMIC-ON-CERAMIC PROSTHETIC DEVICE COUPLED TO A FLEXIBLE BONE INTERFACE 78 2007
2008/0294,266 Methods, Systems, and Apparatus for Implanting Prosthetic Devices Into Cartilage 71 2008
2010/0179,663 ACETABULAR PROSTHETIC DEVICES 66 2008
2011/0190,901 Acetabular Prosthetic Devices and Associated Methods 70 2010
 
OMNILIFE SCIENCE, INC. (2)
2007/0185,498 SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A KNEE PROSTHESIS 86 2003
2008/0319,448 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL TYPE AND POSITION OF AN IMPLANT 148 2007
 
INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS, A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,964,865 Glenoid prosthesis and method of use 139 1988
 
TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,605,293 Polymer re-inforced anatomically accurate bioactive protheses 99 2000
 
IMT Integral Medizintechnik AG (1)
5,454,815 Bone rasp made of plastics 125 1994
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (36)
5,735,277 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for knee-joints 210 1995
5,885,298 Patellar clamp and reamer with adjustable stop 233 1995
6,059,831 Method of implanting a uni-condylar knee prosthesis 119 1999
6,510,334 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for a knee joint 227 2000
2004/0138,670 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 23 2003
7,261,719 Femoral sizing apparatus and method 27 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 48 2003
2005/0113,840 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 29 2004
2005/0149,042 Instrumentation for knee resection 94 2005
2006/0142,774 Instrumentation for knee resection 30 2006
2007/0233,140 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 127 2006
2007/0073,137 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 85 2006
2007/0282,451 Prosthesis and implementation system 94 2006
2007/0288,030 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 184 2007
2008/0114,370 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide For Multiple Incisions 197 2008
2008/0161,815 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 139 2008
2008/0195,107 BONE CUTTING APPARATUS 83 2008
2008/0262,624 Patient-Modified Implant And Associated Method 174 2008
2009/0024,131 PATIENT SPECIFIC GUIDES 169 2008
2009/0151,736 Method And Apparatus For Manufacturing An Implant 143 2009
2009/0163,922 Patient Specific Acetabular Guide And Method 123 2009
2010/0217,109 Mechanical Axis Alignment Using MRI Imaging 81 2009
2010/0249,657 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 102 2009
2009/0254,367 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 114 2009
2009/0254,093 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide 171 2009
2010/0249,796 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 79 2009
2010/0087,829 Patient Specific Alignment Guide With Cutting Surface and Laser Indicator 157 2009
2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 109 2010
2010/0324,692 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 104 2010
2011/0015,636 Patient-Specific Elbow Guides and Associated Methods 113 2010
2011/0015,639 Femoral Acetabular Impingement Guide 105 2010
2011/0046,735 Patient-Specific Implants 142 2010
2011/0054,478 Patient-Specific Shoulder Guide 105 2010
2011/0071,533 Patient-Specific Orthopedic Instruments 142 2010
2011/0092,804 Patient-Specific Pre-Operative Planning 132 2010
2011/0093,086 Patient-Specific Hip Joint Devices 103 2010
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
2007/0276,400 Drill Guide Assembly 105 2004
2009/0163,923 SURGICAL JIG AND METHODS OF USE 93 2005
 
DEPUY INC. (3)
4,896,663 Self centering femoral drill jig 171 1988
4,927,422 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 82 1989
5,041,117 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 101 1990
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS LLC (2)
5,694,693 Universal saw blade hub 62 1996
D385163 Saw blade hub 29 1996
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (4)
6,205,411 Computer-assisted surgery planner and intra-operative guidance system 441 1998
6,701,174 Computer-aided bone distraction 238 2000
6,711,432 Computer-aided orthopedic surgery 237 2000
6,514,259 Probe and associated system and method for facilitating planar osteotomy during arthoplasty 174 2001
 
DEPUY IRELAND, LTD. (1)
2009/0105,837 INSTRUMENT FOR USE IN A JOINT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE 72 2006
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
2006/0089,621 Bone mill and template 85 2004
 
THE ACROBOT COMPANY LIMITED (1)
2004/0102,866 Modelling for surgery 180 2003
 
LASERSCOPE A CORP. OF CA (1)
5,425,355 Energy discharging surgical probe and surgical process having distal energy application without concomitant proximal movement 101 1991
 
MATHYS MEDIZINALTECHNIK AG (1)
5,911,724 Instrument for adjustment osteotomy of a lower extremity 124 1997
 
Research and Education Institute, Inc. (1)
4,976,737 Bone reconstruction 129 1990
 
NORMED MEDIZIN-TECHNIK VERTRIEBS-GMBH (1)
2009/0082,770 MEDICAL FOOT IMPLANT AND SYSTEM 73 2008
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (37)
4,961,740 V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint 763 1988
5,035,700 Prosthetic knee joint with improved patellar component tracking 52 1990
D358647 Tibial component for prosthetic knee implant 58 1992
5,520,694 Apparatus and method for aligning knee prostheses 129 1995
5,607,431 Prosthetic hip implantation method and apparatus 172 1995
5,624,444 Femoral resection instrumentation including three-dimensional jig and method of use 100 1995
5,704,941 Tibial preparation apparatus and method 180 1995
5,593,448 Glenoid component for shoulder prosthesis and implant method 114 1995
5,788,700 Apparatus and method for the alignment of a total knee prosthesis 100 1996
5,916,219 Tibial plateau resection guide 74 1997
5,860,980 Surgical apparatus for use in total knee arthroplasty and surgical methods for using said apparatus 183 1997
5,810,831 Femoral sizing guide and method 57 1997
6,099,532 Disposable monomer dispenser and vial breaker 48 1998
6,156,070 Allograft prosthetic joints and method 82 1999
6,558,391 Methods and tools for femoral resection in primary knee surgery 178 2000
6,740,092 Methods and tools for femoral intermedullary revision surgery 133 2001
6,458,135 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis and method 100 2001
6,554,838 Method and apparatus for implanting a prosthetic device 140 2001
7,309,339 Apparatus for aligning an instrument during a surgical procedure 122 2004
2005/0171,545 Knee computer-aided navigation instruments 171 2004
7,578,851 Gradient porous implant 90 2005
2007/0150,068 Gradient porous implant 87 2005
7,704,253 Single use resection guide 71 2006
2008/0015,605 High tibial osteotomy guide 88 2006
2008/0147,072 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 185 2006
2007/0233,141 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 138 2006
2007/0226,986 Arthroplasty devices and related methods 162 2007
2009/0138,020 GENERATING MRI IMAGES USABLE FOR THE CREATION OF 3D BONE MODELS EMPLOYED TO MAKE CUSTOMIZED ARTHROPLASTY JIGS 160 2007
2009/0157,083 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARTHROPLASTY JIGS 107 2007
2008/0208,200 Drilling guide for use in implanting a femoral neck fixation prosthesis 74 2008
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 157 2008
2009/0222,015 HIP RESURFACING SURGICAL GUIDE TOOL 105 2009
2009/0222,016 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT SURGICAL GUIDE TOOL 116 2009
2009/0274,350 System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty 110 2009
2010/0023,015 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ARTHROPLASTY JIGS HAVING IMPROVED MATING ACCURACY 130 2009
2010/0042,105 Arthroplasty system and related methods 106 2009
2010/0049,195 ARTHROPLASTY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS 139 2009
 
MAKO SURGICAL CORP. (8)
2006/0155,380 Modular femoral component for a total knee joint replacement for minimally invasive implantation 85 2003
2004/0128,026 Active-constraint robots 104 2003
2006/0190,086 Knee implant 117 2005
2006/0142,657 Haptic guidance system and method 225 2006
2007/0253,617 Contour triangulation system and method 74 2006
2007/0219,639 PROSTHETIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING PROSTHETIC DEVICE 121 2006
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2009/0209,884 IMPLANT PLANNING USING CORRECTED CAPTURED JOINT MOTION INFORMATION 99 2009
 
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B.I. TEC LTD. (1)
2008/0234,833 Method of Designing and Manufacturing Artificial Joint Stem with Use of Composite Material 73 2004
 
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FORMAE, INC. (1)
2007/0224,238 Implants for replacing hyaline cartilage, with hydrogel reinforced by three-dimensional fiber arrays 91 2006
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
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PRUFTECHNIK DIETER BUSCH AG (2)
6,195,615 Method of mutually aligning bodies and position-measuring sensor therefor 90 1998
6,354,011 Orientation measuring device 87 2000
 
J. & P. Coats, Limited (1)
4,385,404 Device and method for use in the treatment of damaged articular surfaces of human joints 136 1981
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (3)
6,126,690 Anatomically correct prosthesis and method and apparatus for manufacturing prosthesis 246 1996
6,161,080 Three dimensional multibody modeling of anatomical joints 279 1997
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5,452,407 Method for representing a patient's treatment site as data for use with a CAD or CAM device 227 1993
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO CANADA K7L 3N6 A NON PROFIT EDUCATIONAL CORP (1)
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D4D TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
2006/0172,263 MILL BLANK 66 2005
2006/0204,932 Mill blank library and computer-implemented method for efficient selection of blanks to satisfy given criteria 74 2005
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (2)
6,725,077 Apparatus and method for just-in-time localization image acquisition 89 2000
6,697,664 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 244 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 633 1990
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 458 1993
 
SCANDINAVIAN CUSTOMIZED PROSTHESIS ASA (2)
2005/0216,305 System for preparation and transmission of specification for customized prostheses 166 2005
2008/0234,685 Patient-Adapted Osteotomy Template for Precise Resection of the Neck of the Femur in a Total Hip Prosthesis Operation 131 2005
 
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
5,539,649 Automated design and manufacture of artificial limbs 96 1995
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (1)
6,195,158 Apparatus and method for rapid spectrophotometric pre-test screen of specimen for a blood analyzer 23 1999
 
AMEDICA CORPORATION (1)
7,695,521 Hip prosthesis with monoblock ceramic acetabular cup 78 2005
 
GREATBATCH MEDICAL S.A. (1)
2008/0300,600 RESURFACING REAMER WITH CUTTING STRUTS 78 2008
 
Fonar Corporation (1)
5,438,263 Method of selectable resolution magnetic resonance imaging 80 1991
 
DATA TRACE PUBLISHING COMPANY (1)
7,333,013 Medical implant device with RFID tag and method of identification of device 129 2004
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
5,197,987 Knee joint prosthesis 220 1992
 
SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG (3)
6,258,127 Tibia part of a new joint endoprosthesis 106 1999
6,325,829 Cup for a knee-joint prosthesis 83 2000
7,828,806 Accessory for implanting a hip endoprosthesis, and method for manipulating the same 74 2003
 
Invibio Limited (1)
2011/0151,259 POLYMERIC MATERIALS 73 2009
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (30)
5,152,744 Surgical instrument 221 1990
5,322,505 Surgical instrument 214 1992
5,507,833 Hip replacement system and method for implanting the same 138 1994
5,755,731 Curved surgical instrument with segmented inner member 172 1995
5,720,752 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus with anterior or posterior referencing for use in knee joint replacement surgery 159 1996
5,842,477 Method for repairing cartilage 435 1996
5,712,543 Magnetic switching element for controlling a surgical device 134 1996
5,871,493 Surgical instrument handpiece and system 90 1996
5,707,350 Surgical instrument 104 1996
6,090,122 Surgical instrument handpiece and system 65 1999
7,074,241 Variable geometry rim surface acetabular shell liner 116 2001
6,827,723 Surgical navigation systems and processes for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty 214 2002
6,923,817 Total knee arthroplasty systems and processes 191 2002
7,048,741 Method and apparatus for minimally invasive knee arthroplasty 205 2002
7,335,231 Containment system for constraining a prosthetic component 84 2004
7,621,915 Acetabular reamer 87 2004
7,172,599 Tibial sizer 26 2004
2005/0113,846 Surgical navigation systems and processes for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty 110 2004
7,591,821 Surgical technique and instrumentation for minimal incision hip arthroplasty surgery 101 2004
7,963,968 Distal femoral trial with removable cutting guide 101 2005
2006/0195,198 Interactive orthopaedic biomechanics system 93 2006
7,604,639 Patellar cutting guide 74 2006
2007/0203,605 System for biomedical implant creation and procurement 79 2006
2007/0118,055 Systems and methods for facilitating surgical procedures involving custom medical implants 146 2006
7,682,398 Variable geometry rim surface acetabular shell liner 96 2006
2009/0018,546 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PIN PLACEMENT DURING HIP SURGERY 88 2008
2010/0076,563 OPERATIVELY TUNING IMPLANTS FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE 118 2008
2011/0029,116 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE MECHANICAL AXIS OF A FEMUR 98 2008
2009/0209,961 ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT AND FASTENER ASSEMBLY 85 2009
2010/0286,700 PATIENT SPECIFIC ALIGNMENT GUIDE FOR A PROXIMAL FEMUR 88 2010
 
RadioMed Corporation (4)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 7 2007
 
NEUTAR L.L.C. (1)
6,738,657 Customized surgical fixture 130 2002
 
MIMEDX PROCESSING SERVICES, LLC (1)
2007/0276,501 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SPINAL IMPLANTS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS 150 2007
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (7)
5,282,803 Instrumentation for long stem surgery 145 1992
5,560,096 Method of manufacturing femoral knee implant 123 1995
5,578,039 Tibial resection instrumentation and surgical method 97 1995
5,569,261 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus with anterior or posterior referencing for use in knee joint replacement surgery 92 1995
5,667,511 Tibial resection instrumentation and surgical method 83 1995
5,702,460 Revision femoral trial prosthesis 161 1995
5,683,398 Distal femoral cutting block assembly 67 1996
 
RAHAMAN, MOHAMED NAUSHAD (1)
2008/0255,674 FEMORAL HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF 73 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 78 1997
 
UNITED BANK AND TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,649,946 Carpal tunnel medical instrument 71 1995
 
JOHNSON, LANNY L. (1)
5,899,907 Instrumentation for proximal femoral compaction broaching 80 1996
 
CONSENSUS ORTHOPEDICS, INC. (2)
5,716,360 Patella recession instrument and method for anatomically-shaped patellar prostheses 102 1995
7,255,702 Bone milling instrument 81 2003
 
PETER BREHM GMBH (1)
2009/0088,865 Modular Hip Implant 105 2007
 
OSCOBAL AG (1)
4,516,276 Bone substitute and a method of production thereof 144 1984
 
GUSTILO, RAMON B., M.D. (1)
5,667,512 Patellar resection guide 76 1996
 
TECHNIQUE D'USINAGE SINLAB INC. (1)
5,725,376 Methods for manufacturing a dental implant drill guide and a dental implant superstructure 324 1997
 
THERICS, LLC (2)
2002/0007,294 System and method for rapidly customizing a design and remotely manufacturing biomedical devices using a computer system 128 2001
2004/0243,481 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 197 2004
 
CEMAX MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC., A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,436,684 Method of forming implantable prostheses for reconstructive surgery 372 1982
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (1)
4,739,751 Apparatus and method for reconstructive surgery 261 1986
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises (1)
6,343,987 Image processing device, image processing method and recording medium 110 1997
 
Deland, Jonathan T. (1)
7,625,409 Ankle prosthesis 80 2004
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETIK AG (3)
6,059,833 Elliptic acetabular component for a hip prothesis 97 1996
6,383,228 Femoral hip-joint prosthesis with a logarithmically extending curvature 212 1999
6,554,837 Device and method for inserting a prosthetic knee 164 2001
 
MedIdea, LLC (4)
6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 240 1997
5,976,149 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 86 1998
6,602,259 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 73 1999
6,273,891 Method and apparatus for aligning a prosthetic element 101 1999
 
Aspen Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,545,375 Electrosurgical instrument 167 1983
 
Solstice Medical, LLC (2)
2007/0262,867 RFID COUPLER FOR METALLIC IMPLEMENTS 77 2007
2009/0096,613 SMALL GAMMA SHIELDED SHORTED PATCH RFID TAG 69 2008
 
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7,169,185 Canine acetabular cup 74 2004
 
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4,685,460 Skin clip remover 61 1981
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
4,821,213 System for the simultaneous display of two or more internal surfaces within a solid object 146 1986
6,750,653 Knee/foot/ankle combination coil for MRI systems 91 2002
7,042,222 Phased array knee coil 72 2004
 
Blaupunkt-Werke GmbH (1)
5,659,947 Device for automatically populating a top and a bottom side of printed-circuit boards with SMD components 14 1996
 
MATERIALISE N.V. (3)
5,595,703 Method for supporting an object made by means of stereolithography or another rapid prototype production method 142 1995
5,768,134 Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body 403 1996
2008/0062,183 Hybrid data structures for graphics programs 65 2007
 
BIOMEDICAL ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
6,325,806 Materials collection system and uses thereof 137 2000
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (9)
7,239,908 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 321 2000
2002/0087,274 Assessing the condition of a joint and preventing damage 250 2001
6,799,066 Technique for manipulating medical images 221 2001
7,184,814 Assessing the condition of a joint and assessing cartilage loss 273 2001
2004/0167,390 Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment 201 2004
2007/0015,995 Joint and cartilage diagnosis, assessment and modeling 192 2006
2007/0203,430 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Assessing Cartilage Loss 183 2007
2007/0276,224 Assessing the Condition of a Joint and Devising Treatment 216 2007
2009/0076,371 Joint and Cartilage Diagnosis, Assessment and Modeling 184 2008
 
STINDEL, ERIC (1)
2005/0049,524 Methods for selecting knee prosthesis elements and device therefor 85 2004
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,709,462 Acetabular shell with screw access channels 103 2002
 
THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (3)
5,084,050 Implant for bone reinforcement and for anchoring bone screws, implants and implant parts 435 1989
5,554,190 Prosthesis component and a method of producing it 186 1994
6,682,566 Modular socket prosthesis 102 2001
 
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5,620,448 Bone plate system for opening wedge proximal tibial osteotomy 145 1995
5,749,875 Bone plate system for proximal tibial osteotomy 119 1997
6,591,581 Method for preparing and inserting round, size specific osteochondral cores in the knee 174 2001
2007/0016,209 Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 87 2006
7,935,119 Method for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 74 2006
2009/0076,512 Method and apparatus for reconstructing a ligament and/or repairing cartilage, and for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy 99 2008
 
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5,527,317 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 97 1994
5,879,402 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 96 1996
6,022,350 Bone fixing device, in particular for fixing to the sacrum during osteosynthesis of the backbone 412 1997
5,911,723 Surgical apparatus 204 1997
6,264,698 Method and apparatus for implanting an acetabular cup 96 1999
6,290,703 Device for fixing the sacral bone to adjacent vertebrae during osteosynthesis of the backbone 245 2000
7,392,076 System and method of registering image data to intra-operatively digitized landmarks 136 2003
2005/0060,040 Prosthetic acetabular cup and prosthetic femoral joint incorporating such a cup 104 2004
2009/0043,556 Method of and system for planning a surgery 79 2008
 
VEREINIGTE EDELSTHLWERKE A.G., ELISABETHSTRASSE 12, VIENNA, AUSTRIA A-1011 A CORP. OF AUSTRIA (1)
4,800,874 Anatomical bone plate and/or transfixion plate 214 1987
 
CERAMTEC AG INNOVATIVE CERAMIC ENGINEERING (2)
6,214,051 Fixation of a ceramic structural member by way of gliding in a femoral part 77 1998
6,319,285 Ceramic acetabular cup with metal coating 92 2000
 
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7,029,479 System and method for joint resurface repair 152 2003
2008/0172,125 System and Method for Joint Resurface Repair 152 2008
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (1)
5,454,816 Femoral cutting guide 253 1994
 
Lek, Tovarna Farmacevtskih in Kemicnih (1)
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 11 1995
 
ISEKI, HIROSHI (1)
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HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
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BIOZ, LLC (1)
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SPINECO, INC. (1)
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (2)
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2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 22 2003
 
SPINE-TECH, INC. (1)
4,501,269 Process for fusing bone joints 676 1984
 
HADACO, LTD. (1)
4,936,852 Temporomandibular mini condyle prosthesis 67 1988
 
Strome Steel Surgical, Inc. (1)
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CONFORMIS, INC. (25)
8,951,260 Surgical cutting guide 12 2008
9,023,050 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 5 2010
9,220,516 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 1 2011
9,220,517 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 1 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 1 2011
9,241,724 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 1 2011
9,113,921 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 10 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
9,295,482 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,107,679 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2011
9,084,617 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2011
9,451,972 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,186,161 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 4 2011
9,107,680 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 11 2012
9,408,686 Devices, systems and methods for manufacturing orthopedic implants 0 2013
9,308,053 Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair 0 2013
9,072,531 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 13 2013
8,951,259 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 17 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
 
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9,539,013 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 0 2015
 
DEPUY (IRELAND) (3)
* 8,945,231 Composite trial prosthesis 0 2011
* 2013/0103,160 COMPOSITE TRIAL PROSTHESIS 3 2011
8,968,412 Trialing system for a knee prosthesis and method of use 3 2012
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (57)
8,608,748 Patient specific guides 37 2008
8,473,305 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant 55 2009
9,173,661 Patient specific alignment guide with cutting surface and laser indicator 6 2009
* 8,241,293 Patient specific high tibia osteotomy 72 2010
* 2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 109 2010
9,393,028 Device for the resection of bones, method for producing such a device, endoprosthesis suited for this purpose and method for producing such an endoprosthesis 0 2010
8,407,067 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an implant 81 2010
8,377,066 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 104 2010
9,113,971 Femoral acetabular impingement guide 7 2010
9,289,253 Patient-specific shoulder guide 4 2010
8,591,516 Patient-specific orthopedic instruments 43 2010
9,345,548 Patient-specific pre-operative planning 3 2010
8,568,487 Patient-specific hip joint devices 41 2010
8,864,769 Alignment guides with patient-specific anchoring elements 31 2011
8,608,749 Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments 39 2011
8,535,387 Patient-specific tools and implants 41 2011
8,486,150 Patient-modified implant 53 2011
8,715,289 Patient-specific numerically controlled instrument 34 2011
9,271,744 Patient-specific guide for partial acetabular socket replacement 0 2011
8,668,700 Patient-specific convertible guides 42 2011
8,603,180 Patient-specific acetabular alignment guides 41 2011
8,532,807 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure 55 2011
8,764,760 Patient-specific bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 41 2011
8,597,365 Patient-specific pelvic implants for acetabular reconstruction 40 2011
9,066,734 Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods 19 2011
8,398,646 Patient-specific knee alignment guide and associated method 69 2011
8,900,244 Patient-specific acetabular guide and method 31 2012
* 2012/0109,138 PATIENT-SPECIFIC ACETABULAR GUIDE AND METHOD 54 2012
9,339,278 Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments 4 2012
9,084,618 Drill guides for confirming alignment of patient-specific alignment guides 0 2012
8,828,087 Patient-specific high tibia osteotomy 32 2012
8,956,364 Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments 32 2012
9,386,993 Patient-specific femoroacetabular impingement instruments and methods 0 2012
9,451,973 Patient specific glenoid guide 0 2012
9,351,743 Patient-specific glenoid guides 0 2012
9,301,812 Methods for patient-specific shoulder arthroplasty 0 2012
9,060,788 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 17 2012
9,241,745 Patient-specific femoral version guide 5 2012
9,295,497 Patient-specific sacroiliac and pedicle guides 1 2012
* 9,005,297 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 32 2013
9,237,950 Implant with patient-specific porous structure 0 2013
9,125,702 Acetabular drill pin 0 2013
9,204,977 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 3 2013
9,498,233 Universal acetabular guide and associated hardware 0 2013
8,979,936 Patient-modified implant 32 2013
8,903,530 Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure 32 2013
9,445,907 Patient-specific tools and implants 0 2013
9,463,030 Positioning multiple implants with respect to single coordinate system 0 2013
9,522,010 Patient-specific orthopedic instruments 0 2013
9,427,320 Patient-specific pelvic implants for acetabular reconstruction 0 2013
9,480,580 Patient-specific acetabular alignment guides 0 2013
9,480,490 Patient-specific guides 0 2013
9,474,539 Patient-specific convertible guides 0 2014
9,517,145 Guide alignment system and method 0 2014
9,408,616 Humeral cut guide 0 2014
9,173,666 Patient-specific-bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 0 2014
* 9,439,659 Patient-specific sacroiliac guides and associated methods 0 2015
 
ZIMMER, INC. (2)
* 9,462,967 Condyle axis locator 0 2013
9,345,551 Implant design analysis suite 0 2014
 
BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC (2)
8,632,547 Patient-specific osteotomy devices and methods 42 2011
9,456,833 Patient-specific osteotomy devices and methods 0 2014
 
Blomet Manufacturing, LLC (1)
8,858,561 Patient-specific alignment guide 26 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
* 9,138,247 Customized patient-specific orthopaedic pin guides 0 2013
* 2013/0296,865 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT-SPECIFIC ORTHOPAEDIC PIN GUIDES 0 2013
* 9,351,738 Customized patient-specific orthopaedic pin guides 0 2015
* 2016/0008,009 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT-SPECIFIC ORTHOPAEDIC PIN GUIDES 0 2015
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (7)
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 6 2010
9,101,443 Methods for robotic arthroplasty 2 2012
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 8 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 8 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 9 2013
9,192,459 Method of performing total knee arthroplasty 0 2014
9,060,797 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2014
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