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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, IN481

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berend, Keith R Columbus, US 19 758
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, US 5 452
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, US 2 198
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V New Albany, US 3 185
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, US 161 6207
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, US 8 535
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, US 31 1650
Serban, Radu Warsaw, US 5 387

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5,520,692 Adjustable depth patella recessing guide and method 101 1995
5,662,656 Instrumentation and method for distal femoral sizing, and anterior and distal femoral resections 154 1995
6,156,069 Precision hip joint replacement method 207 1999
7,060,074 Instrumentation for minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement 172 2002
7,141,053 Methods of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement 185 2002
7,651,501 Instrument for use in minimally invasive hip surgery 55 2004
2005/0113,841 Guide clamp for guiding placement of a guide wire in a femur 65 2004
2006/0235,421 Instrumentation for Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Replacement 114 2006
2010/0121,335 Instrument for Use in Minimally Invasive Surgery 50 2010
2010/0217,338 Patient Specific Surgical Guide Locator and Mount 83 2010
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VANTUS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
2007/0118,243 PERSONAL FIT MEDICAL IMPLANTS AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING 151 2006
 
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2002/0198,531 Apparatus for positioning the angle of a bone cutting guide 68 2002
2004/0106,926 Osteotomy procedure 56 2002
2004/0181,144 Process and device for the preoperative determination of the positioning data of endoprosthetic parts 85 2004
2008/0051,910 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A BONE PROSTHESIS USING A LOCALIZATION SYSTEM 76 2006
2008/0230,422 Surgical data carrier 50 2008
 
XENON RESEARCH, INC. (1)
5,748,767 Computer-aided surgery apparatus 407 1993
 
METALPRAECIS BERCHEM + SCHABERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR METALLFORMGEBUNG MBH (1)
5,150,304 Method of making an implantable joint prosthesis 120 1990
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,211,976 Holographic projection system 145 2000
 
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THORDON BEARINGS, INC. (1)
2006/0178,497 Implantable biomedical devices including biocompatible polyurethanes 45 2005
 
BONUTTI RESEARCH, INC. (2)
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2008/0200,926 Automatic identification of instruments used with a surgical navigation system 48 2007
 
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BRASSELER, U.S.A. I, L.P. (1)
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MEDTRONIC SPINE LLC (8)
5,197,971 Arthroscopic retractor and method of using the same 487 1990
5,163,949 Fluid operated retractors 329 1991
5,295,994 Active cannulas 291 1991
5,667,520 Method of performing balloon dissection 263 1994
6,187,023 Method of dissecting tissue layers 86 1995
6,358,266 Active cannulas 163 1996
6,277,136 Method for developing an anatomic space 123 1999
6,620,181 Method of dissecting tissue layers 58 2000
 
NOBELPHARMA AB (1)
5,440,496 Procedure and apparatus for producing individually designed, three-dimensional bodies usable as tooth replacements, prostheses, etc. 163 1994
 
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2010/0145,344 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY FOR BICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT 65 2008
 
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6,059,817 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 149 1999
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2006/0287,733 Gender specific implant and packaging 55 2006
 
TRANQUIL PROSPECTS, LTD., A COMPANY OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (1)
4,778,474 Acetabular prosthesis 90 1985
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6,409,722 Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue 359 1999
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
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Clynch Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,463,351 Method for producing custom fitted medical devices 160 1999
 
BIOCON OY (1)
4,863,472 Bone graft implant 116 1988
 
KEL CORPORATION (1)
6,328,572 Motherboard with board having terminating resistance 81 2000
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (1)
7,176,466 Multi-dimensional image reconstruction 87 2005
 
CENTERPULSE ORTHOPEDICS INC. (2)
6,206,927 Surgically implantable knee prothesis 276 1999
6,923,831 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis having attachment apertures 117 2002
 
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6,575,980 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 319 1999
 
SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
5,490,854 Surgical cutting block and method of use 87 1993
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5,817,097 Bone saw blade guide with magnet 75 1997
2005/0177,170 Dynamic knee balancer with pressure sensing 35 2004
2007/0083,209 Transverse acting surgical saw blade 32 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 51 1980
 
Ortho Development Corporation (2)
6,942,475 Disposable knee mold 64 2003
2005/0049,603 Knee balancing block 72 2003
 
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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
6,102,850 Medical robotic system 223 1997
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 281 1998
 
ACUDERM, INC. (2)
5,183,053 Elliptical biopsy punch 95 1991
5,186,178 Crescent shaped biopsy punch 62 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 87 1998
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 292 1993
5,860,981 Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty 235 1997
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (4)
5,514,139 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 156 1994
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 238 1994
5,643,272 Method and apparatus for tibial resection 155 1995
5,810,827 Method and apparatus for bony material removal 175 1996
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,678,470 Bone-grafting material 244 1985
 
XENOMEDICA A.G., ONE AMERICAN PLAZA, EVANSTON, IL. 60201, A SWISS CORPORATION (1)
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The P.O.M. Group (1)
2002/0082,741 Fabrication of biomedical implants using direct metal deposition 58 2001
 
Devon Industries, Inc. (1)
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AAREN SCIENTIFIC INC. (1)
6,500,181 Instrument for folding and inserting anterior chamber intraocular lenses 89 2000
 
ZIMMER, INC. (26)
5,053,039 Upper tibial osteotomy system 213 1991
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5,364,402 Tibial spacer saw guide 190 1993
5,423,827 Surgical jig for femoral knee prosthesis 67 1994
5,658,294 Instrument for holding an acetabular cup 89 1996
5,876,456 Implantable prosthesis having interference-locked hole plugs 67 1997
6,007,537 Nested cutting block 145 1998
6,120,509 Intramedullary reference datum instrument 48 1998
6,290,704 Apparatus and method for anterior and posterior referenced sizing and distal femur resection 66 1999
6,468,280 Unicompartmental replacement instrument and method 43 2000
6,953,480 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 70 2002
6,979,299 Measuring guide for use in orthopedic procedure 62 2002
2004/0143,336 Two-piece modular patellar prosthetic system 83 2003
2003/0158,606 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 256 2003
2004/0102,852 Modular knee prosthesis 172 2003
2004/0162,619 Tibial augments for use with knee joint prostheses, method of implanting the tibial augment, and associated tools 97 2004
2004/0172,137 Femoral augments for use with knee joint prosthesis 83 2004
7,294,133 Method and apparatus for preparing a glenoid surface 68 2005
2005/0283,252 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 71 2005
2005/0283,253 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis and method 70 2005
2008/0021,299 METHOD FOR SELECTING MODULAR IMPLANT COMPONENTS 65 2006
2008/0021,567 MODULAR ORTHOPAEDIC COMPONENT CASE 61 2006
2008/0234,683 SINGLE PLANE ANATOMIC REFERENCING TISSUE PREPARATION 52 2007
2008/0058,947 DISTAL FEMORAL KNEE PROSTHESES 55 2007
2008/0065,225 Smart joint implant sensors 62 2007
2009/0088,866 METHOD FOR MAKING A METAL-BACKED ACETABULAR IMPLANT 45 2008
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,406,495 Glenoid prosthesis and a modular system with glenoid prostheses 85 1999
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,772,594 Fluoroscopic image guided orthopaedic surgery system with intraoperative registration 307 1996
 
OSTEOTECH INVESTMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,061,286 Osteoprosthetic implant 167 1989
5,073,373 Flowable demineralized bone powder composition and its use in bone repair 221 1989
 
OSTEOTECH, INC. (1)
2005/0244,239 Method and apparatus for machining a surgical implant 51 2005
 
NANYANG POLYTECHNIC (1)
2003/0109,784 Method of producing profiled sheets as prosthesis 53 2002
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
5,274,565 Process for making custom joint replacements 142 1990
5,448,489 Process for making custom joint replacements 163 1993
 
PFIZER INC. (1)
5,540,695 Osteotomy cutting guide 158 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 88 1984
 
EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,967,777 Surgical template assembly and method for drilling and installing dental implants 182 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,273,524 Electrosurgical device 400 1991
5,275,166 Method and apparatus for performing ultrasonic assisted surgical procedures 182 1992
 
PUGET BIOVENTURES LLC (6)
5,755,803 Prosthetic implant 190 1996
5,879,354 Prosthetic implant 133 1997
6,056,754 Method and apparatus for patella resection and guide handle 242 1998
6,197,064 Prosthetic implant 220 1999
6,695,848 Methods for femoral and tibial resection 121 2001
2006/0030,853 Methods and apparatus for pinplasty bone resection 89 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 178 1998
7,542,791 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 116 2004
2004/0171,924 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 190 2004
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
5,681,354 Asymmetrical femoral component for knee prosthesis 197 1996
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
5,895,389 Drilling guide and measuring instrumentation 89 1997
 
ORTHODYNAMICS GMBH (2)
6,120,544 Femur endoprosthesis for articial hip joint 66 1998
2009/0018,666 Set For Creating An Offset-Resurfacing Hip-Joint Implant 47 2008
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
2006/0058,803 Bone cutting apparatus 53 2005
 
MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD. (1)
2007/0100,258 Robotic total/partial knee arthroplastics 54 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 232 1988
5,299,288 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 463 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 85 1996
6,503,255 Cutting guide instrument 66 2000
 
RTI BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
4,950,296 Bone grafting units 239 1989
 
WOOLSON, STEVEN T. (1)
5,007,936 Surgical method for hip joint replacement 170 1988
 
ATL CORPORATION (1)
5,379,133 Synthetic aperture based real time holographic imaging 82 1993
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (4)
4,979,949 Robot-aided system for surgery 394 1988
5,154,717 Robot-aided system for surgery 253 1990
5,690,635 Prosthesis template for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 185 1994
5,571,110 Orthopedic saw guide for use in a robot-aided system for surgery 144 1995
 
KINAMED, INC. (6)
6,712,856 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 216 2000
6,711,431 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 149 2002
6,905,514 Custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and method of making the same 192 2003
2004/0254,584 Non-imaging, computer assisted navigation system for hip replacement surgery 97 2004
2005/0119,664 Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method 160 2005
2008/0215,059 MARKING TEMPLATE FOR INSTALLING A CUSTOM REPLACEMENT DEVICE FOR RESURFACING A FEMUR AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION METHOD 142 2008
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,140,777 Method and apparatus for polishing optical elements 46 1990
 
KRANZ (DECEASED), CURT (1)
4,562,598 Joint prosthesis 142 1982
 
OPTOMEC DESIGN COMPANY (1)
6,391,251 Forming structures from CAD solid models 219 2000
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (50)
4,567,886 Flexion spacer guide for fitting a knee prosthesis 128 1983
4,721,104 Femoral surface shaping apparatus for posterior-stabilized knee implants 314 1985
4,936,862 Method of designing and manufacturing a human joint prosthesis 384 1988
4,959,066 Femoral osteotomy guide assembly 131 1989
4,979,957 Textured prosthetic implant 108 1989
5,171,244 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 143 1990
5,171,276 Knee joint prosthesis 125 1990
5,129,908 Method and instruments for resection of the patella 220 1990
5,228,459 Method of resecting bone 183 1991
5,304,181 Methods and apparatus for arthroscopic prosthetic knee replacement 160 1991
5,395,376 Method of implanting a prosthesis 105 1991
5,344,423 Apparatus and method for milling bone 158 1992
5,258,032 Knee prosthesis provisional apparatus and resection guide and method of use in knee replacement surgery 220 1992
5,207,680 Front milling guide for use in orthopaedic surgery 68 1992
5,342,368 Intramedullary universal proximal tibial resector guide 121 1992
5,360,446 Interactive prosthesis design system for implantable prosthesis 281 1992
5,320,625 Apparatus and method for implanting a prosthetic acetabular cup and then testing the stability of the implant 119 1993
5,263,498 Method of arthroscopically preparing an articular bone surface 176 1993
5,472,415 Disposable provisional instrument component for evaluating the fit of an orthopaedic implant 101 1994
5,908,424 Tibial milling guide system 126 1994
5,496,324 Proximal body milling apparatus 99 1994
5,879,398 Acetabular cup 117 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 145 1995
5,653,714 Dual slide cutting guide 120 1996
5,688,280 Instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgery 109 1996
RE39301 Method for resecting the knee using a resection guide and provisional prosthetic component 86 1996
5,769,855 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 168 1997
6,641,617 Radiation and melt treated ultra high molecular weight polyethylene prosthetic device and method 131 1999
6,629,999 Modular joint 82 2000
6,258,097 Head center instrument and method of using the same 107 2000
6,478,799 Instruments and methods for use in performing knee surgery 191 2000
6,632,225 Method and apparatus for resecting a distal femur and a proximal tibia in preparation for implanting a partial knee prosthesis 130 2001
6,749,638 Modular knee prosthesis 96 2002
7,029,477 Surgical instrument and positioning method 82 2002
2004/0039,395 Instruments for knee surgery and method of use 69 2003
7,282,054 Adjustable cut block 115 2003
2004/0220,583 Instrumentation for total knee arthroplasty, and methods of performing same 86 2004
7,105,026 Modular knee prosthesis 117 2004
7,695,477 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 88 2005
2006/0276,796 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface 58 2005
7,297,164 Modular knee prosthesis 94 2005
7,582,091 Osteotomy guide 49 2005
2007/0083,214 Osteotomy guide 53 2005
2007/0066,917 Method for simulating prosthetic implant selection and placement 72 2005
2007/0156,066 Device for determining the shape of an anatomic surface 65 2006
2007/0255,288 METHODS OF PREDETERMINING THE CONTOUR OF A RESECTED BONE SURFACE AND ASSESSING THE FIT OF A PROSTHESIS ON THE BONE 94 2007
2008/0234,664 HANDPIECE CALIBRATION DEVICE 51 2007
2008/0027,563 MODULAR KNEE PROSTHESIS 53 2007
7,794,504 Method for making a metal-backed acetabular implant 51 2008
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (4)
5,445,639 Intervertebral reamer construction 351 1991
5,899,914 Surgical instrument 205 1997
6,077,287 Surgical instrument 225 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 44 2006
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,183,464 Radially expandable dilator 349 1991
 
DESIGN VISIONARIES (1)
2009/0131,941 Total joint arthroplasty system 176 2006
 
KEMENY, MATTHIAS D. (1)
5,546,720 Panel assembly system 18 1995
 
SYMMETERY MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0161,167 Acetabular instrument alignment guide 61 2005
 
WALDEMAR LINK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
6,290,727 Acetabular cup 58 1999
 
SAN-TECH SURGICAL SARL (1)
2006/0184,177 Orientation device for surgical implement 65 2004
 
REGEN BIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
5,624,463 Prosthetic articular cartilage 264 1994
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
2008/0287,954 PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL GUIDANCE TOOL AND METHOD OF USE 100 2008
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
D343247 Surgical saw blade base 60 1992
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
2008/0195,099 Osteotomy system 52 2007
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
2006/0271,058 Guide wire location means for the insertion of a prosthetic hip resurfacing 76 2004
 
TRAIBER, S.L. (1)
2009/0228,016 TIBIAL PLATEAU AND/OR FEMORAL CONDYLE RESECTION SYSTEM FOR PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION 52 2008
 
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. (3)
6,482,209 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 166 2001
7,115,131 Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint 192 2002
2010/0145,343 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCULPTING THE SURFACE OF A JOINT 52 2008
 
BRIGHMAN AND WOMENS'S HOSPITAL THE, (1)
4,506,393 Method of prosthesis design 77 1983
 
SIGMA ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
5,129,909 Apparatus and method for making precise bone cuts in total knee replacement 153 1991
 
SHADYSIDE HOSPITAL (1)
5,880,976 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints 314 1997
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (6)
2005/0245,934 Tool 87 2005
2005/0245,936 Tool 81 2005
2006/0058,886 Tool 77 2005
2007/0162,039 Tool 73 2006
2007/0233,136 TOOL 74 2007
2010/0137,924 TOOL 49 2009
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
4,621,630 Guide for femoral neck osteotomy 69 1983
4,646,729 Prosthetic knee implantation 91 1985
5,098,437 Acetabular cup positioning insert 118 1991
5,171,243 Acetabular cup positioning insert 102 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 130 2007
 
SHAW, ROBERT F. (1)
5,368,858 Methods and compositions for the treatment and repair of defects or lesions in cartilage 223 1992
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
5,486,178 Femoral preparation instrumentation system and method 179 1994
 
ORMCO CORPORATION (1)
2004/0115,586 Custom orthodontic appliance forming method and apparatus 62 2003
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (1)
6,293,971 Composite allograft, press, and methods 78 1999
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4,475,549 Acetabular cup positioner and method 117 1982
 
BIOMET UK LIMITED (1)
2010/0292,743 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 49 2007
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (21)
7,275,218 Method, apparatus, and program for analyzing a prosthetic device 86 2002
2004/0122,439 Adjustable biomechanical templating & resection instrument and associated method 78 2002
6,945,976 Method and apparatus for resecting bone from an ulna in preparation for prosthetic implantation 54 2003
7,527,631 Arthroplasty sizing gauge 79 2003
7,938,861 Implantable orthopaedic device and method for making the same 44 2003
6,944,518 Customized prosthesis and method of designing and manufacturing a customized prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 96 2003
2005/0148,843 System and method of designing and manufacturing customized instrumentation for accurate implantation of prosthesis by utilizing computed tomography data 181 2003
7,383,164 System and method for designing a physiometric implant system 72 2004
7,218,232 Orthopaedic components with data storage element 78 2004
7,198,628 Adjustable humeral cutting guide 52 2004
2005/0010,300 Orthopaedic element with self-contained data storage 72 2004
7,611,516 Bone resection apparatus 55 2004
2006/0122,616 Bone shaping instrument and method for using the same 79 2004
7,258,701 Systems and methods for compartmental replacement in a knee 87 2005
2006/0095,049 Implant system with sizing templates 23 2005
2007/0239,282 System and method for transmitting orthopaedic implant data 57 2006
2007/0239,481 System and method for managing patient-related data 72 2006
2008/0140,209 Glenoid component for shoulder arthroplasty 57 2006
2009/0089,081 CUSTOMIZED PATIENT SURGICAL PLAN 51 2007
2009/0088,758 Orthopaedic Bone Saw and Method of Use Thereof 127 2008
2009/0099,567 Customized Patient-Specific Bone Cutting Blocks 121 2008
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (7)
4,952,213 Tibial cutting guide 262 1989
5,032,132 Glenoid component 128 1990
5,445,642 Method for installing a femoral component 110 1992
5,632,745 Surgical implantation of cartilage repair unit 292 1995
5,562,675 Apparatus for sizing a femoral component 76 1995
5,688,279 Alignment guide for a bone cutting block 126 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 157 2001
 
CEMAX, INC. (1)
4,841,975 Preoperative planning of bone cuts and joint replacement using radiant energy scan imaging 251 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 75 2000
 
THEKEN SPINE, LLC (1)
6,772,026 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 209 2001
 
iGO Technologies, Inc. (3)
6,990,220 Apparatuses and methods for surgical navigation 61 2001
2003/0011,624 Deformable transformations for interventional guidance 66 2001
2009/0164,024 JOINT PLACEMENT METHODS AND APPARATUSES 62 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 53 2007
2008/0294,266 Methods, Systems, and Apparatus for Implanting Prosthetic Devices Into Cartilage 49 2008
2010/0179,663 ACETABULAR PROSTHETIC DEVICES 44 2008
2011/0190,901 Acetabular Prosthetic Devices and Associated Methods 48 2010
 
INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS, A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,964,865 Glenoid prosthesis and method of use 130 1988
 
TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,605,293 Polymer re-inforced anatomically accurate bioactive protheses 71 2000
 
IMT INTEGRAL MEDIZINTECHNIK AG (1)
5,454,815 Bone rasp made of plastics 114 1994
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (36)
5,735,277 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for knee-joints 161 1995
5,885,298 Patellar clamp and reamer with adjustable stop 184 1995
6,059,831 Method of implanting a uni-condylar knee prosthesis 111 1999
6,510,334 Method of producing an endoprosthesis as a joint substitute for a knee joint 177 2000
2004/0138,670 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 22 2003
7,261,719 Femoral sizing apparatus and method 27 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 44 2003
2005/0113,840 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 28 2004
2005/0149,042 Instrumentation for knee resection 68 2005
2006/0142,774 Instrumentation for knee resection 28 2006
2007/0233,140 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 103 2006
2007/0073,137 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 52 2006
2007/0282,451 Prosthesis and implementation system 73 2006
2007/0288,030 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 139 2007
2008/0114,370 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide For Multiple Incisions 153 2008
2008/0161,815 Patient Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method 105 2008
2008/0195,107 BONE CUTTING APPARATUS 60 2008
2008/0262,624 Patient-Modified Implant And Associated Method 126 2008
2009/0024,131 PATIENT SPECIFIC GUIDES 125 2008
2009/0151,736 Method And Apparatus For Manufacturing An Implant 99 2009
2009/0163,922 Patient Specific Acetabular Guide And Method 79 2009
2010/0217,109 Mechanical Axis Alignment Using MRI Imaging 58 2009
2010/0249,657 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 67 2009
2009/0254,367 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 87 2009
2009/0254,093 Patient-Specific Alignment Guide 126 2009
2010/0249,796 Method and Apparatus for Aligning and Securing an Implant Relative to a Patient 54 2009
2010/0087,829 Patient Specific Alignment Guide With Cutting Surface and Laser Indicator 107 2009
2010/0152,782 Patient Specific High Tibia Osteotomy 76 2010
2010/0324,692 Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant 80 2010
2011/0015,636 Patient-Specific Elbow Guides and Associated Methods 87 2010
2011/0015,639 Femoral Acetabular Impingement Guide 75 2010
2011/0046,735 Patient-Specific Implants 97 2010
2011/0054,478 Patient-Specific Shoulder Guide 74 2010
2011/0071,533 Patient-Specific Orthopedic Instruments 101 2010
2011/0092,804 Patient-Specific Pre-Operative Planning 83 2010
2011/0093,086 Patient-Specific Hip Joint Devices 73 2010
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
2007/0276,400 Drill Guide Assembly 78 2004
2009/0163,923 SURGICAL JIG AND METHODS OF USE 68 2005
 
DEPUY INC. (3)
4,896,663 Self centering femoral drill jig 140 1988
4,927,422 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 60 1989
5,041,117 Elbow arthroplasty instrumentation and surgical procedure 76 1990
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, LLC (2)
5,694,693 Universal saw blade hub 57 1996
D385163 Saw blade hub 29 1996
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (4)
6,205,411 Computer-assisted surgery planner and intra-operative guidance system 368 1998
6,701,174 Computer-aided bone distraction 195 2000
6,711,432 Computer-aided orthopedic surgery 192 2000
6,514,259 Probe and associated system and method for facilitating planar osteotomy during arthoplasty 147 2001
 
DEPUY IRELAND LIMITED (1)
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5,842,477 Method for repairing cartilage 409 1996
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5,707,350 Surgical instrument 94 1996
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6,923,817 Total knee arthroplasty systems and processes 147 2002
7,048,741 Method and apparatus for minimally invasive knee arthroplasty 154 2002
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6,059,833 Elliptic acetabular component for a hip prothesis 69 1996
6,383,228 Femoral hip-joint prosthesis with a logarithmically extending curvature 165 1999
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6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 197 1997
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9,241,724 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
9,113,921 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 0 2011
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9,084,617 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 2 2011
9,186,161 Surgical tools for arthroplasty 0 2011
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9,072,531 Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 2 2013
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8,377,066 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 64 2010
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8,568,487 Patient-specific hip joint devices 19 2010
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8,715,289 Patient-specific numerically controlled instrument 12 2011
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