US Patent No: 8,114,163

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Method and apparatus for adjusting height and angle for a radial head

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A modular prosthesis system for replacement of a head portion of a radius. The prosthesis system includes a head component having a first connection portion that connects to a second connection portion and a collar component having the second connection portion and a third connection portion. The system also includes a stem component including a fourth connection portion that connects with the third connection portion, the stem component having a stem anchoring portion that connects to the radius. The collar component provides the modular geometry to the prosthesis without having to have an increased number of head components and stem components with variable lengths and angles.

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BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLCWARSAW, IN383

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berelsman, Brian K Warsaw, IN 70 367
Graham, Thomas J Cockeysville, MD 53 166
Lee, Donald H - 13 22
Martin, Christopher H Salt Lake City, UT 12 27
Parrott, Russell M Winona Lake, IN 33 93

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BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (9)
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HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (8)
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ZIMMER, INC. (7)
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BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (5)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (5)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (3)
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BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (2)
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (2)
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (2)
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THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (2)
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ALLO PRO AG (1)
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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (1)
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NIPRO CORPORATION (1)
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SNECMA (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (47)
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4,378,607 Elbow replacement prosthesis 34 1980
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4,686,978 Instrumentation for implantation of an elbow prosthesis 16 1981
4,550,450 Total shoulder prosthesis system 106 1984
4,624,674 Spherical kinematic joint 75 1984
4,693,724 Total hip prosthesis with primary fixation 47 1986
4,728,333 Modular prosthesis kit 29 1986
4,840,632 Hip prosthesis 79 1986
4,865,605 Modular shoulder prosthesis 107 1988
4,919,669 Shoulder prosthesis 53 1988
5,035,717 Insert and method of using same 27 1988
4,895,572 Interlocking femoral prosthesis device 48 1988
4,938,773 Hip joint prosthesis 50 1989
4,986,833 Glenoid component for an artificial shoulder joint 67 1989
4,932,974 Prosthetic device with predetermined crystal orientation 33 1989
5,116,379 Prosthesis 40 1989
5,030,234 Prosthetic device with modular stem 37 1989
5,074,879 Prosthetic device with modular stem 47 1990
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5,207,682 Adjustable drill guide 37 1992
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5,571,193 Implant with reinforced resorbable stem 36 1992
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5,580,352 Distal shaft with fast and slow screw threads 74 1993
5,431,658 Facilitator for vertebrae grafts and prostheses 314 1994
5,653,764 Modular hip prosthesis with discrete selectable angular orientation 41 1994
5,480,443 Artifical implant component and method for securing same 59 1994
5,405,403 Femoral prosthesis with anti-rotation feature for ball 38 1994
5,425,777 Artificial finger joint 52 1994
5,489,310 Universal glenoid shoulder prosthesis and method for implanting 43 1994
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5,702,480 Modular hip joint prosthesis 42 1995
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5,728,163 Phalangeal joint prosthesis 13 1996
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5,755,805 Tapered prosthesis component 27 1996
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6,013,104 Implant with reinforced resorbable stem 49 1997
6,010,535 Joint replacement system 34 1998
6,214,014 Acetabular total hip component alignment system for accurate intraoperative positioning in inclination 25 1999
6,383,223 Endoprosthesis for a joint, especially a finger, toe or wrist joint 21 1999
6,361,566 Hip prosthesis 28 2000
2003/0212,457 Modular radial head prosthesis 8 2003
2005/0216,090 Systems for bone replacement 36 2005

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