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Knee-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Method of estimating soft tissue balance for knee arthroplasty
Zimmer, Inc.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008433

A method is provided for evaluating the tension or laxity of the soft tissue surrounding a patient's knee joint. Based on this evaluation, a surgeon may determine a desired resection depth for a knee arthroplasty procedure that will achieve an appropriate spacing between adjacent, articulating components of the knee joint.
Patient-specific knee alignment guide and associated method
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008292

A method of preparing a knee joint for a prosthesis in a patient includes mating a patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface of a femoral alignment guide onto a corresponding three-dimensional femoral joint surface of the patient. The patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface is preoperatively configured from medical scans of the knee joint of the patient. First and second holes are ...
Method and apparatus for knee joint flexibility rehabilitation
Xeras Medical Technologies, Inc.
January 04, 2018 - N°20180000679

A knee joint flexibility rehabilitation apparatus may comprising a tubular strut having a first support foot and a bracket attached thereto, the tubular strut forming a first aperture; a height-adjustment bar translatably and rotatably disposed in the tubular strut, the height-adjustment bar forming a plurality of second apertures extending through the cross-section of the height-adjustment bar; a support bar fixed ...
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Hydraulic damping cylinder, in particular for a knee prosthesis
Ossur Iceland Ehf
December 28, 2017 - N°20170367853

A hydraulic damping cylinder for a prosthetic knee joint, including a housing, a cylinder chamber in the housing and filled with a hydraulic fluid, and a piston arranged in the cylinder chamber and movable by a piston rod. In the housing there are provided at least two separate receiving chambers, which are of different size and are connected to the ...
Sensing force during partial or total knee replacement surgery
Synvasive Technology, Inc.
December 28, 2017 - N°20170367848

Systems, devices, and methods are provided for measuring forces in the space of a knee during surgery. Such forces can be caused by tension in the ligaments of the knee. A femoral member is engaged with a distal femur. While the knee is flexed, partially extended, or fully extended, a force sensor and a gauge shim can be placed in ...
System and method of measuring in vivo wear in artificial knee joint
Caterpillar Inc.
December 28, 2017 - N°20170367647

A method of determining wear of an artificial knee assembly (aka) includes acquiring a first set of computed tomography (ct) data about the aka in vivo. A first volumetric file is generated based on the first set of ct data. A first point cloud data set is generated based on the first volumetric aka file. A first dimensional analysis of ...
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System and apparatus for securing knee joint with a load for magnetic resonance imaging
New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery
December 21, 2017 - N°20170360327

A system that includes: a force sensor assembly adapted to monitor a load as applied on a subject's knee joint when the force sensor assembly remains in direct contact with the subject's lower extremity and the load is monitored from inside a main magnet of an mri scanner; a mobile unit comprising tracks configured to adjust a position of the ...
Surgical measurement instrument
Kyocera Corporation
December 14, 2017 - N°20170354425

A surgical measurement instrument for use in surgery is configured so that a measurement operation can be more readily performed using this surgical measurement instrument. The surgical measurement instrument has a laser application portion. The laser application portion is used in surgery to perform treatment on a tibia of a patient. The laser application portion can apply a laser beam ...
Knee joint prosthesis system and method for implantation
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc
December 07, 2017 - N°20170348110

A method for preparing a first bone for receiving a prosthesis. The method includes coupling a revision alignment member to a template; positioning an offset alignment bushing relative to the revision alignment member; positioning the offset alignment bushing at the first bone such that an intramedullary member seated in the first bone extends through a passage defined by the offset ...
Artificial knee joint capable of preventing dislocation of thighbone coupling member
Corentec Co., Ltd.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333196

An artificial knee joint, which includes an upper surface at which a post performs a motion relative to a cam of the thighbone coupling member, is configured such that a radius of curvature of an upper curved surface extending posteriorly from the upper surface is larger than that of a lower curved surface, so as to prevent the cam of ...
Knee prosthesis including rotatable spine
Zimmer, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333195

A knee joint prosthesis is disclosed. The knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial baseplate, a tibial insert, and a spine. The tibial baseplate can include a tibial plateau, having a proximal surface and an opposing distal surface, and a tibial stem extending from the distal surface of the tibial plateau. The tibial insert can be located on the proximal ...
Ligament reconstruction type artificial knee joint
Zimmer, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333193

In an artificial knee joint 1 used in a total knee replacement, the artificial knee joint 1 includes: a femur member 10 mounted on a femur distal end dt; a tibia member 20 mounted on a tibia proximal end pe; and an artificial ligament 30 coupling the tibia member 20 and the femur member 10 together. One end of the artificial ligament 30 is coupled to a position ...
Ligament system for knee joint
Biomet Sports Medicine, Llc
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333176

A system for an anatomical joint includes a first fastener, a second fastener, a prosthetic ligament member, and a biasing member associated with at least one of the first and second fasteners. The first fastener is operable to be connected to a first bone portion. The second fastener is operable to be connected to a second bone portion. The prosthetic ...
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A method and apparatus for joint reconstruction
Implantcast Gmbh
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333018

Apparatus and methods for replacing a knee joint with an implant prosthesis are described. The method includes distracting the knee, locating the pre-diseased joint line of the knee and referencing cuts to the femur and tibia in the coronal plane relative to the joint line. The method further comprises determining the posterior slope of a cut to the tibia in ...
Knee joint capsular disruption and repair
Arthrex, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325804

Meniscal extrusion can occur due detachment of the knee capsule from structures of the knee. Disclosed herein are methods to repair the meniscal detachment. Additionally, cadaveric and synthetic models can be used to teach said methods of repair.
Knee joint capsular disruption and repair
Arthrex, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325803

Meniscal extrusion can occur due detachment of the knee capsule from structures of the knee. Disclosed herein are methods to repair the meniscal detachment. Additionally, cadaveric and synthetic models can be used to teach said methods of repair.
Walking training apparatus and state determination method
Arthrex, Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312579

A walking training apparatus 1 includes a leg robot 2 attached to a leg of a walking trainee, a motor 261 configured to rotationally drive a knee joint 22 of the leg robot 2, a control unit 332 configured to control the motor 261 so that the motor 261 rotationally drives the knee joint 22 in a leg-idling period in a gait motion of the walking trainee, a motor ...
Constrained spacer device for the knee joint
Arthrex, Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312087

A spacer device for the knee joint including a femoral component, a tibial component and an intermediate component, wherein the femoral component is adapted to be constrained to an end of the femoral bone in proximity to the knee joint, wherein the tibial component is adapted to be constrained to an end of the tibial bone in proximity to the ...
Person bed having a sensing apparatus for body statics for imaging medical examination devices
Arthrex, Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311896

The patient couch (1) serves for carrying out radiological medical imaging examinations by x-ray, tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance and other imaging methods. The person rests thereon in lying position for the creation of tomographic and other images. The patient couch is equipped with a capturing device, for measuring the patient's body or certain sites of the patient's body by optical, laser-optical, ...
Force-measuring apparatus
Arthrex, Inc.
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311876

The invention relates to apparatus to be worn at or adjacent to the knee joint of a person to detect the impact effect of forces applied to the knee joint and, as a result of the detection, and typically analysis of information relating to the person wearing the apparatus, feedback information is provided to the person, in one embodiment during ...
Design and use of a leg support exoskeleton
U.s. Bionics, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170304138

A leg support exoskeleton is strapped on as wearable device to support its user during squatting. The exoskeleton includes a knee joint connected to a first line and a second link, which is configured to allow flexion and extension motion between the first link and the second link. A force generator has a first end that is rotatably connected to ...
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