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Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods

Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods

Cut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems

Cut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems

Cut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems

Hammock with intermediate support

Date/App# patent app List of recent Knee-related patents
10/02/14
20140296991
 Hip & knee joint assemblies incorporating debris collection architecture between the ball and seat interface patent thumbnailHip & knee joint assemblies incorporating debris collection architecture between the ball and seat interface
A joint implant assembly including a spherical shaped component adapted to securing to an end of a first joint defining bone and a recess shaped component adapted to securing to an end of a second joint defining bone. Each of the components establishes an opposing wear surface, at which microscopic sized particles build up over time resulting from prolonged use of the joint.
10/02/14
20140296981
 Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods patent thumbnailTensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods
A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores shock absorption, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus.
10/02/14
20140296859
 Cut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems patent thumbnailCut guide attachment for use in tibial prosthesis systems
Tibial prosthesis systems for implantation or use in a knee joint are disclosed. A tibial prosthesis system for implantation on a resected tibia can include a bearing component, a base component, and a shim component.
10/02/14
20140289962
 Hammock with intermediate support patent thumbnailHammock with intermediate support
A hammock is supported by vertical supports connected to hammock spreader bars at the head end and the foot end of the hammock at two vertically displaced points. An intermediate support comprising a transverse flexible strap suspended between the vertical support members at a user's knee region of the hammock raises the hammock in the knee region so as to remove the concavity at the location and reduce backward knee joint stress on the person reclining in the hammock..
09/25/14
20140288658
 Disposable modular patella protector/clamp patent thumbnailDisposable modular patella protector/clamp
A disposable modular patella protector and clamp is disclosed, providing the ability for a surgeon to shift the procedure sequence of the implantation of the patella from the end of a total knee replacement procedure to anytime during the procedure by providing a modular clamp that holds and protects the patella prosthesis and prepared patella. The clamp may be positioned in a manner in which it does not obstruct the patella or the prosthesis, allowing the surgeon to attend to other elements of the procedure while the bone cement is allowed to cure..
09/25/14
20140288564
 Femoral cut guide patent thumbnailFemoral cut guide
The present disclosure provides a femoral cut guide for preparing a distal femur to receive a prosthetic femoral component of a knee implant. The prosthetic femoral component includes a central box.
09/25/14
20140288464
 Prosthetic knee joint measurement system including energy harvesting and method therefor patent thumbnailProsthetic knee joint measurement system including energy harvesting and method therefor
An orthopedic implant having an energy-harvesting device is disclosed. In one embodiment the orthopedic implant is a prosthetic component of a joint of the muscular-skeletal system.
09/18/14
20140277549
 Low profile knee implant patent thumbnailLow profile knee implant
A femoral implant for use as a component of an artificial knee having a thin, lightweight body with an articulating surface and an interior surface, the interior surface having one or more reinforcing members extending therefrom and extending across a substantial portion of said surface.. .
09/18/14
20140277537
 Prosthetic knee implant patent thumbnailProsthetic knee implant
Knee implant systems and methods for implantation or use in a knee joint, are disclosed. A knee implant system can include at femoral component having a femur-contacting surface and an opposing articulation surface, and proximal, distal, anterior and posterior portion.
09/18/14
20140277534
 Knee prosthesis including rotatable spine patent thumbnailKnee prosthesis including rotatable spine
A knee joint prosthesis is disclosed. The knee joint prosthesis can include a tibial baseplate, a tibial insert, and a spine.
09/18/14
20140277451
Meniscus prosthetic devices with anti-migration or radiopaque features
A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores stress distribution, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus.
09/18/14
20140277444
Structure and method for treating patello-femoral osteoarthritis
Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint and the patella specifically are disclosed. Implants that maintain alignment or address misalignment of a patella through a full range of motion of the knee joint are disclosed..
09/18/14
20140277271
Device and methods for preventing knee sprain injuries
Devices and methods for preventing knee sprain injuries. To protect the knee joint from knee sprain injuries, the device comprises a sensing part configured to sense data associated with knee motion; an analyzing part configured to analyze the knee motion data to determine a knee articulation; and a stimulating part configured to stimulate one or more lower limb muscles to initiate an earlier muscle reaction than would naturally occur in response to the determined knee joint articulation.
09/18/14
20140276864
Systems and methods for providing alignment in total knee arthroplasty
Systems and methods for providing alignment in total knee arthroplasty operations are provided herein. The systems and methods generally include a plurality of sensors coupled to a patient's bones or other surgical tools, the sensors detect their position and orientation in space and communicate this information to a processor.
09/11/14
20140257502
Anterior stabilized pcl retaining total knee prosthesis
A knee prosthesis that includes a tibial component and femoral component. The tibial component includes an articular surface, a posterior portion and an anterior portion.
09/11/14
20140257500
Resilient knee implant and methods
This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into a knee joint to pad cartilage defects, cushion a joint, and replace or restore the articular surface, which may preserve joint integrity, reduce pain and improve function. The implant may endure variable joint compressive and shear forces and cyclic loads.
09/11/14
20140257307
Extramedullary resection guide and methods
A bone cut positioning system and associated method are disclosed. The bone cut positioning system can include a positioning assembly, including a femoral attachment member, including a tongue with at least one fixation aperture configured to be fixed to a distal end of a femur.
09/04/14
20140249534
Bony balancing apparatus and method for total knee replacement
Total knee replacement surgery is improved through custom cuts on the distal femur without resorting to expensive computer navigation. The method involves measurements on plain radiographs or ct scans prior to surgery, the amount of bone that would be resected on each knee, medially and laterally on the distal femur.
08/28/14
20140243989
Artificial knee joint implant
The present invention provides a ps-type artificial knee joint implant, with which the gap balance can be adjusted in order to realize a stable deep flexion movement, the burden on a surgeon and a patient can be reduced, and the patient can perform a natural flexion movement. An artificial knee joint implant 1 includes femoral components, one of which is selected and attached to a distal portion of a femur of the patient, and tibial inserts, one of which is selected and attached to a proximal portion of a tibia of the patient.
08/28/14
20140243988
Knee prosthesis
Tibial inserts and tibial femoral systems are provided for improved knee reconstruction systems. External rotation of a knee joint implant is enhanced by modifications to the post, providing a recess that allows clearance of the post against the corners of a box wall within the femoral component.
08/28/14
20140243723
Knee support
A knee support comprising a support main body for covering a knee joint, and a strap to be wound around and attached on an outer surface of the support main body helically while being pulled in the direction opposite to an inner rotation direction of the joint, wherein a projection to be contacted with an inner side of a shinbone below the knee when wearing is provided on the inner surface of the support main body or the inner surface of the strap.. .
08/21/14
20140236305
Surgical guide for implanting a knee prosthesis
The invention relates to a surgical guide (1, 1′) for implanting a knee prosthesis, advantageously capable of allowing the intraoperative balancing of the knee ligaments, comprising: a first component (g1, g1′) intended for uniquely coupling with the distal epiphyseal end (ed) of a femur (fe); a template (gr, gr′) rotatably mounted with respect to said first component (g1, g1′) and intended for guiding a marking operation of said distal epiphyseal end (ed) aimed to determine the position of a knee prosthesis to be implanted; and a second component (g2) intended for solidly coupling said template (gr, gr′) with a proximal epiphyseal end (ep) of a tibia (ti) corresponding to said femur (fe).. .
08/21/14
20140235745
Oxidation-resistant and wear-resistant polyethylenes for human joint replacements and methods for making them
The present invention presents methods for making oxidation-resistant and wear-resistant polyethylenes and medical implants made therefrom. Preferably, the implants are components of prosthetic joints, e.g., a bearing component of an artificial hip or knee joint.
08/21/14
20140230828
Device for protecting the knee joint that is able to engage with a ski boot
A device for protecting the knee joint of a skier, the device being for installing on a ski boot having a footwear portion surmounted by a collar, the device having first connector designed to be fastened to the collar of the boot and a shell designed to cover the front of the tibia of the skier, the shell extending between a high portion for being situated level with the skier's knee and a low portion covering a portion of the collar of the boot, the shell supporting, on its high portion, lateral flanges suitable for being put into contact with the knee on either side of the knee being in contact at least with the condyles of the femur of the skier.. .
08/14/14
20140228963
Method of performing total knee arthroplasty
An improved method of performing total knee arthroplasty. The method including making an incision having a length of less than eleven (11) centimeters proximate a knee joint of a leg of a patient.
08/14/14
20140224704
Container and system of containers of surgical instruments for knee surgery
The system allows instrumentation to be grouped and stored so that the number of instruments opened but not used in complex surgical procedures is reduced. The combination of the first and second containers (with instruments of a single size) allows the system to group instruments according to size and/or function, avoiding the need to open containers with instruments of a size that is not being used.
08/07/14
20140222390
Advanced methods and techniques for designing knee implant components
Disclosed are various advanced methods, devices, and systems for implants, tools and techniques that facilitate the surgical repair of a knee joint while allowing retention of more natural kinematics and preserving controlled rotation and translation of the repaired joint.. .
08/07/14
20140222156
Cementless tibial implant
A cementless orthopedic implant is disclosed. More specifically, but not necessarily entirely, a cementless tibial implant used as a component of a knee joint is disclosed.
08/07/14
20140222007
Method for performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure
A method for performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure on a knee joint of a patient includes resecting a proximal end of a patient's tibia to create a resected surface of the patient's tibia and positioning a tibial paddle of a sensor module on the proximal end of the patient's tibia. The tibial paddle includes a sensor array generating sensor signals indicative of the joint force of the patient's knee joint.
08/07/14
20140222006
Method of arthroplasty on a knee joint and apparatus for use in same
A method of, and apparatus for, arthroplasty of a knee joint comprising obtaining a desired spacing of the femur from the tibia by inserting a spacer into the knee joint between the femur and the tibia. The spacer is used as a reference for securing a guide jig in position about the knee joint for guiding resection of one or both of the femur and tibia for fitting of tibial and/or femoral prostheses.
07/17/14
20140200673
Artificial knee joint
An artificial knee joint is provided whose rollback amount and roll ratio are small in slight flexion and large in deep flexion. In the artificial knee joint, a femoral component 20 includes a medial condyle 21, a lateral condyle 22, a first sliding surface 24 for coupling posterior ends of the medial condyle 21 and the lateral condyle 22, while leaving an opening 23 therebetween, and a second sliding surface 25 positioned above the first sliding surface 24.
07/17/14
20140200491
Fail-safe system for exoskeleton joints
An orthotic system includes a controller, a joint and a fail-safe system for the joint. In a preferred embodiment, the orthotic system is an exoskeleton, the joint is a knee joint and the fail-safe system is a normally engaged brake that is controlled by the controller.
07/17/14
20140200490
Post knee surgery physical therapy device
A physical therapy device including a vertically elongated lever arm turned to project medially on the upper and lower extremities to form repetitive thigh and ankle bearing rods and further including an elongated crank.. .
07/10/14
20140195007
Powered leg prosthesis and control methodologies for obtaining near normal gait
A powered leg prosthesis includes powered knee joint comprising a knee joint and a knee motor unit for delivering power to the knee joint. The prosthesis also includes a prosthetic lower leg having a socket interface coupled to the knee joint and a powered ankle joint coupled to the lower leg opposite the knee joint comprising an ankle joint and an ankle motor unit to deliver power to the ankle joint.
07/03/14
20140188252
Polycentric knee joint prosthesis for extreme affordability
An above knee prosthesis comprises an upper block, a lower block, a middle linkage pivotably coupling the middle posterior regions of the upper and lower blocks together, and at least one side linkage pivotably coupling the sides of the upper and lower blocks together. The center of rotation of the prosthesis is located above the prosthesis when it is in full extension and moves downward as the prosthesis rotates into full flexion.
06/26/14
20140180420
Tissue engineered fibrocartilage replacement
Fibrocartilage implants characterized by circumferential fiber networks embedded in arcuate or torroidal scaffolds with orthogonal fiber networks embedded therein to prevent separation of the circumferential fiber networks. The fiber networks convert axial compressive forces on the scaffolds to tensile loads on the circumferential fibers.
06/12/14
20140162511
Wakeboard release mechanism
Wakeboarding causes a large number of knee injuries, especially to the acl. These injuries occur from large tensile, compressive and rotational forces on the knees.
06/12/14
20140159282
Method and device for producing temporary knee joint spacers with stems of various sizes
A cement mold assembly configured to form a temporary implant for use in delivering antibiotics to an infected site can includes a first mold and a second mold. The first mold can have an open end and an inner wall.
06/05/14
20140156014
Improved knee prosthesis
Tibial inserts and tibial femoral systems are provided for improved knee reconstruction systems. External rotation of a knee joint implant is enhanced by modifications to the post, providing a recess that allows clearance of the post against the corners of a box wall within the femoral component.
06/05/14
20140150290
Walking device for improving patient with knee osteoarthritis
A device for improving walks of a patient with knee osteoarthritis includes an insole, an inside-forefoot wedge cushion joining the insole at an inner side of a forefoot, wherein the inside-forefoot wedge cushion can support the inner side of the forefoot and thus reduce knee varus torques, an outside-hindfoot wedge cushion joining the insole at an outer side of a hindfoot, wherein the outside-hindfoot wedge cushion can support the outer side of the hindfoot and thus reduce knee varus torques, and a medial-foot-arch cushion joining the insole, wherein the medial-foot-arch cushion can have a foot to be turned out and increase walking stability and fluency. Thereby, a patient with knee osteoarthritis, when being walking, can have reduced knee varus torques.
05/29/14
20140148873
Joint rehabilitation apparatus and technique
An embodiment includes simultaneously supplying direct current (dc) energy to recondition cartilage of a knee joint while simultaneously protecting that cartilage by supplying alternating current (ac) energy to stimulate muscle tissue contralateral to the cartilage to at least partially decompress the cartilage and at least partially support the joint. Other embodiments are described herein..
05/29/14
20140148736
Continuous passive motion apparatus
An easily dismantled continuous passive motion system for rehabilitating a knee joint with the drive applied directly to the knee joint portion of the device.. .
05/22/14
20140142722
Modularized knee joint cushioning structure
A modularized knee joint cushioning structure includes a top joint seat connectable to a thigh, a friction adjustment assembly including an adjustment screw and coupled, in combination with a spring assembly, to the top joint seat and a bottom joint seat, a caliper forming an axle hole having a circumference forming a gap extending to the outside and including a bearing surface formed on an outside surface thereof, a main body having a main axle connecting the caliper and the top joint seat, and a bottom joint seat having a top end forming, at one side thereof, a brake block and coupled to the main body and the spring assembly. The spring assembly may alternatively used with a fixing assembly to limit the spring force of the spring assembly.
05/22/14
20140142483
Dynamic splints
An outrigger suitable for use with a dynamic splint, the outrigger comprising a support, a lever pivotally connected to the support, and spring means cooperating between the support and the lever to urge the lever to pivot towards a first position, wherein the outrigger further comprises means for adjustably affixing the support to a mounting assembly. The spring means can comprise a coil spring or a cam and cam follower arrangement and the location of the pivot between the lever and support and a joint of a user is suitably configurable, via adjustment of the location of the outrigger on the mounting assembly to provide a substantially constant restoring force to an affected body part throughout a range of movement of the splint.
05/15/14
20140135926
Knee joint device
A medical device for creating an artificial knee joint or an artificial cruciate ligament in a mammal patient, the medical device comprising a transversal member adapted to be placed through at least three layers of cortical bone of the distal portion of the femoral bone, out of totally four cortical layers along a prolongation of the transversal member. The transversal member is adapted to be involved in the artificial knee joint or the artificial cruciate ligament, wherein the transversal member comprises at least one fixation portion adapted to be involved in fixation of the transversal member to at least one of the at least four layers of femoral cortical bone..
05/08/14
20140128973
Knee prosthesis
A knee prosthesis for use in a total knee replacement surgical procedure may include a femoral component, a tibial component and a meniscal component. Optionally, the prosthesis may also include a patellar component.
04/24/14
20140114438
Powered leg prosthesis and control methodologies for obtaining near normal gait
A powered leg prosthesis includes powered knee joint comprising a knee joint and a knee motor unit for delivering power to the knee joint. The prosthesis also includes a prosthetic lower leg having a socket interface coupled to the knee joint and a powered ankle joint coupled to the lower leg opposite the knee joint comprising an ankle joint and an ankle motor unit to deliver power to the ankle joint.
04/24/14
20140114426
Knee joint device and method
A medical device for implantation in a knee joint of a human patient is provided. The medical device comprises: an inner surface (130, 1707) and an outer surface (131, 1704).
04/24/14
20140114367
Methods and instrumentals for forming a posterior knee portal and for inserting a cannula
A specialized obturator that has a curved configuration designed specifically for entry through the anterior joint and out the back of the knee in the ideal position for a posterior portal. The curved obturator is shaped to avoid intact knee ligaments and femoral condyles.
04/24/14
20140114318
Knee joint prosthesis system and method for implantation
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 alignment bushing; replacing the offset alignment bushing with a first bone cutting bushing; cutting the first bone using the first bone cutting bushing as a guide; replacing the first bone cutting bushing with an offset second bone cutting bushing; providing the second bone cutting bushing with a rotational orientation corresponding to a rotational orientation of the offset alignment bushing; and cutting the first bone using the offset second bone cutting bushing as a guide to prepare the bone to receive an offset prosthesis adapter..
04/24/14
20140114222
Leg brace
Provided herein are devices and methods for bracing a leg (e.g., knee braces). Leg braces are provided that immobilize or partially immobilize the knee joint or other portions of the leg, while further providing components for relieving stress associated with body weight of the subject..
04/17/14
20140107793
Moment induced total arthroplasty prosthetic
A prosthetic total knee replacement system comprises a distal femoral implant component, a tibial tray implant component and a mobile bearing tibial tray insert. The mobile bearing tibial tray insert is rotatably mountable on the tibial tray for articulation with the distal femoral implant component.
04/10/14
20140100493
Bipedal exoskeleton and methods of use
A bipedal exoskeleton configured to be worn by a human user. The exoskeleton includes a soft “backpack”-style harness that interfaces primarily with the user's waist, back, and shoulders.
04/03/14
20140094721
Device and method for knee rehabilitation
A device for increasing the range of motion of a patient's knee joint comprising of a longitudinal track frame, having a sitting platform at one end and a movable leg and foot platform at the other end, driven back and forth by a foot actuation mechanism in a flexion-extension motion, linearly along the longitudinal track by an electronically controlled motor in accordance with user defined settings and operable in a passive, active or resistive mode in either a supine or sitting position.. .
04/03/14
20140094345
Active robotic gait-training system and method
The robotic gait training system contains the femoral support unit, the hip joint support unit and the lower leg support unit. Also, the robotic gait training system has further comprising: a support fixing toe tip, located on the lower part of the lower leg support unit and fixed the strap connecting to the toe tip pad wrapping the toe tip (forefoot); a tilt sensor, installed on the lower part of lower leg support unit or on one side of the toe tip pad; the control unit generated fes control signal, hip joint angle control signal and knee joint angle control signal by using slope signal received from the tilt sensor; a first linear actuator operation unit, received the hip joint angle control signal from the control unit and operates the first linear actuator to rotate the femoral support unit based on the hip joint angle control signal in the hip joint unit that is the coupling unit between the femoral support unit and the hip joint support unit; a second linear actuator operation unit, received the knee joint angle control signal from the control unit and operates the second linear actuator to rotate the lower leg support unit based on the knee joint angle control signal in the knee joint unit that is the coupling unit between the lower leg support unit and the femoral support unit..
03/27/14
20140088598
Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty
A method of preparing a femur and tibia in surgery on a knee joint using a navigation system and a robotic system. The navigation system tracks movement of the femur and tibia during the surgery.
03/20/14
20140081275
Patient-specific orthopedic instruments
A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur.
03/13/14
20140074000
Knee brace for continual electro-acupunctural stimulation; in vivo and in situ tissue engineering
A knee brace for continual electro-acupuncture stimulation system comprises: a first electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “heting (s 156)”; a second electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “spleen 10”; a third electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “stomach 34”; a fourth electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “hsiyen (s 145)”; a fifth electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “stomach 35”; a sixth electrode configured to electrically coupled to acupuncture point “bladder 40”. The first, second, and third electrodes are connected to a polarity of voltage, and the fourth, fifth, and sixth electrodes are connected to an opposite polarity of voltage, such that electric currents flow in a body of a patient to achieve analgesia, cartilage repair and regeneration in the knee joint..
03/06/14
20140066938
Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments
A surgical kit for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty includes a unitary patient-specific unicompartmental tibial guide and a tibial drill template and other instruments. The tibial guide has a patient-specific body with an inner surface preoperatively configured to nestingly conform and mate in only one position with an anterior portion and a proximal portion of one compartment of a tibial bone of a specific patient.


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