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 Steady ratio four-bar linkage for genuflective energy harvesting patent thumbnailSteady ratio four-bar linkage for genuflective energy harvesting
A mechanism has four connected links to mimic the motion of a knee joint. A lower link is oriented towards the vertical.
Bionic Power Inc.


 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis with captured keel patent thumbnailSurgically implantable knee prosthesis with captured keel
A unicompartmental knee prosthesis for implantation in a knee joint between a femoral condyle and a corresponding tibia plateau is provided including a generally elliptical body having opposed femoral and tibial face, the body having an anterior end and a posterior end. A keel is provided on the tibial face having a generally anterior-posterior orientation, the keel having an anterior end and a posterior end, where the keel posterior end includes a distal posterior portion that extends farther toward the body posterior end compared with a proximal posterior portion of the keel posterior end..

 Knee joint surgical treatment patent thumbnailKnee joint surgical treatment
A knee joint surgical treatment under an arthroscope includes: excising a treatment object of a synovial membrane by an ultrasonic vibration to the treating portion in a state where the treating portion is in contact with the treatment object of the synovial membrane; facing the treating portion to a treatment object of a meniscus, the treating portion being used in excising the treatment object of the synovial membrane; and removing the treatment object of the meniscus by contacting the treating portion with the treatment object of the meniscus and by the ultrasonic vibration in a state where the treating portion is in contact with the treatment object of the meniscus.. .
Olympus Corporation


 Knee joint surgical treatment patent thumbnailKnee joint surgical treatment
A surgical treatment of an acl or a pcl of a knee joint under an arthroscope, includes: contacting a treating portion of an ultrasonic device with a start region to which the acl or the pcl of a femur adheres, and excising the femur and a remaining ligament of the acl, or the femur and a remaining ligament of the pcl by ultrasonically vibrating the treating portion, thereby exposing a footprint of the femur; and contacting the treating portion with an end region to which the acl or the pcl of a tibia adheres, and excising the tibia and a remaining ligament of the acl, or the tibia and a remaining ligament of the pcl by ultrasonically vibrating the treating portion, thereby exposing a footprint of the tibia.. .
Olympus Corporation


 Knee joint surgical treatment patent thumbnailKnee joint surgical treatment
A knee joint surgical treatment under an arthroscope includes: contacting a treating portion of an ultrasonic device with an end region to which an acl or a pcl of a tibia adheres and with a start region to which the acl or the pcl of a femur adheres, excising the tibia and a remaining ligament of the acl, or the tibia and a remaining ligament of the pcl, excising the femur and a remaining ligament of the acl, or the femur and a remaining ligament of the pcl by ultrasonically vibrating the treating portion, thereby exposing footprints of the tibia and the femur; and forming tunnels between the footprint of the tibia and a medial side of a rough surface of the tibia and between the footprint of the femur and an lateral surface of a lateral condyle of the femur.. .
Olympus Corporation


 Knee joint surgical treatment patent thumbnailKnee joint surgical treatment
A surgical treatment of a ligament of a knee joint under an arthroscope, includes: forming concave holes from the region of the tibia to which the ligament adheres toward an inner side of a rough surface of the tibia and from the region of the femur to which the ligament adheres toward an outer surface of a lateral condyle of the femur by ultrasonically vibrating the treating portion; forming tunnels between the concave hole of the tibia and the medial side of the rough surface of the tibia using the concave hole of the tibia and between the concave hole of the femur and the lateral surface of the lateral condyle of the femur using the concave hole of the femur.. .
Olympus Corporation


 Extramedullary resection guide and methods patent thumbnailExtramedullary 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.
Zimmer, Inc.


 Composition for prevention and treatment of joint pain and the  preparation thereof patent thumbnailComposition for prevention and treatment of joint pain and the preparation thereof
The present invention discloses a herbal composition for prevention and treatment of joint pain, the method of preparation thereof, and its application thereof. The composition relieves osteoarthritis pain and substantially treats osteoarthritis.
The Beauty Nation Pte. Ltd.


 Orthopedic knee joint and  controlling an orthopedic knee joint patent thumbnailOrthopedic knee joint and controlling an orthopedic knee joint
The invention relates to an orthopedic knee joint, comprising an upper part (2), on which upper connecting means (20) are disposed, a lower part (3) pivotally supported on the upper part (2), connecting means for orthopedic components (4), and a stop ( ) for delimiting an extension movement, wherein the stop (7) is configured displaceably and coupled to an adjusting device (64), which is coupled to a control device (6), which actuates the adjusting device (64) as a function of sensor data and changes the position of the stop (7).. .
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh


 Tibial prosthesis for tibia with varus resection patent thumbnailTibial prosthesis for tibia with varus resection
Methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed including apparatuses that can be used in a total knee replacement procedure. According to one example, a tibial implant is disclosed.
Zimmer, Inc.


Anterior cruciate ligament support band

An anterior cruciate ligament support band is disclosed that includes an elastic, generally x-shaped body with a pair of diverging upper arms and a pair of diverging lower arms. The respective ends of the upper arms may be fastened to each other and the respective ends of the lower arms may be fastened to each other.

Collapsible pushchair frame or doll's pushchair frame

A collapsible pushchair frame or doll's pushchair frame, includes: two lateral frame bars with push bars and front wheel arrangements on the frame bars; two lateral support struts, each of which is pivotably fastened, by a respective joint to a frame bar, at a distance from the lower end of the bar and which have bearings for rear wheels on their lower ends lying towards the rear in relation to the articulation points; and a seat insert or reclining insert. At least one stabilizing rod is designed as a safety rod and divided by a knee joint.
Curt Wuerstl Vermoegensverwaltungs-gmbh & Co. Kg

Multi-frequency microwave acupuncture and moxibustion apparatus and its treating knee osteoarthritis

A multi-frequency microwave acupuncture and moxibustion apparatus characterized in that its structure comprises a microwave oscillator a, a power amplifier a, circulator a, a power divider a, a microwave radiator a, a microwave oscillator b, a power amplifier b, a circulator b, a power divider b, a microwave radiator b, a controller, a display screen, and a power supply unit. Two types of operating frequencies are set: a at 433 mhz, b at 915 mhz, output waveform has continuous wave and four pulse modulation waves respectively at 1 mhz, 5 mhz, 10 mhz and 100 mhz, which are offered to treat different symptoms.

Knee supporter

A knee joint supporter includes a first anchor having a loop face, a main body including second anchor, first supporting and second supporting, connections joining the anchors and connecting the first anchor and main body, a first engaging joined to the second supporting and having a hook face to stick to the loop face, a second engaging joined to the first anchor and having a hook face to stick to the loop face, and a third engaging joined to the first supporting and having a hook face to the loop face. The first anchor fastens around a thigh of a wear.
Dmchain Cooperative

Medical system

The invention relates to a medical system, in particular for implanting a knee joint endoprosthesis, comprises at least one medical referencing unit whose position in space is detectable using a surgical navigation system. The referencing unit comprises at least one surgical marker element that is arranged or formed on a carrier element and is detectable using a detection device of the surgical navigation system.
Aesculap Ag

Adjustable tibial trial

An adjustable, temporary device that exerts spacing force through a pair of identical lattices to increase the distance between the distal femur and proximal tibia. Pairs of lattices are connected to a femoral and a tibial base plate by connections to lift anchors.

Systems and methods for measuring performance parameters related to orthopedic arthroplasty

A knee balancing system for measuring performance parameters associated with an orthopedic articular joint comprises a force sensing module and one or more inertial measurement units. The force sensing module comprises a housing that includes an articular surface having a medial portion and a lateral portion, each of which is substantially mechanically isolated from the other.
Mirus Llc

Systems and methods for measuring performance parameters related to orthopedic arthroplasty

A knee balancing system for measuring performance parameters associated with an orthopedic articular joint comprises a force sensing module and one or more inertial measurement units. The force sensing module comprises a housing that includes an articular surface having a medial portion and a lateral portion, each of which is substantially mechanically isolated from the other.
Mirus Llc

Implantable prosthesis for replacing the human knee joint

The implantable prosthesis for replacing a human knee joint comprises a femoral prosthetic element (12) and a tibial prosthetic element (14) which are articulated with one another by means of a joint device (30) for the purpose of executing a knee bend. The tibial prosthetic element (14) has a through-opening (40) for the passage of a tool (84), a rod-like shaft anchoring part (32) or an intramedullary lengthening nail (80).

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.
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc

Assembly and system for distractor and/or positioner

A sterile pressure pad assembly system, kit and method uses a cage assembly comprising an enclosure and a pad assembly configured as a generally rectangular pad disposed adjacent the patient's limb near the joint to be extended and/or distended. The pad may be affixed by adhesive to the outer surface of an arcuate side and formed from suitable foam and cell structure materials that can be sterilized such as, for example, polyurethane-based foam.
Innovative Medical Products, Inc.

Prosthetic foot

A prosthetic foot with a structural component having a proximal attachment member for fastening the prosthetic foot to a below-knee tube, a below-knee shaft or a prosthetic knee joint, with a forefoot portion secured or formed on the structural component, and with a heel-side spring-damper system which is assigned to the structural component and which is compressed at a heel strike and bears on a sole-side guide element. The structural component is designed as a leaf spring which extends in a posterior direction from the proximal attachment means, and forms an arch and is guided in an anterior and distal direction, wherein the arch protrudes posteriorly beyond the guide element..
Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method and system for controlling wearable robot

A method for controlling a wearable robot includes deducing a knee joint angle value of a robot using a joint angle sensor in a control unit, comparing the deduced knee joint angle value with a reference knee joint angle value previously stored in the control unit, deducing a thigh angle value using a thigh angle sensor in the control unit when the deduced knee joint angle value exceeds the reference knee joint angle value, comparing the deduced thigh angle value with a reference thigh angle value previously stored in the control unit, and setting an operation mode of the robot to a lift-up mode in the control unit when the thigh angle value exceeds the reference thigh angle value.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Shock absorbing device using damper for ankle and knee joints

The shock absorbing device for ankle and knee joints may include a shoe part; a weight dispersing pad part configured to accommodate a user's leg inserted therein; a piston unit including a plurality of pistons respectively connected to upper portions of the shoe part in a vertical direction and configured to be moved upwards and downwards; and a damper part connected between the piston unit and the weight dispersing pad part, wherein the damper part has an annular shape so as to be connected to the weight dispersing pad part along the circumference of the weight dispersing pad part, the pistons are inserted into an internal space of the damper part, and the damper part performs a damping operation through oil stored in the internal space of the damper part according to the upward/downward movement of the piston.. .
Soongsil University Research Consortium Techno-park

Method of manufacturing patient-customized tibial element

A method of manufacturing a patient-customized tibial element for use in artificial knee joint surgery. A tibial element data table regarding sizes of proximal tibial prostheses is formed.
Corentec Co., Ltd.

Device and installing femoral prosthetic knee joint

Devices and method for performing replacement prosthetic knee surgery are disclosed in which a spacing means is introduced between the femur (1) and tibia (2) while the patella (9) is in place. The spacing means separates the femur (1) from the tibia (2) by an amount essentially equal to or greater than the required flexion gap (4).

System for positioning a cutting guide in knee surgery

A system is provided for positioning a cutting guide on a femur of a knee to make a cut along a distal end of the femur during knee surgery. The system may generally include an adjustable femoral attachment member configured to attach to a cut distal end of the femur, a cutting guide removably attachable to the femoral attachment member and configured to guide a surgical saw to make an additional cut on the distal end of the femur, and a force sensor for positioning between the femoral attachment member and a proximal end of a tibia of the knee.
Synvasive Technology, Inc.

Sole structure for a shoe

A sole structure for a shoe that can reduce the burden of mp joints and a knee joint of a shoe wearer's foot during running and that can improve cushioning properties. The sole structure of the shoe includes an upper plate of a hard elastic member disposed at a forefoot region of the shoe, a lower plate of a hard elastic member disposed under and spaced away from the upper plate, and a midsole of a soft elastic member interposed between the upper plate and the lower plate.
Mizuno Corporation

Knee joint endoprosthesis

The invention relates to a knee joint endoprosthesis has a tibia part, a femur part, a meniscus part arranged on the tibia part in mutually non-rotatable manner and a connecting device for connecting the tibia part to the femur part in articulated manner. Said femur part comprises at least one femur condyle having a femur condyle surface.
Aesculap Ag

Method of generating a patient-specific bone shell

The exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are described and illustrated below to encompass methods and devices for designing patient specific prosthetic cutting jigs and, more specifically, to devices and methods for segmenting bone of the knee and the resulting cutting guides themselves. Moreover, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for manufacturing customized surgical devices, more specifically, the present disclosure relates to automated systems and methods of arthroplasty cutting guides, systems and methods for image segmentation in generating computer models of knee joint..
Zimmer, Inc.

Combined measured resection methods and instruments for knee arthroplasty

Described are methods, processes, tools, techniques and/or devices suitable for use in total or partial knee arthroplasty procedures, which can be used to balance the knee and/or allow confirmation of the various gaps in flexion and/or extension prior to resecting the distal and posterior cuts of the femur and/or the resection of the tibia. The various techniques and embodiments described herein may be particularly useful in optimizing and/or reducing the number of resection cuts and/or improper resection cuts made during knee surgery which could result from resecting the knee before balancing..

Methods for augmenting femoral components of knee joint prostheses

A femoral augment, or set of augments, for use with a knee joint prosthesis, where the femoral augment includes a main body portion, an aperture formed within the main body portion and extending in a generally distal/proximal direction, and a pair of legs extending outwardly from said main body portion in a generally posterior direction. In the preferred embodiment, the aperture is configured to receive a stem extension implant, and to allow it to pass through.
Zimmer, Inc.

Replica guided motion knee

A total knee replacement, comprising a femoral and a tibial component in articulating contact that can restore normal joint function. The articulation between the two components is controlled by four guide surfaces..
New York University

Artificial knee joint

An artificial knee joint includes a femoral component (11), provided with a medial condyle (13), a lateral condyle (14) and a front flange (50). The medial condyle (13) and the lateral condyle (14) are joined together in proximity with the rear end of the intercondyle groove (19) by a femoral cam (17), and separated by the intercondyle groove (19) in the remaining part of their extension.
Limacorporate S.p.a.

Patient selectable knee arthroplasty devices

Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces in a knee joint. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable for each patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function.
Conformis, Inc.

Surgical device

A surgical device is presented that combines multiple components and functions, such as, joint distraction, soft tissue distraction, a separation force that exerts a uniform tension on the knee ligaments, pre-aligned cut guides, and posterior cut guards that protect the posterior knee joint from unintentional damage by the surgical saw. A method of performing a partial knee replacement is also presented..
Aod Holdings, Llc

Protective knee device

A knee pad assembly for protecting a knee of a construction worker. The device includes a velcro or zipper belt that is fixedly connected with one side of the kneecap body.

Positioning device for positioning poultry legs conveyed in single file in the conveying direction along a conveyor section and the method comprising said positioning for removing the thigh meat from poultry legs

A positioning apparatus for positioning poultry legs which are conveyed suspended in a row has a bending device for bending and positioning the poultry legs, as well as a stationary holding and guiding device. The bending device forms a threading device for suspending the poultry leg in the region of the knee joint in a holding and guiding gap of the holding and guiding device.
Linco Food Systems A/s

Design and use of a leg support exoskeleton

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.
U.s. Bionics, Inc.

Passive power-conservative artificial knee

A passive artificial knee comprises first and second links rotatably coupled at a knee joint, a passive compressive force generator rotatably coupled to the second link, and a release mechanism coupled to the first link. When a relative angle of the first and second links is less than a toggle angle, the release mechanism locks in a first operational mode, and the force generator compresses, resisting the flexing of the second link relative to the first link.
The Regents Of The University Of California

System for use in knee surgery

A femoral component (2) of a knee joint prosthesis has a bearing surface (4) for articulation with a tibial bearing surface and an opposite bone facing surface (6). The bone facing surface has anterior (18), posterior (20), distal (22), anterior chamfer (24) and posterior chamfer (26) portions.
Depuy (ireland)

X-ray talbot imaging device

An x-ray talbot imaging device includes: a plurality of gratings; a subject platform configured to hold a subject; a radiation generator configured to emit radiation; a radiation flat panel detector configured to capture a moire image; and a holding unit configured to hold a knee joint section on the subject platform, wherein the holding unit includes: a first holding section configured to hold a proximal side of the joint section; a second holding section configured to hold a distal side of the joint section; a pivot fixing mechanism capable of pivoting the first and second holding sections relative to each other and capable of fixing a relative pivot angle between the first and second holding sections; and an angle adjustment mechanism configured to change an angle of the knee joint section with respect to an emission direction of radiation emitted from the radiation generator.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Method and knee joint flexibility rehabilitation

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 substantially perpendicularly to the height-adjustment bar, the padded support bar being configured to receive a knee joint posterior; a support strut pivotably connected to the bracket, the support strut having a second support foot attached thereto, the support strut pivotable away from parallel the tubular strut to form an acute angle thereto; and a pin removably disposed in one of the plurality of second apertures to fix the height-adjustment bar against translation in one direction.. .
Xeras Medical Technologies, Llc

Adjustable brace assembly and methods of use

Example embodiments of the brace assembly utilize an elastic cross strap attached to mounting facilities about a joint to provide progressive resistance to the extension, flexion or other movement of body parts about the joint. In some embodiments for a knee joint, the brace assembly provides a progressive resisting force to resist hyperextension of the knee.
The Lonnie And Shannon Paulos Trust (as Amended And Restated) F/k/a The James Dizikis Trust, Dated

Prosthetic knee joint and control method thereof

A prosthetic knee joint includes a knee portion coupled to the socket, a cylinder that is coupled to the knee portion and limits or aids operation of the knee portion, a knee angle sensor that directly or indirectly detects a knee angle value, and a control unit that controls driving of the cylinder. The control unit may calculate a knee angular velocity value based on the knee angle value detected by the knee angle sensor.
Nabtesco Corporation

Measuring instrument for use in artificial knee joint replacement surgery

Provided is a measuring instrument for use in artificial knee joint replacement surgery that can perform knee joint alignment measurement more accurately. A measuring instrument for use in artificial knee joint replacement surgery includes a guide section.
Kyocera Medical Corporation

Cartilage prosthetic implant

This disclosure relates to a cartilage prosthetic implant that can be used in orthopedics for a replacement of a damaged cartilage in a joint between opposing bones, for example in the case of osteoarthritis or trauma. The cartilage prosthetic implant described herein can replace the damaged cartilage at the joint without cutting bones of the joint.
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center





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