|| List of recent Ligament-related patents
| System and method for forming bone, ligament, and bone-ligament constructs|
A system and method for forming a bone construct include providing bone marrow stromal cells on a substrate without disposing the cells within an exogenous scaffold, and culturing the cells in vitro in osteogenic media such that the cells form a confluent monolayer and detach from the substrate to form a self-organized three-dimensional bone construct. A system and method for forming a ligament construct using fibrogenic media and a system and method for forming a functionally integrated bone-ligament construct are also provided..
| Prosthetic system for orthopedic repair|
The present invention features systems for orthopedic repair of, for example, a joint. The present systems deviate from conventional systems by virtue of combining a finer prosthetic ligament with a robust anchor.
| Devices and methods for stimulating nerves|
A device for stimulating nerves adjacent the vagina includes a nerve stimulating element coupled to a main body. The nerve stimulating element is positioned and designed to stimulate the vesical, frankenhauser's and/or inferior hypogastric plexuses.
| Implant for promoting stability of the canine stifle joint|
Methods and devices for stabilizing ligaments of the canine stifle joint are described. In one embodiment, a device for promoting stability of the stifle joint in a canine subject is provided.
| Ligament balancing femoral trial|
An instrument for setting ligament tension between a distal femur and a proximal tibia has a rod mounted on a femur. The rod has an extension extending along a first axis.
|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).. .
|Shoulder inter-spacer component and surgical method of implantation|
A shoulder inter-spacer implant has a first outer surface having a contoured profile simulating a glenoid surface and a second inner surface for resting on an outer surface of a prepared glenoid. The second inner surface has a flat or contoured profile void of any pegs, keels or bone interlocking projections so that the second inner surface is profiled to rest on the surface of the prepared glenoid when implanted free of any direct anchoring or cementing to the bone structure.
|Method for producing a medical implant from a magnesium alloy|
A method for producing a medical implant, such as a bone screw, a bone nail, a bone pin, a plate, a suture anchor, etc. For fastening soft parts, such as tendons, muscles, and ligaments, to a bone, or in the form of an endoprosthesis or at least a part thereof, from a magnesium alloy having a magnesium fraction of at least 80 wt %, in particular of at least 90 wt %, including the following steps: a) melting the magnesium alloy to obtain an alloy melt, b) atomizing the alloy melt under a protective-gas atmosphere and cooling the atomized alloy melt to below the solidification point thereof in order to obtain an alloy powder, c) shaping the alloy powder by pressing to obtain an alloy green body, d) extruding the alloy green body to obtain a magnesium alloy molded part, and e) producing the medical implant from the magnesium alloy molded part..
|Tissue for prosthetic implants and grafts, and methods associated therewith|
A prepared tissue for medical use with a patient is provided. Methods for preparing such tissue are also provided.
|Universal method and apparatus for repairing bone, ligament and tendon|
A universal method for the repair of bone, ligament and tendon comprises the use of combinations of stabilizers, crimps and optionally anchors to position, provide compression and to promote healing.. .
|System and method for treating pelvic organ prolapse|
A method of treating pelvic organ prolapse in a patient is provided. The method includes inserting a support device into a natural vaginal opening of the patient and placing the support device in contact with an interior apical portion of a vagina.
|Knee rehabilitation assistance device|
A device for exercising leg muscles, ligaments, and tendons attendant to movement of a human knee following knee replacement surgery or during rehabilitation following knee injury is provided. The user lies supine on a flat surface and braces the back of his or her upper thigh against the device's leg support bar, so that the user's upper thigh is approximately perpendicular to the user's upper torso.
|Treatment of urinary incontinence with regenerative glue|
The invention relates to methods for the treatment of urinary incontinence (ui) and stress urinary incontinence (sui) in both men and women by replacement of a damaged, absent or injured pubo-urethral ligament (pul) via a simple injection of “regenerative glue.” for example, in the case of ui, the injection of “regenerative glue” at the pul site will adhere the ventral surface of the urethra to the dorsal surface of the symphysis pubis (i.e. The space of retzius), and further provide regenerative material for continuous replacement of deficient tissues and cells.
|Bridge button for ligament reconstruction|
A bridge button, for ligament reconstruction, said button being formed by an arcuate body of pre-defined dimensions such that said button being adapted to sit across a cavity in a bone and further adapted to operate between an operative open position and an operative closed position, said button comprises: a first shaft, and a co-axial second shaft co-operating with said first shaft in a manner such that said second shaft is adapted to be angularly displaced about said first shaft at their substantially co-axially located pivoting point, said second shaft being located operatively atop said first shaft.. .
|Method of fastening a soft tissue graft in an opening provided in a human or animal bone and fastener suitable for the method|
A soft tissue graft suitable for replacing a tendon or ligament is fastened in a bone opening provided in a human or animal patient by press-fitting an end portion of the graft and a fastener into the bone opening such that the graft end portion is pressed against a first portion of the bone wall inside the bone opening. The fastener is anchored in a second portion of the bone wall by liquefying a material having thermoplastic properties by the fastener and making the fastener penetrate into the bone wall.
|Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions|
Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the implants that are useful for anchoring an implant to tissue.. .
|Methods of use of biomaterial and injectable implant containing biomaterial|
This invention relates to the use of a biomaterial for the treatment, repair and/or enhancement of bodily tissue insufficiencies of the vocal chords, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, post-operative regions, sexual organs and/or weight supporting areas of the feet as well as other conditions of the bones and joints. The biomaterial for use in the invention may comprise an injectable bioresorbable polysaccharide composition wherein the polysaccharide may be succinochitosan glutamate.
|Use of stem cells or progenitor cells to treat, delay, prevent, or repair tearing of cruciate ligaments|
Methods for treating a partial or complete rupture of cranial cruciate ligament (crcl) damage and for preventing or delaying crcl damage with or without synovitis in dogs are disclosed. For example, this document provides methods for using stem cells and/or progenitor cells to prevent or reduce the likelihood of crcl rupture in the contralateral leg of mammals, especially dogs, diagnosed with crcl rupture, as well as methods for using stem cells and/or progenitor cells to treat, delay or prevent complete crcl rupture in mammals, especially dogs, diagnosed as having a partial crcl rupture..
|Device and method for use during ligament reconstruction surgery|
The present disclosure relates to a device for use in ligament reconstruction surgery. The device includes a handle, a tube coupled to the handle, and a locking mechanism coupled to the handle.
|Surgical aiming device|
A hinged pivoting guide for positioning a femoral tunnel in anterior cruciate ligament (acl) reconstruction locates a drilling hole for placement that optimally penetrates a minimal depth of soft tissue (skin, muscle, etc.) yet directs drilling into a sufficiently rigid and structurally sound area of the femur. The hinged guide allows placement of an aimer point at a desired drilling exit location on the femur.
|System for acl reconstruction using retrograde cutter|
A system for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) reconstruction using holes in bone created by retrograde cutting. A rotary cutter, mounted onto an insertion post of a tibial guide, is inserted through an anteromedial portal and the rotary cutter placed on the anatomical origin of an acl tibial insertion.
Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the pyloric portion of the gastrointestinal system and extends beyond the ligament of treitz.
|Method for supporting vaginal cuff|
Described are methods and devices useful for supporting posterior vaginal tissue for various purposes such as treating or preventing vaginal prolapse or enterocele, especially in a patient not having a uterus, the devices including implants designed to contact the vaginal cuff and connect to sacral anatomy such as the sacrum or the uterosacral ligaments.. .
|Cast features for a turbine engine airfoil|
A core assembly for a turbine engine blade includes a generally radially extending trunk interconnected to multiple generally axially extending tabs. The tabs are interconnected by a generally radially extending ligament.
|Demineralized cancellous bone scaffolds|
The present invention provides a cancellous bone scaffold to use in the replacement or repair of connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons. The cancellous bone scaffold has a fully demineralized segment with at least one adjacent mineralized end segment..
|Methods, compositions and kits for surgical repair|
In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures.
|Kit for placing fixation devices|
A fixation device can be delivered to the body of a patient by coupling the fixation device to a delivery instrument at a head of the fixation device. Engaging the fixation device to the delivery instrument at the fixation device's head allows the fixation device to be secured to a tissue and/or ligament of the patient.
|Surgical mesh for prolapse repair|
A surgical mesh for prolapse repair is anchored into the anterior longitudinal ligament of the sacrum and then adjusted. On the sacral end of the mesh, synthetic anchors are placed into the anterior longitudinal ligament of the sacrum.
|Apparatus and method for reconstructing a ligament|
A method of revising a graft in a bone tunnel including unpinning a graft ligament support block from within a bone tunnel in a host bone, withdrawing the graft ligament support block from the bone tunnel to create a vacated bone tunnel, advancing a graft ligament support block into the vacated bone tunnel, and pinning the graft ligament support block within the bone tunnel. In one embodiment, the graft ligament support block includes a body having a graft hole and a transverse fixation pin hole extending through the body.
|Percutaneous extraforaminotomy with foraminal ligament resection and instrument tool used for the same|
Provided is a percutaneous extraforaminotomy with foraminal ligament resection, which examines various ligaments around intervertebral foramen, artificially expands the intervertebral foramen blocked by adhesive fibrosis through repeated inflammatory reactions using epidural neurolysis or percutaneous extraforaminotomy, transmits chemical materials efficacious in pain treatment to the periphery of nervous branches causing pain through a catheter, and smoothly discharges an inflammatory material existing in spinal canal with the chemical materials through the intervertebral foramen.. .
|Tissue repair devices and methods|
Devices and methods for reconnecting or supporting torn, damaged or weak tissue are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments can be used on long slender tissue such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, vessels, intestines, muscles, bones, appendages and any other elongate tissue within the body, of both humans and other animals.
|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.
|Crosslinker enhanced repair of connective tissues|
A protein crosslinker delivery device includes a body and a protein crosslinker held in a synthetic or natural biodegradable polymer. The body, a coating on the body, or an attachment to the body can contain the protein crosslinker holding biodegradable polymer.
|Bridge button for ligament reconstruction|
A bridge button formed by an elongate body of pre-defined dimensions such that said button being adapted to sit across a cavity in a bone, said button comprising a span member, located substantially at the centre of said elongate body, adapted to define a bridge portion, said span member being defined by lateral edges of sutures placed across adjacent inner circumferences of a pair of pre-determined holes used for passing suture loop, along a longitudinal axis of said bridge button, for holding a graft.. .
|Cable knee brace system|
It is the object of the invention to provide a knee bracing system that bolsters the body's natural ligaments to reduce the knees proneness to injury or re-injury. The invention is a cable system that acts much like the body's natural way that resists the forces that cause excessive joint movement and injury to the acl and or mcl.
|Limb protection device|
A joint-supporting device comprises tensile members extending from a proximal cuff secured to the limb above the joint to a distal cuff secured to the limb below the joint, supplementing the tensile characteristics of the joint's tendons, ligaments, and other structure. The device may also comprise structure for limiting the range of motion and angular velocity of the joint..
|Fixation screw, graft ligament anchor assembly, and method for securing a graft ligament in a bone tunnel|
A fixation screw, graft ligament anchor assembly, and method for fastening a graft ligament in a bone tunnel. The screw comprises an elongated shank having a distal end and a proximal end, and a central axis extending from the distal end to the proximal end.
|Methods of manufacture of immunocompatible chorionic membrane products|
Provided herein is a placental product comprising an immunocompatible chorionic membrane. Such placental products can be cryopreserved and contain viable therapeutic cells after thawing.
|Polymer nanofiber scaffold for a heparin / fibrin based growth factor delivery system|
A growth factor delivery scaffold combines a heparin/fibrin-based delivery system (hbds) with a backbone based on polymer nanofibers for tissue (e.g., tendon and ligament) repair. The scaffold has improved surgical handling properties compared to the gelatinous consistency of the prior art hbds system and retains the capability for delivering mesenchymal cells and controlling the release of growth factors.
|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..
|System and method for electrical stimulation of the lumbar vertebral column|
Disclosed methods and devices treat lower back pain from degenerated or injured intervertebral discs. Electrodes connected to a pulse generator deliver electrical impulses to nerves located within the posterior longitudinal ligament and posterior annulus fibrosus of lumbar intervertebral discs.
|Biologic replacement for fibrin clot|
The invention provides composition and methods for repairing a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.. .
|Method and system of measuring anatomical features in subcutaneous images to assess risk of injury|
The present disclosure provides a method and system using software and associated equipment to automatically identify two or more preselected anatomical features by examining pixels within images such as computerized tomography (ct) scanned images, determining appropriate measurements between such identified features based on dimensions and scaling available within the image file, comparing these measurements to normative data, and providing output of the results to a user, such as medical personnel. In at least one embodiment, system can measure the basion-dens interval (bdi), which has been shown to be an effective indicator of ligament injury within the occipito-cervical complex (“occ”) that may not present with other symptoms, is not revealed with standard ct imaging, and is of mortal danger to the patient if untreated.
|Remotely controlled and/or laterally supported devices for direct spinal cord stimulation|
A method for treating intractable pain via electrical stimulation of the spinal cord. Remote, non-contact stimulation of a selected region of spinal cord is achieved by placement of a transceiver patch directly on the surface of that region of spinal cord, with said patch optionally being inductively coupled to a transmitter patch of similar size on either the outer or inner wall of the dura surrounding that region of the spinal cord.
|Motion style acupuncture treatment method for relieving acute low back pain|
Disclosed is a motion style treatment (mst) technique, more particularly, a method for treatment of diseases using mst technique that includes applying acupuncture to meridians (or acupuncture points) at applied sites of the body of a patient, instructing the patient to move and conduct muscle motion of the above sites while applying acupuncture thereon, which in turn maximizes circulation of bio-energy on the applied sites, and activating stimulation of muscles, ligaments and/or nerves by acupuncture needles to maximize effects of acupuncture stimulation, thereby curing a patient suffering from acute low back pain with serious disability.. .