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Surgical guide for implanting a knee prosthesis

Knee rehabilitation assistance device

Date/App# patent app List of recent Ligaments-related patents
08/28/14
20140243902
 Implant for promoting stability of the canine stifle joint patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
08/21/14
20140236305
 Surgical guide for implanting a knee prosthesis patent thumbnailSurgical 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
20140236155
 Method for producing a medical implant from a magnesium alloy patent thumbnailMethod 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..
08/14/14
20140228186
 Knee rehabilitation assistance device patent thumbnailKnee 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.
07/24/14
20140206642
 Methods of use of biomaterial and injectable implant containing biomaterial patent thumbnailMethods 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.
07/24/14
20140205574
 Use of stem cells or progenitor cells to treat, delay, prevent, or repair tearing of cruciate ligaments patent thumbnailUse 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..
07/10/14
20140194680
 Method for supporting vaginal cuff patent thumbnailMethod 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.. .
07/03/14
20140188242
 Demineralized cancellous bone scaffolds patent thumbnailDemineralized 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..
07/03/14
20140187855
 Methods, compositions and kits for surgical repair patent thumbnailMethods, 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.
06/12/14
20140163598
 Percutaneous extraforaminotomy with foraminal ligament resection and instrument tool used for the same patent thumbnailPercutaneous 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.. .
06/12/14
20140163586
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.
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
20140161844
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.
05/29/14
20140148747
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.
05/29/14
20140148746
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..
05/08/14
20140128899
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.. .
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
20140113861
Cartilage product
The present invention relates to a method for preparing a cartilage product comprising a protein hydrolysate with a degree of hydrolysis comprised between 0.5% and 3.0%, at least one glycosaminoglycan and at least one growth factor. The present invention also relates to the cartilage product obtainable through said method.
04/10/14
20140099619
Model for practicing cutting
A model for practicing surgical procedures which involve the cutting of skin and or tendons. A covering representing skin is stretched around a frame.
04/03/14
20140093375
Reduced height ligaments to minimize non-integral vibrations in rotor blades
A system for minimizing non-integral vibrations in rotor blades located in a compressor section of a gas turbine engine includes a casing having a plurality of bleed slots, at least one of the bleed slots being located in close proximity to a row of rotor blades, a plurality of structural ligaments, at least one of the structural ligaments extending between two adjacent ones of the bleed slots; and a channel for reducing the height of at least one of the structural ligaments so as to minimize the non-integral vibrations in the rotor blades in the row.. .
03/20/14
20140076336
Ear insert for relief of tmj discomfort and headaches
An expansible ear canal insert for treating tmj disorders and headaches which acts directly on the tmj and associated ligament and muscle structures to reduce stress and loads placed on the articulator disc located between the temporal bone and the mandible, as well as supportive muscles and ligaments near the tmj. The insert is adapted to expand by application of body heat.
02/13/14
20140044951
High strength-to-density nanocellular foam
A nanocellular foam has pores, interconnecting ligaments, and nodes where three or more ligaments intersect. The ligament cross section thickness is less than 200 microns and the distance between nodes is less than 1000 microns.
01/23/14
20140023988
Oscillating blade for cutting periodontal ligaments and luxating tooth roots
A cutting blade having a pair of razor-sharp cutting edges and adapted to be oscillated back and forth in order to cut through the periodontal ligaments which surround a tooth root of a patient during dental surgery so that the root or a portion of a tooth root can be removed from the patient's jawbone. The cutting blade has a connecting shaft at one end by which the blade can be coupled to the driver head of an oscillating dental handpiece.
01/09/14
20140011172
Surgical simulation models, materials, and methods
Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training using a patient simulator, various anatomical inserts, and an integrated camera and computer system are disclosed. In some instances, a surgical simulator is provided that includes a uterine assembly.
01/09/14
20140010951
Porous metal implants made from custom manufactured substrates
A porous metal implant and method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The method involves rapidly manufacturing a porous substrate layer-by-layer.
12/26/13
20130344560
Method for localized photo-irradiation of biological tissues to stimulate tissue regeneration or repair
This invention relates to a method of delivering light energy to biological tissues for the acceleration of healing of damaged or diseased tissues or regeneration of such tissues. More particularly, the present invention relates to applying various wavelengths of light to articular and non-articular joints, alone, or in conjunction with techniques for restoring or regenerating cartilage, ligament and/or tendons whether in-vitro, in-situ or in-vivo.
12/26/13
20130340441
Aerodynamic intercompressor bleed ports
An air bleed system for a gas turbine engine includes an annular bleed case with a manifold therein. The annular bleed case has a forward section and an aft section and ligaments connecting the two sections.
12/26/13
20130340440
Machined aerodynamic intercompressor bleed ports
An air bleed system for a jet engine is provided. The air bleed system is located in the low pressure compressor chamber and comprises a movable bleed valve and a stationary, annular bleed case having a forward section and an aft section and ligaments connecting the two sections and providing structural support to the bleed case.
12/19/13
20130338554
Limb protection device
A joint-supporting device comprises tensile members extending from above the joint to below it, supplementing the tensile characteristics of the joint's tendons, ligaments, and other structure.. .
12/19/13
20130334032
Compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same
Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film.
12/12/13
20130331942
Tenodesis implant and inserter and methods for using same
The present invention provides a novel split barbed fixation device for tenodesis, soft tissue reattachment of tendons and ligaments to bones. The insertion device is adapted for an entirely arthroscopic approach while achieving fixation strength with ultimate pullout resistance comparable to interference screws.
11/28/13
20130317620
Systems and methods for tensioning ligaments and other soft tissues
Systems, methods and devices for tensioning posterior crucial ligaments during cruciate or bi-cruciate ligament-sparing arthroplasty. Non-limiting examples of such systems may include at least one series of tibial inserts of equal size; the at least one series of tibial inserts having at least one set of tibial inserts of equal thickness.
11/28/13
20130317511
Patient-specific joint arthroplasty devices for ligament repair
Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing, replacing or otherwise treating bone ligaments using devices designed from patient-specific information, including without limitation, surgical alignment instruments that have a surface that conforms to at least a portion of a patient's bone, cartilage or other component of the joint or ligament being treated.. .
11/28/13
20130317296
Dilator with direct visualization
Dilators with a threaded distal portion and direct visualization capability may be used for penetrating and dilating stiff tissues and bones. The threaded portion of a dilator engages the tissue between the insertion site and the target site, and may be rotated for advancing through the target tissue in a more controlled fashion.
11/28/13
20130315822
N-alkoxyamide conjugates as imaging agents
The present disclosure is directed to compounds, diagnostic agents, and related methods. In some cases, methods for treating patients are provided.
11/21/13
20130310875
Apparatus and methods for attaching soft tissue to bone
Suture anchors and methods for using the suture anchors for attaching soft tissue, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles, to bone are disclosed herein. A suture anchor for attaching soft tissue to bone includes a catheter having an elongated shaft with a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the catheter has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a light curable adhesive to pass therethrough; a balloon portion engaging the distal end of the catheter, wherein the balloon portion expands from a deflated state to an inflated state when a light curable adhesive is delivered to the balloon portion; and at least one suture material for passing through soft tissue to attach the soft tissue to a bone..
11/21/13
20130309221
Human growth and differentiation factor gdf-5
This invention relates to the production and use of pharmaceutical growth factor compositions with novel characteristics, e.g. Improved solubility and controlled release characteristics under physiological conditions.
11/14/13
20130302435
Xenograft soft tissue implants and methods of making and using
The present application is directed to the field of implants comprising soft tissue for use in implantation in humans. The soft tissue implants of the present application are preferably obtained from xenograft sources.
11/07/13
20130297021
Apparatus and method for sequentially anchoring multiple graft ligaments in a bone tunnel
An apparatus for anchoring at least two graft ligaments within a longitudinal bone tunnel includes a longitudinal sleeve having at least two ligament-contacting surfaces located in lateral opposition to a sleeve inner lumen. The sleeve is configured for at least partial insertion into the bone tunnel with each graft ligament positioned laterally adjacent a different ligament-contacting surface and at least partially located between the bone tunnel and the sleeve.
11/07/13
20130296759
Adjustable modular knee brace
A knee brace including upper and lower pairs of struts articulately interconnected by two ligaments respectively located inside two joint capsules, wherein the upper and lower pairs of struts are respectively removably connected to opposite ends of the two ligaments by upper and lower removable fasteners located inside the two joint capsules, and wherein each joint capsule has a hole to access one of the upper and lower fasteners thereby allowing each of the upper and lower pairs of struts to be disconnected from one another by a single fastener.. .
11/07/13
20130295122
Elastin digest compositions and methods utilizing same
The present invention provides compositions for the therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment of elastin comprising tissues. Therapeutic and cosmetic compositions comprising an elastin digest stimulate the endogenous production of elastin and appear to enhance the elasticity of the skin and provide an external supply of peptide precursors of elastin that penetrate into the tissue to which it is applied.
11/07/13
20130292196
Traveling device
A traveling device includes a support body, a columnar section extending upward from the support body, and a middle abutting part provided in a middle of the columnar section. The support body includes a right and left support parts that support the feet of a user.
10/31/13
20130289732
Total knee arthroplasty system and method
Disclosed herein are prosthesis, surgical tools, and methods to preserve one or more ligaments of the knee by cutting a least a portion of natural bone during joint surgery. The natural bone may be cut using various methods and associated cutting guides, and the natural bone is retained along with the natural attachment of an associated soft tissue structure.
10/17/13
20130274877
Ear insert for relief of tmj discomfort
A prosthesis for insertion in an ear to reduce pain resulting from tmj disorders. The ear insert has a predefined shape conforming to the shape of the ear canal when the jaw is in an open position.
10/03/13
20130261653
Method and tools for clearing the epidural space in preparation for medical lead implantation
An epidural space is cleared of fat and scar tissue in preparation for implantation of a medical lead by utilizing a clearing tool. The clearing tool has a flexible body that allows the clearing tool to deflect when entering the epidural space through a window in the vertebral bone and ligaments.
09/26/13
20130253524
Reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligaments
Apparatus for locating an attachment position for a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament on an attachment surface of a bone comprises locating means 51, 61 arranged to locate at least one reference surface 4 of the bone and guide means 53, 54 arranged to define the attachment position in two dimensions on the attachment surface relative to the reference surface.. .
09/12/13
20130237498
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.
08/22/13
20130218247
Muscle stimulator
An implantable medical device for treating the back of a patient. Stimulation energy is delivered to muscles or joint capsules or ligaments or nerve fibers to improve the heath of the back..
08/22/13
20130216689
Method and apparatus for producing a foamed meat or fish product
The invention relates to a method of producing a foamed meat product, comprising the steps of: feeding a pumpable raw material containing comminuted meat or fish and strand-like connective tissue components to a dispersing apparatus with a chamber with a cylindrical rotor arranged therein, which is provided, on its circumference, with a number of cavities to create cavitation, feeding a gas to the dispersing apparatus and operating the dispersing apparatus while creating cavitation and dispersing the gas supplied, in the process of which the sinews or ligaments are passed through the chamber, and creating a foamed meat or fish product containing strand-like connective tissue components, which can be sterilised.. .
08/15/13
20130211279
Apparatus method and system for measuring strain in biological tissue
An apparatus for in-situ sensing of longitudinal and transverse strain in biological tissue (e.g. Tendons and ligaments) includes a set of sensing electrodes that contact biological tissue and enable measurement of an electrical property of the biological tissue along two or more directions.
07/18/13
20130183285
Methods for accelerating the healing of connective tissues injuries and disorders
The invention is directed to methods for accelerating the healing of connective tissue injuries and disorders. In particular, the invention is directed to accelerating the healing of injuries and disorders of tendons and ligaments.
07/11/13
20130177890
Artificial anatomic model
Disclosed herein are anatomic models that comprise components that simulate human or non-human animal components. The models may be used for development, experimentation, or training in the field of orthopedic surgical devices, and/or implant devices.
07/04/13
20130173008
Femoral implant for preserving cruciate ligaments
A femoral prosthetic component comprises a pair of condyles having an intercondylar notch interposed substantially therebetween. Each of the pair of condyles comprises an edge that borders the intercondylar notch.
06/27/13
20130165940
Method and apparatus for use in balancing ligaments of a knee
An orthopaedic surgical instrument includes an orthopaedic distraction device sized to be positioned between a distal end of a patient's femur and a proximal end of the patient's tibia and configured to apply force between the patient's femur and the patient's tibia. The orthopaedic surgical instrument also includes a user-operated control device operable to actuate the orthopaedic distraction device to apply force between the patient's femur and the patient's tibia.
06/27/13
20130160189
Sports taping tights
Sports taping tights include multi-layered coats of silicone or urethane on sections in the front and back of arm muscle parts, front and back of shoulder muscle parts, the belly muscle parts, front and back of lower waist and buttock muscle parts, front and back of thigh and calf muscle parts, the front and back of ankle muscle parts and sections of knees in the inside or outside surface of the upper and lower halves of the tights applied by multi-step print coating to provide selective distribution of stronger fabric tension without necessitating cutting of main fabric, thereby maximizing the tightness of the contact of fabric with body, assisting and reinforcing the muscles and ligaments, enhancing the mobility of body, protecting and increasing the power of muscles and ligaments and protecting the body.. .
06/06/13
20130144335
Suture anchor
When ligaments or tendons detach from associated bone, or become damaged by way of being torn, surgical intervention can be used to assist repair and reattachment (restoration). An anchor in the cortical portion of the bone is provided which is used to secure a suture with respect to the bone wherein the suture is attached at one end to a tendon or other portion of the body and the free end is secured to the anchor without the use of a knot.
06/06/13
20130144310
Method and apparatus for repairing a tendon or ligament
The invention comprises methods and apparatus for reattaching anatomical members, such as tendons, ligaments, or bone, during preparing and healing of the member using a surgical repair device that can be securely attached to the member and then safely guided through tortuous anatomy for reattachment and repair. The repair device further includes structural means to secure opposed ends of the member against separation during healing.
05/23/13
20130131784
Metallic implantable grafts and method of making same
Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film.
05/23/13
20130131648
Surgical hook
A surgical tool to safely penetrate the posterior longitudinal ligaments and prevent damage to vital intervening tissues near the spine. The surgical tool includes a handle, a shaft secured to the handle, and a hook secured to the shaft.
05/16/13
20130123371
Anisotropic hydrogels
Anisotropic hydrogels including poly(vinyl alcohol) and which have physical cross-links so as to form materials which exhibit anisotropic mechanical properties characteristic of soft biological tissues wherein the anisotropic hydrogel may be used for tissue reconstruction and/or replacement including vessels, arteries, valve components, cartilage, ligaments, skin, and other medical uses such as stents, medical phantoms, contact lenses, bandages, and the like.. .
05/09/13
20130116601
Method and device for non-invasive and selective determination of biomechanical, contractile and viscoelastic properties of surface skeletal muscles
The subject of this invention is a measurement method and device for selective and non-invasive determination of biomechanical, contractile and viscoelastic properties (bcvp) of skeletal muscles, muscle parts, tendons and ligaments (subjects of measurements) performed in situ (examine the phenomenon exactly in place where it occurs) by measuring the force at the skin surface above the subject of measurement. The essential parts included of the measurement device include a measurement sensor with a suitably shaped sensor tip, a microprocessor and a supporting part.
04/25/13
20130103038
Sensing force during partial and total knee replacement surgery
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.
04/18/13
20130096679
Mechanically competent scaffold for ligament and tendon regeneration
A multi-region device for repair, regeneration or reconstruction in articular tissue injury such as torn ligaments and tendons is provided. The device comprises at least one degradable material and biocompatible non-degradable polymeric fiber-based material, in a three-dimensional braided scaffold.
04/18/13
20130092608
Screen cloth for vibrating or stationary screens
An impact screen cloth for use in a screening device for screening out oversize objects in a material flowing in a direction is provided, comprising a metal plate having a perimeter and comprising a plurality of openings therethrough and forming a grid having longitudinal ligaments substantially parallel to the direction of the material flow and transverse ligaments substantially perpendicular to the direction of the material flow; and a number of longitudinal wear bars positioned on an equal number of longitudinal ligaments to cover a substantial portion of the number of longitudinal ligaments without substantially interfering with the openings.. .
03/21/13
20130073055
Composite support containing silk and collagen, and preparation method thereof
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a biodegradable scaffold for replacing tissue or inducing tissue regeneration and a preparation method thereof, wherein the scaffold comprises at least one woven silk tube layer and a collagen layer inside the tube layer. The scaffold is excellent in terms of tissue regeneration and mechanical properties and causes little or no immune response after implantation.
02/28/13
20130053958
Artificial ligaments and tendons comprising multifilaments and nanofibers and methods for making
Prosthetic ligaments and tendons comprising ligament- or tendon-mimicking nanofibers and methods of making such nanofibers and prosthetic ligaments and tendons.. .
02/14/13
20130041302
Functional exercise glove and 19+19 degree ergonomic bracing devices
A functional exercise glove includes a dorsal-side layer having in-plane resistance to stretch in the longitudinal direction of the glove that is greater than its in-plane resistance to stretch transverse to the longitudinal direction. At least one fingertip member transfers an extension/flexion force from a user's finger to the dorsal-side layer upon flexion of the finger.
01/31/13
20130030542
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.
01/17/13
20130018479
Resilient interpositional hip arthroplasty device
This disclosure is directed to a resilient interpositional arthroplasty implant for application into joints to pad cartilage defects, cushion joints, 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.
01/17/13
20130018463
Collagen fiber constructs for replacing cruciate ligaments
The present invention relates to a collagen fiber construct composed of single collagen fibers, which is sterilized with alcohol and via irradiation and not populated with cells, wherein the single collagen fibers are isolated from collagen-containing tissue from mammals. The present invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a collagen fiber construct composed of single collagen fibers, which is sterilized with alcohol and via irradiation and is not populated with cells, wherein the single collagen fibers are isolated from collagen-containing tissue from rat tails.
01/17/13
20130018109
Skin and hair treatments
Linalool and other materials which are skin penetrating vasodilators or which can be made to have such properties are applied, either by themselves or in skin treatment compositions, to the skin of the head and especially the back of the neck to prevent or alleviate the effects of migraine headaches or applied to sore muscles or ligaments to aid in minimizing the soreness, or are applied to wrinkled and/or old looking skin on the face, neck, torso, or extremities, other than on the hands, to minimize wrinkles and/or improve the skin's appearance and/or are applied to the head to grow hair on the head or prevent hair loss.. .


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Ligaments topics: Prosthesis, Connective Tissue, Cruciate Ligament, Connective, Arthroplasty, Discomfort, Tmj Disorders, Implantation, Epidural Space, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Enhancement, Cavitation, Stimulator, Joint Capsule, Medical Device

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