Recherche Images Maps Play YouTube Actualités Gmail Drive Plus »
Connexion
Les utilisateurs de lecteurs d'écran peuvent cliquer sur ce lien pour activer le mode d'accessibilité. Celui-ci propose les mêmes fonctionnalités principales, mais il est optimisé pour votre lecteur d'écran.

Brevets

  1. Recherche avancée dans les brevets
Numéro de publicationUS3744488 A
Type de publicationOctroi
Date de publication10 juil. 1973
Date de dépôt8 juin 1971
Date de priorité8 juin 1971
Numéro de publicationUS 3744488 A, US 3744488A, US-A-3744488, US3744488 A, US3744488A
InventeursCox J
Cessionnaire d'origineCox J
Exporter la citationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Liens externes: USPTO, Cession USPTO, Espacenet
Bone splint
US 3744488 A
Résumé  disponible en
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Revendications  disponible en
Description  (Le texte OCR peut contenir des erreurs.)

United States Patent Cox 1111 3,744,488 [451 July 10, 1973 1 BONE SPLINT [76] Inventor: Jack R. Cox, P. O. Box 1 104, Myrtle Beach, SC. 29577 [22] Filed: June 8, 1971 [21] Appl. No. 151,089

[52] US. Cl. 128/92 BC [51] Int. Cl. A611 5/04 [58] Field of Search 128/92 BC, 92 BB, 128/92 D [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,105,105 7/1914 Sherman 128/92 D 3,103,926 9/1963 Cochranet a1. 128/92 BB 3,244,170 4/1966 McElvenny.... 128/92 D 2,406,832 9/1946 Hardinge 128/92 D 2,443,363 6/1948 Townsend et al 128/92 D 2,821,979 2/1958 Cameron 128/92 BC 3,094,120 6/1963 Blosser 128/92 BB FOREIGN PATENTS 0R APPLlCATlONS 742,618 1/1933 France 128/92 D 67,552 ll/1942 Norway 128/92D 1,505,513 11/1967 France ..128/92D Primary ExaminerRichard A. Gaudet Assistant Examiner-J. Yasko AttorneyB. P. Fishbume, Jr.

[5 7 ABSTRACT An intramedullary splint possesses a longitudinal slot whose opposite edges are formed to engage with the threads of screws securely anywhere along the length of the slot. The splint element is transverselyarcuate for engagement inside of the bone canal. The interaction of the screws and slot allow the splint to be drawn up firmly against the concave wall of the bone for greatest support. The placement of metallic parts inside of the bone rather than on the outside reduces interference with muscle attachments and reduces tissue trauma.

1 Claim, 7 Drawing Figures PATENTED JUL 1 01975 FlG./.

j NVENTOR 24 26 JACK R. cox

BONE SPLINT BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Both external bone splints and intramedullary splints are known in the prior art and each possesses certain inherent advantages and disadvantages. Any metal hardware attached to the outside of a bone will naturally interfere with muscle attachments and other surrounding living tissue. From the standpoint of the bone surgeon, the exterior bone splint is more easily viewed during the actual surgery and therefore in some cases the technique of applying the splintto the outside of the bone is simpler than the application of an internal splint. The obvious advantage of the internal bone splint over the external type resides in the placement of metallic parts away from muscle attachments and tissue surrounding the bone, thereby resulting in a reduced degree of trauma caused by the surgery or the repair of a fracture. A further advantage of the intramedullary splint is that the threads of attaching screws may be engaged with a metal part inside of the bone canal and reliance on threaded engagement with the bone itself is dispensed with. Nevertheless, in the prior art, the internal type splint or pin has not gained wide acceptance because of the fact that the splint element is hidden inside of the bone and the drilling of the bone at precise locations to allow screws to be accepted by threaded openings in the metal splint is exceedingly difficult.

With the above in mind, the objective of this invention is to provide a bone splint of the internal type with all of the inherent advantages associated with that type and to a great extent eliminating the above-discussed prior art difficulties which have prevented wider acceptance of the internal splint up to the present time. In accordance with the present invention, an intramedullary splint is provided in the form of an elongated plate member which is arcuate in cross section so as to conform to the natural transverse curvature of the bone canal. The splint has an elongated slot extending for the major portion of its length and the opposing edges of this slot are feathered at proper elevations to receive the screw-threads of fastener screws at any point along the splint or slot. The arrangement is such that with the internal splint positioned within the bone canal so as to bridge the fracture, the surgeon can drill through the bone at a number of points along the splint and can be assured that the threaded fasteners will properly engage with the splint due to the fact that the feathered edge slot forms a continuous thread-engaging element, and there is no necessity for tedious alignment of drilled bone openings with preformed threaded openings in the splint. Additionally, the arrangement enables the metal fastener screws to have their threads securely engaged with the splint element and without reliance on rather precarious engagement with threads formed in the bone structure. When the screws are tightened, the splint element will be drawn up snugly against the interior surface of the bone wall where it can give the greatest possible support, without interference with muscle attachments or surrounding tissue. Only the small heads of the screws remain exposed on the exterior of the bone and, in some instances, these heads may be partly recessed or countersunk into the bone wall.

, Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWING FIGURES FIG. 1 is a plan view, partly in section, of a fractured bone having the intramedullary splint of the invention applied thereto.

FIG.-2 is an enlarged vertical section taken on line 2-2 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a greatly enlarged cross section through the splint element showing the engagement of a threaded fastener with the opposing edges of a slot in the splint element.

FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the splint element and threaded fasteners.

FIG. 5 is a side elevational view of a fractured bone with a modified form of splint to accommodate fractures close to a bone joint.

FIG. 6 is an exploded perspective view of the modified splint element and threaded fasteners.

FIG. 7 is a plan view of the modified splint element.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION The intramedullary splint forming the subject matter A of the invention consists of an elongated pin or plate element 14 formed of stainless steel or the like and being arcuate in cross section, as shown, to conform approximately to the cross sectional curvature of the bone canal 13. The length of the splint element 14, its radius of curvature and its wall thickness will bedetermined generally by the size of the bone to be mended and the drawing in this regard is illustrative only.

The splint element 14 is provided at its transverse center and throughout the major portion of its length with a straight longitudinal slot 15 having opposed parallel beveled or feathered edges 16 and 17. These two opposing edges of the-slot 15 are offset in the radial direction, FIG. 3, by a distance equal to the pitch of screw-threads 18 on threaded fasteners 19 which are employed to anchor the splint element to the wall of the bone. The angularity of the approximately V- shaped opposing edges of the slot 15 is such that the edges will constitute a single thread for smooth engagement with the helical screw-thread 18 of each fastener 19. The arrangement is such that a fastener or fasteners 19 of proper size may be received by the slot 15 at any point along its length and this greatly simplifies the procedure of mending the fracture in comparison to the tedious task of aligning screws with small threaded openings in a splint element.

In mending the fracture 12, the splint element 14 is introduced into the bone canal 13, following known surgical techniques, and the bone sections 10 and' 11 are brought together until there is abutment along the line of the fracture 12. The bone wall is suitably drilled and the threadedfasteners 19 in whatever numbers are required are introduced through the bone openings and are received threadedly by the slot 15 at any necessary points along its length and without further adjustment. When the fasteners 19 are tightened, the interengagement of the screw-threads 18 with the opposing feathered edges 16 and 17 will draw the splint element 14 firmly up against the interior surface of the bone wall where the splint will give the greatest degree of support. The splint element 14 will extend on opposite sides of the fracture 12, as shown in FIG. 1. The menate cross sectional shape of the splint element renders the same extremely rigid and resistant to bending.

Since the only metal parts of the splint on the exterior of the bone are the small heads of the'fasteners 19, there is practically no interference with muscle attachments and other tissue in the immediate vicinity of the fractured bone. The provision of the long slot 15 in the splint element greatly simplifies the bone surgeons task in repairing the fracture with an internal type splint where much of the latter is hidden from view. The continuous slot as compared to individual small threaded openings makes it much easier to apply the fasteners 19 than would otherwise be the case were the slot not employed. Another great advantage of the invention resides in the fact that the fastener threads 18 are firmly engaged with the metal thread formed by the slot edges 16 and 17, and there need not be reliance on threaded engagement between the fasteners and the bone wall itself. The metallic thread engagement allows the splint element 14 to be clamped very tightly against the bone wall for maximum rigidity and complete immobilization of the fracture during the knitting process.

FIGS. through 7 show a modified splint element 20 for mending a fracture 21 occurring very close to a bone end 22. In such cases, there is insufficient length of bone on the short side of the fracture 21 to anchor the splint element 14. Instead of this element, the modified element 20 has a threaded pin extension 23 on one end thereof for direct engagement inside of the short terminal end of the fractured bone. The remainderv of the splint element 20 contains a longitudinal slot 24 with feathered offset opposed edges 25 and 26 identical to the edges 16 and 17 in the prior embodiment. The

slot 24 receives screws 27 which may be identical to the previously-described screws 19. On theside of the fracture 21 remote from the bone end 22, the splint element 20 functions inside of the bone in the identical manner shown and described in connection with the preceding embodiment of the invention, and further description should not be required for a full understanding of the invention by anyone skilled in the art.

It is to be understood that the forms of the invention herewith shown and described are to be taken as preferred examples of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of the invention or scope of the subjoined claims.

I claim:

1. An intramedullary splint comprising an elongated unitary splint body portion in the form of 'a plate element which is uniformly arcuate in cross section for ready engagement with the interior surface of the intramedullary cavity and with said body portion adapted to extend on opposite sides of a fracture, said body portion having a longitudinal slot formed therethrough and said slot being continuous along the majorvportion of the length of said body portion, the opposing longitudinal edges of said slot being parallel and beveled to a uniform V-shaped cross section along the slot in laterally opposed relationship forready engagement with screws introduced at any desired points along the slot, said longitudinal edges of the slot lying substantially in the concave-plane defined by the interior face of the splint body portion, and a relatively short integral screw-threaded extension on one end of the elongated splint body portion for engagement with the intramedullary cavity of a short bone portion on one side of a fracture.

Référencé par
Brevet citant Date de dépôt Date de publication Déposant Titre
US4016874 *19 mai 197612 avr. 1977Maffei Ernest JThree-part intramedullary bone-setting pin
US4467794 *8 févr. 198228 août 1984Ernest MaffeiIntramedulary bone-setting assembly
US4773406 *2 juil. 198727 sept. 1988Ed. Geistlich Sohne Ag Fur Chemische IndustrieBone fracture fixation plates
US4997433 *16 janv. 19905 mars 1991Marlowe Goble EEndosteal fixation stud and system
US5116337 *27 juin 199126 mai 1992Johnson Lanny LFixation screw and method for ligament reconstruction
US5334204 *3 août 19922 août 1994Ace Medical CompanyFixation screw
US5368593 *7 juil. 199229 nov. 1994Stark; John G.Devices and methods for attachment of spine fixation devices
US5417692 *4 janv. 199423 mai 1995Goble; E. MarloweBone fixation and fusion system
US5496326 *24 oct. 19945 mars 1996Johnson; Lanny L.Fixation screw and method for ligament reconstruction
US5527342 *14 déc. 199318 juin 1996Pietrzak; William S.Method and apparatus for securing soft tissues, tendons and ligaments to bone
US5766174 *26 sept. 199516 juin 1998Orthologic CorporationIntramedullary bone fixation device
US6322562 *15 déc. 199927 nov. 2001Dietmar WolterFixation system for bones
US7101376 *2 avr. 20045 sept. 2006Elliot Charles SemetInterlocking IM Nails with threaded guidewire
US75009839 juin 200410 mars 2009Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcApparatus for soft tissue attachment
US760116529 sept. 200613 oct. 2009Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable suture loop
US760809220 févr. 200427 oct. 2009Biomet Sports Medicince, LLCMethod and apparatus for performing meniscus repair
US765875129 sept. 20069 févr. 2010Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for implanting soft tissue
US76955039 juin 200413 avr. 2010Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for soft tissue attachment
US77492503 févr. 20066 juil. 2010Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US777607712 mars 200817 août 2010Biomet Sports Medicince, LLCMethod for soft tissue attachment
US781989812 août 200526 oct. 2010Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US782882021 mars 20069 nov. 2010Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatuses for securing suture
US78578309 oct. 200728 déc. 2010Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair and conduit device
US79059036 nov. 200715 mars 2011Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for tissue fixation
US790590415 janv. 200815 mars 2011Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US790985115 janv. 200822 mars 2011Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US795965022 août 200814 juin 2011Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcAdjustable knotless loops
US796784310 mars 200928 juin 2011Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for soft tissue attachment
US808813029 mai 20093 janv. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US810536715 juin 200931 janv. 2012Smith & Nephew, Inc.Bone plate and bone plate assemblies including polyaxial fasteners
US810996529 sept. 20067 févr. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LLPMethod and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US811883622 août 200821 févr. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US812865822 août 20086 mars 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US813738222 août 200820 mars 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US822145427 oct. 200917 juil. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcApparatus for performing meniscus repair
US82316546 mai 201131 juil. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcAdjustable knotless loops
US825199812 févr. 200828 août 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcChondral defect repair
US827310622 déc. 201025 sept. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair and conduit device
US828753814 janv. 200916 oct. 2012Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.Apparatus and methods for fracture repair
US829292111 mars 201123 oct. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US829826222 juin 200930 oct. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for tissue fixation
US830360430 sept. 20096 nov. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and method
US830878017 août 201013 nov. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for soft tissue attachment
US83178257 avr. 200927 nov. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue conduit device and method
US833752511 mars 201125 déc. 2012Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US834319624 févr. 20061 janv. 2013Synthes Usa, LlcBone plate
US834322727 mai 20101 janv. 2013Biomet Manufacturing Corp.Knee prosthesis assembly with ligament link
US8357162 *10 janv. 201122 janv. 2013Paul Christopher FrakeIntramedullary mandibular condyle implants and method for application of the same
US836111322 juin 200929 janv. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US83828078 févr. 200826 févr. 2013Smith & Nephew, Inc.Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates
US84092531 juil. 20102 avr. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US849163215 août 201123 juil. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US850081827 mai 20106 août 2013Biomet Manufacturing, LlcKnee prosthesis assembly with ligament link
US85065968 nov. 201013 août 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethods and apparatuses for securing suture
US850659725 oct. 201113 août 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for interosseous membrane reconstruction
US855114013 juil. 20118 oct. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US85626452 mai 201122 oct. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US856264729 oct. 201022 oct. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone
US857423519 mai 20115 nov. 2013Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for trochanteric reattachment
US85742689 janv. 20085 nov. 2013DePuy Synthes Product, LLCHighly-versatile variable-angle bone plate system
US85973273 nov. 20103 déc. 2013Biomet Manufacturing, LlcMethod and apparatus for sternal closure
US860877721 oct. 201117 déc. 2013Biomet Sports MedicineMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US863256920 déc. 201221 janv. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US86521712 mai 201118 févr. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US86521726 juil. 201118 févr. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcFlexible anchors for tissue fixation
US86729688 févr. 201018 mars 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for implanting soft tissue
US86729697 oct. 201118 mars 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcFracture fixation device
US87216845 mars 201213 mai 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US875834614 sept. 201024 juin 2014DePuy Synthes Products, LLCVariable angle compression plate
US8764751 *4 mars 20111 juil. 2014Skeletal Dynamics, LlcEndosteal nail plate for fixing bone segments
US87713165 mars 20128 juil. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US877135217 mai 20118 juil. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft
US877795616 août 201215 juil. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcChondral defect repair
US880178327 mai 201012 août 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcProsthetic ligament system for knee joint
US884064517 févr. 201223 sept. 2014Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US884569813 déc. 201230 sept. 2014DePuy Synthes Products, LLCBone plate
US885224512 mars 20137 oct. 2014DePuy Synthes Products, LLCBone plate
US887687312 mars 20134 nov. 2014DePuy Synthes Products, LLCBone plate
US888882422 févr. 201318 nov. 2014Smith & Nephew, Inc.Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates
US890031419 déc. 20122 déc. 2014Biomet Manufacturing, LlcMethod of implanting a prosthetic knee joint assembly
US89060228 mars 20119 déc. 2014Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.Apparatus and methods for securing a bone implant
US89323315 mars 201213 janv. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US89366213 nov. 201120 janv. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US894002825 juil. 200627 janv. 2015Smith & Nephew, Inc.Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates
US896151819 janv. 201124 févr. 2015Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.Apparatus and methods for bone access and cavity preparation
US896836417 mai 20113 mars 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for fixation of an ACL graft
US89683664 janv. 20073 mars 2015DePuy Synthes Products, LLCMethod and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine
US897990013 févr. 200717 mars 2015DePuy Synthes Products, LLCSpinal stabilization device
US899258112 janv. 201231 mars 2015Smith & Nephew, Inc.Bone plate and bone plate assemblies including polyaxial fasteners
US899894916 août 20067 avr. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue conduit device
US90052874 nov. 201314 avr. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for bone reattachment
US901738110 avr. 200728 avr. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcAdjustable knotless loops
US90786448 mars 201014 juil. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcFracture fixation device
US909544017 sept. 20094 août 2015Skeletal Dynamics, LlcIntramedullary arthrodesis nail and method of use
US914926710 nov. 20116 oct. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US916807518 nov. 200927 oct. 2015DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.Variable angle locked bone fixation system
US917365122 oct. 20123 nov. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US92160788 mai 201322 déc. 2015Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for tibial fixation of an ACL graft
US924797129 mai 20142 févr. 2016Skeletal Dynamics, LlcEndosteal nail plate for fixing bone segments
US92592173 janv. 201216 févr. 2016Biomet Manufacturing, LlcSuture Button
US927171314 nov. 20111 mars 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for tensioning a suture
US92955053 oct. 201429 mars 2016DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.Bone plate
US93142411 févr. 201319 avr. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcApparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US931428417 oct. 201319 avr. 2016DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.Highly-versatile variable-angle bone plate system
US935799119 déc. 20127 juin 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for stitching tendons
US93579921 févr. 20137 juin 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US93703508 mars 201321 juin 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcApparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US93810138 mars 20135 juil. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US940262124 sept. 20122 août 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.Method for tissue fixation
US941483314 févr. 201316 août 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair assembly and associated method
US94149255 août 201316 août 2016Biomet Manufacturing, LlcMethod of implanting a knee prosthesis assembly with a ligament link
US94334076 janv. 20166 sept. 2016Biomet Manufacturing, LlcMethod of implanting a bone fixation assembly
US9439695 *28 mars 201413 sept. 2016Dietmar WolterOsteosynthesis system for the multidirectional, angular-stable treatment of fractures of tubular bones comprising an intramedullary nail and bone screws
US944582712 août 201320 sept. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for intraosseous membrane reconstruction
US94684333 nov. 201118 oct. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US948621114 mars 20148 nov. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod for implanting soft tissue
US949215828 janv. 201315 nov. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US94982047 juil. 201422 nov. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US95044605 oct. 201229 nov. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.Soft tissue repair device and method
US951081915 mars 20136 déc. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US951082112 mai 20146 déc. 2016Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling anatomical features
US951709317 juil. 201513 déc. 2016Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.Apparatus and methods for fracture repair
US953277716 déc. 20133 janv. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US953899825 oct. 201110 janv. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for fracture fixation
US953900316 oct. 201310 janv. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.Method and apparatus for forming a self-locking adjustable loop
US956102515 mars 20137 févr. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US957265522 sept. 201421 févr. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US960359117 févr. 201428 mars 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcFlexible anchors for tissue fixation
US961582230 mai 201411 avr. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcInsertion tools and method for soft anchor
US962273620 janv. 201418 avr. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcSoft tissue repair device and associated methods
US962278318 janv. 201118 avr. 2017Si-Bone Inc.Systems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone
US962285117 juil. 201318 avr. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for soft tissue attachment
US96426612 déc. 20139 mai 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and Apparatus for Sternal Closure
US96621288 mai 201530 mai 2017Si-Bone Inc.Systems and methods for the fusion of the sacral-iliac joint
US966215718 sept. 201530 mai 2017Si-Bone Inc.Matrix implant
US96621584 déc. 200830 mai 2017Si-Bone Inc.Systems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone at or near a sacroiliac joint
US968194011 août 201420 juin 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcLigament system for knee joint
US97002913 juin 201411 juil. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcCapsule retractor
US972409016 oct. 20138 août 2017Biomet Manufacturing, LlcMethod and apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone
US973073918 juil. 201315 août 2017Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.Rotary-rigid orthopaedic rod
US9743969 *4 avr. 201429 août 2017Si-Bone Inc.Systems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone
US97571198 mars 201312 sept. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcVisual aid for identifying suture limbs arthroscopically
US976365617 févr. 201419 sept. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for soft tissue fixation
US978887013 mai 201317 oct. 2017Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc.Apparatus and methods for fracture repair
US978887617 mars 201417 oct. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcFracture fixation device
US97954247 nov. 201424 oct. 2017Smith & Nephew, Inc.Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates
US980162012 janv. 201531 oct. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to bone
US98017082 déc. 201531 oct. 2017Biomet Sports Medicine, LlcMethod and apparatus for coupling soft tissue to a bone
US20050075635 *2 avr. 20047 avr. 2005Semet Elliot CharlesInterlocking IM nails with threaded guidewire
US20060235400 *24 févr. 200619 oct. 2006Rolf SchneiderBone plate
US20090157078 *16 déc. 200818 juin 2009Mikol Edward JApparatus and Methods of Repairing Bone Defects
US20100076496 *18 nov. 200925 mars 2010Alberto Angel FernandezVariable Angle Locked Bone Fixation System
US20100130978 *17 sept. 200927 mai 2010Skeletal Dynamics LlcIntramedullary Arthrodesis Nail and Method of Use
US20110172668 *10 janv. 201114 juil. 2011Frake Paul CIntramedullary Mandibular Condyle Implants and Method for Application of the Same
US20110218531 *4 mars 20118 sept. 2011Skeletal Dynamics LlcEndosteal nail plate for fixing bone segments
US20110224671 *14 sept. 201015 sept. 2011Kenny KoayVariable angle compression plate
US20120165701 *16 sept. 201128 juin 2012Manderson Easton LIntramedullary locked compression screw for stabilization and union of complex ankle and subtalar deformities
US20140222150 *4 avr. 20147 août 2014Mark A. ReileySystems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone
US20140296854 *28 mars 20142 oct. 2014Dietmar WolterOsteosynthesis system for the multidirectional, angular-stable treatment of fractures of tubular bones comprising an intramedullary nail and bone screws
US20150005832 *16 sept. 20141 janv. 2015Mark A. ReileySystems and methods for the fixation or fusion of bone
USRE434829 avr. 200819 juin 2012Nuvana Medical Innovations, LlcIntramedullary rod apparatus and methods of repairing proximal humerus fractures
EP1323390A1 *20 déc. 20012 juil. 2003Chih-I LinSpinal fixation and retrieval device
EP1440664A2 *20 déc. 200328 juil. 2004Stryker Trauma GmbHImplant for osteosynthesis
EP1440664A3 *20 déc. 20034 août 2004Stryker Trauma GmbHImplant for osteosynthesis
WO2001049207A2 *30 déc. 200012 juil. 2001Yosef FreedlandSplit-nut precision fasteners
WO2001049207A3 *30 déc. 200027 déc. 2001Yosef FreedlandSplit-nut precision fasteners
Classifications
Classification aux États-Unis606/64, 606/309
Classification internationaleA61B17/80, A61B17/68, A61B17/72
Classification coopérativeA61B17/7283, A61B17/80, A61B17/72
Classification européenneA61B17/72, A61B17/80