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H Gene Hawkins, David R Sarver: Method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 14, 2002: US06387113 (534 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus during an arthroscopic surgical procedure includes a surgical staple and a pneumatic powered implant device. The surgical staple includes a pair of legs and a connection member retaining the pair of legs in a substantial parallel alignment. The pn ...


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Niles Noblitt, Kevin Stone: Suture retaining arrangement. Biomet, Barnes & Thornburg, April 20, 1993: US05203787 (507 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for attaching a suture to a bone includes a device which has an elongate body having first and second ends, a central portion, and a longitudinal axis extending through the ends. A suture is attached to the central portion of the body at a point which is offset from the longitudinal a ...


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Mark V Vandewalle: Bone fixation screw system. Biomet, Harness Dicky & Pierce, February 8, 2000: US06022352 (428 worldwide citation)

A bone fixation screw system and method of utilization thereof is provided for a bone having first and second sections with a fracture interface there between. A preferred embodiment of the bone fixation screw system includes a side plate having a first part for placement adjacent the bone second se ...


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Roy C Wiley: Suture anchor system. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 9, 1999: US05980558 (325 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor system adapted for securing a suture to a bone. The suture anchor system includes a suture anchor which retains a portion of the suture within the bone. A driver handle having a first end and second end with a bore passing therethrough receives a portion of the suture anchor at the f ...


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John McDaniel: Knee distraction device. Biomet, Barnes & Thornburg, February 26, 1985: US04501266 (310 worldwide citation)

A knee distraction device is provided for facilitating knee arthroplasty. An adjustable force calibration mechanism is disposed in the device to accommodate controlled selection of the ligament-tensioning force to be applied at respective opposite sides of the knee. In preferred embodiments, the ten ...


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Stephen Michael Herrington, David Ray Brown, Troy William Hershberger: Patellar clamp and reamer with adjustable stop. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 23, 1999: US05885298 (254 worldwide citation)

A method and surgical instrument is provided for the in situ clamping engagement and reaming of the human patella bone in preparation for the installation of a patellar button prosthesis, the clamp including a rectangular frame wherein a pair of handles are mounted for parallel movement whereby to m ...


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Troy W Hershberger, Robert E Booth Jr: Force sensing apparatus and method for orthopaedic joint reconstruction. Biomet, Brooks & Kushman, November 28, 1995: US05470354 (237 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for assessing and determining proper alignment and placement of implant components during joint reconstruction surgery, particularly in the knee joint. Provisional components with force transducers 150, 240 are positioned in the joint 40 and used to determine the precise forces a ...


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Elberg Jean Francois, de Witte Gerard: Interspinous vertebral implant. Biomet Merck France, Elberg Jean Francois, July 30, 2003: EP1330987-A1 (235 worldwide citation)

The implant (10), fitted between the spiny apophyses (3, 4) of two adjacent vertebrae (1, 2), consists of a body in the form of a simple loop anchored to the vertebrae by fixing lugs (12, 13) with holes for studs. The studs have tapering sides to fit in the holes and pointed tips to engage with the ...


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Emmanuel Anapliotis: Film covering to protect a surgical instrument and an endoscope to be used with the film covering. Effner Biomet, Spencer Frank & Schneider, August 31, 1993: US05239981 (222 worldwide citation)

A film covering for protecting a surgical instrument such as an endoscope from contamination, includes a tubular film having an inlet opening and an outlet opening disposed opposite to the inlet opening. The outlet opening is formed by an elastic membrane with an aperture, an outer edge of the elast ...


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Robert Metzger, David Ray Brown, Troy Hershberger, Kevin Cox: Floating bearing knee joint prosthesis with a fixed tibial post. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 26, 2000: US06165223 (197 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a floating bearing knee joint prosthesis having a fixed tibial post used for replacing the articulating knee portion of a femur and a tibia. The floating bearing knee joint prosthesis includes a femoral component, a tibial component, a bearing member and a guide post. The fe ...



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