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Dale R Peterson, Nancy Nousek Goebl: Isolation of precursor cells from hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic tissues and their use in vivo bone and cartilage regeneration. DePuy Orthopaedics, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, March 13, 2001: US06200606 (333 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the isolation of cartilage or bone precursor cells from hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells and their use in bone and cartilage regeneration procedures. The precursor cells are used for in vivo bone or cartilage repair by transplanting the cells, with or withou ...


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Herbert E Schwartz, Thomas C May, Stuart Fromm, Robert Jan Enzerink, Eric Hubbard, John Margetts, Keith Denlinger, David Cox: Meniscal repair device. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, October 23, 2001: US06306159 (320 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed is a device for repairing a soft tissue defect, particularly a defect in the meniscus of a knee. The device comprises an outer wall anchor for engaging against an outside wall of the meniscus on a first side of the defect, an inner meniscal anchor engaging an inner surface of ...


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Robert E Schwartz, Daniel A Grande: Cartilage repair unit. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, June 26, 2001: US06251143 (309 worldwide citation)

A bio-absorbable cartilage repair system is provided for regenerating damaged or destroyed articular cartilage on a joint surface of a bone by establishing a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix between an area of damaged or destroyed articular cartilage that has been removed and an adjacent health ...


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Herbert E Schwartz, Thomas C May, Robert Jan Enzerink, John Margetts: Suture locking device. Depuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, November 20, 2001: US06319271 (303 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed is a device for locking a suture in place without the need for tying knots once the suture is placed within tissue. The device comprises anchor having a front section and a rear section, a cannula extending through the front and rear sections through which the suture extends, ...


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Brian J Maroney: Method and apparatus for resecting a greater tubercle from a humerus of a patient during performance of a shoulder replacement procedure. DePuy Orthopaedics, Maginot Moore & Beck, August 24, 2004: US06780190 (241 worldwide citation)

A surgical assembly for resecting a greater tubercle from a humerus of a patient during performance of a shoulder replacement procedure. The surgical assembly includes a cutting tool for resecting the greater tubercle from the humerus. The surgical assembly also includes a tool guide member having a ...


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Eric Hubbard, Robert Jan Enzerink: Strength fixation device. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, September 4, 2001: US06283973 (237 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a screw comprising a screw body including a tip portion having a front face, an end portion having a rear face and being positioned to lie in spaced-apart relation to the tip portion, a threaded portion having a rounded thread extending between the tip portion and th ...


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Donald E Running: Posterior stabilized mobile bearing knee. DePuy Orthopaedics, Maginot Moore & Bowman, September 3, 2002: US06443991 (237 worldwide citation)

A knee prosthesis and method for use are provided, in which the knee prosthesis provides anterior and posterior stability and controlled femoral roll-back, while also providing rotational kinematics. The femoral component has a pair of convexly shaped condyles which are spaced apart to form an inter ...


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Richard C Techiera, Arlen D Hanssen, Scott Presbrey: Epicondylar axis alignment-femoral positioning drill guide. DePuy Orthopaedics, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 1, 2000: US06096043 (198 worldwide citation)

A tool lays out resection or alignment features to prepare a bone end for prosthetic joint replacement. The tool attaches to the end of the femur, and positions an initial cut, for example a pair of aligned drill holes for the positioning pins of a prosthesis or the cutting blocks used in preparing ...


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Hansen A Yuan, Edward C Benzel, Alex Dinello, Michael H Wefers, Aaron C Smith: Cervical spine stabilization method and system. Depuy Orthopaedics, February 27, 2001: US06193720 (194 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for retaining first and second cervical vertebrae of a spinal column in a desired spatial relationship includes a pair of longitudinal members positionable along the spinal column. A first plate connectable to the first vertebra has an inner side surface for engaging an anterior surface ...


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Robert E Schwartz, Daniel A Grande: Cartilage repair unit. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, October 22, 2002: US06468314 (165 worldwide citation)

A bio-absorbable cartilage repair system is provided for regenerating damaged or destroyed articular cartilage on a joint surface of a bone by establishing a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix between an area of damaged or destroyed articular cartilage that has been removed and an adjacent health ...