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Jose F Guzman, Gordon Dodds: System, apparatus, and method for cutting bone during an orthopaedic surgical procedure. DePuy Synthes Products, Barnes & Thornburg, December 17, 2013: US08608745 (181 worldwide citation)

A bone saw tool includes a bone saw and a bone saw blade assembly. The bone saw blade assembly includes a bone saw blade and a bone saw blade guard. The bone saw blade guard is movable to an extended position to reduce the cutting effectiveness of the bone saw blade and/or the maximum cutting depth ...


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Chris Aker, Daniel D Auger, Travis Bennett, Mark B Lester, Matthew D Smith, Matt Rhodes, Eric Zajac: Customized patient-specific instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgical procedures. DePuy Synthes Products, Barnes & Thornburg, February 19, 2013: US08377068 (88 worldwide citation)

A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are also disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.


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Alan Ashby, Said T Gomaa, Gordon Dodds: Customized patient-specific computer controlled cutting system and method. DePuy Synthes Products, Barnes & Thornburg, December 31, 2013: US08617170 (60 worldwide citation)

A customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical system including a first surgical block, a second surgical block, and a computer-controlled milling machine. The first surgical block includes a first bone-facing surface having a first customized patient-specific negative contour to receive a first ...


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Chris Aker, Joseph G Wyss, Dimitri Sokolov: Customized patient-specific multi-cutting blocks. DePuy Synthes Products, Barnes & Thornburg, April 23, 2013: US08425524 (53 worldwide citation)

A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are also disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.


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Lisa Major, Daniel Auger, Matthew Wallace, Jack Farr, Scott Brown, Dimitri Sokolov: Orthopaedic surgical instrumentation for performing a patellofemoral arthroplasty procedure. DePuy Synthes Products, Barnes & Thornburg, September 9, 2014: US08828016 (53 worldwide citation)

A method and instrumentation for performing a patellofemoral arthroplasty orthopaedic procedure includes coupling an anterior cutting block to a femur of a patient such that the cutting block references local anatomy of the femur. The anterior cutting block is used to perform a number of bone cuts t ...


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Luke J Aram, Mark B Lester, Janell Sheaks Hoffman: Customized patient-specific bone cutting instrumentation. DePuy Synthes Products, Barnes & Thornburg, April 16, 2013: US08419740 (49 worldwide citation)

A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are also disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.


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Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Johann Fierlbeck, Alfred Niederberger: Expandable intervertebral implant and associated method of manufacturing the same. DePuy Synthes Products, Woodcock Washburn, October 8, 2013: US08551173 (47 worldwide citation)

An expandable intervertebral implant (10) includes superior (20) and inferior (30) bone contacting members and at least one vertical wire netting (50) interconnecting the superior and inferior bone contacting members. The superior and inferior bone contacting members include at least two bone contac ...


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John Riley Hawkins, Anwar Upal, Michael J O Neil, Michael Andrew Slivka, Michael Fisher: Highly lordosed fusion cage. DePuy Synthes Products, December 2, 2014: US08900307 (42 worldwide citation)

A two-piece fusion cage having ramped interior surfaces. One advantage of such a cage is its easy insertion. In a first step, the lower component is inserted into the disc space and is held in place. The first step confirms placement of the implant and its footprint. In a second step, the upper comp ...


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Thomas Kueenzi, Ryan Walsh, Tom Pepe, Markus Hunziker, David Koch: Low profile intervertebral implant. DePuy Synthes Products, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, September 24, 2013: US08540774 (40 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a low profile intervertebral implant (10) for implantation in an intervertebral disc space (D) in-between adjacent vertebral bodies (V). The intervertebral implant includes a plate (40) preferably coupled to a spacer (20). The plate is preferably formed from a fi ...


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Beat Lechmann, Dominique Burkard, Michael Schwager: Expandable implant. DePuy Synthes Products, Baker & Hostetler, January 27, 2015: US08940052 (35 worldwide citation)

An expandable implant for inserting within a skeletal space is provided, and a method for using the implant to expand the skeletal space. The implant is preferably designed to be inserted into an intervertebral space to replace at least part of an intervertebral disc between adjacent vertebral bodie ...