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Randall W Jacobs: Absorbable suture apparatus, method and installer. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 14, 1988: US04750492 (562 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for repairing torn animal body tissue in a single procedure features a suture, anchor attached at one end of the suture to prevent the suture from being pulled through the tissue, and clenching device adapted to grip the suture on the opposite side of the tissue from where the anchor de ...


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C Ray Wheeler: Arthroscopic shaver. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt & Kimball, August 5, 1986: US04603694 (237 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical device and method for manufacturing the device are provided. The device is a high rotating speed arthroscopic probe shaver with bearing means that give superior longitudinal and radial support. Further, the outer tube of the probe shave is swaged to fit very closely over the inn ...


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James P English, Gerald W McNeely, Richard L Dunn: Method for making a biodegradable adhesive for soft living tissue. Richards Medical Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, February 14, 1989: US04804691 (154 worldwide citation)

A method for making an adhesive for use in joining soft living tissue including the steps of preparing a hydroxyl-terminated polyester by reacting a biodegradable monomer with a polyhydroxy polymerization initiator in the presence of an amount up to about 2.0 weight percent of a catalyst, and then p ...


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James A Davidson: Bone cement reinforcement and method. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, April 5, 1988: US04735625 (143 worldwide citation)

A reinforcing technique for bone cement used in the anchoring of prosthetic devices. The reinforced bone cement includes oriented reinforcement formed of a continuous fiber-like material that is embedded in the bone cement between at least a portion of the outer surface of the prosthetic device and ...


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David L Brumfield: Fermoral fracture device. Richards Medical Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, May 9, 1989: US04827917 (125 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating fractures of the femur including a screw and an intramedullary rod. The screw has a threaded portion and a smooth portion. The rod has a head, stem and a longitudinal bore. There is at least one pair of coaxial holes through the stem, transverse to the longitudinal axis of ...


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Richard L Dunn, Danny H Lewis, Thomas W Sander, James A Davidson, Neil B Beals, Yancy L Gill: Phosthetic ligament. Richards Medical Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, December 13, 1988: US04790850 (124 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic ligament assembly includes a nonaugmented prosthetic ligament for permanently replacing a natural ligament spanning first and second body members, such as the femur and tibia, and a bone screw adapted for tensioning the prosthetic ligament during implantation. The prosthetic ligament in ...


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James A Davidson: Zirconium oxide coated prosthesis for wear and corrosion resistance. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, August 6, 1991: US05037438 (118 worldwide citation)

Orthopedic implants of zirconium or zirconium-based alloy coated with zirconium oxide to provide low friction, highly wear resistant coatings especially useful in artificial joints, such as hip joints, knee joints, elbows, etc. The invention zirconium oxide coated prostheses are also useful in that ...


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Gary Tatge: Magnetic ossicular replacement prosthesis. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, April 4, 1989: US04817607 (99 worldwide citation)

An ossicular replacement prosthesis containing a magnet in the head of the prosthesis so that when used with a magnetic induction hearing aid having a coil producing a magnetic field, the hearing losses resulting from insertion of the prosthesis and any other remaining hearing losses can be correcte ...


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Harold S Taylor, John C Taylor: Blind hole targeting device for orthopedic surgery. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt & Kimball, May 26, 1987: US04667664 (94 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to installation of orthopedic implants and, more particularly, to a device for locating blind holes in an implanted prostheses so that a screw for interlocking the prosthesis with surrounding bone can accurately be installed.


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F Barry Bays, Richard L Dunn, Sam Marchand, Richard W Treharne III: Biodegradable prosthetic device. Richards Medical Company, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt & Kimball, March 17, 1987: US04650488 (92 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device formed of a biodegradable material and useful as a ventilation tube for insertion between the middle ear and the outer ear. The device includes a shaft with an axial passage, an inner flange and an outer flange. At least a portion of the outer surface of the shaft is tapered, wit ...