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Charanpreet S Bagga, Shaun B Hanson, Christopher D Mandeen, Michael J Simpson, Steven B Cohen, Charles F Leinberry, Peter F Sharkey: Implantable devices for subchondral treatment of joint pain. Zimmer Knee Creations, Monument IP Law Group, December 17, 2013: US08608802 (26 worldwide citation)

Devices and associated methods are disclosed for treating bone, and particularly bone tissue at the joints. Disclosed are implantable devices that can be used either alone or in combination with this augmentation or hardening material for the repair of bone defects and which are particularly suited ...


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Shaun B Hanson, Christopher D Mandeen, David L Nichols, Thomas A Russell: Navigation and positioning instruments for joint repair and methods of use. Zimmer Knee Creations, Monument IP Law Group, December 31, 2013: US08617166 (16 worldwide citation)

An instrument for controlled delivery of a device to a target area near a defect of a bone is provided. The instrument comprises a guide frame having a plurality of device portals, each portal defining a trajectory. The guide frame further includes visual markers for aligning the guide frame to an a ...


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Shaun B Hanson, Christopher D Mandeen, Thomas A Russell: Coordinate mapping system for joint treatment. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, October 21, 2014: US08864768 (12 worldwide citation)

A coordinate mapping system is provided for locating a defect in a bone. The system comprises a positioning instrument for controlled delivery of a device to a target site, the instrument comprising a main body and a rail extending from the main body, the rail including a series of indicia correspon ...


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Shaun B Hanson, Charanpreet S Bagga, Christopher D Mandeen, Bradford S Tucker: Instruments for a variable angle approach to a joint. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 9, 2014: US08906032 (10 worldwide citation)

Instruments and associated methods are disclosed for treating joints, and particularly bone tissue. One of these instruments may be a positioning instrument for controlled delivery of a device to a target site of the bone tissue being treated. The positioning instrument may comprise a main body exte ...


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Shaun B Hanson, Christopher D Mandeen, David L Nichols, Thomas A Russell: Navigation and positioning instruments for joint repair. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 19, 2015: US09033987 (9 worldwide citation)

An instrument for controlled delivery of a device to a target area near a defect of a bone is provided. The instrument comprises a guide frame having a plurality of device portals, each portal defining a trajectory. The guide frame further includes visual markers for aligning the guide frame to an a ...


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Peter F Sharkey, Charles F Leinberry, Steven B Cohen, Charanpreet S Bagga, Erik M Erbe: Subchondral treatment of joint pain. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, February 10, 2015: US08951261 (9 worldwide citation)

The embodiments provide devices and methods that both strengthen the bone and stimulate the bone. Bone fractures or non-unions are stabilized, integrated or healed, which results in reduction of a bone defect, such as a bone marrow lesion or edema. In addition, the distribution of forces in a joint ...


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Peter F Sharkey, Charles F Leinberry, David L Nichols, Marc R Viscogliosi, Hallett Mathews: Subchondral treatment of joint pain of the spine. Zimmer Knee Creations, Monument IP Law Group, January 7, 2014: US08623089 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods for altering the natural history of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine are proposed. The methods focus on the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, subchondral defects such as bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the p ...


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Peter F Sharkey, Charles F Leinberry, David L Nichols, Marc R Viscogliosi, Hallett Mathews: Subchondral treatment of joint pain of the spine. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 16, 2014: US08911481 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods for altering the natural history of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine are proposed. The methods focus on the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, subchondral defects such as bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the p ...


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Peter F Sharkey, Charles F Leinberry, Steven B Cohen, Charanpreet S Bagga, Erik M Erbe: Method for treating joint pain and associated instruments. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 1, 2015: US09119721 (6 worldwide citation)

The embodiments provide provides devices, instruments, and associated methods for treating joint pain. A joint is evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging to detect any defects in the subchondral bone. For example, using T2-weighted MRI images, bone marrow lesions or edemas can be identified, and ...


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Peter F Sharkey, Charles F Leinberry: Osteoarthritis treatment and device. Zimmer Knee Creations, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 7, 2015: US08998998 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for treating arthritis of a joint includes identifying a bone lesion in a bone adjacent to the joint; and implanting in the bone a reinforcing member in or adjacent to the bone lesion. A kit for conducting the method includes: (a) at least one reinforcing member having a proximal face adapt ...