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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Richard D Vanlaningham, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment. Zimmer, Dennis W Burke, Todd A Dawson, December 12, 1995: US05474559 (374 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...


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Patrick W Kennedy: Interactive prosthesis design system for implantable prosthesis. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, November 1, 1994: US05360446 (367 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a system for interactively designing prosthetic implants using two x-ray images, for example two femoral x-rays for designing a hip implant. The x-rays are scanned into a computer which electronically stores and displays the representations of the images. The computer ...


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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Richard D Vanlaningham, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty. Dennis W Burke, Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, January 19, 1999: US05860981 (319 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...


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Robert E Booth Jr, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Billy N Sisk, Timothy R Miller: Instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgery. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, July 30, 1996: US05540696 (316 worldwide citation)

The instrumentation set of this invention assists the surgeon in selecting the proper implant components, in determining the amount of distal bone to resect, and in aligning instrumentation designed to resect the bone. The instrumentation set provides numerous systems for verifying to the surgeon th ...


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Dennis W Burke, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Orthopaedic milling template with attachable cutting guide. Zimmer, Dennis W Burke, Todd A Dawson, February 11, 1997: US05601563 (259 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to milling instrumentation used for preparing a bone for receiving a prosthetic implant. The milling instrumentation includes a milling template for connection to an exposed end of a bone for guiding a milling device along the bone. A detachable cutting guide is removably c ...


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Gregory C Stalcup, Antony J Lozier: Polymer filled spinal fusion cage. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, December 25, 2001: US06332894 (258 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic implant for implanting between adjacent vertebrae and a spine, includes a generally annular bag; and a hardened polymer with the bag. The method of fusing adjacent vertebrae in a spine includes the steps of forming an access hole in an annulus of a disc between the adjacent vertebrae; ...


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Joseph R Korotko, Randall N Allard: Spinal rod coupler. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, May 17, 1994: US05312405 (245 worldwide citation)

The coupler of this invention includes a two-piece coupler for a spinal rod including a yoke and a coupler body which may be positioned to clamp onto the spinal rod at an angle other than perpendicular relative to the rod. The yoke and body permit the spinal rod to be positioned plus or minus 15 deg ...


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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays: Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, June 23, 1998: US05769855 (196 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...


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Terry L Dietz, Richard D Vanlaningham: Dual slide cutting guide. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, August 5, 1997: US05653714 (172 worldwide citation)

The guide of this invention provides an alternative to a system requiring a plurality of guides or for a guide with a plurality of slots by providing a single guide which slides along the distal femur and which articulates to accommodate a variety of angles. The guide includes a base portion definin ...


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Dale F Swarts, William L Rohr Jr, Steve T Lin, Thirumalai Devanathan, Steven L Krebs, Paul D Schoenle: Acetabular cup. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, March 9, 1999: US05879398 (166 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an acetabular cup prosthesis for implantation into a pelvic bone. A cup having a cavity for receiving a femoral head is formed of a polymeric material having a predetermined tensile strength. A backing is disposed about and attached to the polymeric cup. The back ...