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Douglas Noiles, Alfred F DeCarlo: Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Robert E Jackson, Richard A Inz, September 25, 1984: US04473077 (599 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally flexible section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to o ...


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Douglas G Noiles, Alfred F DeCarlo Jr: Modular stem and sleeve prosthesis. Depuy Orthopaedics, July 24, 2001: US06264699 (122 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic prosthesis system for replacement of an articulating portion of a long bone includes a sleeve, a stem, and a neck. The sleeve has an outer bone engagement surface and includes opposed proximal and distal female taper regions. The stem has a distal end for fixation within a long bone a ...


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Caleb Emerson Brooks, Jan Janusz Krygier, John Dennis Bobyn, Alfred F DeCarlo Jr: Prosthetic joint system for bone replacement. Joint Medical Products Corporation, Maurice M Klee, August 19, 1997: US05658349 (102 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic joint system is provided for use when replacement of bone is required. The system includes an elongated stem having a joint motion surface at one end and an outside surface which includes at least one tapered portion, a sleeve for fixation to the patient's bone which has an internal tap ...


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Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, Michael DeMarco Sr, J Larry Hineline: Instrument for cutting bone. Joint Medical Products Corporation, Maurice M Klee, July 30, 1996: US05540694 (80 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument 20 for machining a precise cavity in a patient's bone for receiving a prosthesis 13 having a conical portion 6 and a triangular portion 8 is provided. The instrument 20 includes a first member 26 which has (i) a conical portion 44 which defines a longitudinal axis 40 and (ii) a ...


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Michael J Christie, Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, Timothy McTighe, Douglas G Noiles: Oblong acetabular cup. Joint Medical Products Corporation, Maruice M Klee, March 9, 1993: US05192329 (78 worldwide citation)

An oblong acetabular cup which includes a cavity for receiving a bearing element is provided. The plane of the opening into the cavity is skewed relative to the prosthesis' longitudinal plane so as to achieve adduction correction, anteversion correction, or both adduction and anteversion correction. ...


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Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, Patricia Katzman: Long bone reamer with depth stop indicator. DePuy Orthopaedics, Nutter McClennen & Fish, December 19, 2000: US06162226 (64 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an orthopaedic instrument system and method for reaming a long bone to a predetermined depth. The instrument system includes an elongate reamer having a proximal portion and a bone contacting surface with an integral cutting element. A stop indicating sleeve having an ...


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Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, George B Cipolletti, Leda Hewka: Acetabular bearing system. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Susan M Schmitt, March 10, 1998: US05725591 (64 worldwide citation)

An acetabular cup system is provided in which an insert or liner may be selected from a plurality of types of inserts to be used with an acetabular shell. One insert may be oriented after it is removably inserted into the acetabular shell. After an orientation is selected, it may be permanently fixe ...


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Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, Hugh U Cameron: Bone engaging prosthesis. Depuys Orthopaedics, Nutter McClennan & Fish, March 12, 2002: US06355069 (61 worldwide citation)

A bone prosthesis is provided which includes an implantable elongate stem member having a bore extending therethrough. The stem member has a proximal end and a distal end with at least one slot formed in the distal end. The slot extends along at least a portion of the stem member, in a longitudinal ...


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Robert L Conta, Alfred F DeCarlo Jr, Douglas G Noiles: Sintered coatings for implantable prostheses. Joint Medical Products Corporation, Maurice M Klee, April 11, 1995: US05405389 (45 worldwide citation)

A sintered coating (13) for an implantable prosthesis (10) is provided having 1) interstices into which tissue or bone can grow, and 2) increased surface roughness which provides enhanced initial press-fit fixation. In certain embodiments, the coating includes at least two sets of particles (46,48) ...


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Alfred F DeCarlo Jr: Apparatus for constraining a socket bearing in an artificial joint. Joint Medical Products, Maurice M Klee, June 25, 1985: US04524467 (44 worldwide citation)

A ball and socket joint for implanting in the body is provided which comprises (1) a ball; (2) a cup with a spherical cavity, said cup to be affixed to bone; (3) a projection associated with the cup and extending into the spherical cavity at the geometric pole of the cavity; and (4) a bearing member ...