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Pertti Tormala, Olli Karhi, Markku Tamminmaki: Device for installing a tissue fastener. Bionx Implants Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 4, 2000: US06010513 (234 worldwide citation)

The device of the present invention is designed for repairing a tear in soft and/or tough tissue of a patient, such as a tear in the meniscus of the knee.


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Pertti Tormala, Pentti Rokkanen, Seppo Vainionpaa, Juha Laiho, Veli Pekka Heponen, Timo Pohjonen: Surgical materials and devices. Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, November 6, 1990: US04968317 (218 worldwide citation)

Surgical material of resorbable polymer, copolymer, or polymer mixture containing at least partially fibrillated structural units, and use thereof.


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Mark Sherman, Auvo Kaikkonen, Timo Pohjonen, Pertti Tormala: Bone block fixation implant. Bionx Implants OY, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 14, 1999: US06001100 (167 worldwide citation)

In the present invention, a bioabsorbable implant is described, which implant is manufactured of bioabsorbable polymer, copolymer, polymer alloy or fiber reinforced and/or particle filled composite, which implant is pushed into a hole or drill canal made in a bone, for fixing a bone graft into the d ...


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Yaron Har Shai, Roni Ammar, Pertti Tormala: Kit for sternum fixation in chest surgery. Technion Research and Development Foundation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 13, 2001: US06200318 (143 worldwide citation)

A tool kit for use in the inducement of the reconstitution and healing of the sternum after an operation on a patient in the chest region in which during the operation the sternum is cut into two hemisterna. The kit serves for the post-operational approximation and fixation of the hemisterna in a po ...


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Pertti Tormala, Pentti Rokkanen, Valle J Oikarinen, Seppo Vainionpaa, Pertti Helevirta: Bone graft implant. Biocon Oy, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, September 5, 1989: US04863472 (115 worldwide citation)

Supporting structure (1) for preventing the movements of powder material (2) which will be applied as bone graft (bone graft powder) which supporting structue (1) will be located to contact with bone tissue and which supporting structure (1) is manufactured of at least partially resorbable polymer, ...


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Matti Lehto, Mauri Lehtimaki, Senja Paasimaa, Pertti Tormala: Joint prosthesis. Bionx Implants Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 28, 1999: US06007580 (114 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a joint prosthesis intended to be mounted between two bones to be joined together. The joint prosthesis comprises a spacer part, intended to be placed between the joint surfaces of the bones to be joined. The spacer part is manufactured of biodegradable polymer, co-polymer, ...


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Pertti Tormala, Pentti Rokkanen, Juha Laiho, Markku Tamminmaki, Seppo Vainionpaa: Material for osteosynthesis devices. Materials Consultants Oy, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, May 10, 1988: US04743257 (100 worldwide citation)

Surgical osteosynthesis composite material, which is self-reinforced i.e. it is formed about the absorbable polymer or copolymer matrix which is reinforced with the absorbable reinforcement units which have the same chemical element percentage composition as the matrix has.


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Pertti Tormala, Senja Paasimaa, Matti Lehto, Mauri Lehtimaki: Reconstructive bioabsorbable joint prosthesis. Bionx Implants Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 5, 2000: US06113640 (88 worldwide citation)

A cylindrical, fibrous, porous joint spacer is provided, having excellent properties, flexibility of formation, and operability, which is intended to be implanted as a prosthesis between bones to be joined together. The joint spacer of the present invention can be formed from a strip of fabric, whic ...


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Martti Talja, Pertti Tormala, Pentti Rokkanen, Seppo Vainionpaa, Timo Pohjonen: Method of manufacturing biodegradable surgical implants and devices. Biocon Oy, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 11, 1998: US05792400 (86 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a surgical implant, device, or part thereof, made of biodegradable material for performing at least one function selected from the group consisting of supporting, joining and separating tissue and keeping open a tissue cavity. One biodegradable rod which is wound around a windi ...