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Herbert E Schwartz, Prasanna Malaviya, Mark J Pelo, Pamela L Plouhar: Cartilage repair apparatus and method. DePuy Products, Barnes & Thornburg, April 22, 2008: US07361195 (218 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic device for repairing and regenerating cartilage includes a plug configured to be positioned in a hole formed in the cartilage and an anchor configured to support the plug. One or both of the plug and the anchor may be formed from naturally occurring extracellular matrix such as small ...


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Andrew T Beckman, Paul Guerra, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Bradley E White: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 24, 2013: US08613383 (189 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling assembly is configured to be used to form a tissue seal having an arcuate portion. The surgical stapling assembly comprises an end-effector extending from the distal end of the shaft. The end-effector comprises a first portion and a second portion. The first portion comprises a f ...


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Julia Hwang, Joseph Hammer, Herb Schwartz, Prasanna Malaviya: Scaffold for connective tissue repair. DePuy Mitek, July 24, 2012: US08226715 (179 worldwide citation)

A connective tissue scaffold including opposed first and second anchoring segments formed from a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the scaffold and a plurality of bioresorbable polymeric fibers oriented in a direction ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Jason L Harris, Prasanna Malaviya, Foster B Stulen, Jeffrey S Swayze, Scott A Woodruff, Gwendolyn P Payne, Donna L Korvick, David K Norvell, Aron O Zingman, Paul Guerra, Mary E Mootoo, Jeffrey L Aldridge, Timothy G Dietz, David A Witt: Surgical instruments with electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 4, 2013: US08453906 (171 worldwide citation)

An end-effector assembly configured to be attached to a surgical instrument. The end-effector assembly comprises a first jaw and a second jaw comprising a staple cavity. At least one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movable relative to the other jaw. The end-effector assembly comprises a stapl ...


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Herbert E Schwartz, Prasanna Malaviya, Amit K Singla, Pamela Lynn Plouhar, Mark Joseph Pelo: Unitary surgical device and method. Depuy Products, January 16, 2007: US07163563 (128 worldwide citation)

Unitary surgical devices (10) are disclosed. One group of the illustrated devices has a pair of biocompatible, bioresorbable anchors (16,18) connected to fixed lengths suture. The anchors (16,18) and fixed length of suture are connected to each other prior to surgery. Another group of unitary surgic ...


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Pamela L Plouhar, Prasanna Malaviya, Joe W Ferguson, Mora C Melican: Reinforced small intestinal submucosa (SIS). DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, October 28, 2003: US06638312 (127 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthetic device is provided for soft tissue attachment, reinforcement, and or reconstruction. The device comprises a naturally occurring extracellular matrix portion and a synthetic portion. In illustrated embodiments, the naturally occurring extracellular matrix portion comprises layers of s ...


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Pamela L Plouhar, Prasanna Malaviya, Joe W Ferguson, Mora C Melican: Reinforced small intestinal submucosa. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, January 9, 2007: US07160333 (113 worldwide citation)

Bioprosthetic devices for soft tissue attachment, reinforcement, or construction are provided. The devices comprise a sheet of naturally occurring extracellular matrix and a sheet of synthetic mesh coupled to the naturally occurring extracellular matrix portion.


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Kevin L Houser, Andrew M Zwolinski, Tracy D Lopes, Prasanna Malaviya, Daniel W Price, Louis T DeLuca: Surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, K&L Gates, March 27, 2012: US08142461 (94 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that may include a housing, a transducer engaged with the housing which can produce vibrations, and an end-effector engaged with the transducer. The surgical instrument can further include an adjustable sheath extending from the housing where the sheath is movable relative to t ...


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Anthony D Zannis, John W Kemppainen, Andrew M Jacobs, Carolyn K Day, Rhonda B Clarke, Herbert E Schwartz, Prasanna Malaviya, Danny E McAdams: Instrument for delivery of implant. Depuy Products, July 14, 2009: US07559941 (67 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument has a main shaft underlying a slide member. The slide member is movable in a proximal-distal direction. The distal end of the slide member has an open position and a closed position. The closed position is spaced from the open position in the proximal-distal direction. There is ...


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Galen C Robertson, Richard W Timm, Daniel J Mumaw, Foster B Stulen, Gregory W Johnson, Jerome R Morgan, Kevin L Houser, Kristi M Bodin, Mark A Neurohr, Prasanna Malaviya, Reginald D Fortson, Sean P Conlon, William S Joachim Jr, William D Dannaher, Eitan T Wiener: Methods of using ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotatable cutting implements. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 4, 2012: US08323302 (60 worldwide citation)

In one general aspect, various embodiments are directed to methods for treating tissue within an aqueous environment. Various methods may include introducing a cutting implement of a surgical instrument into the aqueous environment. The cutting implement may have at least one cutting surface thereon ...