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Robert Metzger, David Ray Brown, Troy Hershberger, Kevin Cox: Floating bearing knee joint prosthesis with a fixed tibial post. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 26, 2000: US06165223 (204 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a floating bearing knee joint prosthesis having a fixed tibial post used for replacing the articulating knee portion of a femur and a tibia. The floating bearing knee joint prosthesis includes a femoral component, a tibial component, a bearing member and a guide post. The fe ...


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Robert Metzger, Troy Hershberger: Elongated femoral component. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 8, 2003: US06589283 (172 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a knee joint prosthesis system adapted to replace the articulating knee portion of a femur and a tibia. The knee joint prosthesis system includes a first femoral component and a second femoral component. The first femoral component includes a first femoral engagement region ...


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Robert Metzger, David Ray Brown, Troy Hershberger, Kevin Cox: Floating bearing knee joint prosthesis with a fixed tibial post. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 2, 2002: US06413279 (156 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a floating bearing knee joint prosthesis having a fixed tibial post used for replacing the articulating knee portion of a femur and a tibia. The floating bearing knee joint prosthesis includes a femoral component, a tibial component, a guide post and a bearing member. The f ...


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Robert Metzger: Knee prosthesis with moveable post. Biomet Manufacturing, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 17, 2006: US06986791 (139 worldwide citation)

A knee prosthetic for implantation includes a mobile rotatable posterior stabilized (PS) post. The mobile PS post may rotate or distract superiorly relative to a tibial component. The mobile PS post may rotate with the femur after implantation, at least for a selected distance. Various exterior shap ...


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Robert Metzger, Keith R Berend, Michael E Berend, Adolph V Lombardi Jr, Lance D Perry, Ryan J Schoenefeld, Radu Serban, Thomas Donaldson: Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment. Biomet Manufacturing, Harness Dickey, December 6, 2011: US08070752 (138 worldwide citation)

A method of preparing a joint for a prosthesis in a patient. The method includes obtaining scan data associated with the joint of the patient, preparing a three-dimensional image of the joint based on the scan data, preparing a pre-operative surgical plan based on the scan data, and preparing an ima ...


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Robert Metzger, William A Hartman, James M McKale, Jacy C Hoeppner, Kevin A Haines: Floating bearing knee joint prosthesis with a fixed tibial post. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 6, 2005: US06972039 (135 worldwide citation)

An articulating bearing knee including a guide post that in a first orientation allows substantially free varus and valgus distraction, but in another constrains the same. The guide post in includes a superior portion that engages a femoral component of a knee prosthesis in a rotated orientation. Wh ...


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Nicholas J Katrana, Thomas M Vanasse, Robert Metzger: Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods. Biomet Manufacturing, Harness Dickey, February 19, 2013: US08377066 (130 worldwide citation)

A patient-specific alignment guide includes a three-dimensional engagement surface customized in a pre-operating planning stage by computer imaging to closely mate and conform to a corresponding bone portion of a patient's elbow joint. The patient-specific alignment guide defines a first longitudina ...


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Ryan J Schoenefeld, Scott Deming, Garrett A Sheffer, Robert Metzger: Patient specific knee alignment guide and associated method. Biomet Manufacturing, Harness Dickey, October 9, 2012: US08282646 (129 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic apparatus including a patient-specific alignment guide attachable to a surface of a bone being prepared for receiving a prosthetic implant. The guide includes at least first and second components and a coupling mechanism connecting the first and second components to one another. The fi ...


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Robert Metzger: Knee prosthesis with graft ligaments. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 14, 2005: US06905513 (119 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a knee joint prosthesis having a bearing and a biologic ligament for replacing the articulating knee portion of a femur and a tibia. The knee joint prosthesis includes a femoral component, a tibial component, a bearing member, and a biologic ligament. The femoral component i ...


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Jason D Meridew, Robert Metzger: Patient specific acetabular guide and method. Biomet Manufacturing, Harness Dickey, March 13, 2012: US08133234 (116 worldwide citation)

An acetabular system includes an acetabular guide having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface made to conform to an acetabular rim surface around an acetabulum of a patient in accordance with a three-dimensional image of the acetabulum of the patient. ...