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Steven J Tallarida, Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. STD Manufacturing, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, February 18, 2003: US06520964 (472 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides tools and methods for mapping and measuring the articular surface of a joint (or of any bony surface) and for fabricating a prosthetic device based on this recorded data. In one embodiment, once the defect of the chondral surface has been identified, a guide pin is ins ...


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Leo C T Fung, Steven W Ek: Suture collet. Smith & Nephew, University of Massachusetts, Fish & Richardson P C, March 13, 2001: US06200329 (453 worldwide citation)

A suture securing device includes an inner member defining a suture receiving passage extending between a distal end surface of the inner member and a second surface of the inner member. An outer member defines an opening for receiving the inner member such that suture extending from the second surf ...


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Steven W Ek, Kenneth K Thompson, Randall D Ross, Jose Lizardi: Suture collet. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, July 11, 2000: US06086608 (429 worldwide citation)

A suture securing device includes an outer member with a suture receiving passage and an inner member configured for progressive insertion within the suture receiving passage and engagement with the outer member in any one of a plurality of locked positions to secure a suture between the inner membe ...


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Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. ArthroSurface Incorporated, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, January 20, 2004: US06679917 (297 worldwide citation)

An implant for installation into a portion of an articular surface includes a protrusion configured to cover an un-excised portion of articular surface proximate to the implant. Another implant may form a cavity to allow the un-excised portion of articular surface to remodel over a perimeter edge of ...


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Kenneth K Thompson, Randall D Ross, Steven W Ek: Surgical drive tool. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, August 3, 1999: US05931844 (213 worldwide citation)

A handle assembly for a drive tool includes a plunger actuator configured to move a plunger of the drive tool between a retracted position and an extended position, an outer tube actuator configured to move an outer tube of the drive tool between a retracted position and an extended position, and a ...


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Steven W Ek, A Alan Conlan: Instrument for thoracic surgical procedures. University of Massachusetts, Smith & Nephew, Lahive & Cockfield, May 18, 1999: US05904702 (211 worldwide citation)

An instrument for performing thoracic surgical procedures including an instrument body, a tool assembly, and an actuating mechanism. The instrument body has a proximal end spaced along a longitudinal axis from a distal end. The tool assembly has two cooperating tool members operably connected to the ...


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Steven W Ek: Suturing tissue. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, August 10, 1999: US05935149 (191 worldwide citation)

A method of suturing using a suture with an attached needle includes placing the suture at a desired site to be sutured by passing the needle from a first member of a suture passing forceps to a second member of the forceps. The suture is then secured at the site by passing the needle through a sutu ...


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Steven J Tallarida, Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. ArthroSurface, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, April 18, 2006: US07029479 (186 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides tools and methods for mapping and measuring the articular surface of a joint (or of any bony surface) and for fabricating a prosthetic device based on this recorded data. In one embodiment, once the defect of the chondral surface has been identified, a guide pin is ins ...


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Steven J Tallarida, Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. ArthroSurface Incorporated, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, August 26, 2003: US06610067 (186 worldwide citation)

A generic bone implant, or set of standardized implants, is created based on using a guide device to develop an axis normal to an articular surface of bone and collecting only one or two data points. A generic cutting tool is used to cut the bone to a point where a generic implant can be used. Sever ...


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Thomas J Vander Salm, A Alan Conlan, Yuri E Kazakevich, Steven W Ek, Gheorghe Mihalca: Through-wall catheter steering and positioning. Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, University of Massachusetts, Lahive & Cockfield, May 25, 1999: US05906579 (164 worldwide citation)

A method of positioning a catheter, for example a balloon or treatment catheter. The catheter is inserted in a passage and sensed through the luminal wall to correctly determine its position. As applied to prevent hemorrhage during surgery the method involves inserting the catheter in a deflated con ...