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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Richard D Vanlaningham, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment. Zimmer, Dennis W Burke, Todd A Dawson, December 12, 1995: US05474559 (380 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...


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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Richard D Vanlaningham, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty. Dennis W Burke, Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, January 19, 1999: US05860981 (322 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...


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Dennis W Burke, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Orthopaedic milling template with attachable cutting guide. Zimmer, Dennis W Burke, Todd A Dawson, February 11, 1997: US05601563 (262 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to milling instrumentation used for preparing a bone for receiving a prosthetic implant. The milling instrumentation includes a milling template for connection to an exposed end of a bone for guiding a milling device along the bone. A detachable cutting guide is removably c ...


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Terry L Dietz, Richard D Vanlaningham: Apparatus and method for milling bone. Zimmer, Cary R Reeves, September 6, 1994: US05344423 (212 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and associated method are provided for milling bone. The apparatus includes a template having a reference surface for controlling depth of cut and a track for guiding the cutter in two dimensions to cut a planar surface.


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Terry L Dietz, Richard D Vanlaningham: Apparatus for milling bone. Zimmer, Cary R Reeves, January 23, 1996: US05486180 (183 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for milling bone. The apparatus includes a template having a reference surface for controlling depth of cut and a track for guiding the cutter in two dimensions to cut a planar surface.


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Terry L Dietz, Richard D Vanlaningham: Dual slide cutting guide. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, August 5, 1997: US05653714 (176 worldwide citation)

The guide of this invention provides an alternative to a system requiring a plurality of guides or for a guide with a plurality of slots by providing a single guide which slides along the distal femur and which articulates to accommodate a variety of angles. The guide includes a base portion definin ...


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Kim C Bertin, Robert Booth Jr, Dennis W Burke, Rodney Bays, Terry L Dietz, Gregory C Stalcup, Richard D Vanlaningham: Tibial milling guide system. Zimmer by said Stalcup Dietz Bays and Vanlaningham, Todd A Dawson, June 1, 1999: US05908424 (138 worldwide citation)

A tibial milling guide which incorporates a combination of instruments for producing a planar surface on a portion of the tibia using a milling device. The system includes: an extramedullary alignment guide with a detachable reference guide, an adjustable milling base assembly, a detachable milling ...


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Terry L Dietz, Stephen C Miller: Alignment guide and method. Zimmer, Cary R Reeves, October 31, 1995: US05462550 (111 worldwide citation)

An alignment guide comprises a guide block locator having surfaces for engaging a prepared femur and establishing a specific position relative to an intercondylar slot in the femur. The guide block locator contains an aperture for directing a guide block to the specific position. The guide block inc ...


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Mark R Disilvestro, Jason T Sherman, Terry L Dietz: In vivo joint space measurement device and method. Depuy Products, March 27, 2007: US07195645 (107 worldwide citation)

A joint endoprosthesis system has first and second prosthetic components. The second prosthetic component has a bearing surface. The interface of the bearing surface and the first prosthetic component defines the joint articulation. A signal source and sensor are affixed on opposite sides of the joi ...


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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Richard D Vanlaningham, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, December 29, 1998: US05853415 (97 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...