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Hansen A Yuan, Chih I Lin, James A Davidson, Laura C Small, Thomas A Carls: Low wear artificial spinal disc. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 14, 1997: US05676701 (723 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal disc for surgical placement between adjacent vertebrae including a first component for attaching to a first vertebrae, the first component having a concave recess, with the concave contoured surface having a circumference of 360.degree.. A second component for attaching to a sec ...


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Chris E Johnson, Tim Vendrely, Leo A Whiteside, Thomas A Carls, John Steele, Khosrow Naraghian: Tibial trial prosthesis and bone preparation system. Smith & Nephew, Pravell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, July 7, 1998: US05776200 (260 worldwide citation)

The method of implanting a femoral and a tibial knee prosthesis and instruments for surgically implanting the femoral and tibial prosthesis component as disclosed. The method includes the formation of a plurality of surgical cuts on the patient's distal femur. A trial tibial prosthesis is then fitte ...


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Thomas A Carls, Tony Melkent, Leo A Whiteside, Tim Vendrely: Revision femoral trial prosthesis. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, December 30, 1997: US05702460 (196 worldwide citation)

A trial femoral prosthesis for use in knee joint replacement surgery includes a trial prosthesis body that is generally J-shaped. The prosthesis body provides a distal articulating surface and a proximal non-articulating surface. The articulating surface includes medial and lateral condylar portions ...


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Jennifer J Lackey, Albert J Pothier, Thomas A Carls, Chris E Johnson, Scott Elliott: Modular trial tibial insert. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, December 30, 1997: US05702464 (195 worldwide citation)

A modular tibial trial prosthesis for attachment to a patient's surgically cut proximal tibia includes a tibial tray having proximal and distal surfaces, the distal surface to be fitted against the patient's surgically prepared proximal tibia during knee joint replacement surgery. The proximal surfa ...


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Tim Vendrely, Leo A Whiteside, Thomas A Carls, John Steele, Chris E Johnson: Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus for use in knee joint replacement surgery. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, November 4, 1997: US05683397 (162 worldwide citation)

A distal femoral cutting block apparatus for use in knee surgery includes an instrument body that has generally flat opposing parallel surfaces and a plurality flat peripheral surfaces to form a generally rectangular body. The body provides anterior and posterior surfaces and medial and lateral surf ...


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John K Steele, Thomas A Carls, David L Evans, Carol D Taylor, Philippe Cartier, James Andrews, William Kennedy: Uni-compartmental femoral knee instruments and prosthesis. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, May 17, 1994: US05312411 (147 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for shaping the distal femur of a patient to receive a unicondylar prosthetic component includes a cutting guide body that carries a pair of cylindrically shaped openings in the guide body, each of the openings having a central longitudinal axis and the respective axes of the o ...


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Thomas A Carls, Khosrow Naraghian, Chris E Johnson: Patella clamp apparatus. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, November 19, 1996: US05575793 (135 worldwide citation)

An improved patella clamp apparatus includes a scissor-like instrument frame having a pair of handles at one end portion. A patella holder and drill collet have gripping surfaces for holding a patient's patella therebetween during preparation for implantation of a prosthesis. The collet has arcuate ...


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Chris E Johnson, Thomas A Carls, David L Evans: Tibial prosthesis. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, March 11, 1997: US05609641 (117 worldwide citation)

A tibial prosthesis includes a tibial tray and a post extending therefrom for receiving one or more modular stems of differing sizes. The stem provides a closed socket that registers with the post. A wedge lock fit tightens the stem to the post upon assembly. The stem has a cylindrical section and a ...


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Leo A Whiteside, Jason D Blain, Thomas A Carls, Chris E Johnson, Anthony J Melkent, Paul Wheeler: Trial femoral prosthesis for use in knee joint replacement surgery. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt & Kimball, March 9, 1999: US05879393 (87 worldwide citation)

A posterior stabilized femoral trial apparatus for preparing a patient's femur to receive a posterior stabilized femoral prosthesis includes a trial body with proximal and distal portions, the distal portion having an articulating surface for articulating with a patient's tibial component. A module ...


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Thomas A Carls, Steven M Tammi: Distal femoral cutting block assembly. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, November 4, 1997: US05683398 (76 worldwide citation)

A composite cutting block for preparing a patient's distal femur to receive a knee prosthesis includes a first block body having a triangular cross section that engages the patient's distal femur using bone tissue connectors such as bone spikes. A pair of inclined surfaces form acute angles with a f ...