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Thomas P Branch: Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue. Jones Askew & Lunsford, December 13, 1994: US05372146 (310 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are described for attaching tendons, ligaments, or other tissue to bone, which includes the use of adjustable head members positioned along filament members. Also disclosed are methods and apparatuses for mending breaks in tissue such as skin or meniscal layers tissue such as ...


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Thomas P Branch: Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue. Jones & Askew, May 28, 1996: US05520691 (294 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are described for attaching tendons, ligaments, or other tissue to bone, which includes the use of adjustable head members positioned along filament members. Also disclosed are methods and apparatuses for mending breaks in tissue such as skin or meniscal layers tissue such as ...


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Thomas P Branch: Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue. Jones & Askew, December 6, 1994: US05370661 (200 worldwide citation)

Provided is a method for attaching tissue to a bone, which includes the use of a filament member and a head member which engages the filament member and holds a tissue in place. Also provided is a device and method for repairing a break in tissue, which indicates the use of a filament member and at ...


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Thomas P Branch: Orthotic apparatus and method for using same. Alston & Bird, December 30, 2003: US06669660 (18 worldwide citation)

An inflatable bladder position a distance from a joint is attached to an external structural support which crosses the joint but does not support it. By inflating the bladder one limb segment is forced towards the external support thereby increasing the ranges of motion of that joint. Further, the i ...


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Robert B Weinstein, Thomas P Branch, Fredrik Westin, Alex Sattler: Method and apparatus for manipulating a toe joint. ERMI Corporation, Alston & Bird, January 25, 2011: US07874996 (11 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention are generally related to the manipulation of a joint to provide therapy. More specifically, some embodiments of the present invention use inflatable members and a three point bending concept to cause flexion in a toe joint for the purpose of increasing the range ...


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Thomas P Branch, Alex Sattler: Apparatus for enabling the movement of human limbs and method for using same. ERMI Corporation, Alston & Bird, March 29, 2005: US06872186 (11 worldwide citation)

An orthotic apparatus for use in providing improved range of motion is provided which allows the amount of stretch to be hydraulically powered and measured by the device, but controlled by the user. Because the apparatus accurately calculates the amount of stretch, the user, together with the user's ...


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Thomas P Branch, Alexander Sattler Jr, Fredrik Westin: Method and apparatus for aligning a knee for surgery or the like. Thomas P Branch, Alston & Bird, February 23, 2010: US07665167 (11 worldwide citation)

Generally described the invention relates to methods and apparatuses for aligning the lower extremities of a patient with a mechanical axis. More specifically, the present invention provides an exoskeleton or external framework that positions a patient's leg into a desired mechanical axis in prepara ...


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Thomas P Branch: Orthotic apparatus and method for using same. Alston & Bird, January 20, 2009: US07479121 (8 worldwide citation)

An inflatable bladder position a distance from a joint is attached to an external structural support which crosses the joint but does not support it. By inflating the bladder one limb segment is forced towards the external support thereby increasing the ranges of motion of that joint. Further, the i ...


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Thomas P Branch: Shoulder extension control device. ERMI Corporation, Alston & Bird, June 16, 2009: US07547289 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for providing range of motion control devices, and particularly relates to an apparatus for providing control of the range of motion of a human shoulder.


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Thomas P Branch, Alexander Sattler Jr, Fredrik Westin: Knee aligner for surgery. Thomas P Branch, Alston & Bird, July 26, 2011: US07985227 (6 worldwide citation)

Generally described the invention relates to methods and apparatuses for aligning the lower extremities of a patient with a mechanical axis. More specifically, the present invention provides an exoskeleton or external framework that positions a patient's leg into a desired mechanical axis in prepara ...