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Sutterlin Chester E Iii, Gravenstein Nikolaus, Del, Rio Eddy M, Lamanna José M: Powered kerrison-like rongeur system. The Anspach Effort, Sutterlin Chester E Iii, Gravenstein Nikolaus, Del, Rio Eddy M, Lamanna José M, NORMAN FRIEDLAND PATENT ATTORNEY, June 17, 2004: WO/2004/049956 (427 worldwide citation)

A motorized drill is mounted in the handle (18) of a Kerrison Rongeur System utilized by a surgeon to perform surgical procedures on a patient, includes mechanism for moving the bit (25) supported in a rotating drill (12) toward the fixed upstanding foot (24) mounted at the remote end of the pistol- ...


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Brantigan John W: Surgical prosthetic implant.. Brantigan John W, March 15, 1989: EP0307241-A2 (261 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic plug implants (11,31-34,111) forming side-by-side transverse struts between adjacent vertebrae having roughened surfaces (11b,31b,32b,34d,122) receiving bone ingrowth to fuse the plugs on prepared surface sites (15,115) on opposed faces of adjacent vertebrae and have end faces (11a,31a,34 ...


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Goble E Marlowe: Suture anchor apparatus.. Marlowe Goble E, Dehart Larry, October 14, 1987: EP0241240-A2 (248 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor system that includes a drill for turning into a bone mass with sissoring blades pivotally connected in a longitudinal drill shaft slot proximate to a cutting end thereof, the blade ends to sissor to extend cutting edges outwardly therefrom, which sissoring occurs at a certain depth o ...


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Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Bojarski Ray, Steines Daniel, Burdulis Albert G, Vargas Voracek Rene: Surgical tools for arthroplasty. Conformis, Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Bojarski Ray, Steines Daniel, Burdulis Albert G, Vargas Voracek Rene, BUCHANAN Karen A, September 18, 2008: WO/2008/112996 (229 worldwide citation)

A patellar 3-D guidance tool includes a template. The template includes at least one contact surface (5103) for engaging a surface of the patella. The at least one contact surface substantially conforms with the surface associated with the patellar. At least one guide aperture (5105) directs movemen ...


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Michael S Levy: Osteotomy cutting guide. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, July 30, 1996: US05540695 (203 worldwide citation)

An osteotomy cutting guide is disclosed. The cutting guide utilities an angle cutting block which is removably and adjustably attached to a stabilizing base. Also utilized is a distal hole drill block which is removably and adjustably attached to the stabilizing base. The stabilizing base has at lea ...


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Paul A Torrie, Michael C Ferragamo, Rebecca Blough, Anthony Miniaci, Lazlo Hangody, Zoltan Karparti: Repairing cartilage. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, November 14, 2000: US06146385 (199 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing cartilage (e.g., articular cartilage on the femur) and a set of instruments used in the method are provided. The damaged cartilage is removed from the bone to expose the underlying bone, grafts covered with cartilage (e.g., hyaline cartilage) are harvested from elsewhere in the ...


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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays: Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, June 23, 1998: US05769855 (199 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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Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Raymond A Bojarski, Daniel Steines, Albert G Burdulis Jr, Rene Vargas Voracek: Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools. ConforMIS, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, November 29, 2011: US08066708 (189 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are d ...


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Stephen M Howell: Tibial guide. Arthrotek, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 3, 2001: US06254604 (189 worldwide citation)

A drill guide for determining the site for and drilling a tunnel in a tibia during an anterior cruciate ligament replacement procedure and method for using same are also disclosed. The drill guide utilizes a multiple-point anatomical reference system for determining the most favorable position for t ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, Douglas W Kohrs: Spinal stabilization surgical apparatus. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, February 24, 1998: US05720748 (169 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for performing spinal stabilization includes a distraction spacer sized to be inserted into a disc space and act against end plates of vertebra to urge the vertebra apart. A tube guide is placed at a second location on the disc space with the tube guide including a spacer on its distal ...