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Richard L Walus, Jennifer J McCrory, John A Santangelo, Raphael Meloul: Tool for implanting a fiducial marker. Kenyon & Kenyon, November 19, 1996: US05575794 (167 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a tool for inserting a fiducial marker. It comprises a housing and guide assembly, an obturator assembly, a drill for forming a bore hole at an implantation site, and a marker inserter for inserting a marker into the bore hole. The housing and guide assembly comprise a ...


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Michael G Fisher, Anthony K Hedley, Michael Howard, Kevin Cordes, Toshinobu Katsuya: Dynamic knee balancer. Synvasive Technology, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, October 28, 2008: US07442196 (164 worldwide citation)

Dynamic knee balancing devices, systems and methods provide for enhanced total knee arthroplasty (“TKA”) procedures. Devices generally include a stationary femoral member for removably attaching to a distal femur and an adjustable femoral member coupled with the stationary member for adjusting ligam ...


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Milton F Barnes: Proximal body milling apparatus. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, March 5, 1996: US05496324 (160 worldwide citation)

A milling apparatus 2 including an articulated cutter 20 and an inverted L-shaped frame 10 for removing a unique geometric volume of bone to receive a prosthetic implant stem. Cutter 20 is housed within frame 10 for rotational movement about its longitudinal axis and lateral movement along a guide 1 ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, Douglas W Kohrs: Laparoscopic spinal stabilization method. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, December 23, 1997: US05700291 (158 worldwide citation)

Spinal fusion implants are laparoscopically placed in a disk space separating two vertebrae. Implant tools, including distraction spacers, boring tools and implants, are passed through a cannula toward the disk space.


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Alan Chervitz, E Marlowe Goble: Variable angle drill guide and ligament fixation method. MedicineLodge, M Reid Russell, November 18, 1997: US05688284 (158 worldwide citation)

A variable angle drill guide and method for its use for securing an end of a ligament graft in a tunnel section of a straight tunnel section that has been formed into a patient's knee in a procedure for replacing a cruciate ligament. The drill guide includes a straight reference rod that is for fitt ...


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Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Bojarski Raymond A, Steines Daniel, Burdulis Albert G Jr, Vargas Voracek Rene: Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools. Conformis, Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Bojarski Raymond A, Steines Daniel, Burdulis Albert G Jr, Vargas Voracek Rene, SUNSTEIN Bruce D, August 16, 2007: WO/2007/092841 (157 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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John N Insall, Giles R Scuderi, Pascal Poilvache, Robert A Hodorek, David J Krueger: Apparatus and method for knee implantation. Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Cary R Reeves, November 3, 1998: US05830216 (155 worldwide citation)

A set of instruments and a surgical technique facilitate precise orientation of the femoral implant. Precision is aided by decoupling the determination of A/P placement, valgus angle, and external rotation into three discrete steps. In this way, a surgeon's full concentration can be directed to each ...


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Rosenberg Thomas D: Method and instruments for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.. Acufex Microsurgical, August 14, 1991: EP0440991-A1 (148 worldwide citation)

The knee joint is inspected arthroscopically the patellar or semitendinosus tendon is harvested or another ACL substitute is obtained. Notchplasty is performed. A tibial tunnel (112) is drilled over a K-wire (96) from the front face of the tibia 20-25 mm below the knee joint to the attachment site o ...


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Berez Aaron, Fitz Wolfgang, Lang Philipp, Steines Daniel, Timsari Bijan, Tsougarakis Konstantinos, Vargas Voracek Rene, Snyder Cecily Anne: Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing total and partial joint arthroplasty. Conformis, Berez Aaron, Fitz Wolfgang, Lang Philipp, Steines Daniel, Timsari Bijan, Tsougarakis Konstantinos, Vargas Voracek Rene, Snyder Cecily Anne, PASTERNAK Dahna, June 17, 2004: WO/2004/049981 (147 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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Burdulis Albert G Jr, Fitz Wolfgang, Vargas Voracek Rene: Surgical tools facilitating increased accuracy, speed and simplicity in performing joint arthroplasty. Conformis, Burdulis Albert G Jr, Fitz Wolfgang, Vargas Voracek Rene, SUNSTEIN Bruce D, June 8, 2006: WO/2006/060795 (143 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are tools (1020) for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.