Halloran William X: Orthopedic drill guide apparatus. December 5, 1972: US3704707 (142 worldwide citation)

Orthopedic drill guide apparatus for use in drilling a bore in a fractured bone such as a trochanter for receipt of a pin. The apparatus includes a portable pistol device having aiming means mounted on the top thereof for alignment with an X-ray image-producing target placed over such fractured troc ...


David A McGuire: Bone-cutting guide. Bromberg & Sunstein, October 28, 1997: US05681320 (139 worldwide citation)

A bone-cutting guide having a base with a cylindrical tunnel for guiding a cutting instrument therethrough. The guide is anchored to the bone in at least three locations. A positioning arm having a distal end anchors the guide within a joint. An anchoring pin is insertable through the base alongside ...

Huene Donald R: Assembly for inserting rigid shafts into fractured bones. Huebner & Worrel, February 25, 1975: US3867932 (139 worldwide citation)

An improved assembly for use in techniques wherein substantially rigid shafts are employed for joining opposed segments of a fractured bone, including a clamp characterized by an elongated body of a generally C-shape configuration having a fixed jaw projected laterally from one end thereof, for enga ...

Greg Lambrecht, Brett Jason Stern, Jacob Einhorn, Kathleen Nydzik Robbins: Guide-pin placement device and method of use. Stryker Technologies Corporation, Pennie & Edmonds, March 14, 2000: US06036696 (138 worldwide citation)

A hand instrument and method for use by a surgeon to target the appropriate entry point and trajectory on bony tissue through which an instrument, such as a nail, pin, screw, rod, wire, drill bit, or other implant is passed. Imbedded within the instrument is at least one relatively radio-opaque targ ...

Kwan Ho Chan: Drill guide assembly and method for producing a bone tunnel. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, September 19, 2000: US06120511 (137 worldwide citation)

A drill guide assembly for producing a tunnel in a bone comprises a rack having a probe portion for engagement with a desired bony landmark, and a tool holder portion for holding tools for penetrating the bone. The probe portion is provided with an orifice therethrough. The tool holder portion is ad ...

Beat Simon Schenk, James M Green: Drilling guide and measuring instrumentation. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, April 20, 1999: US05895389 (135 worldwide citation)

A surgical drilling guide for guiding a drilling tool, measuring its penetration depth, and protecting surrounding tissue. The guide has a sleeve and a plunger that telescopes within the sleeve. The plunger and the sleeve have axial bores adapted to slidably receive a portion of the tool that protru ...

Richter Karl M, Harder Hans Erich, Dehrens Klaus: Dispositif de visee distal pour fixation par clou de verrouillage. Howmedica, September 21, 1979: FR2417970-A1 (134 worldwide citation)

La présente invention concerne un dispositif de visée- distal pour fixation par clou de verrouillage.

Landry Michael E, Khoo Larry T, Wagner Erik J, Forton Charles R, Jones Robert J: Spinal stabilization system insertion and methods. Spinal Concepts, MEYERTONS Eric B, May 21, 2004: WO/2004/041100 (128 worldwide citation)

A spinal stabilization system (100) may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system (100) in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies (102) may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly (102) may include a bone f ...

Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Steines Daniel, Bojarski Raymond A: Surgical cutting guide. Conformis, Lang Philipp, Fitz Wolfgang, Steines Daniel, Bojarski Raymond A, MICHNA Jakub M, December 24, 2008: WO/2008/157412 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a surgical cutting guide for guiding a surgical instrument along a cutting path located on a biological tissue. The surgical guide includes a contact surface that conforms to a surface associated with the tissue and at least one guide for restricting movement of ...