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John William Goodfellow, John Joseph O Connor, Nigel Graham Shrive: Prosthetic joint device. National Research Development Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, April 25, 1978: US04085466 (516 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic joint device is provided with first and second components respectively providing convex and relatively flat articulatory bearing surfaces, and a third component is located between the former components and has two surfaces which are complementary to and engage the convex and flat surfac ...


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Lukas Eisermann, Eddie F Ray III: Intervertebral prosthetic joint. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, May 25, 2004: US06740118 (313 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral prosthetic joint including a first articular component adapted to engage a first vertebra and a second articular component adapted to engage a second vertebra. The articular components include abutting convex and concave articular surfaces that cooperate to permit articulating moti ...


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Michael A Masini: Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components. MedIdea, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, February 13, 2001: US06187010 (273 worldwide citation)

Improved bone cutting guides enable a surgeon to better gauge required resection characteristics. In one embodiment at least a portion of the guide is transparent, thereby enabling the user to optimize cut estimates and to visualize the resection as it is being performed. In another embodiment, at l ...


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Nebojsa Kovacevic: Knee joint load measuring instrument and joint prosthesis. N K Biotechnical Engineering Co, Kinney & Lange, March 30, 1993: US05197488 (226 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for measuring dynamically forces applied to a prosthetic joint. The system comprises a first support member attached to an outer surface of a first bone, a second support member attached to an outer surface of a second bone and a transducer secured to the second support member ...


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Michael A Masini: Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components. MedIdea, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, April 27, 1999: US05897559 (225 worldwide citation)

Improved bone-cutting guides enable a surgeon to better gauge required resection characteristics. A body having an outer surface and an inner surface configured to be positioned against a bone surface to be modified includes one or more openings enabling a bone-cutting tool to be used though the bod ...


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Andre Bahler: Prosthetic device for a complex joint. Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, March 7, 1995: US05395401 (223 worldwide citation)

A first prosthetic part (11) is adapted to be attached to a femur; a second prosthetic part (17) is adapted for attachment to the tibia. An intermediate joint assembly has a meniscal part (13) and a coupling part (15) which is rotatable about an axis of rotation (39). The femoral part and an element ...


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Lisanne Eng, Dennis Colleran, John Slamin: Femoral tensing and sizing device. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 2, 2000: US06056756 (218 worldwide citation)

A tool for preparing a bone end for prosthetic joint replacement. The tool rests on a resected end of one bone of an articulating joint set, and includes a jack assembly for supporting an opposing bone of the set in flexion while the bone ends remain attached together by ligaments. The jack pivotall ...


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Richard C Techiera: Epicondylar axis referencing drill guide. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 22, 2000: US06106529 (208 worldwide citation)

A tool and a method for laying out resection or alignment features to prepare a bone end for prosthetic joint replacement. The tool includes adjustable assemblies coupled to a main body for determining a preparatory cut to fit a prosthesis, for example by drilling positioning holes or otherwise sett ...


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Richard C Techiera, Arlen D Hanssen, Scott Presbrey: Epicondylar axis alignment-femoral positioning drill guide. DePuy Orthopaedics, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 1, 2000: US06096043 (198 worldwide citation)

A tool lays out resection or alignment features to prepare a bone end for prosthetic joint replacement. The tool attaches to the end of the femur, and positions an initial cut, for example a pair of aligned drill holes for the positioning pins of a prosthesis or the cutting blocks used in preparing ...


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Buechel Frederick F, Pappas Michael J: Floating center prosthetic joint. Bain Gilfillan & Rhodes, November 4, 1975: US3916451 (190 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to prosthetic joints of the type used to replace dysfunctional natural joints such as the shoulder, hip, and knee. Provision of an intermediate floating bearing element to which are rotatably engaged members which are in turn secured to the appropriate bone structures results ...