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Head-to-head connector spinal fixation system
A spinal fixation system comprising at least two bone anchors, a rod connecting the bone anchors and a connecting plate extending from a proximal surface of at...
Multi-level posterior dynamic stabilization systems and methods
Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing...
Method for soft tissue attachment
An apparatus and method for fixing a selected graft relative to a selected anatomical portion. An anchor may be provided that may be interconnected with a...
Integrated securement and closure apparatus
An integrated securement and closure apparatus uses mechanical fasteners disposed in access lumens located radially outwardly from a centrally disposed opening...
Methods for using looped tissue-grasping devices
A method for repairing friable tissue having a defect therein includes providing a looped barbed suture having a plurality of barbs extending outwardly...
PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved
The present invention provides devices for closing septal defects, such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The closure devices include a proximal anchor member, a...
Electromagnetic treatment of tissues and cells
Provided herein are methods, devices and compositions to conductively or to inductively fix substrates, including tissues, using electromagnetic energy. Also...
Removable embolus blood clot filter
A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator...
A delivery catheter 1 has a distal pod 2 for reception of an embolic protection filter 3. The filter 2 is moved from a retracted delivery configuration to an...
Dilatation balloon having reduced rigidity
A dilatation balloon is fabricated according to a process that forms cavities and indentations in the balloon and/or catheter sections. A length of tubing is...
Apparatus for use in fascial cleft surgery for opening an anatomic space
An apparatus for use in fascial cleft surgery adapted to perform blunt dissection between two layers of anatomically named fascia. The dissection performed by...
Vascular treatment device
A vascular treatment device may include (1) a handle having a motor, a trigger, and a male coupling, and (2) a cartridge, engageable to the handle, having a...
Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures
The invention provides devices and methods for performing closed-chest surgical intervention within an internal cavity of a patient's heart or great vessel. A...
A suture knot can be tied during a medical procedure by use of a suture retainer ring in connection with a suturing instrument. The retainer ring allows a user...
Non-invasive surgical ligation clip system and method of using
A surgical ligation clip capable of remote deployment through a cannula to engage an anatomical structure.
System and method for introducing multiple medical devices
A method and apparatus for introducing a first elongate medical device and short wire guide that are coupled together into a work site and remotely...
Medical device delivery system
Medical device delivery systems, as well as related methods and components, are disclosed.
Gravity feed implant dispenser
Instruments and methods are provided for delivering multiple implants to multiple implant locations in a patient without requiring a second implant to be loaded...
Methods and devices for treating fractured and/or diseased bone using an
expandable structure that remains...
A percutaneous path is created into a bone having an interior volume occupied, at least in part, by a cancellous bone, e.g., a vertebral body. An expandable...
Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems
A tool is described for use in a stabilization system for bony structures such as vertebrae, where the system involves connected a connector from one bone...
Coronoid process fracture fixator
A device, and method of using the device, for securing a coronoid process fragment to the remainder of a coronoid process of an ulna of a patient at a site of...
Bone cutting fixture assembly with guide appendages
A bone cutting fixture assembly for use as guide for a cutting blade in shaping a distal end of a femur to receive a component of a knee prosthesis is provided....
Method and apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy
Apparatus for performing an open wedge, high tibial osteotomy, the apparatus comprising: a wedge-shaped implant for disposition in a wedge-shaped opening...
Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implants
Methods and apparatus for orthopedic implants.
Break-off screw extension removal tools
The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal...
Methods and devices for trauma welding
The present invention provides a method for stabilizing a fractured bone. The method includes positioning an elongate rod in the medullary canal of the...
Soft bipolar forceps
A soft bipolar forceps includes a long narrow flexible tube; paired forceps pieces that are formed extending in the axial direction, and are mutually insulated...
A cautery catheter is described having an expandable and electrically conductive mesh that can cauterize treatment sites having large effective surface areas....
A multi-electrode lead comprises an elongate carrier having a longitudinal axis. A plurality of electrical conductors is carried by the carrier, a plurality of...
Fluid-assisted electrosurgical instrument with shapeable electrode
An electrosurgical instrument including an elongated shaft and a non-conductive handle. The shaft defines a proximal section, a distal section, and an internal...
Cryosurgical instrument with enhanced heat transfer
Cryosurgical instruments and methods utilizing improved heat transfer characteristics. A cryosurgical device includes: a tubular housing; a cryogen supply...
Cryoprobe with vibrating mechanism
Cryoprobes and a cryotherapy method. A cryoprobe includes: a shaft having a central axis, a tip at a first end, a male socket section at a second end opposite...
Surgical instrument control and actuation
Two or more telemanipulated surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. Each instrument has a transmission mechanism that transmits actuating forces...
Drug infusion system programmable in flex mode
A drug infusion system capable of delivering a fluid medication to a patient under direction of a medical professional continually at a basal rate and at an...
Balloon catheter with manually operated valve and aspirator
A Foley type catheter of the type including an elongated flexible tube and an inflation lumen, the distal end of the tube being provided with a membrane that is...
Sub-atmospheric wound-care system
Methods and systems are provided for a sub-atmospheric wound-care (SAWS) system for treating an open wound. The SAWS system includes a regulated vacuum source...
Self-sealing assembly for preventing fluid leakage from medical device
Self-sealing assemblies and methods of establishing a fluid-seal around a medical instrument are disclosed herein. An assembly for providing resistance to fluid...
Methods, systems and devices for establising communication between hollow
organs and tissue lumens
Methods, systems and devices for establishing communication between organs and/or tissue lumens. The devices include catheters having magnetized distal ends...
Vascular fluoroscopic marker
A radiopaque marker configured for being securing to a tubular member adapted for introduction into a patient and having relief sections to provide localized...
Method of delivering a fluid medication to a patient in flex mode
A method of delivering a fluid medication to a patient under direction of a medical professional continually at a basal rate and at an interval rate in each of...
Disposable garment comprising meltblown nonwoven backsheet
A disposable garment includes a nonwoven backsheet formed by melt-blowing. The melt-blown nonwoven web has a basis weight of from about 3 g/m.sup.2 to about 60...
Disposable diaper and process for making the same
A disposable diaper has a covering member adapted to cover a wearer's crotch and waist regions. The covering member includes an elastically stretchable first...
Tampon with ribs having a median diverging from the radius
The invention relates to a tampon, having essentially a cylindrical shape, which includes at least three ribs defined by grooves, characterized in that at least...
Breast milk absorbent pad
A breast milk absorbent pad includes elastically stretchable/contractible members arranged along transversely opposite side edges of the pad. Corners where one...
An absorbent article having a liquid pervious topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion differs in structure from the second...
Apparatus and methods for disinfecting a surface
An apparatus for disinfecting surfaces and in particular human and animal wounds, includes a contractor for accumulating concentrated ozonated water and systems...
Liquefaction handpiece tip
A surgical tip having a spacer or stand-off to keep the distal end of the tip from directly contacting delicate tissue, such as the posterior capsule. In...
Introducer apparatus with eversible sleeve
Disclosed is an introducer apparatus comprising an sleeve fixation mechanism or introducer member, such as a catheter, introducer, or ring-like structure, which...
Intravascular valve component with improved valve positioning
An intravascular valve component broadly includes a valve case and a flexible pressure-actuated flow control valve. The valve case includes attached proximal...
Adhesive for injection needle, a method for bonding injection needle, a
syringe front-assembly and a syringe
The present invention inhibits the occurrence of the foreign matters attributable to an adhesive for bonding an injection needle to a needle-base member so as...