Expandable intervertebral spacers
Laterally expanding vertebral spacer devices are provided for repairing damaged vertebral discs. The vertebral spacer devices maintain the height of a...
Filler, supply device and method for forming a support structure in a bone
The invention relates to dry free-flowing filler (1) for forming a support structure in a bone cavity (4a). The filler comprises a plurality of biocompatible...
Solid state deformation processing of crosslinked high molecular weight
Solid-state deformation processing of crosslinked high molecular weight polymers such as UHMWPE, for example by extrusion below the melt transition, produces...
Device and method for attaching hair
A fitting and a method for utilizing one or more of such fittings are described for securing supplemental hair to a person's head, along the outer surface of...
External lens adapted to change refractive properties
A lens system is provided. The lens system includes a lens adapted to be positioned along the main optical axis of the eye and a control unit. The control unit...
Angle indicator for capsular bag size measurement
Implantation of an accommodating intraocular lens in an eye may require the accurate measurement of the size, circumference, or diameter of the capsular bag of...
Remotely adjustable coronary sinus implant
Disclosed are methods and devices for applying pressure to an adjacent tissue structure, such as the annulus of the mitral valve. An adjustable implant is...
Mitral valve annuloplasty ring having an offset posterior bow
A mitral heart valve annuloplasty ring having a posterior bow that conforms to an abnormal posterior aspect of the mitral annulus. The ring may be generally...
Set of annuloplasty devices with varying anterior-posterior ratios and
Described is a set of at least two annuloplasty devices having a particular size that corresponds to an inter-trigonal or inter-commissural distance of a heart...
Low profile transcatheter heart valve
An implantable prosthetic valve, according to one embodiment, comprises a frame, a leaflet structure, and a skirt member. The frame can have a plurality of...
Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band
A highly flexible tissue-type heart valve is disclosed having a structural stent in a generally cylindrical configuration with cusps and commissures that are...
Instrument and method for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses
An instrument for deploying a cardiac valve prosthesis, including a plurality of radially expandable portions, at an implantation site, includes a plurality of...
Medical devices and methods of making the same
Medical devices, for example, implantable devices such as endoprostheses, include a composite material having a polymer.
Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and
Disclosed are implantable or insertable medical devices that provide resistance to microbial growth on and in the environment of the device and resistance to...
A tool-carrying catheter, comprising: an elongate body adapted for insertion into a blood vessel; a tool section attached to a distal side of said body; and a...
Stent with offset cell geometry
A stent defining a longitudinal axis is disclosed. A plurality of circumferential support structures are spaced-apart along the longitudinal axis. At least some...
Stent with reduced weld profiles and a closed-end wire configuration
A method for making an implantable stent includes the steps of (i) providing a plurality of elongate stent wires; (ii) forming said wires into a hollow tubular...
Implantable prosthesis with displaceable skirt
An implantable prosthesis is provided having a radially-expandable tubular body and at least one skirt extending therefrom. The skirt terminates in a peripheral...
Method and apparatus for caged stent delivery
The method and apparatus for caged stent delivery is provided herein. The device can be used to position and deliver any type of stent to a preselected...
Delivery system for medical devices
The invention is directed to a delivery system for implantation a self-expanding medical device in a body which includes a control handle and a catheter...
Device for treating aortic dissection
A stent assembly (42) adapted for endoluminal placement by endovascular deployment for the treatment of a false lumen (10) associated with a vascular...
Fat reduction using external laser radiation and niacin
The present invention is a non-invasive method for reducing fat in a patient by administering a therapeutically effective amount of niacin and applying laser...
Method and apparatus for treating the body
A therapeutic method in which plural points on the body are stimulated by light of different wavelengths emitted from wands, probes or other applicators under...
Active compression orthopedic plate system and method for using the same
An active compression orthopedic plate includes a first and a second end cross member, at least one center cross member, at least one longitudinal member...
Bone fastening plate
The present invention refers to a fastening plate to be used in bones, more specifically, to a plate whose shape and arrangement of screws promote the fastening...
Methods for percutaneous spinal surgery
A method for accessing the spine includes making an incision in the skin of a patient. The skin and tissue can be dilated, and a cannula inserted through the...
Method and apparatus for spinal fixation
Disclosed is a fixation device that includes an elongated body including a bone anchor at a distal end. An axially moveable proximal anchor is carried by the...
Methods of implanting a motion segment repair system
Various methods and devices are provided for implanting a motion segment repair system. In particular, exemplary methods and devices are provided for implanting...
Dynamic stabilization devices and methods
A dynamic stabilization device includes end caps that define a bore for receiving a corresponding bone screw therethrough. A spacer is engaged between each end...
Supplemental spine fixation device and method
A supplemental spine fixation device and method is used in association with a primary spine fixation device. The supplemental spine fixation device includes a...
Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus
An orthopedic fastener is designed to attach an implant to bone in such a manner that, until the fastener is tightened, the implant may be rotationally adjusted...
Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system
with a shielded deflection rod system...
A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are...
Spinal construct system
Embodiments for a spinal construct system including a spinal fixation plate attachable to fixture element in end-to-end fashion with a coupling mechanism that...
Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine
A flexible connection unit for use in a spinal stabilization device, comprising a longitudinal member having first and second end portions and a flexible...
Graft fixation using a plug against suture
A method for securing soft tissue to bone which does not require the surgeon to tie suture knots to secure the tissue to the bone. Suture is passed through the...
Suture clips, delivery devices and methods
Provided herein are suture clips that include a plug, a ring, and a shaft. Also provided is a catheter that includes a collet cage with a plurality of flexible...
Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture
Apparatus and methods for sealing a puncture through tissue includes an introducer sheath sized for introduction into a puncture, cartridge sized for insertion...
Self-tensioning vascular occlusion device and method for its use
The present invention advantageously provides self-tensioning occlusion devices, systems, and methods for percutaneous access and closure of vascular puncture...
Method and apparatus for sealing access
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for sealing a puncture in a tubular tissue structure or the wall of a body cavity. More specifically,...
Aneurysm flow barrier
A collapsing clip including of a plurality of collapsed self expanding wire frame segments is contained within the distal end of a catheter. The clip can be...
Vascular device for emboli and thrombi removal and methods of use
Apparatus and methods are provided for use in filtering emboli from a vessel and/or performing thrombectomy and embolectomy, wherein a vascular device disposed...
Filter with positioning and retrieval devices and methods
An intravascular filter having centering capabilities and a device for manipulation of the filter within a vessel. The manipulation device includes a grasping...
Device for removing a total vascular occlusion with OCT monitoring
Device for removing a total vascular occlusion with the aid of a CTO catheter with expansion tongs arranged at the front end and OCT monitoring, the CTO...
Rotary shaver with improved connection between flexible and rigid
An rotary shaver having an attachment device for coupling a flexible transmission shaft to rigid ends. In at least one embodiment, the rotary shaver may be a...
Endocardial lead removing apparatus
The invention provides an apparatus having a tubular member for receiving an endocardial lead implanted within a patient's body. Disposed generally at a distal...
Cutting balloon catheter having increased flexibility regions
A cutting balloon catheter and method of using the same. The cutting balloon catheter may include a catheter shaft having a balloon coupled thereto. One or more...
Method and apparatus for anastomosis including an anchoring sleeve
Apparatus for performing a surgical anastomosis include a tubular body having an onion portion formed near the distal end of the tubular body. The apparatus...
Delivering a conduit into a heart wall to place a coronary vessel in
communication with a heart chamber and...
Devices and methods for delivering conduits into the wall of a patient's heart to communicate a coronary vessel with a heart chamber. The devices are passed...
Method and device for suture isolation
A method and device provides features for the temporary "parking" of sutures with respect to a cannula. In the preferred embodiments the features are slots that...
Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing
Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing are disclosed. One suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes a proximal section a distal end,...