Medical tracking system with universal interface
An improved marker system, components and method for use with a medical navigation system, wherein the marker system includes interchangeable tracking marker...
Electrical stimulation system and associated apparatus for securing an
electrical stimulation lead in position...
In one aspect, an apparatus is provided for securing an electrical stimulation lead in position in a person's brain. The apparatus includes a body configured to...
Telescopic introducer with a compound curvature for inducing alignment and
method of using the same
An introducer system for implantation of pacemaker leads into the venous system of the human heart through the coronary sinus is comprised of a flexible,...
Shapeable or steerable guide sheaths and methods for making and using them
Apparatus and methods are provided for providing access to a body lumen, e.g., to deliver a pacing lead within a patient's heart. The apparatus includes a...
Cranial flap clamp instrument
The disclosed cranial flap clamp includes first and second clamping members and an extension member. A portion of the first member is positionable against...
Curved acetabular positioner, impactor and reamer handle
An acetabular instrument has a handle portion having one or more solid nonflexible drive shaft elements therethrough. The shaft elements are connected by a...
Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery
Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end...
Method for placing a malleolar implant
A method for implanting a malleolar implant in an ankle joint. A spacer block is positioned between a lower portion of a tibia and an upper portion of an...
Device and method for distraction of the spinal disc space
An extractable device is used to insert a medicinal filling into a spinal disc. The device comprises a filling member and a flowable medicine. The filling...
Guide and method for inserting an elongated member into a patient
The present application is directed to guides for inserting an elongated member into a patient. The guide generally includes an elongated shape with a distal...
Extractable filler for inserting medicine into vertebral body
An extractable device is used to insert a medicinal filling into a vertebral body. The device comprises a filling member and a pasty medicine. The filling...
Percutaneous spinal implants and methods
An apparatus includes a shaft, a rod, a portion of which is disposed within the shaft, a first knob and a second knob. The first knob is coupled to the shaft...
Navigated orthopaedic guide and method
A navigated orthopaedic guide is provided for establishing datums used to position subsequent components during an orthopaedic surgical procedure.
Instruments and techniques for spinal disc space preparation
A milling instrument assembly is provided for vertebral endplate preparation along a cutting path obliquely oriented to the axis of approach to the vertebra....
Apparatus for argon-plasma coagulation
The invention relates to an apparatus for argon-plasma coagulation in which working gas is supplied to a tissue that is to be treated by passage through...
Switching methods and apparatus
Embodiments of the invention controlling power distribution in an ablation control apparatus or the like. In one embodiment, a power switching apparatus...
Circumferential ablation device assembly
A circumferential ablation device assembly which is adapted to forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein is described. The assembly...
Methods and systems for determining physiologic characteristics for
treatment of the esophagus
A system for measuring physiologic characteristics for treating abnormal mucosa in the esophagus comprises a sizing device having an inflatable balloon on a...
Ablation probe for delivering fluid through porous structure
Ablation probes are provided for perfusing the tissue, while the tissue is ablated. The ablation probe comprises an elongated shaft and an ablative element,...
Low-profile, expanding single needle ablation probe
Tissue ablation probes, systems, and methods are provided for treating tissue (e.g., a tumor). The probe comprises an inner probe shaft, and an outer probe...
The present invention relates generally to multifunctional catheters for performing ablation procedures, and more particularly to ablation catheters utilized in...
Electrosurgical generator and system
An electrosurgical system includes a generator for generating radio frequency power, and an electrosurgical instrument including at least three electrodes and....
Method and device for removing hair
A method of treating unwanted hair is disclosed. The method comprises: transmitting acoustic waves through the hair so as to generate heat at a follicle, a...
Method for rejuvenating and tightening human skin utilizing a cryogenic
A method for tightening and rejuvenating skin utilizing a cryogenic applicator, which includes the steps of holding a handle of a barrel of the cryogenic...
ERCP catheter with a removable handle for lithotriptor compatible basket
An ERCP catheter having a removable handle for a lithotriptor compatible basket is disclosed. The removable handle allows the catheter and handle assembly to be...
Self-sealing male luer connector with multiple seals
A self-sealing male Luer connector attaches to any standard female Luer valve to open a flow channel between the two. The self-sealing male Luer connector...
Multi-slit high flow valve
A valve may include (a) a housing defining a valve lumen adapted for fluid connection with a lumen of a catheter; (b) a substantially conical valve member...
Pain management kit for administration of medication
A pain management kit for the administration of medication and a related method of use is disclosed. The pain management kit includes the primary medical...
Renal infusion systems and methods
Systems, devices, and methods for delivering treatment to the renal arteries are provided. Exemplary systems include a delivery catheter having a distal...
Cerebral perfusion augmentation
Methods are provided for partial aortic occlusion for cerebral perfusion augmentation in patients suffering from global or focal cerebral ischemia. The...
High pressure and high temperature vapor catheters and systems
Devices and systems are described for treating intraluminal locations such as in a patient's lung. The device has an elongated shaft with an inner lumen,...
Absorbent garment having outer shell and adjustable absorbent assembly
An absorbent garment having a garment-like outer shell and an absorbent assembly adapted for adjustable positioning therein is disclosed. In particular...
A disposable diaper includes a diaper body and a pair of side flaps each fixed to the diaper body at a fixing part and at least a joint part. The diaper body...
Incontinence article in the form of pants
An incontinence article comprising front and back belly sections connected at side seams forming belly and back bands, continuous in the hip direction having a...
Absorbent article having an absorbent structure configured for improved
donning of the article
An absorbent article generally has a longitudinal axis, a lateral axis, a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region extending longitudinally...
Absorbent article for men
Absorbent article for men intended for single use and having longitudinal side edges, a rear end edge and a front end edge and having an inner liquid-permeable...
An absorbent article having a topsheet and an absorbent core in facing relationship with the topsheet. The topsheet has a central region, an inner intermediate...
Sanitary device and method
A sanitary device having an absorbent pad with a pocket on one end and on the other end an opening with a pair of petals extending outward therefrom. By holding...
Sperm collecting apparatus
A sperm collecting apparatus is provided and includes a container including a cylindrical container main unit that has an opening portion on at least one end...
Absorbent article having a pocket for receiving and storing faeces and
method for its manufacture
An absorbent article, such as an incontinence shield, diaper, pant-diaper, belt diaper or the like, includes a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent core...
Apparatus and method for facilitating emptying an ostomy pouch or a
person's bladder into a disposable sealable bag
An apparatus to receive feces from an ostomy pouch or urine from a person for disposal which comprises an adjustable strap member worn about a neck of the...
A urinary device for use by a person has an elongate tube having an outside wall, an inside wall and a length, a cup for collecting urine, the cup of greater...
Urine collection and disposal system
A urine collection and disposal system and method applies subatmospheric pressure to a receptacle open to atmospheric pressure which has a urine outlet in fluid...
A needle structure having proximal and distal ends and including a collection needle section at a more proximal end of the needle structure and a skin plug...
Scrubber for medical device cleaner
A luer cleaner (100) including a generally hollow body (112) having an open first end (104), a closed second end (106), and a longitudinal axis extending...
Ultrasound enhanced central venous catheter
A central venous catheter comprises an ultrasound assembly. In one arrangement, the radiating member is used to remove a blockage from the central venous...
Safe medical syringe with an automatic slowly retractable needle
A needle gradually auto-retractable safety medical syringe includes a hollow barrel, a plunger provided in the barrel, a piston provided on the head of the...
Subcutaneous infusion device and method including tapered cannula
A site for a subcutaneous infusion device includes a base positionable relative to skin of a patient, and a cannula extending from the base and configured to be...
Splittable valved introducer apparatus
An improved splittable medical device introducer designed to introduce a medical device such as a lead or catheter, into a patient's vasculature without loss of...
Fluid dispensing apparatus
A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal...