Prosthetic foot with tunable performance
A resilient lower extremity prosthesis comprising a foot, an ankle and a shank above the ankle is provided with an artificial muscle on the shank of the...
Enhanced multiple viscosity liner
A novel enhanced liner for prostheses provides for better for either off of the shelf or in customized form, to line a prosthetic used by amputees. Striking a...
Method for use of a double-structured tissue implant for treatment of
A method for use of a double-structured tissue implant or a secondary scaffold stand alone implant for treatment of tissue defects. The double-structured tissue...
Needle apparatus for closing septal defects and methods for using such
Apparatus and methods for closing a septal defect including a flap of tissue partially detached from a septum of a heart. A needle is advanced through a...
Prostatic stent and a detachable catheter apparatus comprising the same
The present invention is an endo-prostatic stent and a detachable catheter apparatus including the same, allowing the correct positioning of the stent using...
Medical device delivery catheter
Apparatus for delivering a medical device to a location in a patient's body includes an elongate catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, a pod...
Prosthetic ball-and-socket joint
A prosthetic joint includes: (a) first member having a balanced centroidal axis, and comprising a rigid material and a concave interior defining a cup surface,...
Tool for controlling the mutual angle between the parts of an artificial
A method for controlling the mutual angle between the parts of an artificial hip joint during an operation for insertion of the artificial hip joint, is...
Hybrid femoral implant
A hybrid prosthetic femoral component has an outer bearing surface for engaging a tibial bearing and an inner surface for engaging a prepared distal femur. The...
Shoulder implant assembly
An implant assembly and associated method for selectively performing reverse and traditional arthroplasty for a shoulder joint that includes a humerus and a...
Apparatus and method for anterior intervertebral spinal fixation and
A fixation device including a housing, a shaft and a plurality of blades preloaded onto the shaft. The housing includes a leading deep surface, a trailing outer...
Disc annulus repair system
A repair system including a closure prosthesis and deployment device, and associated methods for repairing any imperfection including a flaw, hole, tear, bulge,...
An implant for insertion between a pair of spaced vertebrae has two interfitted parts relatively shiftable along an axis and having outer ends turned axially...
Arthroplasty spinal prosthesis and insertion device
An arthroplasty spinal prosthesis with first and second vertebra contacting members that are configured for engaging opposing vertebrae An articulation is...
V-shaped staple for spinal prosthesis
An intervertebral implant system for positioning between an upper vertebra and a lower vertebra is provided. The implant system comprises an intervertebral...
Artificial intervertebral disc having an articulating joint
An intervertebral device includes a first plate having an outer face and an inner face, and a second plate juxtaposed with the first plate, the second plate...
Selectively expanding spine cage, hydraulically controllable in three
dimensions for vertebral body replacement
A selectively expanding spine cage has a minimized diameter in its unexpanded state that is smaller than the diameter of the neuroforamen through which it...
Prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body
A prosthesis for partial replacement of a vertebral body includes upper and lower contact plates that contact upper and lower vertebral bodies and a bridging...
Facet arthroplasty devices and methods
A prosthesis replaces all or a portion of a natural facet joint on a vertebral body. The prosthesis has a prosthesis body accommodating fixation to the...
Method for repair and reconstruction of ruptured ligaments or tendons and
for treatment of ligament and tendon...
A method and a means for repair and reconstruction of ruptured ligaments and tendons by in vivo or ex vivo repair and reconstruction surgical procedures. The...
Flush patch for elastomeric implant shell
An elastomeric prosthetic implant having a shell and a patch providing a reinforced access region on the shell for introduction of manufacturing implements,...
Variable cohesive gel form-stable breast implant
A variable cohesive gel form stabilizing implant is disclosed for augmentation or reconstruction of the breast. The prosthesis of this invention comprises an...
Wireless breach detection
Methods and systems for detecting wall breach in inflatable prostheses rely on intrusion of a body fluid or inflation medium to electrically alter a signaling...
Accommodative intra-ocular lens
An accommodative intra-ocular lens deformable between the unaccommodating and accommodating configurations upon the relaxation and contraction of the ciliary...
Devices and methods for heart valve treatment
Devices and methods for treating heart valves include members that assist the valve in closing during at least a portion of the cardiac cycle. Such devices...
Apparatus and methods for heart valve repair
Embodiments of a medical device and methods for percutaneously treating a heart valve. In one embodiment, the medical device has a first catheter body suitable...
Universal annuloplasty system
A holder for an annuloplasty ring is disclosed. It comprises a plurality of linked-together suture platforms, wherein said holder comprises an upper face, a...
Mitral valve system
Valve prostheses are disclosed that are adapted for secure and aligned placement relative to a heart annulus. The valve prostheses may be placed in a...
Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
A method and apparatus for delivering a device to a given location within a heart, the method and apparatus being adapted for: passing a first catheter through...
Transcatheter heart valve prostheses
The present teachings relate to a heart valve prosthesis. The heart valve prosthesis includes a docking station (77) having a wire frame defining a lumen and a...
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...
Drug eluting medical device and method
A drug elution stent includes a stent framework and a drug elution portion disposed on the stent framework. The drug elution portion includes a first sugar...
Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent
The present invention is generally directed to implantable medical devices for delivering therapeutic agents to the body tissue of a patient and methods for...
Thrombosis inhibiting graft
A medical method that is adapted for introducing the medical device into the vascular system of a body which is designed to inhibit or prevent thrombosis after...
Stent with a joining portion and a non-joining portion for joining a stent
main wire and a strut
A stent is provided, which joins a plurality of stent components via a strut which, even when repeatedly bent over a long period of time, resists breaking. In...
Frangible bridge structure for a stent, and stent including such bridge
A frangible bridge structure for a stent includes three successive branches, a first of which is connected to one of the stent portions which the bridge...
Stent for vessel
Disclosed is a stent for a vessel implanted and left in the vessel of a living body to support the lumen of the vessel from inside. The stent for a vessel...
A stent comprises a plurality of circumferential bands. Circumferential bands which are adjacent one another are connected one to the other. The circumferential...
Multiple layer embolus removal
Systems, methods, and devices for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke that provide immediate blood flow restoration to a vessel occluded by a clot and, after...
Capture device for stent graft delivery
An apex capture device for holding proximal apices of a stent to be implanted includes a distal capture portion to be fixedly connected to a distal end of a...
Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses
Apparatus for delivering stents to body lumens include one or more tubular prostheses carried at the distal end of a catheter shaft, a sheath slidably disposed...
Hot pad assembly for pedicure
A hot pad assembly for pedicure comprises a hot pad comprising means for absorbing heat and releasing heat over a period of time, a hot pad attachment means to...
A warming device includes a clinical garment having an inside surface supporting a convective apparatus with multiple separately inflatable sections, each...
System for fusing joints
A method of fusing a joint between two bones, comprising boring a hole through one of the bones across the joint therebetween and into the other bone, placing...
Bone anchor prosthesis and system
A prosthetic screw system that includes a prosthetic screw for at least partial insertion into a bone and/or cartilage. The prosthetic screw includes a head and...
Plating system for stabilizing a bony segment
A plating system for stabilization of a bony segment includes a plate engageable to at least first and second bony elements. For spinal stabilization, the plate...
Facet joint replacement
Various methods and devices for replacing damaged, injured, diseased, or otherwise unhealthy posterior elements, such as the facet joints, the lamina, the...
Facet fusion implants and methods of use
An implant is insertable onto a vertebral facet joint includes a body with an inner surface that mates with one or both articular processes of the facet joint....
Offset variable angle connection assembly
In a preferred embodiment, the present invention provides an offset connection assembly that can be used to securely connect a spinal implant to a bone anchor....
Bone anchor with a yoke-shaped anchor head for a dynamic stabilization and
motion preservation spinal...
A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are...