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Humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis
A humeral component of a shoulder prosthesis encloses a stem module which has a shank and an upper shank portion with a stem support surface. A joint adapter is...
Antioxidant doping of crosslinked polymers to form non-eluting bearing
Methods provide a non-eluting antioxidant doped UHMWPE in the form of an implant bearing component. The process includes the steps of: (a) providing a preform;...
Lateral ankle fusion plate system and jig, and method for use therewith
The invention comprises a lateral ankle fusion plate, a jig for use with the fusion plate and a method for ankle fusion of the joints between the tibia, the...
Cardiac treatment system and method
Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible...
Cardiac treatment system
An assembly for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible...
Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture
and delivery thereof
This invention relates to prosthetic cardiac and venous valves and a single catheter device and minimally invasive techniques for percutaneous and transluminal...
Method for stabilizing a cardiac valve annulus
A method for stabilizing a cardiac valve annulus is provided. The method includes intravascularly delivering a prosthesis to a region of a cardiac valve,...
System for mitral valve repair and replacement
Systems for mitral valve repair are disclosed where one or more mitral valve interventional devices may be advanced intravascularly into the heart of a patient...
Prosthetic aortic heart valves
A prosthetic aortic valve includes an annular, annulus inflow portion that is designed to reside in or near the patient's native aortic valve annulus, and an...
Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics
An expandable venous valve having a support structure that is configured to enlarge the area adjacent to the valve structure such that the flow patterns of...
Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels
The present invention regards a valve prosthesis (1; 40; 50; 60) comprising a stent (2) and characterized in that it comprises a valve (3) arranged in said...
Methods and systems for heart valve therapy
Systems and methods for medical interventional procedures, including approaches to valve implantation. In one aspect, the methods and systems involve a modular...
Methods and apparatus for holding and maneuvering a valve during preparation and attachment to patient, providing increased visibility of the prosthetic valve...
Automated intraocular lens injector device
An intraocular lens injector cartridge assembly contains a pre-loaded lens and an integral lens-contacting plunger rod. Configured for removably mating with an...
IOL insertion apparatus
An intraocular lens insertion apparatus includes a hollow tube having an interior wall defining a hollow space through which an intraocular lens may be passed...
Adjustable intraocular lens
Methods and devices for altering the power of a lens, such as an intraocular lens, are disclosed. In one method, the lens comprises a single polymer matrix...
Intraocular lens with post-implantation adjustment capabilities
Disclosed are accommodating intraocular lenses for implantation in an eye having an optical axis. In certain embodiments, an intraocular lens includes an...
Modular intraocular lens designs, tools and methods
Modular IOL systems including a base and a lens, wherein the lens includes fixed and actuatable tabs for connection to the base. The modular IOL allows for the...
Artificial electronic skin
High resolution active matrix nanowire circuits enable a flexible platform for artificial electronic skin having pressure sensing capability. Comb-like...
Adjustable suture-button construct for knotless stabilization of cranial
cruciate deficient ligament stifle
An adjustable, knotless button/loop/needle construct for fixation of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle. The adjustable, knotless construct includes two...
Surgical methods for soft tissue repair
The device (1) comprises a first snare (10) and a second snare (20), each of these snares comprising a contractable hollow elongated body (11, 21) which defines...
An elongate device, actuate in cross-section, for placement around a vessel, comprises an essentially non-porous outer layer and a biodegradable inner layer. An...
Percutaneous valve, system and method
Apparatus, systems, and methods for percutaneous valve replacement and/or augmentation are provided. The apparatus includes a valve having a valve frame, a...
Methods and devices for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds
Methods and devices are provided for preparing and implanting tissue scaffolds. Various embodiments of scribing tools are provided that are configured to mark...
Embolus blood clot filter delivery system
A blood filter delivery system for delivering a blood filter into a vein includes a push rod for pushing the blood filter through and out of a catheter, the...
Multi-lumen central access vena cava filter apparatus for clot management
and method of using same
A combined multi-lumen central access catheter and an embolic filter including ports proximal and distal the filter for fluid infusion and/or pressure sensing...
Bioabsorbable mesh for surgical implants
Described are methods, devices, and systems related to pelvic implants, including implants that include absorbable and non-absorbable materials.
Implantable plate for reconstruction of walls
The implantable plate for wall reconstruction comprises a textile support having anti-migratory protuberances on at least one face. If the support comprises...
Implantable support with dilator attached to arm
A pelvic organ prolapse treatment device includes an implantable support sized to support and treat a prolapsed organ of a patient, a suture, a knot separate...
Implants and methods of implanting the same
In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a support member and a suture. The support member is configured to provide support to a portion of a body of a patient....
Independent low friction bracket
An independent low friction bracket includes a bracket basal body located on a mesh base. The bracket basal body has two side walls, the two side walls and the...
Unified three dimensional virtual craniofacial and dentition model and
A method and apparatus are disclosed enabling an orthodontist or a user to create an unified three dimensional virtual craniofacial and dentition model of...
Tongue retaining oral appliance
An oral appliance includes a frame for mounting to a user's teeth and a tongue contacting retaining member extending from the frame and configured in use to...
Vibratory instrument with an interchangeable tool
A vibratory instrument includes a tool releasably mounted on a tool carrier designed to be coupled with a vibration generator device. The tool includes in...
Direct drive methods
Described herein are various method of using a direct drive system to perform procedures at a distance. One exemplary method include tying a knot or suturing at...
Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical
conditions through an opening through an...
Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, and/or treating tissue through an opening or port through an airway wall are provided herein.
Surgical grasper for measuring force
The present invention relates to a surgical grasper for measuring force, the surgical grasper having a first gripping part and a second gripping part, the first...
Methods, systems and devices for three dimensional input and control
methods and systems based thereon
A Robotic control system has a wand, which emits multiple narrow beams of light, which fall on a light sensor array, or with a camera, a surface, defining the...
The invention relates to a test device for confirmation of a cleaning effect of a cleaning device for a hollow medical device, in particular an endoscope,...
System and method for visualizing tissue during ablation procedures
Systems for visualizing cardiac tissue during an ablation procedure are provided. In general, the systems include an imaging module configured to measure...
Liquid light-guide catheter with optically diverging tip
A light-diverting catheter tip is provided according to embodiments disclosed herein. The light-diverting catheter tip may be coupled with the distal tip of a...
Nerve modulation systems
System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the...
Endoscopic devices and related methods of use
Embodiments of the invention include a medical device including a handle portion, an end effector assembly, an elongate member connecting the handle portion and...
Surgical instrument shaft with resiliently biased coupling to handpiece
An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes a reusable handle assembly and a removable and disposable shaft assembly. The handle assembly includes a trigger, a...
Ventricular far field reduction
Far field reduction is carried out in a cardiac electrogram by extracting unipolar beats of an intracardiac electrogram that occur within a predetermined time...
Litz wire battery powered device
A medical instrument is disclosed. The medical instrument includes a housing and a handle for gripping by a user, an end effector coupled to the handle and...
Device for endometrial ablation having an expandable seal for a cervical
Methods, systems and devices for endometrial ablation. In accordance with a method, a working end of an RF ablation device is positioned in a patient uterus to...
Bone fixation system
A bone fixation system is provided. The bone fixation system may include a plate, one or more fasteners configured to attach the plate to a target anatomical...
System for use in treatment of vertebral fractures
Methods and devices that displace bone or other hard tissue to create a cavity in the tissue. Where such methods and devices rely on a driving mechanism for...
Balloon with shape control for spinal procedures
In intervertebral operative spinal procedures, using separate or pre-attached spreader blocks to control the directional growth of a distracting balloon.