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Lacrimal implants and related methods
Lacrimal implants for treating diseases or disorders are disclosed. More particularly, lacrimal implants, methods of making such implants, and methods of...
Phacoemulsification hand piece with integrated aspiration and irrigation
A method of irrigating a surgical site and aspirating fluid from the surgical site. The method includes directing a fluid through an aspiration conduit in a...
Holding device for contact lens for vitreous surgery, holding device set,
and contact lens for vitreous...
A lens holding ring 50 is held by a string-like body 40a stretched along a surface of an eyeball 1 by being supported by a plurality of cannulas 21, 22 inserted...
Bioresorbable drug eluting intravitreal implant system and method
A bioresorbable drug eluting intravitreal implant system includes a syringe with a chamber containing a medicinal drug. A balloon is releasably secured to a...
System and method for inducing hypothermia with control and determination
of catheter pressure
Embodiments of the invention provide a system for temperature control of the human body. The system includes an indwelling catheter with a tip-mounted heat...
Eye treatment compress
A method of providing moisture therapy to a subject by applying a moist therapy compress against a treated body portion. The moist therapy compress includes a...
Apparatus for reducing obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and/or nasal drainage. One apparatus includes an upper member fitting the interior and exterior surfaces...
Devices and methods for treating sleep disordered breathing
Devices and methods of treating sleep disordered breathing are provided herein. The devices are designed capable of preventing collapse of an oral airway tissue...
Method of treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
A method, system and device for addressing the reduction of snoring includes a removable or dissolvable strip of material that adhere to mucosal tissue of a...
Layered soft palate support and implantation method
The present invention relates to a layered soft palate support and an implantation method for treating sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome or snoring. The layered...
Catheter collection and drainage device and system
A urine collection and drainage device and system adapted to facilitate drainage for patients to that prefer to stay standing during drainage and avoid removal...
A vacuum splint for maintaining a person in an immobilized state includes a flexible airtight casing upon which a patient is placed. The casing has an internal...
Orthopedic support garment
An orthopedic garment includes a garment body made of stretchable fabric and configured to be worn in a form-fitting manner on the upper body of a wearer. The...
Walking assist device
A walking assist device having a safety mechanism that mitigates an impact upon falling is provided. A walking assist device has an upper and lower leg links, a...
Methods, devices, and systems for obesity treatment
Upon filling multiple inflatable chambers of a gastric balloon structure in a patient's stomach, the gastric balloon structure assumes a natural ...
Delivery device and method of delivery
A delivery device can provide sequential delivery of a plurality of intraluminal devices or tacks held in a compressed state on the delivery device. Delivery...
Delivery system having a single handed deployment handle for a retractable
A delivery system for delivering a prosthesis, the delivery system including a housing, a sheath extending from within the housing, a clutching mechanism housed...
Implantable and lumen-supporting stents and related methods of manufacture
An implantable medical stent system, including a radially expandable stent including a filamental structure in a pattern surrounding a bore to form a...
A stent comprises a first expansion strut column of first expansion strut pairs and a second expansion strut column of second expansion strut pairs. Each first...
Endoprosthesis having improved strain distribution
An endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen can be configured to inhibit structural fatigue, crack formation, and elastic recoil while providing improved...
Tubular metal prosthesis and method of making it
For welding a polished component of one metal to a polished prosthesis of another metal, ramp surfaces are used, to compensate for loss of precise dimensions of...
System and method for precise prosthesis positioning in hip arthroplasty
Provided are systems and methods for precise intra-operative placement and positioning of components of hip prostheses, particularly with respect to avoiding...
Device for expanding and supporting body tissue
An expandable device for expanding and supporting body tissue comprises an inferior endplate having an outer surface configured to contact one body tissue...
Spinal implant device
A spinal fusion device that is expandable. The device features a top and bottom surface for engaging adjacent vertebrae, a hollow center for stacking of bone or...
Expandable interbody implant and methods of use
An intervertebral implant is provided. The intervertebral implant comprises a first component comprising an outer tissue engaging surface and an inner surface....
Expandable spinal fusion implants and related instruments and methods
A system for performing interbody fusion surgery including an expandable intervertebral spacer and specialized instruments for choosing the correct size of...
Methods and apparatus for expandable medical device employing flexure
Improved methods and apparatuses for expandable medical devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention employ flexure members. Flexure...
Joint arthroplasty devices having articulating members
Articulating devices for replacing damaged or degenerated weight bearing joints are provided. The devices may have two or more surfaces that articulate against...
Intervertebral disc prosthesis
The present invention relates to an intervertebral disc prosthesis preferably comprising at least three pieces including an upper plate (1), a lower plate (2)...
Surgical implant with guiding rail
A prosthetic intervertebral spacer is disclosed. The spacer preferably includes a body and an interface extending away from the body for use during implantation...
Arcuate fixation member
Arcuate fixation members with varying configurations and/or features are provided, along with additional components for use therewith in provided intervertebral...
Prosthesis for arthrodhesis
A prosthesis for primary artrodhesis can be used for artroplasty and a prosthesis for artroplasty comprises members for artrodhesis. The prosthesis (1b) for...
Bone preparation tool kit and associated method
A humeral prosthesis includes a first body having a first body articulating surface defining a generally circular outer periphery, and a first centerline axis....
Method of minimally invasive shoulder replacement surgery
A method of shoulder replacement surgery is described in which an implant is placed on a surface of a glenohumeral joint while keeping the joint located. The...
Unicondylar tibial knee implant
An implant providing for both short and long term stability and fixation is disclosed. The implant includes a plurality of projections extending from a bone...
Elevated implant for the reconstruction of meniscus defects or partial
An implant for reconstructing meniscus defects or partial meniscus defects includes an elevated molding with a femoral condylar contact area, a tibial condylar...
Patient-specific tools and implants
A method for preparing a femoral neck for receiving a neck implant includes resecting a femoral head from a femoral neck of a patient according to a...
Medical device and method
A receptacle for receiving a mating member in an orthopedic joint, wherein the receptacle comprises: a first portion shaped so as to contact with the mating...
Femoral heads, mobile inserts, acetabular components, and modular
junctions for orthopedic implants and methods...
Femoral heads, mobile inserts, acetabular components, and modular junctions for orthopedic implants, e.g., hip replacement implants, and methods of using...
Multiple bearing acetabular prosthesis
An acetabular prosthesis assembly can include an acetabular cup and a first liner. The acetabular cup can have an outer surface to contact a subject and an...
Multi-bearing acetabular prosthesis
A prosthesis to replace a portion of the anatomy, such as the acetabulum, can include a first portion. A second prosthesis portion can be positioned relative to...
Platform for soft tissue attachment
One embodiment of the implant comprises a porous metal bone ingrowth portion (14) having a first side connected to a high density or solid (fully dense) metal...
Prosthesis with sustained release analgesic
A device for releasing a therapeutic agent in the body space in the form of a prosthetic joint implant having a first portion such as a stemmed portion for...
Implants and methods for correcting tissue defects
An implant comprises a plurality of discrete biocompatible molded cement mosaic plates of maximum width w and thickness d connected by wire arms molded into and...
Method and apparatus for mitral valve annuloplasty
A method for mitral valve annuloplasty includes inserting a catheter apparatus across an aortic valve, the catheter apparatus including a tissue penetration...
Mitral valve repair
Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a mitral valve of a heart of a subject. The apparatus includes a P1-anchor, a P2-anchor, and a P3-anchor, that...
Prosthetic implant delivery device with introducer catheter
A delivery system and a method for deploying a cardiovascular prosthetic implant using a minimally invasive procedure are disclosed. The delivery system...
Methods for treating a heart valve insufficiency or stenosis
A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart...
Intracardiac cage and method of delivering same
A method of preventing ingress of material into the left atrium of a heart includes providing a delivery sheath, advancing the sheath distal end through an...
Prosthetic heart valve with linking element and methods for implanting
Disclosed is a prosthetic heart valve incorporating one or more linking elements adapted for anchoring, aligning, stabilizing, fixing, or otherwise enabling the...