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Method and apparatus for making absorbent structures with absorbent
Apparatus and method for producing absorbent structures with absorbent layers with channel(s) without absorbent material, using a first moving endless surface...
Wound treatment apparatus employing reduced pressure
An apparatus for stimulating healing of a wound, includes a porous pad adapted to contact a surface of the wound on an affected part of a body. An envelope for...
Reduced pressure wound treatment system
A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for treating a wound on the body of a patient. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises an overlay, which...
Dressings and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient
Dressings, systems, and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient involve allowing liquids from the tissue site or a priming fluid to evaporate and exit...
Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing debridement
Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure...
Method for modifying the refractive index of ocular tissues
A method for providing vision correction to a patient. The method includes: (a) measuring the degree of vision correction needed by the patient and determining...
Imaging surgical target tissue by nonlinear scanning
Systems and techniques for laser surgery based on imaging a target tissue by nonlinear scanning are presented. In one implementation, a method for guiding an...
Bubble-free microfluidic valve systems and methods
A microfluidic valve for implantation in an eye of a patient is disclosed. The valve may include a chamber formed between a substrate and a flexible membrane....
Shunt device and method for treating ocular disorders
Shunt devices and a method for continuously decompressing elevated intraocular pressure in eyes affected by glaucoma by diverting excess aqueous humor from the...
Implant for the treatment of glaucoma
The invention refers to a tube configured as an implant for insertion at least at one location into the exposed Schlemm's canal of an eye and which, for...
Systems and methods for enhanced occlusion removal during ophthalmic
A method and apparatus for performing a surgical procedure is provided. The surgical procedure may be a phacoemulsification procedure but other procedures may...
Cassette capture mechanism
The present invention pertains to a cassette capture mechanism for uniting a cassette with a console to prevent jamming or damage to the console and/or...
Prostamide-containing intraocular implants and methods of use thereof
Prostamide-containing intraocular implants that biodegrade in the eye and that are effective for reducing intraocular pressure in an eye for a sustained period....
Implantable therapeutic device
A therapeutic device to release a therapeutic agent comprises a porous structure coupled to a container comprising a reservoir. The reservoir comprises a volume...
System for altering and maintaining temperatures of objects
A system for altering or maintaining temperatures of objects having a heating/cooling unit having at least one primary fluid line for circulating a heating...
Method and apparatus of noninvasive, regional brain thermal stimuli for
the treatment of neurological disorders
A method and device for treating neurological disorders involving the application of noninvasive, regional brain thermal stimulation to a region of a patient's...
Methods and apparatus for inserting a device or pharmaceutical into a body
In some embodiments, an implant delivery device can include a housing defining a housing passageway. A distal end of the housing can flexibly couple to a head...
An intrauterine device for applying force to a wall of a uterus to promote contraception without blocking the fallopian tubes may include an elongate member...
Adjustable tongue retaining oral appliance
A device for receipt in a user's mouth includes a tongue engagement element having a front region, a rear region, and side regions that define an opening for...
Nasal cavity insertion device
A nasal cavity insertion device is provided that includes a tubular main body part, at least one elastically deforming part disposed on the outer peripheral...
Urination assistance device
A urination assistance device for use with a bowl toilet is provided: A downwardly-extending receptacle collects urine. A stabilizing frame is provided designed...
Support and stabilization device for dialysis treatment
A support and stabilization device for use by patients receiving dialysis comprising modified stabilization glove and a modified support pillow. The...
Cervical spine protection apparatus and methods of use
The invention is directed to a cervical spine protection apparatus one or more composite bands attached to provide restraint of one or more motions of the...
Orthopedic walking boot with heel cushion
An orthopedic walking boot, comprising a base to support a user's foot, the base having a section configured to support the user's posterior portion of the...
Orthopedic device for mechanical treatment of hallux valgus
An orthopedic device is provided for treatment of Hallux Valgus. The orthopedic device includes a main part (3) in the form of an elastic sleeve, intended to...
Shoulder immobilizer and fracture stabilization device
A shoulder immobilizer (20) includes a semi-rigid or rigid orthosis, in the form of an arm support (22), which supports the upper arm, elbow, forearm and wrist...
Apparatus and clutch for using controlled storage and release of
mechanical energy to aid locomotion
The subject matter described herein includes an apparatus and a clutch for using controlled storage and release of mechanical energy to aid in locomotion. One...
An orthopedic device in the form of a circumferential walker includes a first member (posterior shell) and a second member (dorsal shell) corresponding to the...
Exoskeleton and method of using the same
An exoskeleton designed to be worn by a user is generally configured to support and transfer the load supported by the head, the neck and/or the torso...
Delivery system for a prosthesis
The invention provides a delivery system for a prosthesis, said delivery system comprising a catheter shaft with a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal...
Stent delivery system
An operating unit in a stent delivery system comprises a displacement body including a first body connected to an outer tube body and a second body which is...
Multilayer balloon for bifurcated stent delivery and methods of making and
using the same
An expandable medical balloon useful for treatment at a vessel bifurcation, the balloon having at least one expanded state, the balloon having at least one...
Stent devices made of a lattice with smooth shape cells improving stent
A method for generating a lattice cell shape for a stent comprising generating a unit cell model representing a stent cell to be made of a given material, the...
Cover sleeve and method for loading material into a stent strut
An apparatus for loading material into a stent strut can comprise a cover sleeve. The cover sleeve is elastic so that it can reduce in diameter so as to press...
Implantable prosthesis having through-holes
A prosthesis for intraluminal drug delivery can comprise a plurality of interconnected struts and links that form a tubular structure. The struts and links can...
Method and apparatus for stenting
A method and an apparatus to create a more favorable flow regime in a lumen. An artificial shape in the lumen is created to at least one of eliminate flow...
Prosthetic socket centering block
A prosthetic component centering block (10) for mounting and adjustably centering a socket to a prosthetic leg, and for establishing and maintaining proper...
Systems, methods and apparatuses for formation and insertion of tissue
A tissue prosthesis insertion system includes a first assembly comprising a plurality of nested tubes, one of the tubes being a carrier tube which, in use,...
Tibial prosthesis systems, kits, and methods
Systems for determining force balance on a knee joint during a surgical procedure are disclosed. A system can include a tibial prosthesis. The tibial prosthesis...
Expandable intervertebral implant
An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a...
Expandable fusion device for positioning between adjacent vertebral bodies
In some embodiments, system and/or method may include an intervertebral implant for a human spine including an upper body, a lower body, first and second...
Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof
The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and...
An intervertebral implant includes a first surface configured to engage a first vertebral body, a second surface configured to engage a second vertebral body, a...
Expandable interbody fusion implant
Disclosed is an expandable interbody fusion implant that is configured to have an initial configuration having a first footprint width suitable for being...
System for sacro-iliac stabilization
Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or...
Expandable spacer and method of use thereof
An expandable implant is disclosed having an adjustable height for insertion between two adjacent bony structures or joint surfaces, for example between two...
Electronically controlled artificial intervertebral disc with motor
assisted actuation systems
An electronically assisted artificial vertebral disc having an upper disc plate and a lower disc plate is disclosed. An actuator imparts movement to at least...
Ankle prosthesis with simplified adjustment
The invention relates to an ankle prosthesis including a talar implant, a tibial implant, and an intermediate implant designed to be mounted to move relative to...
Multiple-cam, posterior-stabilized knee prosthesis
A total knee replacement system includes a tibial component having a tibial post with a posterior portion, and a femoral component with medial and lateral...
Bioabsorbable plug implants and method for bone tissue regeneration
A bioabsorbable plug implant, suitable for bone tissue regeneration, includes a first portion, and a second portion extending outwardly from the first portion,...