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Eye dropper positioning and guiding apparatus
The eye dropper positioning and guiding apparatus includes a resilient guiding device having a selectively compressible member having a first opening adapted to...
Ophthalmic implant for delivering therapeutic substances
Described are implantable therapeutic devices, systems and methods to treat a patient. The device includes a hollow refillable housing for implantation within...
Systems, methods and apparatus for delivering nerve stimulation to a
patient with physician oversight
The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more thermal waveforms to the vestibular system and/or the nervous system of a...
Device and method for correcting obstructive sleep apnea
An orthotic obstructive sleep apnea treatment device is provided that includes a hyoid bone attachment element disposed to attach a ferric element to a hyoid...
Lower leg supporter
A lower leg supporter supports a gastrocnemius muscle from upper, lower, left, and right sides without interfering with movement of an Achilles tendon and which...
Adjustable implant and method of use
A system includes an adjustable implant configured for implantation internally within a subject and includes a permanent magnet configured for rotation about an...
Method and instrument for treating obesity
A gastroscopic method of treating obesity of a patient using a device adapted to stretch a part of the stomach wall of said patient. The method comprising the...
Intragastric device for treating obesity
A gastrointestinal device for treating obesity includes a three-dimensional porous structure configurable between a compressed pre-deployment configuration to...
Interconnection between selectively-expandable and self-expandable
sections of an ostial stent
An ostial stent is operable to be placed at the ostium of a patient's vascular system so as to improve vessel patency in the ostial region. The ostial stent...
Stent replacement system
A system for delivering and placement of a medical prosthesis into an ostium of a tract system of an organism is described. The system comprises a stent...
Safety mechanism for an implantable device deployment apparatus
Systems and methods are disclosed for delivering a stent to a lumen internal to a body of a patient and for sheathing a stent just prior to an insertion...
Optimized drug-eluting stent assembly methods
Methods of preparing and using a stent assembly that includes a stent jacket formed from an expansible mesh structure having apertures and that includes a fiber...
Stent, stent delivery device and stent delivery method
A stent to be implanted in a living body is formed substantially as a tube having a form in which plural wavy annular members are arranged adjacent to each...
Vascular implants and methods of fabricating the same
The present invention is directed to vascular implants and methods for fabricating the same. The implantable devices include but are not limited to stents,...
Self constraining radially expandable medical devices
The current invention employs tubes that can be constrained and expanded by either axial or torsional strain. By torsionally displacing the tube in a direction...
Anti-migration micropatterned stent coating
An endoprosthesis has an expanded state and a contracted state, the endoprosthesis includes a stent having an inner surface defining a lumen, having an outer...
Medical device having magnetically expandable frame
A stent, for example, is provided with a plurality of frame elements, which may have an undulating form. The stent is provided with a plurality of magnetic...
Implantable medical devices constructed of shape memory material
Medical apparatus (100) is provided for insertion into a mammalian body. The apparatus (100) includes structural stent elements (110), at least a portion of...
Wireless endovascular stent-based electrodes
Apparatus and methods are provided for use with a blood vessel of a subject, including a stent (20) configured to be placed in the blood vessel. The stent...
Instrumented prosthetic foot
The present invention discloses an instrumented prosthetic foot for use with an actuated leg prosthesis controlled by a controller, the instrumented prosthetic...
Actuated leg orthotics or prosthetics for amputees
A prosthetic or orthotic device can include at least one device portion and a joint portion for providing for the at least one device portion to pivot between...
Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor
A method of inserting an intervertebral disc implant into a disc space includes accessing a spinal segment having a first vertebral body, a second vertebral...
Femoral extension prosthetic component and tibial shelf prosthetic
component for unicondylar meniscal bearing...
A femoral extension prosthetic component for use in a unicondylar meniscal bearing unicompartmental knee replacement is described. The femoral component...
Methods of repairing a joint using a wedge-shaped implant
According to some embodiments, a method of treating a joint of a patient comprises creating a recess in a bone located at or near a targeted joint, wherein the...
Holder for a medical implant
A holder for a medical implant having gripping and holding portions. The holding portion includes a base and at least two spaced-apart holding pins. Each pin...
Low profile plate
The present application generally relates to orthopedic systems, and in particular, to systems including independent plates and spacers. A plating system can...
Spinal implants and related instruments and methods
Apparatus, methods, and systems relating to spinal implants and instruments for installing such implants. In some embodiments, a spinal implant may comprise an...
Spinal fusion device
A spinal fusion device is disclosed. The spinal fusion device includes a first endplate configured for fitting within a disc space and engaging with a first...
Expandable interbody device system and method
Provided is an intervertebral implant to be implanted within an intervertebral space between endplates of adjacent vertebra during use. The implant includes an...
Transforaminal prosthetic spinal disc apparatus
An intervertebral prosthetic implant having a first endplate having a first surface configured to substantially engage with a first vertebral body and a second...
Expandable intervertebral implant
An expandable intervertebral implant is provided for insertion into an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebrae. The expandable intervertebral implant...
An intervertebral implant comprises first and second parts having outer surfaces engaging adjacent vertebral surfaces. An insert between these parts provides...
Spinal disc annulus closure device
An implant (300) for repair of a spinal inter-vertebral disc, constituted of a first section and a second section, each having: a support member section (110);...
An nucleus prosthesis is disclosed having a plurality of linked segments configured to form, in a closed position, a disc shape. A method includes inserting a...
Expandable porous mesh bag device and methods of use for reduction,
filling, fixation and supporting of bone
The invention provides a method of correcting numerous bone abnormalities including bone tumors and cysts, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, tibial...
Zero profile spinal fusion cage
An interbody fusion cage having upper and lower canals for receiving the heads of bone screws that have been pre-installed in opposing vertebral body endplates....
Partial joint resurfacing implant, instrumentation, and method
An implant for repairing an articular cartilage defect site including an implant fixation portion with an upper segment and at least one bone interfacing...
Method and device for percutaneous left ventricular reconstruction
A method for reducing left ventricular volume, which comprises identifying infarcted tissue during open chest surgery; reducing left ventricle volume while...
MRT-compatible valve prosthesis for use in the human or animal body for
replacement of an organ valve or a...
The invention relates to a biological or artificial valve prosthesis (4, 5) for use in the human or animal body for replacement of an organ valve or a vessel...
Mitral valve annuloplasty device with twisted anchor
The present invention relates to a tissue shaping device adapted to be disposed in a vessel near a patient's heart to reshape the patient's heart. The device...
Mitral annuloplasty ring with suture line
Annuloplasty rings optimally sized to take into account more of the common degenerative valve pathologies. Each ring has a structural ring body with a shape...
System for improving the function of a heart valve
A device for improving the function of a heart valve comprises a first loop-shaped support, which is configured to abut a first side of the heart valve, and a...
Mitral valve treatment techniques
A method is provided for treating mitral valve regurgitation, including inserting a band around between 90 and 270 degrees of a mitral valve of a heart,...
Transcatheter valve replacement
A prosthetic heart valve having an inflow end and an outflow end includes a collapsible and expandable stent, a collapsible and expandable valve assembly...
Apparatus and methods for delivery of transcatheter prosthetic valves
In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a catheter assembly and a handle assembly that can be removably coupled to the catheter assembly. A valve holding...
Method and device for percutaneous valve annuloplasty
A delivery system for delivery of a radially expandable device to an implantation site in a patient, the delivery system including an elongated tubular member...
Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an...
Apparatus for creating incisions to improve intraocular lens placement
A system and method for inserting an intraocular lens in a patient's eye includes a light source for generating a light beam, a scanner for deflecting the light...
Ciliary implant, ciliary augmentation
A prosthesis for eyelash replacement, restoration, or augmentation includes an implantable base serving a substrate at a ciliary implant site in proximity to a...
Apparatus and method for reconstructing a ligament
A method of revising a graft in a bone tunnel including unpinning a graft ligament support block from within a bone tunnel in a host bone, withdrawing the graft...