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Systems and methods for treatment of prostatic tissue
A prostate therapy system is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can access a prostate...
System, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation using minimally
invasive surgical techiques
A pedicle screw tower having a guide chute, open at both ends, affixed to the exterior of the main body of the tower. The guide chute extends the length of the...
Screw insertion instrument
An instrument for selectively coupling with a pedicle screw is disclosed. The instrument includes an inner shaft, wherein the distal tip is configured to engage...
Positioning systems and methods for implanting an energy absorbing system
Positioning instruments and related methods are described for implanting an energy absorbing system for treating joints. The positioning instruments and methods...
Apparatus and method for stylet-guided vertebral augmentation
A stylet-guided balloon vertebroplasty system, as well as methods for bone augmentation using same are provided. In certain embodiments, a pre-curved stylet...
Methods and apparatus for treating vertebral fractures
Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include an...
Bone screw with insert
A composite material bone screw comprising an embedded insert. The embedded insert may serve as a thread cutting tool by covering at least one cutting edge of...
System for joint fusion
Techniques for joint fusion are described, including a drill guide assembly having a drill guide and a pin sleeve, the drill guide including a drill guide head...
A threaded fastener for embedment into bone is disclosed. Threads are formed on cylindrical stock. The thread pattern features upper and lower surfaces. The...
Method of using a minimal incision removable bone screw
A surgical bone screw 1) and driver (31), and a method for using them for repairing an osteotomy or fracture. The screw has a shaft having a head (5) at its...
Bone plate supported by a leg member and used as a lever
System, including apparatus and methods, for fixing bone with a bone plate supported temporarily at a slant on bone by a leg member before the bone plate is...
Anatomical humeral fixation system and method
An anatomical shoulder fixation system comprises a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion being a separate part and being coupled to the upper...
Modular fracture fixation system
A fracture fixation plate system for use on a long bone having a metaphysis and a diaphysis, includes at least one end plate having a head portion for the...
Hip fixation with load-controlled dynamization
System, including methods and apparatus, for hip fixation with load-controlled dynamization. In exemplary embodiments, the system may comprise a fixation...
Flexible intramedullary rod
An elongated rod for insertion into a bowed canal of a bone such as a femoral medulla of a femur bone, wherein the canal is bowed in one plane. The rod has a...
Intramedullary system and method
A system and method for drilling soft tissue and positioning an intramedullary rod in a long bone is provided. The system includes an intramedullary rod having...
Non-soft tissue repair
An implant for filling and/or distracting a body region, particularly a non-soft tissue cavity, has a plurality of segments wherein at least two of the segments...
Methods and apparatus for treating vertebral fractures
Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a...
Instrument and method for reducing and securing spinal rods
An instrument for reducing a fixation rod within a screw extender that attaches to a spinal implant includes first, second, and third cannulated bodies and an...
Articulating rod holder
A bi-directional mechanically deployed rod mechanism utilizes non-parallel cam surfaces with a unique engagement, entrapment, and release methodology. The...
Methods and apparatuses for delivering a rod to a plurality of pedicle
Embodiments include a system that facilitates placement of a rod through receiving portions of screws placed along the spine. The system includes a rod and a...
Orthopedic implant system
A surgical instrument configured to introduce a spinal fixation rod into a vertebral implant. When the spinal fixation rod is engaged with the surgical...
Spinal repair implants and related methods
A spinal implant may include a frame having a plurality of attachment portions each configured to be received by a head of a bone anchor, a cover extending...
Interbody device and plate for spinal stabilization and instruments for
Systems, methods and devices for providing stabilization between first and second vertebrae are provided. More particularly, in one form a system includes an...
Polyaxial plate rod system and surgical procedure
A spinal fixation device includes a bone screw, a nut, a bearing, a slider, and a plate construct. The screw has a head with a nut connection and a screw...
Arthoplasty revision system and method
The present method includes the following steps: removing a portion of a previously implanted spinal arthroplasty device; and attaching a revision component to...
Bone screw systems with pressure caps having biasing members
A spinal fixation system comprising a bone screw, a body, and a pressure cap. The bone screw may comprise a head at a proximal end and a bone connection element...
Occipital and bone plate assemblies with mesh portions
Occipital plates and assemblies combining occipital plates with one of several types of spinal rods or cervical plates in a procedure to fuse a portion of a...
Pedicle screw having a removable rod coupling
The present invention provides a pedicle screw for spinal fixation having a bone fastener portion a permanent rod coupling, a breakaway portion connected to the...
The present invention includes a pedicle screw made with a bone fastener and a rod coupling head, the rod coupling head comprising an upper rod coupling: the...
Percutaneous system for dynamic spinal stabilization
A minimally invasive, percutaneous system that allows for dynamic stabilization of the spine is provided, together with methods of using the system. The system...
Adjustable rod assembly
An adjustable rod for spinal corrective surgery is provided that includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member, each having rod portions...
External fixation device and fixation device set
A fixation device set S includes an external fixation device which is attached on one end-side of first and second pins; and a pin fixture which is attached on...
Interventional medical systems, tools, and assemblies
A tether holder has a locking portion, for securing a proximal end of a tether, and a pin portion that may fit within a receptacle of a handle assembly of a...
Surgical access assembly and method of use therefor
A surgical access assembly includes an access port and a seal anchor. The access port includes a proximal ring, an intermediate ring, a distal ring, and a...
Surgical access method and assembly including sleeve and port
A surgical access assembly includes a sleeve and a port. The sleeve is adapted for insertion within tissue to access an underlying tissue site. The sleeve...
Tissue-removing catheter with improved angular tissue-removing positioning
within body lumen
A tissue-removing catheter for removing tissue from a body lumen includes a tissue-removing. The tissue-removing element may be coupled to a first longitudinal...
Surgical cutting devices and methods that include a self-adjusting cutting
Devices and methods for cutting tissue are provided, and more particularly the devices and methods provide for ways to prevent a cutting blade from becoming...
Probe, treatment device, and treatment system
A probe which is configured to treat a bone by ultrasonic vibration, includes: a treatment section which is arranged on a distal end side of a vibration...
Detachable end effector and loader
A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft having an outer tube and an inner rod positioned in the outer tube. The outer tube and inner rod each comprise a...
Device for positioning an ultrasound transducer inside a MR scanner
A device (16) positions an ultrasound transducer (14) for ultrasound therapy to focus a treatment beam (12) emitted by the ultrasound transducer (14) at tissue...
Patient-specific assemblies, jigs, and methods for a personalized total
hip arthroplasty system
A patient-specific total hip arthroplasty system including surgical guide and jig instrumentation modeled by computer aided design using image data derived from...
Void filling joint prosthesis and associated instruments
A bone void filling prosthesis, which includes a body and a plurality of legs. The body includes an aperture extending therethrough. The plurality of legs are...
Universal double offset surgical instrument
Instruments for use in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Instruments according to certain embodiments of the invention connect to a shaping member such...
Depth controllable and measurable medical driver devices and methods of
Disclosed are devices and methods for creating a bore in bone. The devices and methods described involve driving a rotating bit in an axial direction such that...
Combined flip cutter and drill
A flip cutter and drill instrument and method of antegrade drilling and retrograde cutting using such an instrument. The flip cutter and drill instrument is...
Dynamic locking device
A surgical instrument including a tool, a handpiece, and a locking member. The handpiece includes both a coupling member configured to cooperate with the tool,...
Surgical bur with plural flutes and a groove, the groove formed in a
single one of the flutes and spaced away...
A bur with features that minimize the application of substantially identical forces to the tissue against which the bur is applied. One of these features is a...
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...
Device for treating lumen of living body
A device for treating the lumen of a living body includes a shaft insertable into a blood vessel, and a balloon provided on the shaft and shiftable between a...