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Instruments and methods for inserting artificial intervertebral implants
Apparatus and methods for preparing a disc space and inserting an intervertebral disc implant therein are disclosed. Among the various instruments disclosed are...
Instrument for use in minimally invasive surgery
A method of providing a minimally invasive hip arthroplasty in conjunction with a main incision formed through a patient's skin and soft tissue in the patient's...
Computer-guided system for orienting a prosthetic acetabular cup in the
acetabulum during total hip replacement...
A computer-guided system for orienting an insert during a surgical procedure, the computer-guided system comprising: a surgical table for supporting a...
Interbody prosthetic device with compound-arc, blade anchor
An intervertebral implant includes a body and a plate. The body has an upper surface defining an upper plane and a lower surface defining a lower plane. First...
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...
Expandable fusion device and method of installation thereof
An expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability,...
An apparatus supports the spine between vertebrae and promotes spinal fusion. The apparatus generally includes a first supporting member, a second support...
Expandable implant for the spinal column
An expandable implant with an upper plate and a lower plate which serve for anchoring on/in the vertebral support surfaces, and at least two gears for the...
Artificial spinal disk prosthesis
Intervertebral endoprosthesis discs suitable for surgical implantation between two vertebrae having and methods thereof. The prosthetic disc may have an...
Osteoconductive implants and methods of using same
Implants for promoting bone growth and methods of using same, the implants including a perforated placental membrane sheet wrapped around an osteoconductive...
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...
Multi-piece intervertebral implants
Intervertebral implants for implanting into an intervertebral space are provided. The implants can comprise one or more layers that are operably attached to one...
Device for stabilizing a vertebral joint and method for anterior insertion
A prosthetic device can be used as a prosthesis following a discectomy or a corpectomy. The prosthetic device includes two endplates with staggered motion...
Devices, methods, and systems for prosthetic meniscus selection, trialing,
Methods of selecting and implanting prosthetic devices for use as a replacement meniscus are disclosed. The selection methods include a pre-implantation...
Orthopaedic knee prosthesis having controlled condylar curvature
An orthopedic knee prosthesis includes a femoral component having a condyle surface. The condyle surface is defined by one or more radii of curvatures, which...
System for modular hip resurfacing
A scalable modular hip resurfacing arthroplasty system includes (1) an alignment guide for precise guide pin insertion, (2) a modular cannulated cylindrical...
Hip and knee joint assemblies incorporating debris collection architecture
between the ball and seat interface
A joint implant assembly including a spherical shaped component adapted to securing to an end of a first joint defining bone and a recess shaped component...
Methods for supporting a prosthetic implant in a patient
Methods for supporting a prosthetic implant in a patient are disclosed. In some embodiments, a hollow sleeve and a prosthetic implant with a stem component are...
Porous metal implants with bone cement
An orthopaedic implant for filling a bone void and a method of using the same. The orthopaedic implant comprises an open porous metal portion and a bone cement...
Simulated environment for transcatheter heart valve repair
An apparatus for applying liquid pressure to resected tissue may include a fixture, a papillary assembly coupled to the fixture and having first and second...
Device and method for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation
A catheter (4) based medical system (1) and medical procedure for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation are disclosed. The system comprises a resilient...
Heart valve delivery system with valve catheter
A heart valve delivery system is provided wherein a prosthetic valve is carried on a valve catheter inside a delivery sleeve. A step balloon protrudes from the...
Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves
A method for delivering and implanting a prosthetic heart valve in a native aortic valve includes collapsing a prosthetic heart valve to a contracted...
Transaortic valve access device
A valve insertion device for traversing a wire guide through a valve within an intraluminal passage. A wire guide is positioned near the outflow of a valve...
Replacement heart valves and their methods of use and manufacture
A prosthetic valve has a support structure that meets with a plurality of leaflets capable of transitioning between open and closed states. The support...
Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
A fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue having proximal and distal annular portions positionable relative to one another, the proximal...
Intravitreous self adaptive stent
Disclosed herein are devices, methods and kits for a stent for treating an eye, comprising a flexible material, wherein the stent is self adaptive to a...
Soft filled prosthesis shell with variable texture
A soft prosthetic implant, such as a silicone breast implant, is provided. The implant has a variety of different surfaces, for example, different textures,...
Double-loop endobutton, ovoid tunnel guide, and method of ACL
re-construction using the ovoid tunnel guide and...
A graft attachment apparatus including at least two separately formed filament loops, and a fixation member comprising at least one opening configured to...
Devices and methods for tendon repair
Disclosed is a device and method for repairing a partially or totally ruptured tendon. The device comprises an implant placed inside or outside of the tendon on...
Devices and methods for stenting an airway
An implantable device and method are disclosed for stenting an occlusion of an airway. The implantable device includes a cylindrical tube shaped proximal...
Tissue support structure
An apparatus includes a component having a shape memory material. The shape memory material has a first shape including a substantially elongate segment. The...
Method of operating a microvalve protection device
An endovascular valve device for use in a vessel during a therapy procedure includes a catheter having at its distal end a valve. The valve is constructed of a...
Dry prosthetic heart valve packaging system
Packaging for prosthetic heart valves including an assembly for stabilizing dry prosthetic tissue implants such as heart valves during storage. The packaging...
Systems, methods, and implants for treating prolapse or incontinence
Described are pelvic implants, systems including the implant and a delivery tool, and methods for the treatment of incontinence or prolapse. The implant has an...
Systems, devices and methods for treating pelvic floor disorders
Disclosed are implants for pelvic floor repair and related uses, and devices, kits, and methods which can be used to deliver the implants. In certain...
Method for alternatively resisting and permitting menstrual flow
A method for controlling menstrual flow including sphincterally contracting and expanding labia minora having left and right labium minuses, such anatomical...
Apparatus and system for oxidative therapy in dentistry
An apparatus and a system for delivering a two-tier oxidative therapy to a dental patient. The apparatus is a mouthpiece made of rubber or thermoplastic...
Devices, systems and methods for the whitening of teeth
A device, method, and system are provided for aiding the whitening of teeth. The device includes a mouthpiece suitable for implementing a dental treatment,...
Package for an orthodontic bracket
A package for an orthodontic bracket or other dental product is formed by a container having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls, creating a cavity within the...
Low pass filter attachments for use with dental curing lights
A dental curing light system is configured to include a dental curing light (100) having a device body (102) with a proximal handle portion (106) and a distal...
Method of making a dental arch model
A dental arch model and method for making the same is shown and described. The dental arch model includes a connector having opposite ends that connect to a...
Method and system for designing and producing dental prostheses and
A virtual model of an intraoral cavity is provided, wherein this process is initialized by a dental clinic, and the design and manufacture of a suitable dental...
Method and device for carrying out optical pickup
Disclosed is an optical imaging method and device enabling display and 3D measurement of tridimensional objects (1), whereby at least two individual images are...
Dental implant wedges
A method for securing a dental implant within a dental bone cavity is disclosed. The method may include inserting a dental wedge into the dental bone cavity and...
Implantable screw and system for socket preservation
An implantable screw for preserving the integrity of an oral socket and for maintaining space during bone grafting procedures is provided, where the screw has a...
Deposition of discrete nanoparticles on a nanostructured surface of an
A method of forming an implant to be implanted into living bone is disclosed. The method comprises the act of roughening at least a portion of the implant...
An orthodontic appliance has a post attached to a first upper tooth, and a button with a recess attached to a second upper tooth. An elongated arm has an eye at...
Assemblies, methods, and kits including a compressible material
The present invention provides assemblies, kits, and methods including a compressible material. Optionally, a hardenable dental composition (e.g., an adhesive...
Methods for shaping green bodies and articles made by such methods
A method of shaping a green body provides a shaped green body comprised of a plurality of sinterable particles and an organic binder. Such a method includes:...