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Multi-layered adhesive appliance
A body waste collecting device comprising an adhesive composite that fastens a collecting bag to the skin is disclosed. The adhesive composite is highly...
Head support for operating tables
The invention relates to a head support (10, 100) for operating tables, comprising a rotatably mounted first holding element (12) for surrounding a first side...
A spinal orthosis has an elongate and substantially rigid spinal frame having upper, middle and lower portions, and a lumbar assembly connected to the lower...
Ankle foot orthosis
An ankle foot orthosis includes a leg member, a foot member, and a drive member. The drive assembly includes a link member which may be hingedly secured to the...
An orthotic sock for treatment of an orthopedic condition is formed from a resilient material and has means for restricting movement of a wearer's foot in one...
Shoulder orthosis including flexion/extension device
A shoulder orthosis includes an internal/external rotation device and a flexion/extension device. The internal/extension rotation device is configured to...
Anti-reflux or anti-obesity prosthesis
A prosthesis (14) that is useful as an anti-reflux device or an anti-obesity device within a gastro-intestinal tract of a living organism, such as a human,...
Percutaneous endovasular treatment for obesity by selectively delivering
particles into the distal portion of...
Weight loss can be promoted by introducing a microcatheter into the mid segment or distal portion of a human subject's left gastric artery and delivering, via...
Sheaths used with polymer scaffolds
A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath pair is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping...
Ballstent device and methods of use
What is disclosed are medical devices comprising a rounded, thin-walled, expandable metal structure ("ballstent") and a flexible, elongated delivery device...
Blockstent device and methods of use
What is disclosed is a medical device comprising a compressed, cylindrical or oblong, thin-walled, expandable metal structure (a "blockstent") and a flexible,...
Stent loading and delivery device having a loading basket lock mechanism
A stent loading and delivery system, the delivery system comprising an inner elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, an intermediate...
Phase-change and shape-change materials
Apparatus and methods are described for killing cancer cells (44) of a subject, the subject having cancer cells and healthy cells. The apparatus includes a...
A graft includes a flow tubing having a tubing portion defining a flow lumen. The flow lumen of the tubing portion is substantially free of ribs or grooves. A...
Self-expanding stent with polygon transition zone
The self-expanding stent of the present invention provides for a transition zone between the main body of the stent and the end zone, comprising a plurality of...
Bioabsorbable stent that modulates plaque geometric morphology and
Methods of treating a diseased blood vessel exhibiting stenosis with a bioabsorable stent are disclosed. The implanted stent supports the section of the vessel...
A prosthesis system includes a reconfigurable socket. The socket changes configurations to adjust the socket fit. The socket includes a socket main body with a...
Method and device for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic
The invention relates to a device and method for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint of a lower extremity, comprising a resistance unit with...
Knee rotational adapter
A prosthetic adapter including a lower connector, an upper connector rotatably coupled to the lower connector, and a locking mechanism for preventing the upper...
Finger and hand prosthesis
The invention relates to a finger prosthesis comprising a base element, which is formed to receive forces and torques and can be provided with an elastic...
Native version alignment devices and methods
Devices and methods for aiding practitioners in the implementation of arthroplasty prosthetics. Example devices may include a base and an alignment arm, and may...
Cartilage repair system with flexible trephine
A system for repairing cartilage includes a trephine having a passage extending along a longitudinal axis of the trephine. The trephine has a distal end and a...
Instrument for implanting implant device
An instrument for attachment to and insertion of an implant device is provided. The instrument has a handle and a pair of retaining posts extending...
Interbody insertion tool and method
An interbody insertion tool and cage for use during an interbody spinal fusion procedure is disclosed. In one aspect, the tool comprises a rod centrally located...
Acetabular orthopaedic surgical instrument and method of using same
A method of reproducing a central axis of a femoral neck prior to resection during an implantation process includes the step of attaching a frame to the...
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...
The intervertebral three-dimensional structure comprises a top side, an underside, a front face, a rear face, and a plurality of boreholes designed to receive...
Spinal implants, spinal implant kits, and surgical methods
A spinal implant includes a body, plate, and bone screws. The body includes a first wall having second and third walls joined thereto to define legs. In an...
Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics
This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRs) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments...
Tissue spacer implants, insertion and adjustment tools, and method of use
Tissue spacer implants and surgical methods for inserting the implants are disclosed. The implants may include a first cylindrical body with an outer surface,...
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...
Adjustable multi-volume balloon for spinal interventions
An inflatable balloon for diagnostics and treatment of diseased discs or fractured bones. The balloon is a multi-volume balloon comprised of a plurality of...
Subchondral treatment of joint pain of the spine
Methods for altering the natural history of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine are proposed. The methods focus on the prevention, or...
A prosthesis for implantation in an animal or human subject, said prosthesis comprising a first component for attaching to a radius bone in use and a s second...
Interposition implants for the hand
An implant couples a first bone of a hand to a second bone of the hand. The implant includes a body that defines a median plane. The body also defines a first...
Methods and devices for patellar resurfacing treatment
Certain disclosed examples provide methods for strengthening, reinforcing, and/or stimulating repair of residual patella bone to be resurfaced. Also provided in...
Elbow prosthesis and method for use
The elbow prosthesis includes an ulnar component that has a bearing end and a stem. The stem is attached to the bearing end and extends in a distal direction...
Prosthetic articulation surface mounting
An apparatus for facilitating the mounting of a prosthetic articulation surface to a patient tissue includes an anchoring base including a central fastener...
Programmable implant having an angled exterior surface
Various embodiments of implant systems and related apparatus, and methods of operating the same are described herein. In various embodiments, an implant for...
Implant made of a fiber composite material
The invention relates to an implant and a set for producing an implant and their uses. Furthermore, the invention describes a method of making an implant as per...
Suture and method for repairing a heart
Devices and methods for treating or repairing a heart are disclosed. The device includes at least one radially expandable tissue-engaging element, an elongate...
Mitral valve fixation device removal devices and methods
Procedures may be performed on the heart after the installation of a mitral valve fixation device. In order to prepare the heart for such procedures, the...
Methods and apparatus for delivering a prosthetic valve to a beating heart
A method for delivering a prosthetic valve to a patient's heart having a native valve with a plurality of valve leaflets includes providing a delivery device...
Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves
A medical assembly for replacing a native heart valve of a patient. The medical assembly includes a radially expandable and collapsible prosthetic heart valve...
Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves
Methods and systems for delivering and deploying a prosthetic heart valve include a deployment mechanism coupled to the prosthetic heart valve, the deployment...
Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated systems and methods
Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart...
Profile reduction of valve implant
A method for reducing an axial profile of a valve implant includes providing a valve implant having a longitudinal axis and a delivery catheter having a central...
Prosthetic heart valves
A prosthetic heart valve (10) (e.g., a prosthetic aortic valve) is designed to be somewhat circumferentially collapsible and then re-expandable. The collapsed...
Intraocular lens cartridge
A cartridge for storing and implanting an intraocular lens has a first part and a second part that are movable relative to one another from a storage...
Micro-incision IOL and positioning of the IOL in the eye
An intraocular lens that is capable of being inserted through a micro-incision includes an optic having an anterior and a posterior surface and a plurality of...