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Inventor:
Justin; Daniel F.
Address:
Logan, UT
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8579941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use November 12, 2013
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the
8287572 Intervertebral implant with integrated fixation October 16, 2012
A system for spinal surgery includes a prosthesis comprising a plurality of bone anchors which engage an intervertebral construct for fusion or motion preservation. The fusion construct comprises a spacer optionally encircled by a jacket. The motion preservation construct may comprise an
8262664 Methods for performing a tibial tubercle osteotomy September 11, 2012
A method of performing a tibial tubercle osteotomy includes cutting a bone portion of a tibial tubercle from a remaining portion of the tibial tubercle, at least a portion of a patella ligament being attached to the bone portion. The bone portion of the tibial tubercle is separated from
8241367 Modular bone implant, tool, and method August 14, 2012
Modular bone implants, modes of assembly, and their method of use are presented.
8241288 Collet fixation system August 14, 2012
A bone fixation assembly which may include a bone fixation element, a collet and a flexible line. The bone fixation element may comprise a first and second passageway and at least the first passageway is configured to receive the collet. The flexible line passes through both passagew
8236060 Tethered joint bearing implants and systems August 7, 2012
An implant for resurfacing at least a portion of an articulation surface of a bone includes a body having a first side with a top articular surface and an opposing second side with a bone apposition surface. The bone apposition surface is adapted to bias against a natural or resected
8167881 Implantable composite apparatus and method May 1, 2012
There is disclosed a method for implanting a device in a fractured bone. The device has an elongated shape and includes a thermo-chemically activated portion including a polymer having a glass transition temperature greater than 37 degrees Celsius. The thermo-chemically activated por
8162943 Deformable implant systems and methods April 24, 2012
The present invention provides a deformable implant and a deformation apparatus. The implant has an elongated shape and may be inserted into the intramedullary canal of a fractured bone. The implant may have a support structure and thermo-chemically activated matrix material, deforma
8157867 Trochlear groove implants and related methods and instruments April 17, 2012
A trochlear groove implant includes a body having a first side with an articular surface and an opposing second side with a bone apposition surface, the articular surface and the bone apposition surface each extending between a proximal end and an opposing distal end of the body. An
8147492 System and method for guidance and implantation of implantable devices April 3, 2012
Systems and methods are provided for fixation of a fractured bone with an intramedullary bone fixation device. During an implantation procedure, the fixation device may be guided by a removable guidewire which is not coupled to the fixation device. The guidewire and device may be inserte
8133230 Bone alignment implant and method of use March 13, 2012
A method for correcting an angular deformity in a bone includes inserting a guide wire within a physis of a bone having an angular deformity, the physis extending between a first side the bone on which the guide wire is inserted and an opposing second side of the bone. The guide wire is
8128627 Segmented intramedullary system and apparatus March 6, 2012
An implantable segmented intramedullary structure adapted to be received in the intramedullary canal of a bone configurable between a relatively flexible, bent configuration for implantation or extraction and a relatively rigid, straightened configuration for bone treatment. The segm
8128626 System and method for delivery conformation and removal of intramedullary bone fixation devices March 6, 2012
A bone fixation system and method for stabilizing a fractured bone by implantation into the intramedullary canal of an implant that is expanded by an implant deformation apparatus, or deformer. The deformer can use mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic expansion. Some deformers apply or
8118811 Apparatus for knee surgery and method of use February 21, 2012
The present invention comprises a set of instruments and a method for their use in preparing a knee joint to receive knee implants. The inventive instruments and method are generally suitable for knee joint surgery. Furthermore, they include features that make them suitable for perfo
8075628 Modular bone implant, tools, and method December 13, 2011
Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.
8048120 System and method for segmentally modular spinal plating November 1, 2011
A modular implant for stabilizing the relative motion of spinal vertebrae comprises at least two pairs of plates which connect to two adjacent spinous processes, a spacer configured to be positioned between the spinous processes, and a fastener which pivotably connects to the plates
8002798 System and method for spinal implant placement August 23, 2011
A posterior spinal fusion system may include a plurality of cannulas that mate with cages polyaxially coupled to pedicle screws. The cannulas maintain access to the pedicle screws to facilitate percutaneous insertion of a fusion rod into engagement with the cages. Each cannula has a
7998178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use August 16, 2011
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the
7998177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use August 16, 2011
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the
7993373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus August 9, 2011
An orthopedic fastener is designed to attach an implant to bone in such a manner that, until the fastener is tightened, the implant may be rotationally adjusted against the bone. The implant may have a semispherical bone apposition surface that permits polyaxial rotation of the impla
7951412 Laser based metal deposition (LBMD) of antimicrobials to implant surfaces May 31, 2011
A method is provided for depositing a hard wear resistant surface onto a porous or non-porous base material of a medical implant. The wear resistant surface of the medical implant device may be formed by a Laser Based Metal Deposition (LBMD) method such as Laser Engineered Net Shaping
7947082 System and method for joint arthroplasty May 24, 2011
An orthopaedic joint prosthesis may include a first component, a bearing component, and a third component. The first component has a base and a keel protruding from the base to extend into a first bone. The keel's longitudinal axis is offset from a geometric center of the base. The base
7922772 Implants and related methods and apparatus for securing an implant on an articulating surface of April 12, 2011
A method for mounting an implant at an orthopedic joint includes forming a tunnel through a bone, the tunnel having an open second end on a natural or resected articulating surface of the bone and an open first end at a location on the bone spaced apart from the natural or resected a
7914560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use March 29, 2011
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the
7901456 Expanding ligament graft fixation system method March 8, 2011
A graft fixation system for fixing graft material in a bone tunnel includes an expandable fixation member having a graft receiving eyelet disposed proximate its distal end, opposed bone engaging elements disposed about its periphery, and an expansion plug receiving opening defined in
7871426 Spinous process fixation device January 18, 2011
An implantable spinous process stabilization assembly includes a body, a bent arm and a straight arm. The body includes first and second crosspieces arranged parallel to each other, a first plate extending in a direction at right angle to first ends of the first and second crosspiece
7867280 Methods for mounting and using tethered joint bearing implants January 11, 2011
A method includes the acts of sliding a first end of a flexible first line through a channel in a first bone anchor. A portion of the first line is connected to an implant having a top articular surface and an opposing bone apposition surface. The first line extending between the implant
7867236 Instruments and methods for preparing a joint articulation surface for an implant January 11, 2011
A method includes resecting a portion of an articulation surface of a bone at a joint. A guide template is positioned on the resected articulation surface. The guide template at least partially bounds an opening that is disposed over the resected articulation surface. A portion of the
7857858 Modular bone implant, tool, and method December 28, 2010
Modular bone implants, manner of assembly, and their method of use are presented. In one form thereof, a tibial component of a knee prosthesis is providing including a tray having substantially planar top and bottom surfaces and an extension forming an elongate body having a top end and
7819878 Tibial condylar hemiplasty tissue preparation instruments and methods October 26, 2010
A method for resecting at least a portion of a lateral or medial facet at the proximal end of a tibia includes forming a tunnel having a proximal end on a lateral, medial, or anterior side of a proximal end of a tibia and a distal end on a lateral or medial facet at the proximal end of t
7811312 Bone alignment implant and method of use October 12, 2010
A bone alignment implant includes a first bone fastener with a first bone engager that is adapted for fixation into the metaphyseal bone and a second bone fastener with a second bone engager that is adapted for fixation into the metaphyseal bone. A link connecting the two fasteners s
7811303 Bodily tissue dilation systems and methods October 12, 2010
A dilating system for dilating bodily tissue includes a elongate tubular first dilator and a elongate tubular second dilator. The second dilator has an outer diameter greater than the outer diameter of the first dilator, the first dilator being configured to be received within the se
7806898 Modular guide systems and related rasps and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface October 5, 2010
The present invention relates to guide systems and methods for resecting at least a portion of a joint articulation surface on a bone by mounting a first cutting guide on the joint articulation surface. A first portion of the joint articulation surface is resected using the first cutting
7799086 Modular bone implant, tools, and method September 21, 2010
Modular bone implants, means of assembly, and their method of use are presented.
7771483 Tibial condylar hemiplasty implants, anchor assemblies, and related methods August 10, 2010
A method for mounting a tibial condylar implant includes forming a tunnel having a proximal end on a lateral, medial, or anterior side of a proximal end of the tibia and a distal end on an at least partially resected lateral or medial facet at the proximal end of the tibia. A condyla
7766969 Modular progressive implant for a joint articulation surface August 3, 2010
An implant for on a resected articulation surface of a bone includes a tray having a top surface and opposition surface. An opening extends completely through the tray between the top surface and the bone apposition surface. A bearing member is mounted on the top surface of the tray,
7766943 Modular percutaneous spinal fusion system and method August 3, 2010
A posterior spinal fusion system may include pedicle screws and one or more segments designed to be attached to the implanted pedicle screws via nuts to fuse spinal motion segments in a modular fashion. The pedicle screws may have semispherical receiving surfaces, and each segment may
7753937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use July 13, 2010
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the
7727239 Milling system with guide paths and related methods for resecting a joint articulation surface June 1, 2010
A milling system for use in resecting at least a portion of a joint articulation surface of a bone includes an alignment guide having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface with an opening extending therebetween. Fasteners are used to secure the alignment guide to the bone so t
7695477 Milling system and methods for resecting a joint articulation surface April 13, 2010
A milling system for use in resecting at least a portion of a joint articulation surface of a bone includes a template having a base with a top surface, an opposing bottom surface, and an opening extending therebetween. One or more fasteners are used to removably mount the template o
7666522 Laser based metal deposition (LBMD) of implant structures February 23, 2010
A method is provided for depositing a hard wear resistant surface onto a porous or non-porous base material of a medical implant. The wear resistant surface of the medical implant device may be formed by a Laser Based Metal Deposition (LBMD) method such as Laser Engineered Net Shaping
7632575 Laser based metal deposition (LBMD) of implant structures December 15, 2009
A method of depositing a hard wear resistant surface onto a porous or non-porous base material of a medical implant. The medical implant device formed by a Laser Based Metal Deposition (LBMD) method. The porous material of the base promotes bone ingrowth allowing the implant to fuse
7618459 Universal spinal disc implant system November 17, 2009
A revisable intervertebral implant may include two end plates designed to detachably receive a variety of intermediate components including articulating bearing inserts, elastic inserts, and fusion blocks. Each intermediate component may be secured to a snap insert that snaps into en
7615081 Femoral components for knee arthroplasty November 10, 2009
A femoral knee prosthesis system for resurfacing a resected articular surface at the distal end of a femur includes a femoral component adapted to mate with the resected articular surface; and an attachment member. The interior surface of the femoral component is configured to connect to
7594922 System and method for meniscal repair through a meniscal capsular tunnel September 29, 2009
A system for open or arthroscopic surgical repair of torn or damaged meniscal tissue has a repair member and an instrument. The repair member is a suture, flexible or rigid implant. The instrument has at a portion that is shaped to slide within a meniscal capsular tunnel. The meniscal
7588590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use September 15, 2009
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the
7578836 Orthopedic screw and method August 25, 2009
A screw, driving device, and method are provided for repairing a tissue injury of a patient, such as a meniscal tear in a knee or osteochondritis dissecans. The screw has a root, a distal section having a narrowing cross section toward the distal end, and a thread along at least a po
7578824 Methods and apparatus for forming a tunnel through a proximal end of a tibia August 25, 2009
A guide assembly for forming a tunnel through a proximal end of a tibia includes a brace having a first end and an opposing second end. A template is mounted on the first end of the brace. The template is adapted to rest on a lateral or medial facet at a proximal end of the tibia. A
7534271 Femoral hip prosthesis and method of implantation May 19, 2009
Implants and methods are presented for surgically repairing a hip joint with a proximal femoral prosthesis that comprises femoral head component and a femoral stem component. The femoral stem component comprising a neck portion, a flange portion, a transitional body region and an elo
7494490 Apparatus and method for reconstructing a ligament February 24, 2009
Apparatus and method is disclosed for securing a graft ligament in a bone tunnel. A method is disclosed comprising the steps of forming a first bone tunnel and a second bone tunnel being transverse to, and intersecting one another; positioning a closed loop of a flexible member withi
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