DePuy

Cork, Ireland
Cork, Ireland

DePuy is a franchise of orthopaedic and neurosurgery companies. Acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998, its companies form part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics group. DePuy develops and markets products under the Codman, DePuy Mitek, DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy Spine brands. DePuy is currently the subject of more than 11,000 lawsuits related to its recall of faulty hip replacement systems, which lawyers and industry analysts estimate will cost parent company Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars to resolve.DePuy Orthopaedics designs, manufactures, markets and distributes products for reconstructing damaged or diseased joints and for repairing and reconstructing traumatic skeletal injuries.DePuy Spine products facilitate fusion of the spine and correction of spinal deformities, preserving motion of the spine and repairing bone fractures.Codman products provide for the surgical treatment of neurological and central nervous system disorders through products such as hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, implantable drug pumps and micro-surgical instrumentations.DePuy Mitek products offer devices in sports medicine for the treatment of soft tissue injuries. Wikipedia.

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Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-01-31

A method of trialing an intervertebral disc space, comprising the steps of : a) creating the disc space, b) inserting a trial into the disc space, the trial having i) a distal head having an upper surface and a lower surface connected by a pair of side walls, the side walls defining planes, and ii) a proximal rod, wherein the head and rod form an obtuse angle, and wherein the rod extends through at least one of the planes defined by the side walls of the head.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-01-26

A catheter stiffener adjustment system including a first member with an outer diameter and having at least three first segments with at least one joint enabling the segments to bend relative to each other, and a second member having an inner diameter defining a passageway through which the first member is movable relative to the second member. The second member has at least three second segments with at least one joint enabling the segments to bend relative to each other. In a first position, the first segments and the second segments are alignable substantially in phase to generate a first flexure condition. In a second position, the first segments and the second segments are alignable substantially out of phase to generate a second, stiffer flexure condition.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-01-27

A drug-impregnated sleeve for encasing a medical implant is provided. In one embodiment, the sleeve may include a body made of a biologically-compatible material that defines an internal cavity configured to receive the medical implant. In one embodiment, the biologically-compatible material is bioresorbable. The body may include a plurality of apertures, such as perforations or holes, extending from the cavity through the body. The sleeve may further include a first end, a second end, and a drug impregnated into the resorbable sheet. In one possible embodiment, the first end of the sleeve may be open for receiving the medical implant therethrough and the second end may be closed. The implant may be encased in the sleeve and implanted into a patient from which the drug is dispensed in vivo over time to tissue surrounding the implantation site. In one embodiment, the body is made from at least one sheet of a biologically-compatible material.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-01-25

The disclosure extends to devices, systems and methods for connecting one or more sensors to one or more printed circuit boards (PCB) in the distal end or tip of a scope. The disclosure also extends to a connector assembly for an image sensor for protecting the sensor and conveying information from the sensor to the PCB.


An aiming device system that is configured to align at least one bone anchor guide to a first distal hole of an intramedullary nail can include an aiming arm that is configured to be operatively coupled to the intramedullary nail and an aiming guide. The aiming arm can define a sliding support that is elongate along a first direction. The aiming guide can include a guide body that defines at least a first bone anchor guide. The aiming guide is attached to the aiming arm such that the aiming guide is selectably movable along the sliding support, and selectably rotatable relative to the aiming arm. When the first bone anchor guide is retaining the guide sleeve, at least one of the selectable movement and selectable rotation of the guide body at least partially aligns the first bone anchor guide with the first distal hole of the intramedullary nail.


A bone cement formulation having i) a PMMA powder fraction designed for quick reaction and ii) a polymerization inhibitor provided in a delayed release form. This allows the cement to obtain an initial viscosity suitable for injection and a long working time.


An instrument includes a bearing member, and an actuator spaced from the bearing member in a proximal direction. The instrument includes, or can be attached to, an elongate member that extends from a location of the actuator toward the bearing member. The elongate member can attach to or extend from a portion of an implant, wherein the location is spaced from the bearing member a distance in the proximal direction. The actuator includes a flexible portion that is spaced from the elongate member in a direction perpendicular to the proximal direction, such that, when a force is applied to the flexible portion of the actuator, the flexible portion of the actuator deforms so as to increase the distance between the location and the bearing member.


An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly includes a system handle configured to clamp a broach and femoral stem trial assembly. The system handle includes a clamp lever and a release lever both pivotally coupled to the system handle, and a leaf spring connecting the clamp lever and the release lever. When the release lever is moved from an unclamped position to a clamped position, the leaf spring is put in tension, and the clamp lever engages a flange of the broach, securing the broach to the system handle. Methods of assembling the system handle are described and claimed.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-02-15

An expandable trial can include an inferior portion, a superior portion, and a middle expanding portion as well as load cells for monitoring the load on the trial. The trial may also include recesses on its lateral sides to provide spacing to accommodate a disc removal tool so tissue can be cleared monitoring load. In addition, neural foramen spacing can be monitoring to provide information about how much neural release has been achieved as the disc is cleaned and the spine is positioned and repositioned.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-09-13

In one embodiment a bone screw includes a shaft having a proximal shaft end and a distal shaft end spaced from the proximal shaft end in a distal direction along a central axis. The shaft is helically threaded between the proximal and distal shaft ends, A tip extends from the distal shaft end in the distal direction, and defines a plurality of lands with cutting flittes disposed between adjacent lands. Each land has a bore-cutting edge that extends from an inner cutting edge end to an outer cutting edge end. The inner cutting edge end is disposed at a center of the distal end of the tip, and the outer cutting edge end is spaced from the center of the distal end of the tip. The bore-cutting edges may blunt the feel of the tip so as to reduce the likelihood of soft- tissue damage.

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