Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.r.l. and Mayo Foundation For Medical Research And Education | Date: 2011-12-28
A kit for implanting an expandable heart valve prosthesis, the kit comprising: a guidewire (74) sized and dimensioned to enter a patient through a first opening or portal, extend through some or all of the patients aorta and ventricle, and to exit the patient through a second opening or portal; and an expandable heart valve prosthesis (90) delivery module (94).
Mayo Foundation For Medical Research And Education | Date: 2012-06-20
A sigmoid notch resurfacing prosthesis for application to the sigmoid notch of the distal radius. The sigmoid notch prosthesis generally includes a saddle and a radius portion for attachment to the distal radius. The saddle may be formed from ultra high molecular weight polyethylene or another durable self-lubricating material. The saddle includes an at least partially concave contoured depression having rounded edges that is securable to the radius portion. The saddle may be secured by a sliding notch snap fit design. The prosthesis may be adapted for articulation with the natural head of the ulna or with an ulnar head prosthesis that has replaced the ulnar head.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Research And Education | Date: 2011-05-11
A radial-capitellar implant for surgical replacement of the capitellum of the humerus and, optionally, the head of the radius. The radial-capitellar implant includes a capitellar implant (42) or surface replacement arthroplasty of the capitellum and a radial prosthesis (44) for replacement of the head of the radius. In one embodiment the radial prosthesis includes an articular head (170) which moveable articulates with a stem implantable in the radius.