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Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-05-10

An instrument (10, 100) for locating an axis of a blocking screw is disclosed. The instrument (10, 100) is applicable for a retrograde installation of a femoral intramedullary device or an antegrade installation of a tibial intramedullary device. The instrument (10, 100) includes a drill jig (11, 105) with a radiolucent frame portion (14, 120) and a mounting portion (12, 110). The mounting portion (12, 110) is adapted to connect to an intramedullary device (204), and the frame portion (14, 120) has at least one aperture (18, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 126, 137, 337) for locating the axis of the blocking screw (210). The drill jig (11, 105) is adjustable to locate the aperture (18, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 126, 137, 337) in a longitudinal or rotational direction relative to the intramedullary device (204).


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-04-26

The present invention provides a coating comprising a bioactive material and an antimicrobial agent, wherein the concentration of said antimicrobial agent varies throughout the thickness of the coating.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-04-26

Wound contacting members and methods, apparatuses, systems and kits incorporating the same are disclosed. The wound contacting members offer improved performance in terms of preventing or inhibiting tissue in-growth and improving tissue granulation growth. The wound contacting members may be used in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) applications.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-04-05

A thickness gage including a transparent measurement tube configured to receive and be slidingly engaged over a tubular shaft of a retrograde reamer. The tubular shaft has linear graduation marks on its surface for identifying linear measures for use in measuring a thickness of a bridge bone gap. The linear graduation marks are located on the tubular shaft surface such that at least some of the linear graduation marks can be observed through the transparent measurement tube. Each linear graduation mark, when aligned with a proximal end of the measurement tube, provides a linear measure of the distance between a distal end of the measurement tube and a cutting member of the retrograde reamer positioned so that its central axis is disposed at a non-zero angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the tubular shaft. Such a distance corresponds to the thickness of the bridge bone gap.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-02-03

The present disclosure relates to an assembly for fixing a ligament in bone. The assembly includes a suspension member and an implant having a mechanism for fixedly receiving the suspension member and at least partially suspending the suspension member and the received bone graft within the implant, allowing for bony in-growth. A method of fixing a ligament in bone is also disclosed.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-02-08

A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-04-26

Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to negative pressure treatment systems and wound dressing systems, apparatuses, that may be used for the treatment of wounds. In particular, some embodiments are directed to improved wound dressings comprising a number of viewing portals that facilitate observation of wound tissue or healthy skin underlying the wound dressing. Some embodiments of the viewing portals are provided by forming through holes in internal dressing layers including absorbent material and transmission material, optionally by providing a plug material within the through holes, and by providing translucent or transparent cover layer and tissue contact layer materials.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-02-10

The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also disclosed.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-03-30

Image data representing an image captured by a video endoscopic device is converted from a first color space to a second color space. The image data in the second color space is used to determine the location of features in the image.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-04-03

Instruments and techniques to pass a suture are presented. The instruments and techniques are particularly useful where access to confined spaces and the ability to pass a suture through difficult to penetrate materials are needed. The instruments and techniques are particularly useful in surgery of the hands and feet.

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