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Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-03-08

The present disclosure relates to a resection device. The resection device includes an outer tubular member; and an inner tubular member disposed within the outer tubular member, the inner tubular member including a burr having a body with flutes extending along a length of the body, the flutes including parabolic wave patterns located along surface edges of the flutes. In an embodiment, the parabolic wave patterns extend along entire lengths of the flutes. Other resection devices are also disclosed.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2017-03-29

A method and apparatus are disclosed for applying negative pressure to a wound site. The apparatus comprises a source of negative pressure, a processing element, and a memory comprising instructions configured to, when executed on the processor, cause the apparatus to perform the steps of, via the source of negative pressure, attempting to generate a desired negative pressure at the wound site, if the desired negative pressure has not been generated after a first predetermined period of time, deactivating the source of negative pressure for a second predetermined period of time, and subsequently attempting to generate the desired negative pressure at the wound site.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 621.35K | Year: 2016

The primary objective of this collaborative research project is to develop a smart antimicrobial orthopaedic implant suitable for mass production in the established and emerging markets. The 3yr project is industry led by a global medical device company (Smith and Nephew) collaborating with a charitable NHS hospital trust and academia. The antimicrobial technology developed herein will help reduce the global threat of anti-microbial resistance and level of bioburden experienced in trauma by improving the aseptic conditions during surgery. The primary output of this project will be a demonstrator suitable for first in man/clinical trials, and a platform technology, which is applicable in other healthcare and industrial sectors given its high level of innovation..


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2016-06-08

An apparatus and method for aspirating, irrigating and/or cleansing wounds is provided. The apparatus and method include one or more of the following: simultaneous aspiration and irrigation of the wound, supplying of thermal energy to fluid circulated through the wound; supplying physiologically active agents to the wound; a biodegradable scaffold in contact with the wound bed; and application of stress or flow stress to the wound bed.


A helicoil interference fixation system comprising: a helicoil comprising a helical body comprising a plurality of turns separated by spaces therebetween, the helical body terminating in a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one internal strut extending between at least two turns of the helical body; and an inserter for turning the helicoil, the inserter comprising at least one groove for receiving the at least one strut; the helicoil being mounted on the inserter such tin at the at least one strut of the helicoil is mounted in the: at least one groove of the inserter, such that rotation of the inserter causes rotation of the helicoil.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2016-06-30

Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2016-09-06

The present disclosure relates to a suture anchor. The suture anchor includes a body having a proximal end and a distal end, the body including threads along at least a partial length of the body and at least one through hole, the threads including a profile such that the threads located near the distal end of the body include a first shape and the threads located near the proximal end of the body include a second shape different from the first shape. Delivery devices and anchor dilators are also disclosed.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2016-10-06

The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including a shaft having an outer member and an inner member slidably received within the outer member, a handle coupled to the shaft, and a means for providing movement to the inner member coupled to the inner member. A method of tissue repair is also disclosed.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2016-10-04

The present disclosure relates to an interference screw having a body with a proximal end, distal end, and longitudinal axis extending between thereinbetween. The screw further includes threads for fixing the screw into bone. The screw further includes a through bore defined by the body. The through bore extends between the proximal and distal ends along the longitudinal axis, and has a surface. The screw further includes a controlling member formed by the through bore surface. To install the screw into bone, a surgeon turns the screw with a driver that engages with the controlling member. The driver only engages the controlling member when it is in a driving orientation with respect to the controlling member. Advantageously, with this one-way engagement the surgeon can control and confirm the orientation of the driver without seeing the driver and/or screw.


Patent
Smith & Nephew | Date: 2016-10-06

A tissue graft fixation device including a body having an upper and lower surface, a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the first and second end portions, the intermediate portion comprising at least two tabs extending transverse to the intermediate portion, the intermediate portion defining at least one hole located between the at least two tabs, and each of the at least two tabs comprising a keel extending transverse to the intermediate portion and including a cutting edge.

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