Dietikon / Oberdorf, Switzerland
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Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-03-23

The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for displacing tissue within the body, wherein the apparatus includes two or more attachment members (124, 144) selectively displaceable with respect to each other via a driving member (210). The driving member preferably is rotatable and is caused to rotate by a magnetic actuator (300) that can be activated by a magnetic field from outside the body.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-02-10

A bone implant includes (a) a first layer (2) provided over a first outer surface of the bone implant and being formed of a first material which is one of water-soluble and degradable in body fluids, the first layer having a first thickness and (b) a second layer (3) provided over an outer periphery of the first layer and being formed of a biocompatible material, the second layer having a second thickness smaller than the first thickness. A third layer (21) is provided over an outer surface of the second layer, the third layer being formed of a material which is one of water-soluble and degradable in body fluids. A fourth layer (31) is provided over an outer surface of the third layer, the fourth layer being formed of a biocompatible material. This arrangement facilitates removal of the implant.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-08-31

A compression screw comprising a threaded shaft and a head associated with the proximal end of the shaft. The head has a plurality of outwardly extending projections spaced from one another so as to define a plurality of recesses there between for receiving a screw drive in such a way that rotational force may be transferred from the screw drive to the screw. The projections of the head may be provided with suture fixation holes or a suture coupling may be positioned over the shaft so as to extend between the projections of the head.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-01-27

An insertion instrument is configured to eject a pair of anchor bodies across an anatomical gap so as to approximate the gap. The insertion instrument can include a single cannula that retains the pair of anchor bodies in a stacked relationship, or a pair of adjacent cannulas that each retain respective anchor bodies. The insertion instrument can be actuated so as to eject the anchor bodies into respective target anatomical locations.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-01-13

A system for securing a bone fixation device to a bone comprises a flexible longitudinal element configured to wrap about and stabilize one of a target portion of bone and a bone stabilizing element. The longitudinal element includes a plurality of projections extending distally from a first surface thereof. Each projection includes a proximal abutting surface in combination with a bone fixation element including a channel extending therethrough sized and shaped to slidably receive therein a portion of the longitudinal element distal of the head. The bone fixation element includes a recess shaped to receive the head and prevent the head from being drawn distally through the channel. The bone fixation element or the longitudinal element includes a tab configured to engage one of the proximal abutting surfaces to prevent the projections of the longitudinal element from moving proximally relative to the tab.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-09-07

Instrumentation and methods are provided for upper jaw correction surgery. The application discloses an orthopedic system that can be used to perform both a first distraction (for example a maxillary distraction) and a second distraction (for example a maxillary expansion) within the same surgical procedure. The instrumentation for separating first and second bone segments can include a first footplate; a second footplate; an actuator arranged to vary a distance between the first and second footplates; and a hinge that rotatably attaches the first and second footplates such that the first and second footplates can be angularly adjusted relative to each other about a pivot axis. Additionally, instrumentation is provided for a hinged fixation device capable of securing and adjusting both the linear separation and angular orientation of bone structures.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-11-09

The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a curable composition, a method for augmenting a structure in a patient with a resorbable biocompatible polymer, and a biodegradable, resorbable implant comprising a biocompatible copolymer. An exemplary embodiment of the curable composition comprises (a) 60 wt.% to 95 wt.% of one or more vinyl ester monomers and/or vinylcarbonate monomers, wherein said one or more vinyl ester monomers and/or vinylcarbonate monomers are respectively selected from compounds of the general formulas (I) and (II) below:^(1) and R^(2) have the meaning defined herein; (b) 0.1 to 40 wt.% of one or more multifun ctional thiols; and (c) 0 to 10 wt.% of a biocompatible polymerization initiator.


Provided are methods and systems for fabricating multimaterial bodies in a layer-wise fashion, which bodies may be used bone-stabilizing implants. The multimaterial bodies include rigid and flexible portions that are integrally formed with one another. The multimaterial bodies may be softened or stiffened in specific areas to match the biological or anatomical features of a bone.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-09-21

Methods of orthopedic fixation and imagery analysis are provided. Images of first and second bone segments attached to a fixation apparatus are captured. Fixator elements identified in the images can be used to obtain imaging scene parameters. Bone elements identified in the images can be used with the imaging scene parameters to reconstruct a three dimensional representation of positions and/or orientations of the first and second bone segments with respect to the fixation ap-paratus.


Patent
Synthes GmbH | Date: 2016-09-21

A growing rod for mounting between attachment mechanisms that are secured to anatomical structures of a patient having scoliosis. The growing rod includes an outer housing and an inner housing disposed within the outer housing. The inner housing includes a magnet assembly including a magnet having a first pole and a second pole and a gear reduction mechanism coupled to the magnet. A first rod is secured to the inner housing and a second rod is secured to the outer housing. The gear reduction mechanism reduces an output rotation of the magnet to rotate a driver that operates to move the inner housing along a longitudinal axis with respect to the outer housing.

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