• prosthetic
  • The prosthetic implant includes a cage having a top, bottom, front end, back end, first side and second side walls. (google.com)
  • 2. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 1 , wherein said top wall includes said incline from said second side wall to said first side wall. (google.com)
  • 10. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 1 , wherein said front and back end walls having a width that is less than the length of said first side and said second side walls. (google.com)
  • 11. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 1 , wherein at least a portion of said first side wall has an arcuate surface. (google.com)
  • 14. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 13 , wherein said ridges include a plurality of teeth. (google.com)
  • 15. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 13 , wherein said ridges are spaced from a peripheral edge of said first and second side walls. (google.com)
  • 16. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 1 , wherein said top and bottom walls each include an opening to receive packing material, said packing material including a material selected from the group consisting of medicine, human tissue, animal tissue, synthetic tissue, human cells, animal cells, synthetic cells, and combinations thereof. (google.com)
  • 17. The prosthetic implant as defined in claim 1 , wherein said top, bottom, front end, back end, first side and second side walls each having a peripheral edge, at least a portion of said peripheral edge of each of said walls being contoured so as not to be sharp. (google.com)
  • A customized prosthetic implant and method for producing a customized prosthetic implant for use in fully or partially replacing bone and/or tissue in a human or animal. (google.fr)
  • The custom prosthetic implant is produced by obtaining information about the site of implant for the prosthetic implant, processing. (google.fr)
  • The custom prosthetic implant is produced by obtaining information about the site of implant for the prosthetic implant, processing the obtained information to generate information on the size and shape of the prosthetic implant, and transferring at least a portion of the generated information to a molding machine to at least partially form the custom prosthetic implant from a moldable compound. (google.fr)
  • c. transferring at least a portion of the generated information to a molding machine to at least partially form said custom prosthetic implant from a moldable compound, said molding machine including at least one mold cavity that can be varied in size and/or shape, said size and/or shape of said mold cavity altered based at least partially on said data transferred to said molding machine. (google.fr)
  • 4. The method as defined in claim 3 , wherein said at least one data processor generates data to form a multi-dimensional representation of said prosthetic implant. (google.fr)
  • 8. The method as defined in claim 1 , including the steps of flowing said moldable compound into at least one mold cavity and at least partially forming said prosthetic implant in said mold cavity and subsequently hardening at least a portion of said moldable compound. (google.fr)
  • 13. The method as defined in claim 1 , including the step of at least partially coating a surface of said prosthetic implant with a substance selected from the group consisting of a biological additive, cells, and combinations thereof. (google.fr)
  • Al Muderis developed the new generation of implant, osseointegration prosthetic limb (OPL), which addresses several issues previously faced by patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • spine surgery
  • They were among the first in the nation to use technologies that later became standards of care: guided imaging in spine surgery, implanted artificial discs, inserted stents and coils designed to keep blood vessels open, and use of the Gamma Knife to destroy tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The same study also noted that patients who undergo brain or spine surgery at NOHC frequently have fewer complications and shorter hospital stays, and that the joint replacement department claims one of the lowest infection rates in the nation. (wikipedia.org)
  • bone
  • Exponent's expertise covers technical issues from all major joint replacement interventions and orthopedic bone trauma. (exponent.com)
  • Traditional and rigid socket based technology is now replaced with a surgery that inserts a titanium implant into the bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • wherein
  • A total disc implant (TDI) is provided for total replacement of a spinal disc or discs in a human patient or other mammal, wherein the TDI is designed to maintain a substantially full range of natural motion (ROM) following implantation. (google.es)
  • 2. The disc implant of claim 1 wherein one of said bearing surfaces extends generally in an anterior-posterior direction, and the other of said bearing surfaces extends generally in a medial-lateral direction. (google.es)
  • 3. The disc implant of claim 1 wherein each of said bearing surfaces has a cross sectional shape defined by laterally spaced-apart, offset radii defined by a generally flattened base segment interposed between a pair of curved sides. (google.es)
  • 4. The disc implant of claim 1 wherein said bearing surfaces each have an elongated shape defining opposite end segments of generally convex shape separated by a central segment defining a generally concave bearing seat, wherein at least one of said bearing seats has said cross sectional shape defined by laterally spaced-apart, offset radii defined by a generally flattened base segment interposed between a pair of curved sides. (google.es)
  • 6. The disc implant of claim 4 wherein said opposite end segments of each of said bearing surfaces has a convex shape formed with increasing diametric size in a direction toward the associated central segment defining said concave bearing seat. (google.es)
  • 7. The disc implant of claim 1 wherein each of said end plates includes a lordotic taper. (google.es)
  • 8. The disc implant of claim 1 wherein at least one of said end plates has a tapered thickness increasing in a posterior to anterior direction. (google.es)
  • 13. The disc implant of claim 1 wherein said pair of bearing surfaces respectively comprise a ceramic material and a biocompatibie metal. (google.es)
  • 3. The implant defined in claim 2 wherein at least the teeth of one of said rings project from a respective one of said faces toward the other of said rings with radially extending flanks. (google.com)
  • 5. The implant defined in claim 4 wherein said at least one of said surfaces is a planar surface perpendicular to said axis. (google.com)
  • 6. The implant defined in claim 2 wherein the structuring on at least one of said surfaces includes a multiplicity of sharp projections jutting from said one of said surfaces. (google.com)
  • 7. The implant defined in claim 2 wherein at least one of said surfaces is inclined to said axis. (google.com)
  • 8. The implant defined in claim 2 wherein said faces are inclined to said axis. (google.com)
  • 9. The implant defined in claim 2 wherein at least one of said surfaces is inclined to said axis, and said groove segment in the body segment formed with said one of said surfaces extends in a direction of fall of said one of said surfaces vertically and in a radial direction from a middle of the respective body segment to a periphery thereof. (google.com)
  • 10. The implant defined in claim 2 wherein at least one of said body segments has a roughened surface. (google.com)
  • 11. The implant defined in claim 10 wherein said one of said body segments is composed of a porous metal foam. (google.com)
  • 13. The implant defined in claim 1 wherein said body is composed of a porous metal foam. (google.com)
  • a brush member having a plurality of bristle members defining a capacity for carrying intervertebral disc material, wherein said protector is configured to prevent contact between said brush member, said neural tissue and said at least one of dura tissue and vasculature. (google.es)
  • 2 . The system of claim 1 , wherein said protector further comprises a cannula dimensioned to extend to said entrance of said intervertebral disc space, said cannula having an inner lumen dimensioned to slideably receive said brush member for passage into said intervertebral disc space. (google.es)
  • 5 . The system of claim 1 , wherein said brush member includes a stem member, and wherein said system further includes a drive assembly capable of engaging with said stem member for manipulating said brush member within said intervertebral disc space. (google.es)
  • 9 . The system of claim 6 , wherein said drive assembly includes a stop member coupled to said stem member for controlling the depth to which said brush member can be advanced into said intervertebral disc space. (google.es)
  • spine's
  • Zigler's role as Principal Investigator for the ProDisc, Synthes Spine's artificial disc replacement system, was to monitor all the clinical ProDisc cases done at the Texas Back Institute, and also to serve as a resource to Synthes on questions about cases done at all of the 19 other investigative sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • Degeneration
  • Adjacent-level degeneration was characterized by a composite score including disc height loss, endplate sclerosis, osteophytes, and spondylolisthesis. (biomedsearch.com)
  • On the contrary, disc degeneration is often the effect of natural daily stresses and minor injuries that cause spinal discs to gradually lose water as the anulus fibrosus, or the rigid outer shell of a disc, weakens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disc degeneration is a disease of micro/macro trauma and of aging, and though for most people is not a problem, in certain individuals a degenerated disc can cause severe chronic pain if left untreated. (wikipedia.org)
  • For women, there is good evidence that menopause and related estrogen-loss are associated with lumbar disc degeneration, usually occurring during the first 15 years of the climacteric. (wikipedia.org)
  • This research has led to advancements in cartilage replacement and regeneration, cruciate ligament repair and reconstruction, and techniques to prevent osteoarthritic degeneration. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • Dr. Chin added, "With the addition of the lateral lumbar technique, we expect AxioMed to be the worldwide leader in disc replacement surgery. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Two-level disc replacement surgery was considered experimental in the United States, but has been performed in Europe for many years. (wikipedia.org)
  • While these discs have received FDA approval, some insurance companies in the United States do not cover the surgery, still classifying it as experimental. (wikipedia.org)
  • Artificial disc surgery is still relatively new in the United States, but has been used in Europe for more than 15 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first surgeon to perform a Charite artificial disc surgery in the United States was Scott Blumenthal, M.D., a spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgery may be beneficial for those with disc-related chronic pain and disability or spinal stenosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is best known for being the first surgeon to perform a ProDisc artificial disc replacement surgery in the United States, on October 3, 2001. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedure
  • An inflatable dissector and method for bluntly dissecting and electro-cauterizing a plane between the anterior chest wall and the overlying pectoralis major muscle to facilitate a breast implant procedure. (google.com.au)
  • Dr. Rudolf Bertagnoli helped to develop Pro Disc and its surgical technique in Europe and has taught more than 2,500 surgeons how to perform the procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop, director of the joint replacement program, has performed this procedure on former MLB player Albert Belle and former NFL quarterback Jim Miller. (wikipedia.org)
  • In acute closed lock, it is theorized that the upper joint space is inflated from its normally collapsed state during this procedure, and this extra space frees up the articular disc which returns to its correct position. (wikipedia.org)
  • system's
  • Since joining the Texas Back Institute in 1996, Zigler has been an international guest lecturer on topics in spinal reconstruction, as well as a Principal Investigator for the ProDisc artificial disc replacement system's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • herniation
  • Many factors can contribute to the onset or development of FBS, including residual or recurrent spinal disc herniation, persistent post-operative pressure on a spinal nerve, altered joint mobility, joint hypermobility with instability, scar tissue (fibrosis), depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, spinal muscular deconditioning and even Propionibacterium acnes infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis may be overlooked, especially when it is associated with disc protrusion or herniation. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptomatic
  • While not always symptomatic, DDD can cause acute or chronic low back or neck pain as well as nerve pain depending on the location of the affected disc and the amount of pressure it places on the surrounding nerve roots. (wikipedia.org)
  • axial
  • An in vitro biomechanical comparison of Cadisc™-L with natural lumbar discs in axial compression and sagittal flexion. (nih.gov)
  • The results show that for the total bilateral facetectomies, Dynesys does not provide enough constraint in axial rotation motion. (lww.com)
  • Charite
  • Invented at Charite University Hospital in Berlin in the mid-1980s by the East German scientist, two-time Olympic champion in women's artistic gymnastics Karin Büttner-Janz and Kurt Schellnack, the disc received FDA approval in the United States in October 2004, following a four-year clinical trial. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blumenthal served as principal investigator for the Charite study in the US, after visiting drs.Willem Zeegers in the Netherlands, who showed him his experience with the Charité artificial disc implantation in the neighties. (wikipedia.org)
  • These conditions are similar to those imposed on the Charite artificial disc. (wikipedia.org)
  • least partially
  • Plastics have many uses in the medical field as well, with the introduction of polymer implants and other medical devices derived at least partially from plastic. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient
  • AxioMed believes it can replicate the success of total joint restoration in the spine with our innovative and advanced viscoelastic total disc replacements with a high degree of patient satisfaction,' he said. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderguda successfully implanted the LVAD Heart Mate 3 to give a new lease of life for a 70-year-old heart failure patient. (apollohospitals.com)
  • Whether a patient experiences pain or not largely depends on the location of the affected disc and the amount of pressure that is being put on the spinal column and surrounding nerve roots. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, more long-term results (such as those from the seven-year follow-up on TOPS implants) have been encouraging, albeit limited by patient sample size. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eventually, 619 of the 80,000 convexo-concave valves implanted fractured in this way, with the patient dying in two-thirds of those cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • joint replacement
  • Dr. John Hefferon, one of the leading orthopedic physicians in Chicago, was the Medical Director for NOHC's orthopedic service line that focuses on sports medicine, joint replacement & resurfacing, and work-related injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • space
  • The company is also required to complete an annual analysis and report any major adverse events (such as implant breakage, subsidence or expulsion from the disc space). (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical studies
  • Founded in 2001, AxioMed began its journey of exhaustively proving the Freedom® Disc through clinical studies in the USA and Europe, research, development and testing. (bio-medicine.org)