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1. US20170340278 - Apparatus and method for assessing laxity of a joint

Office United States of America
Application Number 15607258
Application Date 26.05.2017
Publication Number 20170340278
Publication Date 30.11.2017
Grant Number 10667746
Grant Date 02.06.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61B 17/58
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
A61B 17/60
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
60for external osteosynthesis, e.g. distractors or contractors
A61F 2/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
A61B 5/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
CPC
A61B 5/6835
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
68Arrangements of detecting, measuring or recording means, e.g. sensors, in relation to patient
6801specially adapted to be attached to or worn on the body surface
683Means for maintaining contact with the body
6835Supports or holders, e.g., articulated arms
A61B 5/4585
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
45For evaluating or diagnosing the musculoskeletal system or teeth
4538Evaluating a particular part of the muscoloskeletal system or a particular medical condition
4585Evaluating the knee
Applicants Hospital for Special Surgery
Inventors Carl Imhauser
Agents Kim IP Law Group PLLC
Title
(EN) Apparatus and method for assessing laxity of a joint
Abstract
(EN)

An apparatus for evaluating motions of a joint is provided that is designed for determining stability of an anatomical joint. The apparatus includes a support frame, a fixation assembly for securing a first body segment of a joint, and a displacement assembly mounted to the support frame. The fixation assembly includes an axis of rotation movable relative to the support frame. The displacement assembly includes a first frame pivotably mounted to the support frame and rotatably connected to a first end of the fixation assembly, and a second frame pivotably mounted to the support frame and rotatably connected to a second end of the fixation assembly.