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1. (WO2011135372) ALIGNMENT TOOL
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Pub. No.:    WO/2011/135372    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2011/050846
Publication Date: 03.11.2011 International Filing Date: 28.04.2011
A61F 2/46 (2006.01), A61B 17/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: BIOMET UK HEALTHCARE LIMITED [GB/GB]; Waterton Industrial Estate Bridgend South Wales CF31 3XA (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
HARRIS, Nick [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
KISTLE, Paul James [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
SMIRTHWAITE, Paul [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: HARRIS, Nick; (GB).
KISTLE, Paul James; (GB).
Agent: GILES, Ashley Simon; c/o Haseltine Lake LLP 5th Floor, Lincoln House 300 High Holborn London Greater London WC1V 7JH (GB)
Priority Data:
1007062.1 28.04.2010 GB
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An alignment tool (2) for a joint is provided comprising a reference member 4 that defines a reference plane R and a distraction member (6). The distraction member (6) comprises first and second distraction arms (70, 72), each of which is independently moveable with respect to the reference member (4) along a movement axis M. The movement axes M, M of the first and second distraction arms (70, 72) are substantially parallel. A kit of parts is also provided comprising an alignment tool (2), a drill guide (200) and a cutting guide (300).
(FR)L'invention porte sur un outil d'alignement (2) pour une articulation, lequel outil comprend un élément de référence (4) qui définit un plan de référence R et un élément de distraction (6). L'élément de distraction (6) comprend des premier et second bras de distraction (70, 72), chacun d'entre eux pouvant se déplacer indépendamment par rapport à l'élément de référence (4) le long d'un axe de déplacement M. Les axes de déplacement M, M des premier et second bras de distraction (70, 72) sont sensiblement parallèles. Un ensemble de pièces est également prévu, lequel comprend un outil d'alignement (2), un guide de foret (200) et un guide de coupe (300).
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)