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1. (WO2018053219) EAR SPLINT TO CORRECT CONGENITAL EAR DEFORMITIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/053219    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/051700
Publication Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 16 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61F 11/00
A61F 5/058
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Inventors: ZOPF, David
GREEN, Kevin
VANKOEVERING, Kyle
Title: EAR SPLINT TO CORRECT CONGENITAL EAR DEFORMITIES
Abstract:
An ear splint for an ear is provided having a central portion having an exterior surface defining a first topology that is configured to dwell within an anterior scaphoid section of an ear, and a wing portion extending from the central portion and integrally formed therewith and at least partially surrounding an outer periphery of the central portion. The wing portion includes an exterior surface defining a second topology and is configured to be positioned along a postauricular area of the ear. The first magnetic device is disposed in the central portion and the second magnetic device is disposed in the wing portion. The magnetic retention feature exert a magnetic attractive force between the central portion and the wing portion such that at least a portion of the exterior surface of the central portion and at least a portion of the exterior surface of the wing portion contact the ear.