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1. (US20150038976) Noninvasively adjustable suture anchors

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14447391 Application Date: 30.07.2014
Publication Number: 20150038976 Publication Date: 05.02.2015
Grant Number: 10226242 Grant Date: 12.03.2019
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
A61B 17/86
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/00
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56
Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58
for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
68
Internal fixation devices
84
Fasteners therefor
86
Pins or screws
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
CPC:
A61B 17/0401
A61B 2017/00876
A61B 2017/0409
A61B 2017/0414
A61B 2017/044
A61B 2017/0453
A61B 2017/0458
Applicants: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.
Inventors: Edmund J. Roschak
Thomas B. Buford
Blair Walker
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Noninvasively adjustable suture anchors
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(EN)

In one embodiment, an adjustable implant system includes a bone anchor having first and second ends, a bone engagement surface adjacent the first end, and a housing extending between the first and second ends. The adjustable implant system can further include a non-invasively actuatable driving element within the housing and coupled to an adjustment component configured to couple to a flexible elongate tension member which is capable of engaging a patient's soft tissue (e.g., rotator cuff or ACL). Non-invasive actuation of the driving element can cause the adjustment component to change the amount of tension on the flexible elongate tension member and consequently on the patient's soft tissue. The adjustable implant system can include an external adjustment device configured to be placed on or adjacent the patient's skin and comprising at least one energy transferring component configured to energize/actuate the driving element inside the housing of the adjustable implant.