OrthoPediatrics has been granted a patent for a system that interconnects bones using an implantable member with specific characteristics. The system includes means for measuring and calculating tension between bones based on these characteristics. GlobalData’s report on OrthoPediatrics gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on OrthoPediatrics, Cardiothoracic surgery instruments was a key innovation area identified from patents. OrthoPediatrics's grant share as of January 2024 was 48%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Bone interconnecting system with adjustable tension and elasticity

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: OrthoPediatrics Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11883243B2) discloses a system designed for interconnecting bones. The system includes an implantable member that can be mechanically coupled to two bones, providing minimal resistance to compression while supporting a range of tensile loads. The implantable member is elastic within this range and varies in width based on the load, with means for measuring these widths and calculating the tension between the bones. Additionally, the system can utilize a tether band as the implantable member and a smart phone for calculating the tension, along with an optical detector for measuring the widths.

Furthermore, the patent describes a system with bone anchors connected by an elastically deformable coupling, observed by an optical device to generate data on the width. A computing device then calculates the tension between the bone anchors based on this data, considering the Poisson Effect. The coupling can be a tether band, and the computing device, which can be a smart phone, utilizes the Poisson Effect to determine the tension. This innovative system offers a precise and technologically advanced method for interconnecting bones, with the potential for accurate tension calculations and monitoring using modern devices like smart phones and optical detectors.

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