2012-188 – This invention is about using ultrasound for assessment of infant bone, and especially for evaluation of immature infants, who are at risk for osteopenia or other infant bone diseases. This method uses a ultrasound to generate a vibration in the bone and by analyzing the signal resulting from this vibration bone quality is evaluated.
2012-141 – Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem with an estimated lifetime risk of 10%, a prevalence of about 3%, and a large economic burden of more than $1 billion annually for direct medical costs. It has been commonly recognized that carpal tunnel pressure (CTP) increases in CTS patients. However, measurement of CTP is invasive and not reliable due to technical difficulties. Although CTP... Read More
A Novel Simple Scoring System to Predict the Risk of Prosthetic Joint Infection, the Mayo PJI Risk Score
2011-141 – A list of risk factors have been identified for patients undergoing prosthetic joint infections that has been statistically weighted to develop a novel scoring system that has a strong prognostic ability for determining the risk of patients developing postsurgical prosthetic joint infection. The scores could be used potentially as guides for prophylactic infection control and patient... Read More
2009-189 – We have invented a technique for rapidly removing biofilms from the surface of explanted orthopaedic implants (e.g. prosthetic joints). The dislodged and disaggregated bacteria are suspended in solution and amenable to detection using culture or rapid detection strategies. This disclosure lists the bacteria that would need to be targeted to detect most cases of orthopaedic implant... Read More
2005-180 – The subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT) is a thin (~1 mm), loose tissue layer around the tendons and median nerve in the carpal tunnel, which has been implicated in the etiology of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A test which could detect abnormalities in the SSCT before the nerve becomes involved could allow interventions before surgery becomes necessary. We have combined a diverse set of... Read More
2001-050 – Device reproducibly positions subject’s upper extremities while allowing measurement of actively generated forearm torque against resisted rotation in variable forearm positions; used with MMV-01-049.
2001-049 – Device reproducibly positions subject’s upper extremities in field of CT imaging system; allows variable positioning of forearm rotation; allows present forearm positions to be maintained and for active force generation by patient to optimize displacement of bones to demonstrate joint instability.