US 10,376,287 B2
Hip distraction
Paul Alexander Torrie, Marblehead, MA (US); Edward J. Daley, II, Mount Pleasant, SC (US); and Paul J. Skavicus, Maynard, MA (US)
Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., Memphis, TN (US); and Allen Medical Systems, Inc., Batesville, IN (US)
Filed by Smith & Nephew, Inc., Memphis, TN (US); and Allen Medical Systems, Inc., Batesville, IN (US)
Filed on Oct. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/335,801.
Application 15/335,801 is a continuation of application No. 13/084,939, filed on Apr. 12, 2011, granted, now 9,480,614.
Application 13/084,939 is a continuation of application No. 11/754,853, filed on May 29, 2007, granted, now 7,947,006, issued on May 24, 2011.
Application 11/754,853 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/289,705, filed on Nov. 30, 2005, granted, now 7,832,401, issued on Nov. 16, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0042581 A1, Feb. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. A61F 5/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/66 (2006.01); A61G 13/00 (2006.01); A61G 13/12 (2006.01); A61B 17/56 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/66 (2013.01) [A61G 13/0036 (2013.01); A61G 13/0081 (2016.11); A61G 13/12 (2013.01); A61G 13/123 (2013.01); A61G 13/1295 (2013.01); A61B 2017/564 (2013.01); A61G 13/125 (2013.01); A61G 13/1245 (2013.01); A61G 2200/322 (2013.01); A61G 2203/32 (2013.01); A61G 2210/50 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for use in hip surgery, comprising:
a pair of distractor assemblies; and
a support configured to be fastened at an adjustable operable position along side rails of a surgical table;
each of the assemblies including a corresponding joint of a corresponding one of the pair of assemblies, a first of the joints for coupling the first joint's corresponding assembly to the support and a second of the joints for coupling the second joint's corresponding assembly to the same support, wherein the support includes at least two mounts for detachably coupling to the joints, each of the joints having a coupler and two arms received by the coupler, the two arms being located between the coupler and another portion of the assembly that extends from the joint toward a foot end of the assembly, each of the joints permitting vertical and horizontal angular adjustment of the joint's corresponding assembly;
each of the assemblies including a mechanism for locking the corresponding joint, wherein the corresponding joint is lockable in flexion/extension and abduction/adduction, and an actuator for the mechanism located remote from the corresponding joint;
each of the assemblies including a leg mount coupled to the distractor assembly for movement relative to the distractor assembly by both sliding and threaded engagement.