US 10,376,368 B2
Devices and methods for creating wedge-shaped recesses
Steven P. Walsh, Marietta, GA (US); Letitia Tudor, Lawrenceville, GA (US); Ernest N. Corrao, Bethel, CT (US); Craig B. Berky, Milford, OH (US); Jonathan P. Bauer, Cincinnati, OH (US); Jeremy Hemingway, Cincinnati, OH (US); and Michael Axelrod, Roswell, GA (US)
Assigned to CARTIVA, INC., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed by CARTIVA, INC., Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/386,756.
Application 15/386,756 is a continuation of application No. 14/826,918, filed on Aug. 14, 2015, granted, now 9,526,632.
Application 14/826,918 is a continuation of application No. 13/480,272, filed on May 24, 2012, granted, now 9,155,543, issued on Oct. 13, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/490,507, filed on May 26, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2017/0165074 A1, Jun. 15, 2017
Int. Cl. A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61F 2/28 (2006.01); A61F 2/38 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/30756 (2013.01) [A61B 17/1617 (2013.01); A61F 2/28 (2013.01); A61F 2/38 (2013.01); A61F 2/4603 (2013.01); A61F 2/4618 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3021 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30075 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30327 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30759 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4627 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4628 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tool configured to make a wedge-shaped recess within a bone along or near a joint of a patient, comprising:
a main body comprising a proximal end and a distal end;
wherein the proximal end of the main body is configured to be selectively rotated;
a flange located along the distal end of the main body; and
at least one articulating cutter extending distally from the flange, said at least one articulating cutter configured to be selectively moved between a stowed position and a radially extended position;
wherein the at least one articulating cutter is configured to be angled relative to a longitudinal axis of the tool when in the radially extended position; and
wherein the at least one articulating cutter is configured to create a wedge-shaped recess within a bone when in the radially extended position, wherein a diameter of a bottom opening of the recess is larger than a diameter of a surface opening of the recess.