THE TECHNOLOGY:PATENT GB 2344290: An innovative Surgical device for repairing and replacing joints with the ability of reaching joints via the femur neck. This minimises the need to perform Arthroplasty or Total Hip Prosthesis surgery as it reshapes and resurfaces bone and hip joints.The ‘Bio Total Hip’ makes it possible to perform arthroscopy without damaging articular capsules by introducing mechanical and biological materials between joints. This less-invasive surgical treatment will improve joint movements which will make major surgery redundant. This will be beneficial to patients suffering early stages of Arthrosis or any damaged joints. PATENTGB2344290:A Device which enters and perfectly fits into the Trans-Cervical-tunnel.Main components: An outer member with ridges on its surface which grasp the femur neck.The inner member is telescopic and interlocks with the outer member via ridges on its external surface. The joint end has a mini head made of ceramic or biological material which sits in the joint to fill-out the joints space.The Mini head can be replaced by an umbrella tool to expand and cover the head of the femur. This will allow the joint feel smooth and have a natural movement.Dr. Cabrera's innovative method for repairing the hip joint from behind.With the help of X-ray guiding devices we can direct a mini tunnel towards the fovea of the ligamentum capitis, or round ligament of the femur head. This is a depression area and the insertion point of the ligament. This ligament should be removed in order to visualise the entire hip joint by rotating, flexing or extending the leg. The capitis femoris ligament or round ligament ceases to provide blood to the head of the femur by approximately 16 years old. From this time onwards it becomes sclerotic, therefore loosing its flexibility and in some cases it will shrink, which retracts the head towards the Acetabulum and reduces hip joint space which thus creating more pressure on the joint surface. Could this abnormal rubbing of joint surfaces be the cause that initiates the original lesion in the articular cartilage due to wear and tear which eventually destroys the joint?The fevoea of the round ligament is a depression that never comes into contact with the Acetabulum wall, therefore at the end of the arthroscopy its easy to cover with bone pegs and resurfaced with biomaterials on the joint face.Arthroscopic devices inserted into the tunnel facilitate the visual inspection of the joint and localize damaged areas in the articular cartilage in order to resurface them with biomaterials, stem cells, cultivated cartilage etc. just as dentists perform work with dental cavities.The transcervical tunnel is untouched, except at the joint end where we can insert bone pegs described above to block the perforated fovea.In similar trans-cervical tunnels and in late osteoarthritis, it is possible to insert devices to obtain joint space, as described in patent GB2344290 "A device for replacing or repairing a joint"-The Bio Total Hip has an unrivalled technological advantage in comparison to current surgical procedures as it removes only the neck and head of damaged joints throughout the stages of articular cartilage damage by reshaping and resurfacing the damaged surface and keeping the capsule and blood supply intact. Utilising visual devices to resurface the joints, a need for total hip, or joint replacement surgery will be reduced dramatically. This ‘micro surgical’ procedure creates a new surface which minimises friction, thus enabling smooth gliding between joint surfaces, as is in healthy joints. Flushing joints and removing any foreign bodies will enable the repair of any soft structural damage and reshape the area.An inflatable bladder attached to a telescopic member compresses Bio materials and resurfaces the joint as an adjustable telescopic mechanism and its profiled head sits proud within the joint, creating an artificial space allowing the free movement of arthritic joints. This can be used for the osteo-synthesis of a joint neck that’s fractured when treatment performed. To be able to avoid puncturing the capsule while performing hip arthroscopy, it is necessary to drill a mini tunnel across the neck and head of the femur (trans-cervical approach). In this tunnel we will be able to insert arthroscopic devices to perform bio-resurfacing joint procedures.The outer part of the device will remain within the socket which is practical if access to the joint is ever needed again. This process allows patients to be mobile very soon after surgery, which is not possible with current procedures.
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Hip joint with ‘Bio Hip’ within the Acetabulum.An Arthroscopic device with ceramic mini-head inserted into the hip joint via a tunnel drilled from below the greater Trochanter which perforates the head of the femur to reach the hip joint space...
Bio Total Hip has the potential to be at the forefront of Arthrosis treatment by treating the onset of arthritic problems. Bio Total Hip will halt a worldwide chronic, debilitating disease and its symptoms of association. The use of Bio materials via minimal invasive surgery will reduce surgical and hospital costs, greatly decrease recovery time and minimise the amount of drugs patients need until they reach an ‘appropriate age’ to be granted Hip replacement Surgery.
Do We Need to Expend $83 Billion in Joint Prosthesis? In the ‘Journal of Arthritis’ Dr. J. Cabrera expresses how its become unnecessaryfor Joint prosthesis surgery and reveals exciting innovative solutions which will lead the new way forward
Zimmer Co. (USA) in 2009 tried to patent this new method . Application US2009/0043344. This application was removed in 2011 after Dr. Cabrera claimed priority