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Guide-pin Placement Device

Client:Pfizer Inc., Howmedica Division, Strategic Innovation Group, Pfresh Tech Think Tank.

Methodology for placing a femoral hip screw in femoral head to repair a hip fracture. A hand-held instrument and method for use by a surgeon to target the appropriate entry point and trajectory on bony tissue through which an instrument or implant is passed.

US Patent #6,520,969

“Guide-pin placement device”, 2003

US Patent #6,214,013

“Method of using a guide-pin placement device”, 2001

US Patent #6,036,696

“Guide-pin placement device and method of use”, 2000

Assignee: Stryker Technologies, Kalamazoo, MI.