Patent Update: Treace Medical in Bunion Correction

By Julie A. Vetalice

Patent Update: Treace Medical in Bunion Correction

Treace Medical Concepts, developer of the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ procedure, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted to the company U.S. Patent No. 11,185,359, “Bone Positioning Guide,” and also issued a Notice of Allowance for the Company’s pending U.S. Patent Application No. 17/353,431, “Bone Positioning and Preparing Guide Systems and Methods.”

The granted patent relates generally to techniques, including for use in bunion correction surgery, for moving the first metatarsal with a positioning instrument. The allowed patent application relates generally to techniques for correcting a bunion deformity involving the use of a bone preparation guide and a positioning instrument. The newly granted patent and allowed patent application expand Treace’s comprehensive patent coverage on instrumented bunion correction techniques with particular emphasis on metatarsal bone positioning instrumentation, a product category Treace pioneered through its innovative development efforts.

“We are pleased that the Patent Office continues to recognize the novel advances made by Treace Medical. The addition of this recent patent grant and the notice of allowance further strengthen our intellectual property position and highlight our commitment to innovation in advancing the surgical treatment of bunion patients,” said John T. Treace, CEO of Treace Medical.

Source: Treace Medical Concepts

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