Technology - Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy Fixation Device

Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy Fixation Device

Fixation device to secure bone fragment of tibial tuberosity to native bone after osteotomy surgical procedure.


Standard osteotomy techniques to join the tibial tubercle fragment to native bone include screw fixation alone or fixation with wire or suture, which are not reliable methods to holding the bone in place to avoid displacement post-operatively and possibly leading to non-union, malunion, extensor weakness, extensor lag, or complete loss of active knee extension.

Technology Overview:

Orthopedic oncology and joint reconstruction expert at Upstate Medical University has designed a device that secures the bone fragment of tibial tuberosity to the native bone using custom-made plates, screws and suture/wires after osteotomy and mobilization of the tuberosity and associated patellar tendon.


•    Improves fixation of the tibial tubercle fragment by improving bone to bone healing and normal restoration of the knee.
•    Reduces rate of revision surgery.
•    Minimizes surgery time.

Intellectual Property Summary:

Patent Pending US 18/236,678

Stage of Development:

TRL 3 - Experimental proof of concept

Licensing Status:

This technology is available for licensing.

Patent Information: