A

Acetabular Cup

Orthopaedic implant acting as counterpart for the femoral head


Allofit

Brand name owned by Zimmer; acetabular cup system with Titanium shells being macro structured by a special type of HybridManufacturing™ that has been developed by Jossi Orthopedics.


Assembly

Joining parts


Biomaterial

Artificial material designed to interact with living tissue


B

Blank

Part in a state in between raw material and finished product


Burch

Swiss designing surgeon of a revision cup system


C

Cast alloy

Alloy to generate shaped parts from the liquid phase by casting


CE Marking

The CE mark certifies that a product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements


Clean Room

Room with controlled concentration of airborne particles


Cleaning

Removal of contamination


CNC

Abbreviation for Computerized Numerical Control


CoCrMo

Alloy with main constituents Co, Cr, Mo, known for wear and corrosion resistance


Complete engineering

Complete range of planning and services, e.g. product design, industrial engineering, prototyping, manufacturing mechanical and electronic components, assembly, marking, cleaning, packaging, identification, and documentation


Complete manufacturing

Manufacture of products or components via a complete chain of processes, e.g. product design, industrial engineering, prototyping, manufacturing mechanical and electronic components, assembly, marking, cleaning, packaging, identification, and documentation


Component assembly

Mounting a functional unit from single components


Contamination

Undesired substances on surfaces of parts and materials


Contract manufacturing

Manufacture of components which are integrated into the OEM’s system


Coordinate measuring machine

Automated measurement system to control small spatial structures with high precision


Cost-effective

Synonym for HybridManufacturing™ by Jossi Orthopedics AG


Custom-made part

Manufacture of a single part, often a modified standard product


D

Deep drawing

metal forming process in which a flat metal blank is radially drawn into a forming die by the mechanical action of a punch


E

Endoprosthetics

Placing prostheses by means of surgery


F

FDA

Food and Drug Administration, federal US authority


Femoral stem

Artificial metallic structure implanted into the femur to carry the ball-head


Femoral stem system

Range of stems of the same kind, but with different sizes, to adapt to different anatomies


Fine mechanics

Machining of small structures (< cm3) with high precision (<0.01mm)


Forming

Plastic deformation by squeezing, bending, drawing or shearing


G

Grinding

Shaping hard materials by abrasion


H

Hip endoprosthetics

Branch of orthopaedics striving towards reconstruction of dysfunctional hip joints


Hip joint

Articulation between pelvis and thigh bone (femur)


Hip system

The totality of femoral stems, acetabular cups and ball-heads belonging to one type of implant of one orthopaedic company

HybridManufacturing TM

Trade-mark of Jossi Orthopedics AG: Intelligent combination of forming and machining processes to reduce production costs, particularly useful for producing acetabular shells as well as components for traumatology


I

Implant

Artificial device for permanent use in the organism


Instrument

Tool for use in orthopaedics and traumatology


Instrument set

Totality of instruments for one purpose


Islikon

Swiss town in the canton of Thurgau, situated between Frauenfeld and Winterthur


ISO 13485

Standard describing the requirements for the quality management system of a manufacturer of medical products


ISO 5832

Set of standards describing metallic implant materials


ISO 9001

Standards for the requirements for quality management systems


J

Joint implant

Implant replacing shape and function of a joint.Implant replacing shape and function of a joint.


Jossi Orthopedics AG

Company which develops and produces components and instruments for providers of orthopaedic and surgical implants, based on innovative and cost-saving technologies


Jossi Primefit®

Efficient macro structuring of the external surface of an acetabular shell to achieve safe and effective primary stability and osteointegration.


K

Knee

Articulation between thigh (femur) and lower leg (tibia)


Knee endoprosthetics

Branch of orthopaedics striving towards reconstruction of dysfunctional knee joints


L

Laser marking

Labelling by a laser beam


Life sciences

Generic term describing all sciences dealing with all types of interactions with living organisms


Logistics

the management of materials flow through an organisation, from raw materials through to finished goods


M

Machining

working with a sharp cutting tool to mechanically cut the material to achieve the desired geometry, e.g. by turning, milling, drilling or boring


Machining Centre

Machining centres are capable of manufacturing complex parts rapidly with high accuracy


Macro structure

Structures in mm size range


Müller

Swiss designing surgeon of several hip systems


Measuring machines

Automated measurement system to detect dimensional deviations


Mechanical processing

All machining steps to form and to shape material


Mechanics

branch of physics concerned with the behaviour of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment


Medical technology

Science dealing with technical devices that are designed to interact with organisms


Metal forming

Plastic deformation of a metal sheet by squeezing, bending, drawing or shearing


Micro structure

Structures in sub-mm size range


Mill-turn center

Machining center with the options to turn and to mill with the same


Mill-turn centre

clamping


Milling

Abrasive shaping of clamped parts by moving tools


Milling tool

Tool for milling


Minimal invasive surgery

Surgical interventions with minimum approach


O

Orthopaedic implants, orhopedic implants

Implantable devices designed to correct particular dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system


Orthopaedics, orthopedics

branch of surgery concerned with conditions of the musculoskeletal system


Osteointegration, osseointegration

Secondary fixation of an implant surface by ongrowth of osteoblasts (bone cells). To achieve osteointegration, primary fixation is imperative.


P

PE

Abbreviation for polyethylene


PEEK

Abbreviation for polyether ether ketone, a thermoplastic polymer used in engineering and medical applications


Polyethylene

Polymer consisting of carbon and hydrogen, formed by polymerisation of ethene/ethylene


POM

Abbreviation for polyoximethylene (polyacetale), a thermoplastic polymer used in technology and medicine


Precision mechanics

Machining with high precision (Tolerance <0.05mm)


Press-fit

Also know as interference or friction fit, achieved by friction after the parts are pushed together


Primary fixation

Safe fixation of an implant in the human body as prerequisite for osteointegration, often achieved by pressfit or screws.


Primefit TM

See JOSSI PRIMEFIT ®


Q

QM

Abbreviation of quality management


QS

Abbreviation of quality system


R

Rasp

Abrasive instrument with sharp teeth


Revision cup

Acetabular cup replacing an existing defective cup


Revision endoprosthetics

Replacement of existing, defective implants


Revsion ring

Ring-shaped revision shell


Revision shell

Metallic interface between cup insert (or liner) and acetabulum, designed to replace an existing defective shell or to bridge large defects caused by trauma or cancer


Roof reinforcement ring

Specific revision cup system


S

Schneider

Swiss designing surgeon of a revision cup system


Semi-finished part

Part in a state between blank and finished product


Series production

Validated production with high output


Shoulder endoprosthetics

Branch of orthopaedics striving towards reconstruction of dysfunctional shoulders


Steel

Iron-based alloy


Supplier

A company which produces and delivers parts or components to a system integrator


Surface treatment

Generic term for all manipulations of surfaces, such as blasting, etching or coating


Surgery

medical specialty


Surgical instruments

Tools for invasive interventions


Switzerland

European nation with borders to Germany, Austria, Italy and France


T

TiAl6Nb7

Titanium alloy, ISO 5832-11, typically used for structural components of cementless implant systems


TiAl6V4

Titanium alloy, ISO 5832-3, typically used for structural components of cementless implant systems


Titanium

Chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22 that has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant transition metal. Titanium is used in medical technology in different grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 (cp Titanium with different oxygen contents) as well as Grade 5 (Ti alloy Ti6Al4V)


Torque wrench

Wrench or screwdriver with limited torque


Traumatology

Synonym for trauma surgery


Tumour

Result of an abnormal growth of cells


Turning

Machining on a lathe, leads to parts with rotational symmetry


V

Validation

confirming that a product or service meets the needs of its users


Verification

Proof that a hypothesis is correct


W

Welding

process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence


Wrought alloy

Alloy that was formed by forging