06626905 is referenced by 238 patents and cites 5 patents.

Instruments and methods for spinal stabilization are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides greater stabilization of vertebral bodies through methods including combinations of bilateral external fixation systems and intervertebral implants to provide greater fusion stability, greater motion segment stability, faster fusion, reduced pain, reduced chance of migration, reduced chance of subsidence, etc.

Title
Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis
Application Number
9/630793
Publication Number
6626905 (B1)
Application Date
August 2, 2000
Publication Date
September 30, 2003
Inventor
William C Welch
Sewickley Heights
PA, US
Daniel D McPhillips
Ham Lake
MN, US
Rodney L Houfburg
Prior Lake
MN, US
Daniel G Schmiel
Edina
MN, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
US
Assignee
University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
PA, US
Sulzer Spine Tech
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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