07338526 is referenced by 139 patents and cites 160 patents.

An implant for use in spinal surgery comprises a resilient element having an inflatable cavity. It is formed of a biologically compatible material and is arranged for placement between end plates of adjacent vertebra. The implant may also include a wound disc replacement element. A method of performing spinal surgery on a patient comprises securely mounting a patient onto a patient support table; imaging a spinal region of the patient; building up a three-dimensional image file of the spinal region of the patient; storing the image file; and utilizing the image file for planning and carrying out computer controlled spinal surgery on the patient utilizing the implant. A computer-controlled surgical implant system comprises a steerable endosurgical implanting assembly operative to install the implant at a desired location in a patient; and a computerized controlled, which operates the steerable endosurgical implanting assembly.

Title
Method and apparatus for computerized surgery
Application Number
9/948940
Publication Number
7338526 (B2)
Application Date
September 7, 2001
Publication Date
March 4, 2008
Inventor
Amiram Steinberg
Moshav Avichail
IL
Agent
Kelley Drye & Warren
Assignee
Active Implants Corporation
TN, US
IPC
A61B 17/66
A61F 2/44
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