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.

Method and apparatus for computerized surgery
Application Number
Publication Number
7338526 (B2)
Application Date
September 7, 2001
Publication Date
March 4, 2008
Amiram Steinberg
Moshav Avichail
Kelley Drye & Warren
Active Implants Corporation
A61B 17/66
A61F 2/44
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