07491218 is referenced by 193 patents and cites 69 patents.

A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. The collar may be rotated and/or angulated relative to the bone fastener. Detachable members may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The detachable members may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars.

Title
Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures
Application Number
10/698010
Publication Number
7491218 (B2)
Application Date
October 30, 2003
Publication Date
February 17, 2009
Inventor
Larry Khoo
Studio City
CA, US
Charles Forton
Leander
TX, US
Robert Jones
Austin
TX, US
Erik Wagner
Austin
TX, US
Michael E Landry
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
Assignee
Abbott Spine
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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