07914558 is referenced by 76 patents and cites 111 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
11/844891
Publication Number
7914558 (B2)
Application Date
August 24, 2007
Publication Date
March 29, 2011
Inventor
Robert J Jones
Austin
TX, US
Charles R Forton
Austin
TX, US
Erik J Wagner
Austin
TX, US
Larry T Khoo
Studio City
CA, US
Michael E Landry
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Seager Tufte & Wickhem
Assignee
Zimmer Spine
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
View Original Source