09498260 is referenced by 1 patents and cites 3 patents.

The present invention provides tools and methods designed to aid in the placement of artificial facet joints at virtually all spinal levels. One aspect of the present invention is a measurement tool for installing an artificial cephalad facet joint including a fixation measurement element and a support arm element. This measurement tool assists in the selection and/or configuration of an artificial cephalad facet joint for implantation in a patient. Another aspect is a measurement tool for installing a caudad facet joint including a stem element and a trial caudad bearing surface element. This measurement tool assists in the selection and/or configuration of a caudad facet joint for implantation in a patient. Yet another aspect is a measurement tool holder including a measurement surface connected to a holder element. This tool holder assists in determining the measurements obtained with the caudad facet joint measurement tool.

Title
Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods
Application Number
14/165122
Publication Number
9498260 (B2)
Application Date
January 27, 2014
Publication Date
November 22, 2016
Inventor
Leonard J Tokish Jr
Issaquah
WA, US
Richard J Broman
Kirkland
WA, US
Teena M Augostino
King of Prussia
PA, US
Thomas J McLeer
Redmond
WA, US
Michael J Funk
North Bend
WA, US
Assignee
GLOBUS MEDICAL
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
A61F 2/46
A61F 2/44
A61B 17/70
A61B 17/88
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