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Steffee Arthur D: Artificial disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 10, 1991: US05071437 (751 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper flat rigid plate, a lower flat rigid plate, and a flat elastomeric core interposed between said plates and adhered to the plates. A plurality of spaced-apart protuberances extend outwardly from the exposed faces of the plates for engagement with vertebrae ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Method for using spinal implants. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, August 22, 1995: US05443514 (633 worldwide citation)

A method of fusing together the adjacent vertebrae using the spinal implant includes removing at least a portion of the spinal disc between the adjacent vertebrae. The spinal implant is inserted between the adjacent vertebrae with the first and second parallel side surfaces facing the adjacent verte ...


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Richard R Navarro, Carl R McMillin, Karl B Zimmers: Spine disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, July 9, 1996: US05534030 (600 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper rigid plate, a lower rigid plate, and an elastomeric core interposed between the plates and adhered to the plates. The elastomeric core has an upper portion with an outer peripheral surface extending substantially perpendicular to the upper plate. A lower ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Spinal implant. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, February 10, 1998: US05716415 (508 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for use in distracting and maintaining spinal disc height while promoting fusion of adjacent vertebrae of a spinal column includes first and second side surfaces extending substantially parallel to each other. Upper and lower surfaces for engaging the adjacent vertebrae extend betwe ...


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Hassan Serhan, James Kuras, Carl McMillin, Maarten Persenaire: Spinal disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, October 20, 1998: US05824094 (478 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis (10) to replace a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column (16) of a human, includes an elastomeric core (200) having upper and lower surfaces (202, 212) which are parallel to each other. An upper rigid plate (20) has opposed first and second surfaces (42, 52). The first surfa ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus for straightening spinal columns. Acromed Corporation, Young & Tarolli, September 16, 1986: US04611581 (470 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus is provided to reduce the extent of displacement between adjacent vertebrae in a person's spinal column and to subsequently maintain the vertebrae in a reduced displacement relationship. When the apparatus is to be installed, holes are formed in the displaced vertebra and in ve ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus for straightening spinal columns. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, September 29, 1987: US04696290 (388 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus is provided to reduce the extent of displacement between adjacent vertebrae in a person's spinal column and to subsequently maintain the vertebrae in a reduced displacement relationship. When the apparatus is to be installed, holes are formed in the displaced vertebra and in ve ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus and method for securing bone graft. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 13, 1988: US04790303 (370 worldwide citation)

A fastener for securing bone graft between a pair of bone portions. The fastener includes a curved elongated member having a shank for extending into the bone graft and pair of bone portions. The shank has an end portion which receives a force for driving the shank into the pair of bone portions and ...


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Marc Asher, Walter E Strippgen, Charles Heinig, William Carson: Transverse connector for spinal column corrective devices. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, January 28, 1992: US05084049 (351 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprising a pair of corrective devices for a spinal column. A member is extendable between the corrective devices in a direction transverse to the longitudinal central axes of the corrective devices. A first portion of the member is connected with one of the corrective devices and a se ...


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Marc A Asher, Walter E Strippgen, Charles F Heinig, William Carson: Spinal column retaining method and apparatus. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 14, 1992: US05129900 (345 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided to retain elements of the spine or pelvis or both in a desired spatial relationship. A plurality of fasteners are connected with a plurality of the elements. A longitudinal member is connected with the fasteners by a plurality of connector members. The longitudinal ...