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Michael C Dinsdale: Bone anchor having a suture trough. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts L, March 31, 1998: US05733307 (279 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor with a suture trough for attaching bone to tissue using a suture. The bone anchor includes a threaded bone anchor body having a major diameter, a minor diameter, a tip, and a drive head. A suture trough is formed within the anchor body with a width greater than or equal to the diameter ...


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Hansen A Yuan, Bruce E Fredrickson, W Thomas Edwards: Spinal fixation systems with bifurcated connectors. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, August 1, 1995: US05437669 (256 worldwide citation)

A system and method to form a surgical construct using spinal rods and bifurcated connectors. One or more spinal rods such as those used in fusing vertebrae of the spine are attached with the bifurcated connectors to form the surgical construct. The bifurcated connector may be used with pedicle scre ...


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David F Crook: Method for representing a patients treatment site as data for use with a CAD or CAM device. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, September 19, 1995: US05452407 (213 worldwide citation)

A method is described for representing a treatment site (10) of a patient as data suitable for use with a computer-aided design device (46). The method includes scanning the treatment site(10) with a scanning apparatus (40), such as a CT scanner, to produce image data; determining the image data tha ...


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Erik J Wagner: Spinal fixation system and methods. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, August 2, 1994: US05334203 (203 worldwide citation)

A system and method to form a medical construct using surgical rods and connectors. A pair of surgical rods such as those used in fusing vertebrae of the spine are attached to each other with connectors to form a medical construct. The connector includes a plate with a pair of double hook bolts whic ...


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John C Tepper, Ike C Thacker: Apparatus and method for stimulating tissue growth with ultrasound. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, June 11, 1996: US05524624 (180 worldwide citation)

A device (10, 18) stimulates with an ultrasound the growth of a tissue or produces an image at a site within a patient. A housing (12, 20, 22) may be subcutaneously implanted within the patient such that the ultrasound is directed toward the site. A generator (52), disposed within the housing (12, 2 ...


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David F Crook: Method and apparatus for making customized fixation devices. Amei Technologies, Baker & Botts, November 22, 1994: US05365996 (144 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is described for making a custom fixation device. The apparatus comprises a means for scanning a treatment site and for producing image data representative of the treatment site. A means for generating a set of vectors is included for defining a set of points, the set of vecto ...


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Howard E Preissman: Orthopedic cable tensioner. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, September 12, 1995: US05449361 (127 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided to allow attachment of one or more surgical cables in the form of a loop to selected portions of a patient's body. The apparatus includes a cable tensioner which applies manual force to the surgical cable at a one to one ratio during installation. The cable tension ...


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Howard E Preissman: System and method for securing a medical cable. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts L, July 30, 1996: US05540698 (116 worldwide citation)

A system and method for securing a medical cable and a loop about a specified portion of a patient's body are disclosed. The system may include a medical cable, a crimp-locking crimp, a releasable cable securing device, and a cable tensioner. Additionally, a crimper-cutter may be used as part of the ...


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David F Crook: Apparatus and method for adjusting a bone plate. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, September 6, 1994: US05344421 (114 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an adjustable bone plate assembly (10) comprising a plate (12) and washers (14). The plate (12) comprises an first surface (16) for engaging the bone, and a second surface (18) opposite the first surface (16). The plate (12) additionally comprises a plurality of slots ...


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Casey K Lee, Erik J Wagner: Spinal fixation system and pedicle clamp. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, May 16, 1995: US05415659 (113 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation system is provided with pedicle clamps having multiple hooks for engagement with selected portions of a patient's vertebrae. The pedicle clamp includes three hooks which may be slidably positioned relative to each other to securely engage exterior surfaces of the lamina. A surgical ...