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Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 2, 1993: US05258031 (802 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic disk having ball and socket members made of a material having expected durability to function properly for 40 years in a typical lumbar spine. The disk is shaped to provide movement in 6 degrees of freedom mimicking normal intervertebral movement, except compression. The arthroplasty de ...


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Jeffrey Kozak, Larry Boyd: Anterior interbody fusion device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 14, 1995: US05397364 (596 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device includes a pair of lateral spacers and a pair of central spacers, each sized for percutaneous introduction through a disc resection portal in the disc annulus. Each of the lateral spacers includes opposing side faces defining a channel therein, while each of the central sp ...


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Lawrence M Boyd, Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 8, 1996: US05562738 (588 worldwide citation)

A disk arthroplasty device (310) is provided for replacement of a spinal disk. The device is implantable into a resected disk space and is formed with ball (346) and socket (326) members and shaped to provide lateral bending and backward extension of up to about 5.degree. and forward flexion of up t ...


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Lawrence M Boyd, Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 20, 1995: US05425773 (559 worldwide citation)

A disk arthroplasty device (310) is provided for replacement of a spinal disk. The device is implantable into a resected disk space and is formed with ball (346) and socket (326) members and shaped to provide lateral bending and backward extension of up to about 5.degree. and forward flexion of up t ...


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Gary Lowery, Michael C Sherman, Eddie F Ray III, Bradley J Coates: Anterior cervical plating system. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 15, 1994: US05364399 (556 worldwide citation)

An anterior cervical plating system is disclosed which includes an elongated plate having a pair of bone screw bores at opposite ends of the plate, and with bone screw slot configurations in the middle bridge portion of the plate. A single locking screw is provided at each end of the plate which eng ...


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Thomas Zdeblick, Eddie Ray III, Lawrence M Boyd: Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, September 23, 1997: US05669909 (549 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device in one embodiment includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or bone substitute material, The body defines exterior threads which are interrupted over portions of the outer surface of the device. The fusion device defines truncated side wal ...


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Kevin Thomas Foley, Maurice Mell Smith, John B Clayton, Joseph Moctezuma: Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, August 11, 1998: US05792044 (519 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing percutaneous spinal surgery under direct visualization and through a single cannula are shown. A device (10) is provided which includes an elongated cannula (20) having a first inner diameter (D.sub.I) and an outer diameter (D.sub.O) sized for percutaneous introduc ...


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William F McKay: Reinforced porous spinal implants. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 30, 1997: US05702449 (492 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of a spinal implant 10 includes a body 11 sized and configured for engagement between adjacent vertebrae V. The body 11 includes two opposite faces 12, 14 and an outer surface 13 between the two faces 12, 14. The body 11 includes a porous biocompatible material for permitting tissue i ...


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Hallett H Mathews: Method for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 15, 1992: US05171279 (464 worldwide citation)

A method for internal fixation of vertebra of the spine to facilitate graft fusion includes steps for excising the nucleus of an affected disc, preparing a bone graft, instrumenting the vertebrae for fixation, and introducing the bone graft into the resected nuclear space. Disc resection is conducte ...


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Hallett H Mathews: Apparatus for subcutaneous suprafascial pedicular internal fixation. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 29, 1996: US05569248 (358 worldwide citation)

A system and method for internal fixation of vertbra of the spine to facilitate graft fusion is disclosed which minimizes the degee of trauma and the amount of surgical invasion. In one aspect the system includes fixation hardware which is inserted through small incisions aligned with each pedicle t ...