Robert D Fraser, Alexander Grinberg, Daniel Malone, Bradley Moore, Michael J O&apos Neil, Mark Boomer: Medical installation tool. DePuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 2004: US06755841 (379 worldwide citation)

An installation tool that is useful for the efficient and effective placement of an article, such as an artificial disc, between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The installation tool can be provided as a kit having modular components which allow the surgeon to select from among a variety of c ...

David J Urbahns, Dale G Davison, Kenneth Danylchuk, James C Luczak, Ronald Moskovich, Thomas Camino, Joel C Rhoades: Insertion instruments and method for delivering a vertebral body spacer. Depuy Acromed, Barnes & Thornburg, December 12, 2000: US06159215 (375 worldwide citation)

A spacer-insertion instrument for delivering a spacer to a spine is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle portion and a guide coupled to the handle portion. The instrument further includes a shaft coupled to the handle portion and extending along the guide. The instrument further includes a ti ...

Papineau Paula, Crombie S John, Pellegrino C Richard, Patel Samit, Sutton Jeffrey: Device for advancing a functional element through tissue. Depuy Acromed, March 31, 2004: EP1402821-A2 (373 worldwide citation)

A device for therapeutically treating bone comprises a housing (11) having a base portion (13) having a distal face (17), and a first passage (19) opening upon the distal face (17) and forming a longitudinal axis, a probe (41) adapted to advance through the first passage (19) along the longitudinal ...

Robert Fraser: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage with locking plate. DePuy AcroMed, Nutter McClennan & Fish, August 13, 2002: US06432106 (356 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation assembly includes a fusion cage to which a plate is mated. The plate is configured to receive, retain and orient bone screws.

Jerry L Lower, E Marlowe Goble: Soft tissue anchor and method. DePuy, Barnes & Thornburg, July 1, 1997: US05643320 (354 worldwide citation)

A preassembled disposable driver and suture anchor are provided for threaded engagement into a bone to provide an attachment point for soft tissue. The anchor is formed to have an externally threaded body portion for engaging the bone, a distal end portion, and a proximal end portion. When the ancho ...

Dale R Peterson, Nancy Nousek Goebl: Isolation of precursor cells from hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic tissues and their use in vivo bone and cartilage regeneration. DePuy Orthopaedics, Alice O Martin, Barnes & Thornburg, March 13, 2001: US06200606 (333 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the isolation of cartilage or bone precursor cells from hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells and their use in bone and cartilage regeneration procedures. The precursor cells are used for in vivo bone or cartilage repair by transplanting the cells, with or withou ...

Stefano Boriani, Mark H Bilsky, Patrick J Boland, T Glenn Pait, Dawn Abens Lissy, Paul J Mraz, Daniel S Savage: Stackable cage system for corpectomy/vertebrectomy. Depuy Acromed, Barnes & Thornburg, December 12, 2000: US06159211 (326 worldwide citation)

Surgical prosthetic modular devices used singularly or stacked together are provided for use to replace excised vertebral tissue. The devices are rigid plugs, dimensionally similar to normal vertebral bodies, and have ridged faces to engage adjacent vertebral bodies or to interdigitate when stacked. ...

Herbert E Schwartz, Thomas C May, Stuart Fromm, Robert Jan Enzerink, Eric Hubbard, John Margetts, Keith Denlinger, David Cox: Meniscal repair device. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, October 23, 2001: US06306159 (320 worldwide citation)

The invention disclosed is a device for repairing a soft tissue defect, particularly a defect in the meniscus of a knee. The device comprises an outer wall anchor for engaging against an outside wall of the meniscus on a first side of the defect, an inner meniscal anchor engaging an inner surface of ...

Michael J O&apos Neil: Medical inserter tool with slaphammer. DePuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 25, 2003: US06652533 (314 worldwide citation)

An installation tool is provided for the efficient and effective placement of an implant between adjacent bone structures, preferably adjacent vertebral bodies, and for the subsequent removal of the device without displacement of the implant. The installation tool generally includes a pair of oppose ...

Robert E Schwartz, Daniel A Grande: Cartilage repair unit. DePuy Orthopaedics, Barnes & Thornburg, June 26, 2001: US06251143 (309 worldwide citation)

A bio-absorbable cartilage repair system is provided for regenerating damaged or destroyed articular cartilage on a joint surface of a bone by establishing a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix between an area of damaged or destroyed articular cartilage that has been removed and an adjacent health ...