Frank S Bono: Polyaxial locking plate. DePuy Acromed, Barnes & Thornburg, September 21, 1999: US05954722 (532 worldwide citation)

A locking plate apparatus for engagement with a bone is provided in accordance with the present invention. Locking plate apparatus includes a plate that has a body portion and an internal wall defining a plate hole through body portion and a bushing with a passageway therethrough. Bushing is sized f ...

Frank Scott Bono, George Joseph Ross, Christopher Werner Sicvol, Ian Burgess: Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation. DePuy AcroMed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 2004: US06755829 (420 worldwide citation)

An assembly such as an anchor screw, bone plate, offset hook, post, transverse connector or other spinal anchor for anchoring to bone and clamping a linkage such as a rod, wire cable or the like. The assembly has a top member with an open slot to receive the linkage, and a twist-lock closure cap to ...

Robert D Fraser, Michael J O&apos Neil, Mark Boomer: Medical installation tool. DePuy AcroMed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 12, 2002: US06478800 (405 worldwide citation)

A tool for installing an object, such as an artificial disk prosthesis, between adjacent vertebrae includes a pair of opposed levers separated by a fulcrum. Blade tips are disposed at the distal end of the levers. A pusher block is disposed distally of the fulcrum, and upon actuation by forward move ...

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.

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. ...

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 ...

Haynes Louis Harkey III, Bradford Currier, David M Selvitelli, Martin A Reynolds, Thomas V Doherty: Orthopaedic rod/plate locking mechanisms and surgical methods. Depuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, April 15, 2003: US06547790 (300 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic method and anchor assemblies for anchoring a linkage such as a rod or cable used for fixation or reduction. One assembly includes an anchor plate and a slotted anchor bolt that captures the plate in a one-piece assembly for convenient installation. The base of the anchor bolt lies bel ...