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Leonard J Bonnell, Edward H McHugh, Douglas D Sjostrom, Lanny L Johnson: Surgical instrument suitable for closed surgery such as of the knee. Dyonics, May 20, 1980: US04203444 (565 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument useful in joint surgery for instance closed surgery of the knee. When in the form of a rotary vacuum shaver it comprises an external stationary tube having a side-facing, axially extending shaving port and an internal rotary blade capable of rotating at a slow speed, of the ord ...


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Paul A Torrie, Graham Smith: Soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 16, 1997: US05667513 (399 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus includes a gripping device having fingers at the distal end and configured such that they can hold a soft tissue anchor about the head portion of the anchor. An actuating tube slides over the gripper and the fingers, thus holding the fingers and the contained ...


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Paul V Lucey, Paul A Torrie, C Vaughan Seifert, Graham Smith: Surgical instrument. Smith & Dyonics, Fish & Richardson P C, April 15, 1997: US05620415 (388 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument in which a surgical tool is carried distally of a bend region in a stationary support member by an assembly that transmits proximally applied forces through the bend region to both operate the surgical tool and selectively change the rotational orientation of the surgical tool ...


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Parviz Kambin: Unilateral biportal percutaneous surgical procedure. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, March 7, 1995: US05395317 (361 worldwide citation)

A method of percutaneously emplacing at least two cannulae in a patient, such as for percutaneous decompression of a herniated disc, using a guide secured to one cannula to index a second cannula as it is percutaneously advanced into the body. The guide may take the form of jigs adapted to be secure ...


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Douglas D Sjostrom, Edvin Zemgals: Surgical system for powered instruments. Dyonics, November 10, 1987: US04705038 (350 worldwide citation)

A single-motor surgical system for operating a set of different surgical devices having different operational limits, consisting of a handpiece containing the motor and adapted to alternately receive a proximal portion of each of the surgical devices, each device having an indicator on its proximal ...


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Paul A Torrie, Gary P Tallent: Soft tissue anchors and systems for implantation. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, January 10, 1995: US05380334 (308 worldwide citation)

Surgical kits for the implantation of soft tissue-to-bone anchors and expandable, preferably bioabsorbable, soft tissue anchors. The surgical kits include an embodiment with an outer tube with an expandable anchor releasably attached to its distal end, for guiding the anchor into a predrilled hole; ...


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Parviz Kambin: Percutaneous fixation of vertebrae. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 7, 1993: US05242443 (305 worldwide citation)

A method for percutaneous fixation of a pair of vertebrae of a patient, which comprises posterolaterally entering the back of a patient percutaneously with a plurality of pedicle screws, screwing each pedicle screw into the medullary canal of the pedicles of adjacent thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae ...


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Kenneth W Krause, Richard Crowell, Philip B Sample: Surgical instrument. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Fish & Richardson, October 6, 1992: US05152744 (251 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument that includes a rigid outer member within which is disposed a hollow inner member having rigid proximal and distal ends and a region disposed between the rigid proximal and distal ends that is relieved to render such region relatively flexible. The flexible region is integral w ...


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Graham Smith, Peter M Cessarini, Steven B Woolfson: Surgical instrument. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Fish & Richardson P C, April 15, 1997: US05620447 (237 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a first member that has an opening in its distal region for admitting tissue and that is rotatable with respect to a base from which the first member extends to allow the rotational orientation of the opening to be selectively changed with respect to the axis of the in ...


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Randall J Huebner: Cam lock orthopedic fixation screw and method. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 3, 1995: US05454811 (230 worldwide citation)

A cam-locking orthopedic fixation device for anchoring a bone graft in a bore formed in a bone mass. The device has a head, a nose remote from the head, and a body, extending between the head and the nose, with a series of threaded crests only partially circumferentially surrounding the body. At lea ...