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T Wade Fallin, Robert W Hoy, E Marlowe Goble: Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra. GMEDELAWARE 2, November 29, 2011: US08066741 (27 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic replacement for a posterior element of a vertebra comprising portions that replace the natural lamina and the four natural facets. The prosthetic replacement may also include portions that replace one or more of the natural spinous process and the two natural transverse processes. If de ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Joel R Helgerson, Robert W Hoy: Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes. GMEDELAWARE 2, November 22, 2011: US08062336 (23 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is designed to attach an implant to bone in a manner that permits rotational adjustment of the implant about multiple axes prior to securement via the apparatus. The apparatus includes separate rotational and translational fasteners that can be individually locked to independently restr ...


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Robert W Hoy, T Wade Fallin, Alan Chervitz, Daniel J Triplett, Daniel F Justin: Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use. Gmedelaware 2, March 29, 2011: US07914560 (19 worldwide citation)

Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independent ...


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Robert W Hoy, T Wade Fallin, Alan Chervitz, Daniel F Justin: Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use. Gmedelaware 2, August 16, 2011: US07998177 (18 worldwide citation)

Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independent ...


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Robert W Hoy, T Wade Fallin, Alan Chervitz, Daniel F Justin: Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use. Gmedelaware 2, August 16, 2011: US07998178 (18 worldwide citation)

Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independent ...


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Daniel J Triplett, Andrew R Fauth, Joel R Helgerson: System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler. GMEDelaware 2, June 26, 2012: US08206418 (17 worldwide citation)

A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, and a superior implant with a superior articular surface. The implants may be coupled together by a detachable coupler which can align and rigidly hold the inferior and superior articular surfaces in a ...


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David Stinson, Lawrence R Jones, Robert M Scribner, Mark A Reiley: Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces. GMEDelaware 2, July 31, 2012: US08231655 (7 worldwide citation)

Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The cephalad prostheses are adapted and configured to be attached to a lamina portion of a vertebra without blocking a pedicle portion of the cephalad vertebra. In some embodiments, the prosthesis is attached with ...


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Mark K Kuiper, David Yager, Leonard Tokish Jr, David Michael Rosler, Mark A Reiley, Susan L Rogers, Christopher Ralph, Mark Charbonneau, Richard Broman, David Stinson: Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods. GMEDELAWARE 2, April 23, 2013: US08425557 (6 worldwide citation)

Modular spinal prosthesis having one of both of adaptable and configurable components are provided. The modular spinal prosthesis described herein provide an artificial articular configuration to replace damaged, worn or otherwise removed spinal facet elements.


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Teena M Augostino, Thomas J McLeer, Mark A Reiley: Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods. Gmedelaware 2, March 19, 2013: US08398681 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses an implantable facet arthroplasty device suitable for treating adjacent level disease. The device is designed for implantation between a first vertebra and a second vertebra. Components of the device include: a crossbar; a first component having a first attachment mechanism a ...


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Richard Broman, Thomas McLeer, Leonard Tokish Jr, Mark A Reiley, Sean S Suh: Arthroplasty revision system and method. Gmedelaware 2, March 29, 2011: US07914556 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method of revising an implanted spinal device, such as an implanted arthroplasty device having a cephalad component fixed to a first vertebra and a caudal component fixed to a second vertebra inferior to the first vertebra. The method includes the following steps: removing a ...