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Qi Bin Bao, Paul A Higham: Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus with diminished lateral bulging. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, July 9, 1996: US05534028 (486 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic nucleus for a vertebral disc is made of a hydrogel material. The hydrogel prosthetic nucleus has a shape generally conforming to the natural nucleus pulposus, and it exhibits diminished lateral bulging under high compressive loads. The hydrogel has a water content of from 30% to 90% and ...


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Joshua Makower, Claude A Vidal, Steven R LeMott, Rodney E Wells, Thomas F Banks: Hemostatic implant introducer. Howmedica, Haugen and Nikolai, March 1, 1994: US05290310 (466 worldwide citation)

A puncture seal device for stemming the flow of blood from a punctured blood vessel has an elongated outer sheath affixed to a generally tubular housing where the housing contains a manually actuable slide which is affixed to a rigid tubular pusher member coaxially disposed within the outer sheath. ...


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Hansen Yuan, David Nichols, Eric Finley: Device for securing spinal rods. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 20, 2003: US06565565 (452 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed for securing a spinal rod to the spine which includes a head portion configured to receive a spinal rod, a locking cap configured to engage the head portion and the spinal rod upon rotation of the locking cap relative to the head portion to secure the position of the head porti ...


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Peter Metz Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck: Receiving part for a retaining component of a vertebral column implant. Howmedica, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, June 13, 2000: US06074391 (408 worldwide citation)

A receiving part for a retaining component of a vertebral column implant, having a fork-shaped section for receiving the retaining component, with the inner wall of the fork-shaped section including inner threaded portions into which there may be screwed a screw which, either directly or via a press ...


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Joshua Makower, Claude A Vidal, Steven R LeMott, Rodney E Wells, Thomas F Banks: Hemostatic implant introducer. Howmedica, Haugen and Nikolai, June 28, 1994: US05324306 (359 worldwide citation)

A puncture seal device for stemming the flow of blood from a punctured blood vessel includes an elongated outer sheath affixed to a generally tubular housing where the housing contains a manually actuable slide which is affixed to a rigid tubular pusher member coaxially disposed within the outer she ...


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Christian Lutz: Pedicle screw and an assembly aid therefor. Howmedica, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, February 6, 2001: US06183472 (352 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a pedicle screw and an assembly aid therefor, wherein the pedicle screw comprises a threaded shank and a fork-like head formed by two distanced sections and wherein the sections between themselves form a receiver for an elongate rod and on the sides facing one another there ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Paul A Higham, Charanpreet S Bagga, Hansen A Yuan: Method and apparatus for injecting an elastic spinal implant. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, September 1, 1998: US05800549 (315 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for injecting an elastic spinal implant into a cavity in a spinal disc so as to treat disc degeneration are given. The method and apparatus can be used in a variety of surgical approaches with respect to the patient. An elastic spinal nucleus prosthesis is very quickly inserte ...


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Claude A Vidal, Russel J Redmond, Joshua Makower: Hemostatic plug. Howmedica, Haugen and Nikolai, August 2, 1994: US05334216 (261 worldwide citation)

A method of making a hemostatic plug for placement at a site where hemostatic treatment is indicated. The method comprises rolling a sheet of a hemostatic material a plurality of turns onto a generally cylindrical forming tool to thereby produce a rolled hemostatic plug having an opening therethroug ...


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Peter Metz Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck: Device for setting a spine. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, December 19, 1995: US05476464 (256 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a device for setting a spine having damaged vertebrae, comprising an anchoring element including a shaft portion (16) to be attached to spaced vertebrae, the free end of said anchoring element including a slot (24) for receiving a distracting or, respectively, compre ...


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Peter Metz Stavenhagen: Apparatus for bracing vertebrae. Howmedica, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, July 18, 2000: US06090110 (245 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for bracing a plurality of vertebrae of the human spine has at least two pedicle screws, each having an annular head with an opening therewithin and including a slot therewithin. Each slot extends into the corresponding opening and includes internal threaded portions. A securing screw t ...