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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 (459 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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Chih I Lin, David Nichols: Clamping connector for spinal fixation systems. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 16, 2004: US06706045 (202 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to one piece connector for connecting angularly misaligned implanted pedicle screws to transverse spinal rods in spinal fixation systems. The body portion includes a bore having an inside diameter and a longitudinal axis, with the longitudinal axis of the bore being ...


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Charles Dean Ray: Expandable non-threaded spinal fusion device. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, June 24, 2003: US06582431 (193 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for facilitating the fusion of adjacent bone structures includes implant members configured for insertion within a space defined between adjacent bone structures. The device provides a series of resilient supporting arches which serve to act as spacers between two adjacent bone structur ...


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Timothy Patrick Lovell: Acetabular alignment apparatus and method. Howmedica Osteonics, Arthur Jacob, May 28, 2002: US06395005 (180 worldwide citation)

An acetabular alignment method and apparatus utilize natural landmarks available on a pelvis to guide the alignment of an acetabular device in connection with the implant of a prosthetic hip joint at an implant site in the pelvis. The acetabular device is engaged with a positioning shaft having a lo ...


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Michael B Sheldon, Nicholas N G Dong: Acetabular cup assembly with selected bearing. Howmedica Osteonics, Arthur Jacob, November 5, 2002: US06475243 (166 worldwide citation)

An acetabular cup assembly allows pre-operative or interoperative selection and securement of a bearing member within a shell member of the acetabular cup assembly, the bearing member being selected from a plurality of bearing members having different characteristics, including bearing characteristi ...


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Nabil L Muhanna, Lance Middleton: Artificial spinal ligament. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, July 1, 2003: US06585769 (165 worldwide citation)

A simple and flexible artificial ligament which easily conforms to a patient's anatomy and can be used independently or in combination with an intervertebral graft, implant or prosthesis to return stability to the spine subsequent to a surgical spinal procedure is disclosed. In one preferred em ...


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Herb Cohen: Instrumentation and method for implant insertion. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, August 16, 2005: US06929647 (163 worldwide citation)

An implant insertion apparatus for guiding surgical instrumentation and facilitating insertion of surgical implants into an intervertebral space includes an adjustable element defining a longitudinal passageway dimensioned to guide the surgical instrumentation inserted through the longitudinal passa ...


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Michael J McGovern, Anthony O&apos Hehir, Louie Serpe, Imants Liepins: Method and apparatus for implanting a prosthetic device. Howmedica Osteonics, Arthur Jacob, April 29, 2003: US06554838 (163 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for preparing a seating surface of prescribed depth, contour configuration and area delineated by a prescribed peripheral boundary extending along the bone of a natural joint at which a prosthetic device is to be implanted includes positioning a guide on the bone, the guide havi ...


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David Nichols, Eric Finley: Apparatus for spinal stabilization. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 5, 2005: US06875211 (158 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for connecting first and second elongated spaced apart spinal rods to one another which includes an elongated body portion, a clamp portion depending from the body portion for engaging a spinal rod, the clamp portion defining a deformable clamp body having opposed clamp arm ...


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Alan Lombardo, Stuart L Axelson Jr, James V Bono, Kenneth Krackow: Methods and tools for femoral intermedullary revision surgery. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 25, 2004: US06740092 (156 worldwide citation)

IM revision tools include reamers with depth markings or stops, an impactor-extractor with a coupling for attaching to tools which are inserted into and removed from the IM canal, a resection guide tower to which a cutting block is attached and which includes a notch which serves as both a witness m ...