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Frank H Boehm Jr, Benedetta D Meinick: Device and method for percutaneous placement of lumbar pedicle screws and connecting rods. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Carr, December 11, 2007: US07306603 (259 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive method for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae to be fused is accomplished with a device configured to interlink the pedicles of the adjacent vertebrae and including multiple pedicle screws. Each of the pedicle screws has a screw head configured to receive a connecting rod in a posit ...


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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler: Closure member for a medical implant device. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Carr, May 8, 2007: US07214227 (188 worldwide citation)

A closure member, such as a set screw, and complementary receiving member are included in a medical implant device. The receiving member has a plurality of noncontiguous, threaded walls substantially defining a bore for receiving the threaded closure member. When the closure member is inserted into ...


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James Spitler, Scott Schorer: System and method for stabilizing of internal structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 15, 2009: US07588588 (172 worldwide citation)

There is shown a system and method for reducing the difficulty in percutaneous placement of a spine stabilization brace. A medical implant system has a first bone anchor having a longitudinal axis, a second bone anchor and a brace. The brace couples the first bone anchor to the second bone anchor. A ...


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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler, Jennifer Diederich: Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 15, 2009: US07588575 (135 worldwide citation)

An extension for use in a procedure to implant a stabilization system for bony structures such as vertebrae is described. The extension is formed by a tubular body with an engagement mechanism at one end to removably engage with a poly-axial head of a bone anchor assembly. A locking ring working wit ...


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Paul McAfee: Nucleus replacement securing device and method. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Carr, April 8, 2008: US07354453 (81 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed systems and methods for spinal nucleus replacement by constructing channels through vertebral segments on either side of an area into which the spinal nucleus is to be positioned, the channels running from a channel end outside of the area to a channel end abutting the area. One e ...


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Dennis Colleran: Off-axis anchor guidance system. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Carol A Marmo Esq, August 4, 2009: US07569061 (69 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a guided bone anchoring device comprising a head, a shank and a passage for receiving a guide wire, the passage having a longitudinal center axis which is not concentric to the longitudinal center axis of the shank. Also disclosed is a system for guiding bone anchors, the system compris ...


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Colleran Dennis, Rogers Carolyn, Spitler James, Schorer Scott: System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Colleran Dennis, Rogers Carolyn, Spitler James, Schorer Scott, CARR Gregory W, February 23, 2006: WO/2006/020530 (35 worldwide citation)

A spine stabilization device (240) and methods are disclosed, the device comprising a brace (243) adapted to span between a first bone anchor (242a) and a second bone anchor (242b), the brace (243) including a first member; a second member; wherein the brace (243) allows for movement between the fir ...


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Colleran Dennis, Rogers Carolyn, Dye Justin: Expandable implants for spinal disc replacement. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Colleran Dennis, Rogers Carolyn, Dye Justin, CARR Gregory W, June 22, 2006: WO/2006/066228 (34 worldwide citation)

Multiple embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for maintaining spacing between neighboring vertebrae, while minimizing the size of the surgical opening required. In one embodiment, an expandable spinal implant (100) is made having movable parts (10, 20), that can arran ...


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Spitler James, Schorer Scott: System and method for stabilization of internal structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, TANNENBAUM David H, May 12, 2005: WO/2005/041799 (21 worldwide citation)

There is shown a system and method for reducing the difficulty in percutaneous placement of a spine stabilization brace by coupling the brace to a pedicle screw in a single assembly. The brace-screw assembly is delivered along with an anchor extension through a cannula for anchoring in the vertebrae ...


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Colleran Dennis, Diederich Jennifer: System and method for displacement of bony structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, TANNENBAUM David H, November 17, 2005: WO/2005/107415 (19 worldwide citation)

System and method for displacing bony structures relative to each other using a single device are disclosed. Displacement includes distraction and compression. Bony structures are engaged with displacement arms. The user selects one of a plurality of manners in which to manipulate a user interface, ...