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Jeff R Justis, Michael C Sherman: Superelastic spinal stabilization system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, September 25, 2001: US06293949 (572 worldwide citation)

A device for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column, including a longitudinal member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a shape-memory material exhibiting pseudoelastic characteristics at about human body temperature. A ...


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Jeff R Justis, Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley: Instruments for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 11, 2003: US06530929 (535 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, August 25, 1998: US05797911 (518 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive the h ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 9, 1999: US05879350 (514 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive a con ...


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Kevin Foley, Harald Ebner, Mingyan Liu, Charles Branch, Lawrence M Boyd: Expandable intervertebral spacers. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 27, 2001: US06193757 (480 worldwide citation)

Laterally expanding vertebral spacer devices are provided for repairing damaged vertebral discs. The vertebral spacer devices maintain the height of a distracted vertebral disc space while providing stability to the spine. In one form of the invention, a vertebral spacer device is provided with a fi ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, January 16, 2001: US06174311 (467 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 23, 1999: US05885286 (456 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone engaging fastener assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to r ...


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Robert A Farris, Kevin T Foley, Stephen M Papadopoulos, Jeffrey Wade Poyner, Ricardo Sasso: Posterior fixation system. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 26, 2002: US06485491 (456 worldwide citation)

A posterior fixation system includes a saddle member, an anchoring member, an occipital plate, an occipital rod, and a cross-link connector. The anchoring member anchors the saddle member to bone. The saddle member includes a pair of upright portions that define a channel. The channel is adapted to ...


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B Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Craig Squires, David Brumfield, Chris Johnson, Dennis J Buchanan: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, August 28, 2001: US06280442 (454 worldwide citation)

A bottom-loading multi-axial bone anchor apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a receiver member, a crown member, a bone anchor and a retaining member. The receiver member defines an upper opening and a lower opening, which may form part of the same opening, a channel, and a groove. The cro ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 25, 2000: US06053917 (440 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive a con ...