Hansen A Yuan, Chih I Lin, James A Davidson, Laura C Small, Thomas A Carls: Low wear artificial spinal disc. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 14, 1997: US05676701 (718 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal disc for surgical placement between adjacent vertebrae including a first component for attaching to a first vertebrae, the first component having a concave recess, with the concave contoured surface having a circumference of 360.degree.. A second component for attaching to a sec ...

Boyd T Barker Jr, Eric Lange: Knotted cable attachment apparatus formed of braided polymeric fibers. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, May 13, 1997: US05628756 (535 worldwide citation)

A surgical, orthopaedic cable attachment apparatus and method for the surgical repair or fusion of orthopaedic anatomical structures is constructed from a length of flexible cable formed of a braided polymeric material having a first and second end portion. A first loop is formed in the first end po ...

Gene P DiPoto, Denise D Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Cerier, Jose E Lizardi, Russell Warren: Expandable suture anchor. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, September 28, 1999: US05957953 (502 worldwide citation)

An adjustably expandable suture anchor is provided. The suture anchor includes a pair of members, one of which includes a suture mount, which are configured to be secured together in a selected one of a plurality of positions to cause one of the members to expand by an amount that corresponds to the ...

Ronald Lloyd, Brian W Walter: Tearable composite strip of materials. T J Smith & Nephew, Louis E Marn, Elliot M Olstein, January 20, 1981: US04245630 (493 worldwide citation)

A composite strip material comprising at least a backing layer, an adhesive layer on a surface thereof, and a removable protective layer over and contacting and peelably adherent to at least part of the adhesive layer; wherein each layer is finger-tearable and wherein at least one layer is cleanly f ...


Leo C T Fung, Steven W Ek: Suture collet. Smith & Nephew, University of Massachusetts, Fish & Richardson P C, March 13, 2001: US06200329 (451 worldwide citation)

A suture securing device includes an inner member defining a suture receiving passage extending between a distal end surface of the inner member and a second surface of the inner member. An outer member defines an opening for receiving the inner member such that suture extending from the second surf ...

Parviz Kambin: Oval cannula assembly and method of use. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 9, 1998: US05762629 (431 worldwide citation)

The present invention os a method and apparatus for performing percutaneous surgical disc procedures. The method includes percutaneously entering the back of a patient in a posterolateral position with an obturator and advancing the obturator through a percutaneously created fenestration of the annu ...

Steven W Ek, Kenneth K Thompson, Randall D Ross, Jose Lizardi: Suture collet. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, July 11, 2000: US06086608 (427 worldwide citation)

A suture securing device includes an outer member with a suture receiving passage and an inner member configured for progressive insertion within the suture receiving passage and engagement with the outer member in any one of a plurality of locked positions to secure a suture between the inner membe ...

William D McLeod, James J Cassidy: Load bearing polymeric cable. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 10, 1995: US05456722 (417 worldwide citation)

A surgical cable for use in the repair of fractures or fusions of small bones and to assist in the repair of torn ligaments and tendons. The surgical cable has unique characteristics of high tensile strength, flexibility and inelasticity or stiffness.

Paul A Torrie, Graham Smith: Soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 16, 1997: US05667513 (406 worldwide citation)

A soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus includes a gripping device having fingers at the distal end and configured such that they can hold a soft tissue anchor about the head portion of the anchor. An actuating tube slides over the gripper and the fingers, thus holding the fingers and the contained ...