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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 (525 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 ...


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William D McLeod, James J Cassidy: Load bearing polymeric cable. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 10, 1995: US05456722 (408 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.


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Andrew Bernhardt, Matthew M Morrison: Multi angle bone bolt. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, January 7, 1997: US05591166 (382 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic bone bolt and bone plate construct comprising a bone plate member and a series of fasteners. The bone plate member has at least one open portions, with the open portions allowing placement of a series of fasteners therethrough at spaced apart positions along a length of the open portio ...


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Michael H Heggeness, Brian J Doherty: Devices and methods for posterior spinal fixation. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 24, 1996: US05558674 (309 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are novel devices and methods for modular occipital/spinal fixation, general bone fixation, as well as skull fracture repair, wherein a novel orthopedic plate designed for unicortical engagement of the bone, particularly the occiput, is employed which exhibits greater stability and safety ...


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Laura C Small, David L Brumfield, James W Simmons: Bone fixation apparatus. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, July 14, 1992: US05129899 (258 worldwide citation)

A surgical spinal fixation system includes a bone bolt having first end portions that are adapted to be surgically implanted into a patient's spine at first and second spaced apart positions and a central portion of the bone bolt defining a load transfer surface, the bone bolt having a second upper ...


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Boyd T Barker Jr, Eric Lange: Knotted cable attachment apparatus formed of braided polymeric fibers. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, July 30, 1996: US05540703 (256 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 ...


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Parviz Kambin: Open surgical technique for vertebral fixation with subcutaneous fixators positioned between the skin and the lumbar fascia of a patient. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, January 2, 1996: US05480440 (255 worldwide citation)

A method for vertebral fixation of a pair of vertebrae of a patient, which includes in steps of posterolaterally entering the back of a patient by means of an open surgical technique, introducing a plurality of pedicle screws into the medullary canal of the pedicles of adjacent thoracic and/or lumba ...


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Matthew M Morrison: Enhanced variable angle bone bolt. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 29, 1996: US05569247 (237 worldwide citation)

An improvement to a multi-angle fastener for use in connecting a bone portion with a connecting member. The multi-angle fastener includes a rotating member having a central longitudinal axis and an outer surface; a fixed member having a central longitudinal axis and an outer surface having threading ...


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Jennifer J Lackey: Femoral instrumentation for long stem surgery. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 1, 1991: US05053037 (225 worldwide citation)

Improved femoral instrumentation for long stem surgery provides a femoral drill guide with interchangeable femoral collets, a femoral reamer, and a femoral anterior/posterior cutting block with an adaptable anterior femoral ledge. This instrumentation allows all cuts to be made relative to the long ...


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Charles A Finn, Scott Sherman: Universal coupler for spinal fixation. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, December 12, 1995: US05474551 (218 worldwide citation)

A spinal rod coupler assembly providing four degrees of freedom for connecting a spinal rod to a vertebrae of a patient which includes a tubular coupler member, an eyebolt, an insert and a set screw. The coupler member has a longitudinal bore, a central axis, and an end portion that is open ended an ...



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