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Richard J Manzi, Joseph N Logan, Steven J Wysocki, Frank S Bono, Spanky A Raymond: Tissue distraction device. Spine Wave, Maginot Moore & Beck, February 14, 2006: US06997929 (157 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces is provided. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted using a wafer insertion apparatus between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. A detachable wafer assembly is provided that ...


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Steve Wysocki, Joseph N Logan, Richard Manzi, Robert D Paxson, John Pafford, Mark D LoGuidice, Tyler P Lipschultz, Carl Michael Nilsson, Daniel S Savage: Expandable interbody fusion device. Spine Wave, Hoffman & Baron, January 25, 2011: US07875078 (127 worldwide citation)

An expandable interbody fusion device for implantation into the intradiscal space between two opposing vertebral bodies of a spine comprises a superior endplate member having an upper surface for engaging a superior vertebral body in a spine, and an inferior endplate member having a lower surface fo ...


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Wes Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval: Method of interbody fusion with stacked elements. Spine Wave, Maginot Moore & Beck, December 25, 2007: US07311713 (119 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given ...


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Wes Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval: Method for treating tibial plateau compression fractures. Spine Wave, Maginot Moore & Beck, December 26, 2006: US07153305 (117 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given ...


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Peter Barreiro, Dennis Ty, Michael E Landry: Expandable interbody fusion device. Spine Wave, Hoffmann & Baron, June 28, 2011: US07967867 (66 worldwide citation)

An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple ...


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Fabio Amaral Pinto: Expandable interbody fusion device with graft chambers. Spine Wave, Hoffmann & Baron, May 6, 2014: US08715351 (62 worldwide citation)

An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement. The superior and inferior plates have openings therethrough in communication with aligned holes through ...


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Wesley Johnson, Deb Barber, Thomas Hektner, Larry Fuller, Lawrence W Wales: Transverse cavity device and method. Spine Wave, Maginot Moore & Beck, October 3, 2006: US07114501 (53 worldwide citation)

The invention teaches the use of a surgical instrument for creating and preparing a cavity in a bony intervertebral body. Asymmetrical cutting structures selectively open a cavity which has a relatively large surface area in the vertical direction.


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Wesley D Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval: Method of supporting and distracting opposing vertebral bodies. Spine Wave, Hoffmann & Baron, January 1, 2013: US08343193 (52 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is provided for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting opposing vertebral bodies. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the vertebral bodies to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the vertebral bodies so as to expa ...


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Pafford John, Wilson Thomas, Boyd Lawrence M, Loguidice Mark D: Dynamic spinal stabilization system. Spine Wave, BECK Michael D, July 21, 2005: WO/2005/065375 (50 worldwide citation)

A dynamic stabilization system includes a stabilization element, such as a spinal rod, a plurality of bone anchors, such as bone bolts, and a like plurality of connectors for connecting the bolts to the spinal rod. At least some of the connectors include a flexible element between the bone anchor an ...


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Boyd Lawrence M, Lipschultz Typer P, Loguidice Mark D, Carter Andrew: Dynamic spinal stabilization system. Spine Wave, BECK Michael D, July 21, 2005: WO/2005/065374 (49 worldwide citation)

A dynamic stabilization construct for implantation within the spine comprises bone anchors (10) that include a flexible portion (18) between the bone engaging and head portions (12 & 16) of the anchor. The head portion (16) is configured to mate with different types of stabilization elements adapted ...