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Walter Baumgartner: Artificial intervertebral disk member. SULZER Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, December 6, 1994: US05370697 (687 worldwide citation)

The artificial intervertebral disk member (1) consists of an upper (2) and a lower (3) support, which are attached in the adjacent vertebrae (32, 33), and of an elastic separator (4). The separator is constructed as a separate insert part (5), which can be inserted from outside into the final positi ...


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Walter Baumgartner: Intervertebral prosthesis and a process for implanting such a prosthesis. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 26, 1998: US05755797 (421 worldwide citation)

An implant consisting of several support members (7), which are produced from an elastic plastic, is provided as a replacement for a part, which is no longer capable of bearing loads, of the core region of an intervertebral disk (3). The support members (7) are inserted one after the other into a ce ...


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Baumgartner Walter, Freudiger Stefan, Dubois Gilles: Stabilizer for adjacent vertebrae.. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Protek, August 30, 1995: EP0669109-A1 (374 worldwide citation)

The system to stabilise adjacent vertebrae has a pressure-resistant support body (10) to transfer pressure forces between two screw heads. The strip (1) is of an elastic plastics material with a round cross section (11) to withstand shear forces, fitting into matching drillings (9,12) to be held on ...


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Eric Dardel: Sterile puncturing device for blood vessels with a non-sterile ultrasound probe, and apparatus for preparing the device. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 30, 1994: US05341810 (224 worldwide citation)

A sterile puncturing device for blood vessels is disclosed which has an ultrasound probe (1) capable of non-sterile use. The probe (1) can be introduced into a capsule (12, 13) in the puncturing device. The apparatus has a fluid-tight bag (16) with sterile contents (10), the bag containing a holder ...


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Hans Georg Willert, Kurt Bider: Body for distributing bone cement for the anchoring of implants. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 26, 1996: US05501687 (152 worldwide citation)

A body (2) for distributing bone cement (8) rests by an elastic collar (4) against the outer edge of a hollow (1) in the bone and has a passage (5) through into the hollow (1) in the bone, into which a syringe (6) for bone cement may be inserted. In the hollow (1) in the bone the body (2) is made as ...


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Hans Jorg Hauselmann, Mats Paulsson, Peter Bittmann, Thomas Thaler: Areal implant. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 19, 1997: US05658343 (93 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an implant (prosthesis) for the replacement of defective biological tissue part. In particular, the implants of this invention are well suited for the replacement of cartilage, more preferably for the replacement of articular cartilage. In one embodiment, the implants compris ...


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Walter Moser, Roland Willi: Artificial knee joint. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, February 1, 1994: US05282870 (91 worldwide citation)

An artificial knee joint has a convex femoral part (1) and tibial part (2). At the femoral part (1), which has smaller radii of curvature as bending increases, the tibial part (2) performs a rolling and sliding movement, with the femoral part (1) and the tibial part (2) each comprising a lateral gui ...


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Roland Steininger, Luigi Bivi: Anchor for an artificial ligament. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend Khoruie and Crew, June 20, 1995: US05425767 (89 worldwide citation)

An anchor for an artificial ligament (1) in a bone (2). The anchor comprises a Y-shaped socket (3) having first and second arms (5, 6) configured at an acute angle with respect to each other. The first arm is sized to receive the ligament and has cross-grooves (15) for gripping the ligament. A bulle ...


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Baumgartner Walter: Intervertebral prosthesis and method of implanting such a prosthesis.. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, October 26, 1994: EP0621020-A1 (74 worldwide citation)

An implant comprising several support bodies (7) made of an elastic plastic is provided to substitute a part, which is no longer capable of support, of the core region of an intervertebral disc (3). The support bodies (7) are successively introduced into a central cavity (5) formed in the core regio ...


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Walter Baumgartner, Stefan Freudiger: Fastening system for pedicel screws. Sulzer Medizinaltechnik, Protek, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 7, 1998: US05735850 (68 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses a fastening system for pedicel screws anchorable in different vertebrae. The spherical screw heads lie in spherical shells of apertured counter-bodies. The counter-bodies have planar support surfaces which lie on a supporting link in the region of elongate holes. A screw elem ...