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Charles D Ray, Eugene A Dickhudt: V-thread fusion cage and method of fusing a bone joint. Surgical Dynamics, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 9, 1990: US04961740 (743 worldwide citation)

A fusion cage 10 includes a cage body defining an internal cavity with an inner surface and an outer surface. The outer surface defines a helical thread 12 comprised of a plurality of turns which define valleys 14 therebetween. Located in the valleys 14 are perforations 13 which provide communicatio ...


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Scott W Larsen, Oleg Shikhman: Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof. Surgical Dynamics, July 21, 1998: US05782832 (619 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant includes lower and upper plate members dimensioned for at least partial insertion within the intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The lower and upper plate members have contacting surfaces for engaging respective vertebral end faces of the adjacent vertebr ...


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Charles D Ray, Eugene A Dickhudt: Surgical method and apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures. Surgical Dynamics, Fleisler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, June 25, 1991: US05026373 (613 worldwide citation)

A fusion cage 10 having an external thread 12 can be surgically inserted into a threaded bore extending laterally between the adjacent bony structures such as two vertebrae 94, 95 with the thread 12 penetrating into cancellous bone of each of the vertebrae 94, 95. The fusion cage 10 is easily screwe ...


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Wayne P Young, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures. Surgical Dynamics, February 20, 2001: US06190414 (590 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic implant for facilitating fusion of adjacent vertebrae includes an implant member dimensioned to be at least partially positioned within an intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The implant member includes first and second vertebral engaging plates operatively connecte ...


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Charles D Ray: Surgically implanting threaded fusion cages between adjacent low-back vertebrae by an anterior approach. Surgical Dynamics, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 8, 1991: US05055104 (548 worldwide citation)

When an intervertebral fusion is required, and the disc space is unusualy large, that disc space can be preserved by surgically implanting a pair of relatively large male-thread fusion cages 20, 20A with their threads 13 overlapping. Because of their large size, such fusion cages 20, 20A should be i ...


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David Nichols: Device for securing spinal rods. Surgical Dynamics, July 18, 2000: US06090111 (459 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed for securing a spinal rod to the spine comprising a fastener having a curvate head portion, a securement body having an interior cavity including a first portion having a first axis and configured to accommodate the curvate head portion of the fastener and a second portion havi ...


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David A Nicholas, Robert C Smith: Anastomosis instrument and method. Surgical Dynamics, July 4, 2000: US06083234 (407 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing an anastomosis includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end; a shaft extending from the housing distal end; and a disposable loading unit configured and dimensioned to retain a plurality of surgical fasteners, the disposable loading unit extending fr ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell: Apparatus and method for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, March 23, 1999: US05885299 (371 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and methods of inserting implants are disclosed wherein the apparatus includes a handle portion and a body portion attached to the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes an outer tubular member fixed relative to the handle portion for rotation therew ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell, Kirk Jayne, Charles D Ray: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, July 4, 2000: US06083225 (356 worldwide citation)

A method for performing a surgical procedure includes the steps of providing a surgical retractor including a sleeve member having two opposed retractor arms at its distal end portion, at least partially inserting the retractor arms of the retractor within a space defined between adjacent bony struc ...


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Timothy J Ryan, Charles J Winslow: Percutaneous discectomy system having a bendable discectomy probe and a steerable cannula. Surgical Dynamics, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, February 15, 1994: US05285795 (336 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous discectomy system 20 having a bendable discectomy probe 22 and steerable cannula 24 allows for a wide range of positions relative to the discectomy tissue to be severed. The bendable discectomy probe 22 includes a bendable section 78, 86 which can allow the probe 22 to be bent more th ...