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Tethrake Steven M, Elliott Paul, Nycz Jeffrey, Varner Robert, Pelo Mark: Method and apparatus for surgical instrument identification. Warsaw Orthopedic, Tethrake Steven M, Elliott Paul, Nycz Jeffrey, Varner Robert, Pelo Mark, JOHNSON Noreen J, November 2, 2006: WO/2006/115958 (398 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for identifying surgical instruments by use of radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) are disclosed. In the systems and methods, each of a plurality of surgical instruments is provided with at least one RFID transponder tag storing identification information associated with t ...


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Gary K Michelson: Radially expanding interbody spinal fusion implants, instrumentation, and methods of insertion. Warsaw Orthopedic, Martin & Ferraro, October 31, 2006: US07128760 (282 worldwide citation)

Interbody spinal fusion implants being at least in part radially expandable at one of the leading or trailing ends to expand both the height and at least a portion of the width of the implant, and instruments and methods for inserting the implants into an implantation space in the spine are disclose ...


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Charles L Branch Jr: Expandable spinal implant. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, May 15, 2007: US07217293 (266 worldwide citation)

An expandable spinal implant including a body having a plurality of movable portions cooperating to define an outer cross section having first and second transverse dimensions and first and second substantially planar surfaces disposed generally opposite one another and adapted to engage adjacent ve ...


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Bradley J Cannon, Hai H Trieu: Force diffusion spinal hook. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg Devault, February 3, 2009: US07485133 (255 worldwide citation)

A force diffusion hook includes a hook element and a connecting member receiving portion for receiving a connecting member to stabilize a spinal column segment. The hook element defines a receptacle for receiving a bony portion. A force diffusion member extends along the receptacle between the hook ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, January 20, 2009: US07479160 (239 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn, Steven T Mitchell, John A Markwart: System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 23, 2010: US07837734 (237 worldwide citation)

A system and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks in accordance with the present invention can substitute for interbody fusion techniques by replacing degenerated spinal disks with artificial spinal disks. In one embodiment, the system can comprise one or more artificial spinal disks, each ...


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Kevin T Foley, Michael C Sherman, Jeff R Justis: Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, March 13, 2007: US07188626 (228 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods and instruments for placing a brace or connecting element into an animal subject for engagement with anchors secured in the animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect t ...


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Gary K Michelson: Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants. Warsaw Orthopedic, Martin & Ferraro, January 16, 2007: US07163561 (216 worldwide citation)

A flanged interbody spinal fusion implant for insertion at least in part between adjacent vertebral bodies has opposed upper and lower surfaces adapted to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies from within the disc space, a leading end for insertion between the adjacent vertebral bodies, and ...


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Hai Trieu, Jon Serbousek: Flexible systems for spinal stabilization and fixation. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, June 12, 2007: US07229441 (203 worldwide citation)

Systems for spinal stabilization and fixation replace, reconstruct or augment the spinal ligamentous and/or bony tissues resected during surgical procedures. The spinal stabilization system includes at least an implant configured to span the intervertebral disc space with at least one of its ends at ...


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Steven M Tethrake, Paul Elliott, Jeffrey H Nycz, Robert Varner, Mark Pelo: Method and apparatus for surgical instrument identification. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 23, 2010: US07837694 (202 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for identifying surgical instruments by use of radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) are disclosed. In the systems and methods, each of a plurality of surgical instruments is provided with at least one RFID transponder tag storing identification information associated with t ...