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Josef Gorek, Thomas U Scholl, Eric Finley, Albert C Kim, Martin Herman: Surgical trajectory monitoring system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Heather Prado, May 14, 2013: US08442621 (48 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for determining a desired trajectory and/or monitoring the trajectory of surgical instruments and/or implants in any number of surgical procedures, such as (but not limited to) spinal surgery, including (but not limited to) ensuring proper placement of pedicle screws during pedic ...


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Allen Farquhar, James Gharib, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros legal representative: System and methods for determining nerve direction to a surgical instrument. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Heather Prado, April 3, 2012: US08147421 (20 worldwide citation)

System (20) and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments (30) employed in accessing a surgical target site.


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James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Scot Martinelli, David Ivanko, Benjamin VerHage: System and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments with pressure monitoring. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Heather Prado, June 3, 2014: US08740783 (16 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments of neural tissue including nerve pathology monitoring which may or may not be augmented by adding the ability to assess or monitor the pressure being exerted upon a nerve or nerve root before, during and/or after retraction.


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James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Doug Layman, Thomas Scholl, Albert Kim, Albert Pothier, Patrick Miles, Josef Gorek, Mark Peterson: Neurophysiologic monitoring system. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Heather Prado, August 28, 2012: US08255045 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system and methods generally aimed at surgery. More particularly, the present invention is directed at a system and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments involving the use of neurophysiology.


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Robert E Isaacs: System and device for designing and forming a surgical implant. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Heather Prado, October 8, 2013: US08549888 (11 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for determining the shape of a surgical linking device that is to be attached to a bony body structure such as the spinal column based on digitized locations of a plurality of attachment elements engaged to the bony structure. The method is implemented by a computer system throu ...


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Benjamin Arnold, Erika Lin: Spinal fusion implants and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Sprangler, Heather Prado, June 3, 2014: US08740983 (10 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to medical devices and methods for use in spinal surgery. In particular, the disclosed system relates to an intervertebral spinal implant assembly sized and dimensioned for the lumbar spine implantable via an anterior or anterolateral approach. The device incl ...


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Josef Gorek, Eric Finley, Albert C Kim, Jeff Barnes, Rick Eis: Monitoring trajectory of surgical instrument during the placement of a pedicle screw. Jonathan Spangler, Heather Prado, September 1, 2015: US09119572 (10 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system and methods generally aimed at monitoring the trajectory of surgical instruments and especially for monitoring the trajectory of surgical instrument used during pedicle fixation to ensure the proper placement of pedicle screws.


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Antoine G Tohmeh, Joseph Clark: Spinal fusion implant and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Jennifer Russell, Heather Prado, January 7, 2014: US08623088 (6 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction to be introduced into any variety of spinal target sites. The spinal fusion implant of the present invention includes a top surface, a bottom surface, first and second lateral sides, a proximal (posterior) end and a distal (anterior) end. The spinal f ...


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James Gharib, Albert Pothier: System and methods for nerve monitoring. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Heather Prado, October 29, 2013: US08568317 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and related methods for performing at least one of bone integrity testing and nerve detection during surgical access using both neurophysiologic testing and ultrasound testing during surgery.


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Alan McLeod, Christopher Reah: Bioresorbable spinal implant and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Heather Prado, October 9, 2012: US08282681 (5 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for the replacement of an intervertebral disc of the spine comprises a block of an elastomeric material, which is held under compression by an encapsulating textile fabric. A preferred version of the invention has flanges that are continuations of the encapsulating fabric forming an int ...