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James C Robinson, Paul Wisnewski, Jonathan Blackwell, W Barry Null: Device for fixation of spinous processes. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, May 23, 2006: US07048736 (353 worldwide citation)

A fixation device for use in association with ALIF procedures includes a couple of spaced plates having integral spikes on facing surfaces thereof for pressing into spinal processes of adjacent vertebrae. One of the plates has a spherical socket which captures a spherical head end of a post whose ot ...


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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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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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Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley, Jeff R Justis: Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, March 14, 2006: US07011660 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...


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Charles L Branch, Kevin T Foley, Thomas E Roehm III, Anthony J Melkent: Instruments and methods for minimally invasive tissue retraction and surgery. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, September 20, 2005: US06945933 (214 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices retract tissue for minimally invasive surgery in a patient. A retractor includes a working channel formed by a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions are movable relative to one another from a first configuration for insertion that minimizes trauma to s ...


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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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Bret Berry: Laterally expandable cage. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, October 11, 2005: US06953477 (203 worldwide citation)

A laterally expandable spinal implant includes a central body and two wings that are adapted to be received within an inner chamber formed within the central body. The wings have guide rails that fit into grooves defined in the central body. To ensure that the implant is properly secured, each guide ...


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Kevin T Foley, Michael C Sherman, Jeff R Justis: Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, March 7, 2006: US07008422 (201 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...