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Gary K Michelson: Threaded spinal implant. Lewis Anten, May 14, 1991: US05015247 (1053 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal implant is disclosed which when placed between two adjacent vertebrae directly participates and is incorporated in the ensuing fusion. Instrumentation and procedure is also disclosed.


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Gary K Michelson: Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten, Amedeo Ferraro, January 16, 1996: US05484437 (870 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...


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Gary K Michelson: Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants. Lewis Anten Esq Amedeo Ferraro Esq, March 11, 1997: US05609635 (766 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to interbody spinal fusion implants having a structural configuration that provides for the maintaining and creating of the normal anatomic angular relationship of two adjacent vertebrae of the spine to maintain and create spinal lordosis. The spinal fusion implants ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Methods and instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the antero-lateral aspect of the spine. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, June 30, 1998: US05772661 (749 worldwide citation)

An improved method and instrumentation for performing spinal surgery, including discectomy, interbody fusion and rigid internal fixation of the spine, from the lateral aspect of the spine is disclosed. The surgical procedure can be performed through a very small incision. The instrumentation of the ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Method for inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, April 21, 1998: US05741253 (665 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal implant is disclosed which when placed between two adjacent vertebrae directly participates and is incorporated in the ensuing fusion. Instrumentation and procedure is also disclosed.


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Translateral spinal implant. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, January 19, 1999: US05860973 (584 worldwide citation)

An oversized spinal implant for translateral insertion into the disc space between two vertebrae a length that is greater than one half of the transverse width of the vertebrae and is greater than the depth of the vertebrae. The translateral implant of the present invention has a height that is grea ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Apparatus for inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, August 25, 1998: US05797909 (552 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...


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Gary K Michelson: X-ray marker. Lewis Anten, January 15, 1991: US04985019 (530 worldwide citation)

An adhesively applied marker for use in determining the location of where a spinal marker needle is to be placed is disclosed. The markers have a radiopaque grid pattern and other indicia on the surface of the marker so that when adhesively applied to the patient, they will clearly show the location ...


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Gary K Michelson: Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten, Amedeo Ferraro, April 9, 1996: US05505732 (442 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...


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Gary K Michelson: Protective mechanism for surgical rongeurs. Lewis Anten, April 23, 1991: US05009661 (320 worldwide citation)

A protective spring mechanism is employed to protect the jaws of a surgical rongeur, thereby protecting the fragile parts of the activating mechanism from excessive peak loads and preventing breakage.