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Alan Rory Mor McLeod, Christopher Reah: Prosthetic Spinal Disc. Jonathan Spangler, NuVasive, December 11, 2008: US20080306593-A1

Disc prostheses, particularly for use in the lumbar region of the spine are provided. The disc prosthesis includes a core of elastomeric material provided within an inner component of fabric. The inner component is provided within an outer component of fabric. By providing a smooth inner contact sur ...


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Alan Rory Mor McLeod, Christopher Reah: Porous Implant For Spinal Disc Nucleus Replacement. Pearsalls, Jonathan Spangler, NuVasive, December 11, 2008: US20080306595-A1

A spinal implant is provided in which the implant includes a porous component (7) and one or more filling elements (22) provided within the porous component. Tissue in-growth is promoted.


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James T McKinley, James F Marino, Corbett W Stone: Bone blocks and methods for inserting bone blocks into intervertebral spaces. Nuvasive, Jonathan Spangler, Nuvasive, May 9, 2002: US20020055745-A1

A method for inserting a bone block into a patient's intervertebral space, comprising: supporting the bone block in an inserter; advancing the inserter into the intervertebral space; rotating the inserter, thereby separating adjacent vertebrae; separating the bone block and the inserter with a push ...


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James Gharib, Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett, Goretti Medeiros: System and methods for determining nerve proximity, direction, and pathology during surgery. NuVasive, Nuvasive, August 18, 2005: US20050182454-A1

The present invention involves systems and methods for determining nerve proximity, nerve direction, and pathology relative to a surgical instrument based on an identified relationship between neuromuscular responses and the stimulation signal that caused the neuromuscular responses.


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Jason Blain: Total disc replacement system and related methods. Nuvasive, c o PortfolioIP, July 21, 2005: US20050159818-A1

A total disc replacement (TDR) system for use in the spine and related methods, involving a first anchor plate having a first surface for engaging a first vertebra and a second surface including a semi-cylindrical articular surface, a second anchor plate having a first surface for engaging a second ...


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Alan McLeod, Christopher Reah: Bioresorbable Spinal Implant and Related Methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, NuVasive, February 19, 2009: US20090048677-A1

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 ...


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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, NuVasive, February 26, 2009: US20090054804-A1

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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Alan McLeod, Christopher Reah: Surgical Implants. Jonathan Spangler, NuVasive, April 23, 2009: US20090105826-A1

Disc prostheses, particularly for use in the lumbar region of the spine are provided. The disc prosthesis includes a core comprising one or more filling elements provided within an inner component of fabric. The inner component is provided within an outer component of fabric. By providing a smooth i ...


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Rudolph Bertagnoli, James Gharib, G Bryan Cornwall, Rory Schermerhorn: System and Methods for Monitoring During Anterior Surgery. Nuvasive, Jonathan Spangler, NuVasive, April 23, 2009: US20090105604-A1

The present invention involves a system and methods for nerve testing during anterior surgery, including but not limited to anterior total disc replacement surgery, nucleus replacement, and interbody fusion.


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Chester Sutterlin, Jason Blain, Matthew Curran, Troy Wooley, Eric Kovach: Systems and methods for removing body tissue. Nuvasive, Portfolio IP, April 6, 2006: US20060074425-A1

Devices and methods for removing body tissue involving the use of a brush member (12) having a plurality of bristle members defining a capacity for carrying body tissue. The brush member (12) is capable of being manipulated within said body to thereby receive body tissue within said brush member (12 ...