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Lehmann K Li, Rhodemann Li: Intervertebral spacer and tool and method for emplacement thereof. Li Medical Technologies, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 21, 2000: US06039761 (609 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral spacer comprises a multiplicity of interconnected wall elements collapsible to a first configuration wherein the wall elements are disposed in a compact arrangement, and expandable to a second configuration wherein the wall elements are disposed in an expanded arrangement which is ...


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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 7, 1994: US05318589 (555 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided that comprises two coaxial tubes mounted for relative telescoping motion, and a unitary jaw piece of springy material affixed to the remote end of one of said tubes and having two jaws normally biased apart to a selected open position. The other one of said tubes is ...


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Rickey D Hart, John T Rice: Surgical fastening system and method for using the same. Innovasive Devices, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 27, 1998: US05827298 (510 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system for attaching one piece of tissue to another piece of tissue. The system comprises a surgical fastener, an installation tool for deploying the surgical fastener in tissue, and a method for using the same.


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Stanley E Asnis: Suture threading, stitching and wrapping device for use in open and closed surgical procedures. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 22, 1991: US05059201 (440 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for threading a loop of suture material through a piece of tissue to be stitched or removed as part of a surgical procedure and for wrapping a loop of suture around a piece of tissue. The instrument includes an extractor shaft assembly which is slidably disposed inside an inner ...


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E Marlowe Goble, T Wade Fallin, Robert W Hoy: Multiple facet joint replacement. MedicineLodge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio P C, May 20, 2003: US06565605 (411 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina ...


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John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson: Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, July 5, 2005: US06913608 (396 worldwide citation)

A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication band itself. More particularly, each plication band enters the tissue at two or more points which are spa ...


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Lehmann K Li: Variable tip-pressure surgical grasper. Li Medical Technologies, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, November 19, 1996: US05575805 (394 worldwide citation)

A variable tip-pressure surgical grasper includes a shaft assembly, a jaw assembly, and a handle assembly. The jaw assembly is disposed adjacent to the distal end of the shaft assembly and has first and second movable jaws. Mandible portions of the jaws serve as the tissue manipulating portions and ...


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E Marlowe Goble, T Wade Fallin, Robert W Hoy: Facet joint replacement. MedicineLodge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 17, 2003: US06579319 (391 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for the replacement of a diseased or traumatized facet of a mammalian vertebra includes a surface that articulates with another prosthetic facet or a natural facet, a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the diseased or traumatized spine facet which is to be replaced, and an ...


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T Wade Fallin, E Marlowe Goble, Robert W Hoy: Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, July 16, 2002: US06419703 (390 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic replacement for a posterior element of a vertebra comprising portions that replace the natural lamina and the four natural facets. The prosthetic replacement may also include portions that replace one or more of the natural spinous process and the two natural transverse processes. If de ...


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Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor and installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, May 4, 1993: US05207679 (380 worldwide citation)

A system for attaching an object to a workpiece including an anchor assembly and an installation tool is provided. The anchor assembly includes a body and at least two barbs. The body has a first portion having a first end, a reduced second portion having a second end and a middle portion connecting ...