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Mark A Reiley, Arie Scholten, Karen D Talmadge, Robert M Scribner: Systems and methods for treating fractured or diseased bone using expandable bodies. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, June 19, 2001: US06248110 (545 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat fractured or diseased bone by deploying more than a single therapeutic tool into the bone. In one arrangement, the systems and methods deploy an expandable body in association with a bone cement nozzle into the bone, such that both occupy the bone interior at the same time. ...


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Stuart D Edwards: Sphincter treatment apparatus. Conway Stuart Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 2, 2000: US06056744 (518 worldwide citation)

A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an energy delivery device introduction member including a plurality of arms. Each arm has distal and proximal sections. The distal sections of the arms are coupled as are the proximal sections of the arms. The energy delivery device introduction member is con ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Integrated tissue heating and cooling apparatus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 14, 2001: US06273886 (470 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods integrate the control of an energy generator, to supply energy to an electrode structure to heat a tissue region, and the control of a pumping mechanism, to supply cooling fluid to control tissue temperature in the region.


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Mark A Reiley: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 26, 2003: US06610091 (468 worldwide citation)

Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kypho-scoliosis. Various types of spinal joint replacement prostheses, surgical procedures for performing spinal joint replacement ...


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Mark A Reiley, Arie Scholten, Karen Talmadge: Inflatable device for use in surgical protocol relating to fixation of bone. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 23, 2000: US06066154 (403 worldwide citation)

A balloon for use in compressing cancellous bone and marrow (also known as medullary bone or trabecular bone) against the inner cortex of bones whether the bones are fractured or not. The balloon comprises an inflatable, non-expandable balloon body for insertion into said bone. The body has a shape ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John Gaiser, David S Utley: Method to treat gastric reflux via the detection and ablation of gastro-esophageal nerves and receptors. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, June 18, 2002: US06405732 (392 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a sphincter provides a sphincter electropotential mapping device with at least one of a mapping electrode or a treatment electrode. The sphincter electropotential mapping device is introduced into at least a portion of the sphincter, the lower esophageal sphincter, stomach, the ...


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Mark A Reiley: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 2, 2004: US06811567 (378 worldwide citation)

Surgically installed prostheses replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an artificial facet joint structur ...


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Stuart D Edwards, John W Gaiser, David S Utley, Jay J Qin: Sphincter treatment apparatus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 3, 2001: US06254598 (353 worldwide citation)

A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an elongated member having at least one lumen including an inflation lumen and a basket assembly with first and second arms. The basket assembly is coupled to the elongated member and has deployed and non-deployed configurations. An inflatable member is coupl ...


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Ryan P Boucher, Mark A Reiley, Robert M Scribner, Michael L Reo: Systems and methods for treating vertebral bodies. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, April 6, 2004: US06716216 (350 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat at least two vertebral bodies in a spinal column. The systems and methods make use of first and second tool assemblies operable to treat an interior region of, respectively, a first vertebral body and a second vertebral body in the spinal column. The systems and methods pro ...


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John A Macoviak: Heart valve annulus device and method of using same. Ample Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 17, 2005: US06893459 (305 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting a universal heart valve prosthetic anchor device for receipt of a mating occluder. The anchor device includes a pair of rings axially shiftable from a retracted to a deployed position. The anchor device further formed with a plurality of flexible retaining elements received wi ...



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