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Steffee Arthur D: Artificial disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 10, 1991: US05071437 (760 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper flat rigid plate, a lower flat rigid plate, and a flat elastomeric core interposed between said plates and adhered to the plates. A plurality of spaced-apart protuberances extend outwardly from the exposed faces of the plates for engagement with vertebrae ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Method for using spinal implants. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, August 22, 1995: US05443514 (645 worldwide citation)

A method of fusing together the adjacent vertebrae using the spinal implant includes removing at least a portion of the spinal disc between the adjacent vertebrae. The spinal implant is inserted between the adjacent vertebrae with the first and second parallel side surfaces facing the adjacent verte ...


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Richard R Navarro, Carl R McMillin, Karl B Zimmers: Spine disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, July 9, 1996: US05534030 (613 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper rigid plate, a lower rigid plate, and an elastomeric core interposed between the plates and adhered to the plates. The elastomeric core has an upper portion with an outer peripheral surface extending substantially perpendicular to the upper plate. A lower ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Arthroscopic retractor and method of using the same. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, March 30, 1993: US05197971 (568 worldwide citation)

A retractor for use in arthroscopic surgery. The retractor has a mechanical expanding portion for expanding against sub-surface tissues when the retractor is in use. The retractor also has a fluid-operated expanding portion, which may be independently controllable, for expanding against sub-surface ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Spinal implant. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, February 10, 1998: US05716415 (517 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for use in distracting and maintaining spinal disc height while promoting fusion of adjacent vertebrae of a spinal column includes first and second side surfaces extending substantially parallel to each other. Upper and lower surfaces for engaging the adjacent vertebrae extend betwe ...


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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Surgical instrument. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, October 3, 1995: US05454827 (496 worldwide citation)

An arthroscopic or endoscopic surgical instrument includes a manually engageable handle, a rigid stem section extending from the handle, and tissue engaging means for engaging tissue. The tissue engaging means includes first and second tissue engaging members. The first tissue engaging member is piv ...


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Hassan Serhan, James Kuras, Carl McMillin, Maarten Persenaire: Spinal disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, October 20, 1998: US05824094 (484 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis (10) to replace a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column (16) of a human, includes an elastomeric core (200) having upper and lower surfaces (202, 212) which are parallel to each other. An upper rigid plate (20) has opposed first and second surfaces (42, 52). The first surfa ...


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Shlomo Gabbay: Biological tissue strip and system and method to seal tissue. Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L, October 28, 2003: US06638285 (482 worldwide citation)

A strip for use with a surgical stapler facilitates sealing tissue of a patient, such as the lungs, stomach, etc. The strip includes retaining elements near opposed ends of the strip for connecting to associated parts of a surgical stapler device. An aperture also extends through the strip at a loca ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Apparatus and method for tissue removal. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 14, 1993: US05269785 (448 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous tissue removal apparatus having a flexible drill shaft, a cutting tip mounted on the shaft a power source for transmitting motion to the shaft to move the cutting tip against tissue and a suction source for removing tissue fragments along the shaft to a location outside the tissue mas ...


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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Surgical instrument. Aust & Taylor Medical Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, April 8, 1997: US05618294 (437 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handle, a first stem section having a longitudinal axis and extending from the handle, and a tissue engaging member for engaging tissue. A second stem section, connected between the first stem section and the tissue engaging member, has a portion which is bendable an ...