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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 (600 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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Arthur D Steffee: Spinal implant. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, February 10, 1998: US05716415 (508 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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Hassan Serhan, James Kuras, Carl McMillin, Maarten Persenaire: Spinal disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, October 20, 1998: US05824094 (478 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 (476 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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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Surgical instrument. Aust & Taylor Medical Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, April 8, 1997: US05618294 (431 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 ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (419 worldwide citation)

To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member enters the joint, pivotal movement occurs between the bones to change the orientation of the bones relative to each other. The wedge member may ...


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Peter M Bonutti, Matthew J Cremens, Ping Liu: Method and apparatus for securing a suture. Peter M Bonutti, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, December 12, 2000: US06159234 (361 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided to secure a suture relative to body tissue. A suture retainer is moved along first and second sections of a suture toward the body tissue. When a predetermined minimum force is being transmitted between the suture retainer and the body tissue, the first and second sect ...


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Alan E Shluzas: Surgical instrument for moving a vertebra. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L, November 18, 2003: US06648888 (343 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a first device including an actuatable clamp for clamping on a fastener fixed to a first bone portion and a carriage that is movable relative to the clamp when subjected to a predetermined axial load. A second device includes a portion adapted for threaded engagement ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Method and apparatus for positioning a suture anchor. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, September 29, 1998: US05814073 (340 worldwide citation)

An inserter assembly is operable between a closed condition blocking movement of a suture anchor through the inserter assembly and an open condition in which the inserter assembly is ineffective to block movement of the anchor. The inserter assembly may have an end portion which pierces body tissue. ...


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Christopher T Zirps, William R Rebh: Surgical instrument. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, May 4, 1999: US05899914 (334 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument (10) includes a handle (12), a rigid stem section (20) extending from the handle, and a flexible stem section (24) extending from the rigid stem section. A surgical tool (30) connected with a distal end of the flexible stem section (24) includes a fixed part (32) fixed for move ...