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Troy D Drewry, Fred J Molz: Flexible spinal stabilization system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, August 31, 2004: US06783527 (418 worldwide citation)

Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partia ...


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James Ogilvie, Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry, Jean Saurat: Method for the correction of spinal deformities through vertebral body tethering without fusion. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, September 9, 2003: US06616669 (386 worldwide citation)

A fusionless method of treating spinal deformities in the spine of a child or young adult involves attaching a tether to vertebral bodies on the convex side of the spine. Deformities are treated by using the tether to selectively constrain growth in a portion of the convex side of the spine. One dev ...


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B Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Craig Squires, David Brumfield, Chris Johnson, Dennis J Buchanan: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, December 9, 2003: US06660004 (345 worldwide citation)

A bottom-loading multi-axial bone anchor apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a receiver member, a crown member, a bone anchor and a retaining member. The receiver member defines an upper opening and a lower opening, which may form part of the same opening, a channel, and a groove. The cro ...


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Bret Berry: Laterally expandable cage. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, April 20, 2004: US06723126 (344 worldwide citation)

A laterally expandable spinal implant includes a central body and two wings that are adapted to be received within an inner chamber formed within the central body. The wings have guide rails that fit into grooves defined in the central body. To ensure that the implant is properly secured, each guide ...


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William F McKay: Expandable spinal fusion device and methods of promoting spinal fusion. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 28, 2006: US07018415 (308 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc space implant includes spaced-apart bone engagement portions that define an intermediate chamber that holds bone growth inducing material into contact with adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant is expandable to establish and maintain desired intervertebral spacing during fusi ...


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Lukas Eisermann, Eddie F Ray III: Intervertebral prosthetic joint. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, May 25, 2004: US06740118 (308 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral prosthetic joint including a first articular component adapted to engage a first vertebra and a second articular component adapted to engage a second vertebra. The articular components include abutting convex and concave articular surfaces that cooperate to permit articulating moti ...


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Maurice M Smith, Kevin T Foley, Thomas E Roehm III, William Barry Null: Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, January 20, 2004: US06679833 (282 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for performing surgery in a patient are provided. A cannula provides a working channel for access to a location in the patient. A clamp assembly is removably engaged to the cannula. The clamp assembly allows use of an endoscopic viewing system or can be removed to allow use of a ...


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Hallett H Mathews: Systems and methods for fixation of adjacent vertebrae. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, September 21, 2004: US06793656 (277 worldwide citation)

A method for internal fixation of vertebra of the spine to facilitate graft fusion includes steps for excising the nucleus of an affected disc, preparing a bone graft, instrumenting the vertebrae for fixation, and introducing the bone graft into the resected nuclear space. Disc resection is conducte ...


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George Frey, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Lawrence M Boyd: Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, December 14, 2004: US06830570 (271 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing disc space preparation and implant insertion from a unilateral approach to the spine through a posterior lateral opening to the disc space. The instruments include spreaders, distractors, reamers, scrapers, cutters, chisels, pushers an ...


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Hai H Trieu: Anchoring devices and implants for intervertebral disc augmentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, May 11, 2004: US06733531 (266 worldwide citation)

Devices for anchoring spinal implants in an intervertebral disc space are provided. Spinal implants are also provided that are resistant to lateral deformation. The implants may include a flexible peripheral supporting band disposed circumferentially about an elastic body. Methods for anchoring spin ...