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Alex Vaccaro: Intervertebral body fusion device. Richard C Litman, August 15, 2000: US06102950 (494 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral body fusion device has a wedge body, a cage component with a plurality of deployable spines having end plate penetrating teeth, and a contraction mechanism for drawing the wedge body into the cage component. The device is surgically placed intervertebrally into the spine from an an ...


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Moti Altarac, Philip A Mellinger, Alex Vaccaro: Occipital plate and rod system. Cross Medicalproducts, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co LPA, June 19, 2007: US07232441 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention has a plate and rod assembly for implantation in the cervical region of the spine which includes an occipital plate having an angled anchor bridging area that is attached to the lower posterior curve of the skull. On either side the bridging area is connected to offset legs whi ...


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Charles Wing, Keith Boyle, Alex Vaccaro: Interbody distractor. Aesculap, RatnerPrestia, March 1, 2011: US07896884 (14 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for insertion of an interbody fusion implant between adjacent vertebral bodies. The surgical instrument comprises a frame member, and a first and a second arm coupled to the frame member. Each arm includes a distal end region and a proximal end region, whereby the proximal end ...


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Alex Vaccaro, Richard W Woods, Kevin R Strauss, Todd M Wallenstein: Cannulated screw access system. Manelli Denison & Selter, March 8, 2007: US20070055257-A1

The present invention provides a novel minimally invasive surgical system and method for introducing instruments and/or biomaterial into the interior of a bone, particularly the interior of a vertebral body, using a unique cannulated screw that is sized and configured to penetrate the cortical bone ...


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Charles Wing, Keith Boyle, Alex Vaccaro: Interbody distractor. Ratnerprestia, July 24, 2008: US20080177275-A1

A surgical instrument for insertion of an interbody fusion implant between adjacent vertebral bodies. The surgical instrument comprises a frame member, and a first and a second arm coupled to the frame member. Each arm includes a distal end region and a proximal end region, whereby the proximal end ...