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Arthur D Steffee: Method for using spinal implants. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, August 22, 1995: US05443514 (656 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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Arthur D Steffee: Spinal implant. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, February 10, 1998: US05716415 (524 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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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus for straightening spinal columns. Acromed Corporation, Young & Tarolli, September 16, 1986: US04611581 (475 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus is provided to reduce the extent of displacement between adjacent vertebrae in a person's spinal column and to subsequently maintain the vertebrae in a reduced displacement relationship. When the apparatus is to be installed, holes are formed in the displaced vertebra and in ve ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus for straightening spinal columns. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, September 29, 1987: US04696290 (391 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus is provided to reduce the extent of displacement between adjacent vertebrae in a person's spinal column and to subsequently maintain the vertebrae in a reduced displacement relationship. When the apparatus is to be installed, holes are formed in the displaced vertebra and in ve ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus and method for securing bone graft. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 13, 1988: US04790303 (376 worldwide citation)

A fastener for securing bone graft between a pair of bone portions. The fastener includes a curved elongated member having a shank for extending into the bone graft and pair of bone portions. The shank has an end portion which receives a force for driving the shank into the pair of bone portions and ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus and method for maintaining vertebrae in a desired relationship. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, March 10, 1987: US04648388 (264 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is provided to maintain vertebrae in a desired relationship. The apparatus includes a rod, a plurality of clamps, and a plurality of fastener assemblies. The method involves inserting threaded members into openings in a displaced vertebra and at least one vertebra on each sid ...


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Arthur D Steffee, E Raymond Ross, Robert D Fraser, Gary L Lowery: Spinal disc. DePuy Motech AcroMed, October 31, 2000: US06139579 (199 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis to replace a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column (16) of a human, includes a body (10) having an upper surface (52) engageable with the upper vertebra (12) and a lower surface (152) engageable with the lower vertebra (14). The body (10) includes a crescent-shaped projecti ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus and method for maintaining vertebrae in a desired relationship. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, January 19, 1988: US04719905 (165 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is provided to maintain vertebrae in a desired relationship. The apparatus includes a rod, a plurality of clamps, and a plurality of fastener assemblies. The method invovles inserting threaded members into openings in a displaced vertebra and at least one vertebra on each sid ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Bone screw. Acro Med Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, August 8, 1989: US04854311 (159 worldwide citation)

A bone screw for use with a connecting member for connecting a bone portion with the connecting member. The bone screw includes an elongate shank having a longitudinal central axis. A first externally threaded portion receives a nut for attaching the connecting member to the bone screw. A second ext ...