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Michael E Landry, Erik Wagner, Robert Jones, Charles Forton, Larry Khoo: Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures. Abbott Spine, Baker Botts L, February 17, 2009: US07491218 (193 worldwide citation)

A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. Th ...


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Angela Crall, Charles Forton, Rodney Young: Apparatus and methods for spinal implants. Paul D Yasger, Abbott Laboratories, January 1, 2009: US20090005813-A1

A polyaxial screw device and system for spinal fixation and dynamic stabilization. Embodiments of the present disclosure may utilize hinged connections, cam-style mechanisms, and planar connectors to enable surgeons to attach to an implanted bone fastener or connect to an elongated member from a lat ...