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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, April 11, 2000: US06048342 (560 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, May 30, 2000: US06068630 (483 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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Charles J Winslow: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. United States Surgical Corporation, United States Surgical Corporation, May 16, 2000: US06063088 (463 worldwide citation)

A system for drilling a bore in adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the insertion of a fusion implant includes a surgical retractor having a sleeve member with proximal and distal end portions and defining a longitudinal opening and a drill instrument positionable within the longitudinal opening of the ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Supplemental spine fixation device and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 17, 2002: US06451019 (455 worldwide citation)

A supplemental spine fixation device and method is used in association with a primary spine fixation device. The supplemental spine fixation device includes a guide and spacer for distracting apart adjacent spinous processes and the device has hook members which hook about the first and second spino ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell: Apparatus and method for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, March 23, 1999: US05885299 (368 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and methods of inserting implants are disclosed wherein the apparatus includes a handle portion and a body portion attached to the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes an outer tubular member fixed relative to the handle portion for rotation therew ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce, John Flynn: Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, February 24, 2004: US06695842 (358 worldwide citation)

An implant that is implanted between adjacent spinous processes for the relief of pain associated with the spine. The device has a spacer to distract apart the adjacent spinous processes. To minimize trauma to the patient, the device has a tapered tissue expander to distract a previously created ope ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell, Kirk Jayne, Charles D Ray: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, July 4, 2000: US06083225 (354 worldwide citation)

A method for performing a surgical procedure includes the steps of providing a surgical retractor including a sleeve member having two opposed retractor arms at its distal end portion, at least partially inserting the retractor arms of the retractor within a space defined between adjacent bony struc ...


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Timothy J Ryan, Charles J Winslow: Percutaneous discectomy system having a bendable discectomy probe and a steerable cannula. Surgical Dynamics, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, February 15, 1994: US05285795 (335 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous discectomy system 20 having a bendable discectomy probe 22 and steerable cannula 24 allows for a wide range of positions relative to the discectomy tissue to be severed. The bendable discectomy probe 22 includes a bendable section 78, 86 which can allow the probe 22 to be bent more th ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Meyer, March 2, 2004: US06699246 (333 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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Charles J Winslow: Apparatus for fusing adjacent bone structures. Surgical Dynamics, October 19, 1999: US05968098 (329 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for facilitating the fusion of adjacent bone structures includes an implant member configured for insertion within a space defined between adjacent bone structures. The implant member includes an entry end portion and a trailing end portion and defines a longitudinal axis. The implant m ...