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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, January 16, 2001: US06174311 (473 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Charles L Branch, Lawrence M Boyd, Eddie F Ray III: Minimal exposure posterior spinal interbody instrumentation and technique. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, March 13, 2001: US06200322 (357 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for preparing a site for implantation of a spinal implant into a disc space in which the disc space is first distracted by a novel stepped distractor, followed by insertion of a novel guide sleeve including a proximal portion having an uninterrupted side wall and a distal portion h ...


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Charles L Branch Jr: Expandable spinal implant. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, May 15, 2007: US07217293 (260 worldwide citation)

An expandable spinal implant including a body having a plurality of movable portions cooperating to define an outer cross section having first and second transverse dimensions and first and second substantially planar surfaces disposed generally opposite one another and adapted to engage adjacent ve ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, January 20, 2009: US07479160 (233 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Charles L Branch, Kevin T Foley, Thomas E Roehm III, Anthony J Melkent: Instruments and methods for minimally invasive tissue retraction and surgery. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, September 20, 2005: US06945933 (211 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices retract tissue for minimally invasive surgery in a patient. A retractor includes a working channel formed by a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions are movable relative to one another from a first configuration for insertion that minimizes trauma to s ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion implants and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, August 26, 2003: US06610065 (167 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Jeffrey D Moore, James P Duncan, Jeffrey L Scifert, Charles L Branch, Kevin T Foley: Devices and techniques for a minimally invasive disc space preparation and implant insertion. August 25, 2009: US07578820 (130 worldwide citation)

Methods and instruments are provided for performing spinal disc space preparation and implant insertion in minimally invasive procedures. The instruments include cutting instruments and implant insertion instruments adapted for insertion through a minimally invasive access portal to a spinal disc sp ...


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Charles L Branch, Kevin T Foley, Maurice M Smith, Thomas E Roehm III, Richard Franks: Systems and techniques for illuminating a surgical space. July 7, 2009: US07556601 (75 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for illuminating a surgical space during surgery in a patient are provided. A retractor provides a working path for access to a location in the patient. A light instrument is positionable in working channel to emit light at the surgical space without substantially obstructing acc ...


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Anthony J Melkent, Charles L Branch Jr, Jonathan Blackwell: Spinal implants and methods with extended multi-axial anchor assemblies. Warsaw Orthopedic, September 14, 2010: US07794477 (55 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided that include a plate member engageable to the spinal column with an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a coupling member having a post extending through at least one opening of the plate member and an anchor member pivotally captured in a receiver member o ...


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Charles L Branch Jr: Expandable spinal implant. Wasaw Orthopedic, July 17, 2012: US08221502 (54 worldwide citation)

An expandable spinal implant including a body having a plurality of movable portions cooperating to define an outer cross section having first and second transverse dimensions and first and second substantially planar surfaces disposed generally opposite one another and adapted to engage adjacent ve ...