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David C Paul, Hansjuerg W Emch, Beat Schenk: Intervertebral allograft spacer. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, July 10, 2001: US06258125 (405 worldwide citation)

An allogenic intervertebral implant for fusing vertebrae is disclosed. The implant is a piece of allogenic bone conforming in size and shape with a portion of an end plate of a vertebra. The implant has a wedge-shaped profile to restore disc height and the natural curvature of the spine. The top and ...


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Max Aebi, Thomas Steffen, David C Paul, William A Cottle, Beat Schenk: Spinal disc space distractor. Synthes U, Pennie & Edmonds, July 17, 2001: US06261296 (362 worldwide citation)

A distractor for separating adjacent elements, such as vertebrae. The distractor preferably has a scissors-type distracting mechanism, either in a simple scissors or double-acting scissors configuration. Additionally, one or more of the blades, distracting mechanism, and handles are offset with resp ...


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David C Paul, Andrew Lee: Spine stabilization system. Globus Medical, Castellano Malm Farrario & Buck PLLC, January 17, 2006: US06986771 (347 worldwide citation)

A spine stabilization system having one or more flexible elements with tubular structures with openings or slits. The flexible elements may limit rotation, flexion-extension, or lateral bending of the spine. The system also may have a locking mechanism that secures one or more flexible elements in a ...


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Stuart Weikel, David C Paul: Inflatable device and method for reducing fractures in bone and in treating the spine. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, October 14, 2003: US06632235 (328 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an inflatable device for use in restoring the anatomy of diseased or fractured bone. The inflatable device may be a balloon of varied size or shape to conform to the bone to be treated and may be deployed in any type of bone where collapsed fractures of cortical ...


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David C Paul, Andrew Lee: Spine stabilization system. Globus Medical, Castellano Malm Ferrario & Buck PLLC, January 24, 2006: US06989011 (316 worldwide citation)

The invention generally concerns a spine stabilization system having one or more flexible elements having an opening or slit. The flexible element may be integrally formed in a rod having ends capable of receiving fasteners. The flexible element may limit rotation, flexion-extension, or lateral bend ...


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David C Paul, Hansjuerg W Emch, Beat Schenk, Jeffrey L Carver, Kelly J Baker: Allogenic intervertebral implant. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, November 7, 2000: US06143033 (269 worldwide citation)

An allogenic intervertebral implant for fusing vertebrae is disclosed. The implant is an annular plug conforming in size and shape with end plates of vertebrae. The implant has either an exterior surface identical to that of the harvest bone or an exterior surface machined to have a uniform shape su ...


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David C Paul, Hansjuerg W Emch, Beat Schenk, Joseph A Yaccarino III: Intervertebral allograft spacer. Synthes, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Pennie & Edmonds, April 29, 2003: US06554863 (233 worldwide citation)

An allogenic intervertebral implant for fusing vertebrae is disclosed. The implant is a piece of allogenic bone conforming in size and shape with a portion of an end plate of a vertebra. The implant has a wedge-shaped profile to restore disc height and the natural curvature of the spine. The top and ...


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Max Aebi, Thomas Steffen, David C Paul, William A Cottle, Beat Schenk: Spinal disc space distractor. Jones Day, March 30, 2004: US06712825 (193 worldwide citation)

A distractor for separating adjacent elements, such as vertebrae. The distractor preferably has a scissors-type distracting mechanism, either in a simple scissors or double-acting scissors configuration. The distractor includes blades that are removable from the jaws of the distractor such that diff ...


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Michael L Boyer II, David C Paul, Thomas B Higgins, Christopher M Angelucci: Skeletal reconstruction cages. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, December 9, 2003: US06660038 (182 worldwide citation)

Skeletal reconstruction cages include a central body having first and second ends, a first end cap coupled to one end of the central body, and a second end cap coupled to the other end of the central body. At least two of the central body, first end cap, and second end cap are formed from bone. Each ...


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David C Paul: Spinal fusion implant. Globus Medical, Castellano Malm Ferrario & Buck PLLC, November 21, 2006: US07137997 (135 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to spacers that are configured to promote fusion. Windows or openings in the sidewalls of the fusion spacers may be provided to allow a physician to view the treated area to confirm that fusion has occurred or to check on the progress of treatment. Fusion spacers of the ...