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Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel: Tissue repair system. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, December 2, 2003: US06656183 (221 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within bone. The anchor body includes a restrictor defining an opening having a first portion for permitting passage of a member therethrough, and a second portion restricting passage of the member therethrough. The member is movable be ...


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Lisanne Eng, Dennis Colleran, John Slamin: Femoral tensing and sizing device. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 2, 2000: US06056756 (218 worldwide citation)

A tool for preparing a bone end for prosthetic joint replacement. The tool rests on a resected end of one bone of an articulating joint set, and includes a jack assembly for supporting an opposing bone of the set in flexion while the bone ends remain attached together by ligaments. The jack pivotall ...


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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler: Closure member for a medical implant device. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Carr, May 8, 2007: US07214227 (188 worldwide citation)

A closure member, such as a set screw, and complementary receiving member are included in a medical implant device. The receiving member has a plurality of noncontiguous, threaded walls substantially defining a bore for receiving the threaded closure member. When the closure member is inserted into ...


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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler, Jennifer Diederich: Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 15, 2009: US07588575 (135 worldwide citation)

An extension for use in a procedure to implant a stabilization system for bony structures such as vertebrae is described. The extension is formed by a tubular body with an engagement mechanism at one end to removably engage with a poly-axial head of a bone anchor assembly. A locking ring working wit ...


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Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel: Tissue repair system. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, December 18, 2007: US07309337 (97 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within bone. The anchor body includes a restrictor defining an opening having a first portion for permitting passage of a member therethrough, and a second portion restricting passage of the member therethrough. The member is movable be ...


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James Spitler, Scott Schorer, Dennis Colleran: Implant assembly and method for use in an internal structure stabilization system. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, November 17, 2009: US07618442 (74 worldwide citation)

An assembly for use in spinal stabilization procedures having first and second bone anchor assemblies. Embodiments of the first bone anchor assembly may include an anchor, a poly-axial head, including a cavity, mated with the anchor such that the anchor is movable relative to the poly-axial head. Em ...


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Dennis Colleran: Off-axis anchor guidance system. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Carol A Marmo Esq, August 4, 2009: US07569061 (69 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a guided bone anchoring device comprising a head, a shank and a passage for receiving a guide wire, the passage having a longitudinal center axis which is not concentric to the longitudinal center axis of the shank. Also disclosed is a system for guiding bone anchors, the system compris ...


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Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel: Reattachment of tissue to base tissue. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, January 11, 2011: US07867251 (53 worldwide citation)

An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue wit ...


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Dennis Colleran, Scott Schorer, Paul McAfee: System and method for dynamic skeletal stabilization. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, Scott W Hidgon, December 21, 2010: US07854752 (48 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a system and method for dynamic stabilization which provides for distraction of the inter-vertebral space while still allowing a patient a substantial range of motion. In one embodiment, an inter-vertebral dynamic brace is used to maintain proper distraction. The dynamic brace is ...


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Justin Dye, Noelle Dye, Dennis Colleran: Instruments for delivering spinal implants. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, Chad D Bruggeman, July 12, 2011: US07976549 (41 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system are provided to place an insert in a space between boney structures. The insert may be rotatably coupled to the delivery instrument. The delivery instrument may comprise a body and an articulating member. The articulating member may slidably interact with the insert t ...