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Christopher W Sicvol, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies. Depuy Spine, February 20, 2007: US07179261 (267 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably ...


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Douglas Raymond, James Roveda, Brian Murphy, Christopher Sicvol, Sean Selover, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte, Bryan S Jones, Christopher Ramsay: Devices and methods for inserting a spinal fixation element. Depuy Spine, January 13, 2009: US07476240 (91 worldwide citation)

A method for introducing a spinal fixation element between two bone anchors includes engaging a spinal fixation element to a shaft of an instrument, positioning the shaft of the instrument through a sidewall opening of a first percutaneous access device connected to a first bone anchor and through a ...


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Paul Birkmeyer, Michael Zajack, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Spinal fixation element and methods. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 16, 2009: US07547318 (50 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation element is provided having a feature formed thereon that facilitates placement of the spinal fixation element through an access device, thus allowing the spinal fixation element to be positioned in relation to a spinal anchor that is coupled to the access device and that is implant ...


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Christopher Sicvol, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies. Dupuy Spine, December 21, 2010: US07854751 (34 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably ...


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SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, Amie Borgstrom, Erasmo Lopez, John Riley Hawkins, Douglas R LaSota, Charles M Bartish Jr: Facet joint prosthesis. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 9, 2010: US07828824 (34 worldwide citation)

Various methods and devices are provided for a facet replacement device. In one embodiment of the invention, a facet replacement device is provided and includes an elongate member matable to a first vertebra and a housing. The housing can have a connector formed thereon and matable to an adjacent se ...


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Christopher Sicvol, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies. DePuy Spine Sarl, August 27, 2013: US08518082 (14 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably ...


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Erasmo Lopez, Amie Borgstrom, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Charles M Bartish Jr: Artificial disc replacement using posterior approach. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, March 20, 2012: US08137404 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for replacing a spinal disc. In an exemplary embodiment, artificial disc replacements and methods are provided wherein at least a portion of a disc replacement can be implanted using a posterolateral approach. With a posterolateral approach, the spine is accessed mor ...


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Christopher Sicvol, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies. DePuy Spine Sarl, December 31, 2013: US08617210 (2 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably ...


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Paul Birkmeyer, Michael Zajack, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Alberto Ruberte: Spinal fixation element and methods. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 9, 2014: US08828005 (1 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation element is provided having a feature formed thereon that facilitates placement of the spinal fixation element through an access device, thus allowing the spinal fixation element to be positioned in relation to a spinal anchor that is coupled to the access device and that is implant ...


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Christopher Sicvol, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies. Medos International Sarl, September 13, 2016: US09439699

A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor having a distal bone engaging portion and a receiving member having a recess for receiving a spinal fixation element. The proximal end of the receiving member may have a groove formed on an exterior surface thereof to facilitate connection of an instrume ...