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Troy D Drewry, Fred J Molz: Flexible spinal stabilization system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, August 31, 2004: US06783527 (419 worldwide citation)

Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partia ...


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Troy D Drewry, Fred J Molz: Flexible spinal stabilization system and method. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 28, 2006: US07018379 (250 worldwide citation)

Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partia ...


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Fred J Molz IV, Jeff R Justis: Coupling assemblies for spinal implants. December 1, 2009: US07625394 (97 worldwide citation)

The forces exerted on a spinal implant by one or more coupling assemblies are controlled to facilitate the use of the implant in spinal stabilization and other procedures. The coupling assemblies are structured to distribute the forces exerted on the implant while engaging the implant to the couplin ...


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Michael C Sherman, Fred J Molz IV: Techniques for spinal surgery and attaching constructs to vertebral elements. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, May 30, 2006: US07052497 (89 worldwide citation)

Techniques for spinal surgery include accessing at least one vertebral element of the spinal column. At least one loading member is engaged to the at least one vertebral element. The loading member is allowed to integrate with the bony structure of the vertebral element over time. The integrated loa ...


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Jeff R Justis, Fred J Molz IV, Michael C Sherman: Surgical instruments and techniques for controlling spinal motion segments with positioning of spinal stabilization elements. Warsaw Orthopedic, July 21, 2009: US07563274 (76 worldwide citation)

Elongated connecting elements include bodies having anisotropic cross-sectional shapes defining a first moment of inertia about a first bending axis and a second moment of inertia about a second bending axis that is transverse to the first bending axis. The connecting elements are positioned along o ...


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Fred J Molz IV, Roy Lim: Methods and devices for inserting and engaging vertebral implants in minimally invasive procedures. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, March 11, 2008: US07341587 (52 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument assembly includes an inserter instrument and a driving instrument to engage an implant to a bony structure in a patient. The inserter instrument is positionable in a patient with the implant engaged thereto to position the implant at an operative site in the patient. A driving ...


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Eric C Lange, Jonathan Dewey, Thomas Carls, Aurelien Bruneau, Kent M Anderson, Fred J Molz IV, Matthew M Morrison: Multi-directional spinal stabilization systems and methods. Warsaw Orthopedic, September 21, 2010: US07799060 (52 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for multi-directional stabilization of a spinal column segment are provided. The systems include one or more motion preserving constructs that are engaged to adjacent vertebrae and extend trans-axially between the vertebrae obliquely to the central axis of the spinal column. The ...


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John T Braun, Fred J Molz, Troy D Drewry, Michael C Sherman: Devices and methods for the correction and treatment of spinal deformities. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, October 23, 2007: US07285121 (50 worldwide citation)

One or more anchors are engaged intravertebrally for attachment of one more constructs thereto to correct or treat spinal conditions or deformities. Methods for inserting the anchors are also provided along with constructs for attachment to the anchors.


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Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas Carls, Eric C Lange, Matthew M Morrison, Fred J Molz IV, Jonathan Dewey, Kent M Anderson: Multi-level multi-functional spinal stabilization systems and methods. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 9, 2010: US07828825 (43 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for multi-level, multi-functional stabilization of a spinal column segment are provided. The systems include one or more constructs having a motion preserving portion that permits motion of at least a portion of a vertebral level and a motion preventing portion that substantially ...


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Jeff R Justis, Fred J Molz IV, James Michael Mirda, Rodney Ray Ballard: Pivoting joints for spinal implants including designed resistance to motion and methods of use. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 16, 2010: US07833252 (41 worldwide citation)

A pivoting connector couples a vertebral member to a longitudinal member. An anchor is pivotally attached to a body by positioning a head of the anchor within a cavity in the body. A longitudinal rod is inserted into a channel also positioned within the body and axially aligned with the cavity. A re ...