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Gary K Michelson: Threaded spinal implant. Lewis Anten, May 14, 1991: US05015247 (1053 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal implant is disclosed which when placed between two adjacent vertebrae directly participates and is incorporated in the ensuing fusion. Instrumentation and procedure is also disclosed.


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Gary K Michelson: Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten, Amedeo Ferraro, January 16, 1996: US05484437 (870 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...


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Gary K Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 4, 1996: US05522899 (816 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant is disclosed which when placed within the spinal disc space stabilizes that spinal segment and materially participates in, and is incorporated in, the ensuing fusion.


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Gary K Michelson: Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants. Lewis Anten Esq Amedeo Ferraro Esq, March 11, 1997: US05609635 (766 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to interbody spinal fusion implants having a structural configuration that provides for the maintaining and creating of the normal anatomic angular relationship of two adjacent vertebrae of the spine to maintain and create spinal lordosis. The spinal fusion implants ...


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Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 14, 1997: US05593409 (604 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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Gary K Michelson: X-ray marker. Lewis Anten, January 15, 1991: US04985019 (530 worldwide citation)

An adhesively applied marker for use in determining the location of where a spinal marker needle is to be placed is disclosed. The markers have a radiopaque grid pattern and other indicia on the surface of the marker so that when adhesively applied to the patient, they will clearly show the location ...


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Gary K Michelson: Skeletal plating system. Martin & Ferraro, October 31, 2000: US06139550 (451 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to (1) a plating system having multiple and single locking mechanisms for general skeletal use other than in the anterior cervical spine; (2) an orthopedic plating system that permits a pair of bone screws to be inserted into a bone in a crossed over orientation and ...


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Gary K Michelson: Instrumentation and method for creating an intervertebral space for receiving an implant. Martin & Ferraro, May 1, 2001: US06224607 (450 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument set for use in spinal surgery for forming a substantially quadrilateral space in the spine for implanting a spinal implant at least in part into and at least in part across a disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies and methods of use are disclosed. The instrument set inclu ...


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Gary K Michelson: Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten, Amedeo Ferraro, April 9, 1996: US05505732 (442 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...


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Gary K Michelson: Multi-lock anterior cervical plating system. Martin & Ferraro, February 27, 2001: US06193721 (426 worldwide citation)

Anatomically contoured anterior cervical plates with bone ingrowth surfaces, providing for intersegmental compressive preloading, and a rigid and locked interface to all of the bone screws, with those engaging the vertebrae deployed in highly convergent pairs. The bone screws have a tapered self-tap ...