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Gary Karlin Michelson: Methods and instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the antero-lateral aspect of the spine. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, June 30, 1998: US05772661 (749 worldwide citation)

An improved method and instrumentation for performing spinal surgery, including discectomy, interbody fusion and rigid internal fixation of the spine, from the lateral aspect of the spine is disclosed. The surgical procedure can be performed through a very small incision. The instrumentation of the ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Method for inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, April 21, 1998: US05741253 (665 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 Karlin Michelson: Translateral spinal implant. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, January 19, 1999: US05860973 (584 worldwide citation)

An oversized spinal implant for translateral insertion into the disc space between two vertebrae a length that is greater than one half of the transverse width of the vertebrae and is greater than the depth of the vertebrae. The translateral implant of the present invention has a height that is grea ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Apparatus for inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, August 25, 1998: US05797909 (552 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 Karlin Michelson: Method of inserting and preloading spinal implants. Loeb & Loeb, June 27, 2000: US06080155 (461 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 Karlin Michelson: Apparatus for inserting spinal implants. Martin & Ferraro, August 1, 2000: US06096038 (445 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 Karlin Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 7, 1998: US05776199 (439 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for promoting fusion between adjacent vertebrae consisting of an integral, generally rectangular member having a plurality of openings for promoting ingrowth. In the preferred embodiment, the implant has an interior enclosed chamber, accessible from the outside through an opening in ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation. Martin & Ferraro, September 19, 2000: US06120503 (368 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation device for stabilizing one or more segments of the human spine and for preventing the dislodgement of intervertebral spinal fusion implants, which remains permanently fixated once applied. The spinal fixation device of the present invention comprises of a staple member made of mate ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Apparatus for inserting spinal implants. Martin & Ferraro, August 7, 2001: US06270498 (291 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 Karlin Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Martin & Ferraro, September 10, 2002: US06447547 (287 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.