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George W Bagby: Process for fusing bone joints. Washington State University Research Foundation, Wells St John & Roberts, February 26, 1985: US04501269 (645 worldwide citation)

A process for immediate stabilization and subsequent promotion of bone-to-bone fusion in a joint where separation of the bones is restricted by surrounding ligaments or other soft tissue. A hole is bored transversely across the joint. A slightly larger cylindrical basket is driven into the hole, the ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin, George W Bagby: Spinal implant. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, February 6, 1996: US05489308 (519 worldwide citation)

An implant is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization. In one preferred embodiment, the implant is described as including a hollow, cylindrical body having external threading and a plurality of openings formed radially through the body in communication with the body interior. The holes are positio ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin, George W Bagby: Non-threaded spinal implant. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, October 17, 1995: US05458638 (510 worldwide citation)

An implant is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization. In one preferred embodiment, the implant is a body having side walls extending between upper and lower walls with openings on the upper and lower walls. The side walls are solid and oppose disk material.


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George W Bagby: Implant for vertebrae. Wells St John & Robert, June 26, 1990: US04936848 (399 worldwide citation)

A surgical vertebral implant comprises a hollow rigid sphere having multiple fenestrations or openings leading to an interior cavity within which bone fragments can be positioned during surgery. It is useful in promoting arthrodesis (fusion) or arthroplasty (joint formation) between adjacent spinal ...


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George W Bagby: Apparatus and system for fusing bone joints. Spine Tech, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin, November 23, 1993: US05263953 (398 worldwide citation)

A coil fusion implant is formed as a length of wire helically wound up or torqued about a center axis. It has terminal sections at opposed ends that can be releasably gripped and axially twisted about the reference axis to reduce the outer diameter of the coil. The coil can be screwed into place bet ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James Donald Corin, George W Bagby: Method for spinal fixation. Sulzer Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, April 20, 1999: US05895427 (101 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting an implant into a bore formed between opposing vertebra includes forming a bore between the vertebra and selecting an implant having a rigid body with exposed threads and a hollow interior and with holes formed through a shell of the body into the interior. The implant is pla ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James Donald Corin, George W Bagby: Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings. Sulzer Spine Tech, Merchant & Gould P C, September 11, 2001: US06287343 (90 worldwide citation)

An implant is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization. In one preferred embodiment, the implant is described as including a hollow, cylindrical body having external threading and a plurality of openings formed radially through the body in communication with the body interior. The holes are positio ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James Donald Corin, George W Bagby: Threaded spinal implant with convex trailing surface. Sulzer Spine Tech, Merchant & Gould P C, May 21, 2002: US06391058 (89 worldwide citation)

An implant is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization. In one preferred embodiment, the implant is described as including a hollow, cylindrical body having external threading and a plurality of openings formed radially through the body in communication with the body interior. The holes are positio ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin, George W Bagby: Threaded spinal implant with bone ingrowth openings. Sulzer Spine Tech, Merchant & Gould P C, November 21, 2000: US06149686 (88 worldwide citation)

An implant is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization. In one preferred embodiment, the implant is described as including a hollow, cylindrical body having external threading and a plurality of openings formed radially through the body in communication with the body interior. The holes are positio ...


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George W Bagby: Spinal fusion device, bone joining implant, and vertebral fusion implant. Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S, April 16, 2002: US06371986 (72 worldwide citation)

A bone joining implant, comprising a tubular body having an open leading end and a central aperture, the central aperture similarly sized to the open leading end, the open leading end communicating with the central aperture and configured to entrap a bone projection from each of a pair of adjacent b ...