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Hassan Serhan, James Kuras, Carl McMillin, Maarten Persenaire: Spinal disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, October 20, 1998: US05824094 (488 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis (10) to replace a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column (16) of a human, includes an elastomeric core (200) having upper and lower surfaces (202, 212) which are parallel to each other. An upper rigid plate (20) has opposed first and second surfaces (42, 52). The first surfa ...


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Thomas P Ryan, Martin A Reynolds, Hassan Serhan: Method of identifying and treating a pathologic region of an intervertebral disc. Depuy Spine, Thomas M DiMauro, December 7, 2004: US06827716 (99 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method of treating an intervertebral disc comprising locally identifying a pathologic tissue site and therapeutically treating the identified site.


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Thomas M DiMauro, Jeffrey K Sutton, Mohamed Attawia, Hassan Serhan, John Daniel Malone, Tim Beardsley: Implant having a photocatalytic unit. DePuy Spine, June 29, 2010: US07744555 (67 worldwide citation)

An implant comprises a photocatalytic layer on at least one surface. In some embodiments, the photocatalytic layer is a semiconductor oxide that is doped. According to some embodiments, the implant comprises a wave guide. According to some embodiments the implant comprises a light port. According to ...


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Michael Andrew Slivka, William Lansing Dunbar, Hassan Serhan: Snap-on spinal rod connector. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 27, 2006: US07066938 (60 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical connector device is provided that employs a snap-on technology to safely and easily mate with another device. The medical connector device generally includes an elongate member having first and second connectors members formed on opposed ends thereof. Each connector member inc ...


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Michael Andrew Slivka, Hassan Serhan: Method for nonsurgical treatment of the intervertebral disc and kit therefor. November 2, 2004: US06812211 (53 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method and compositions for treating pathological intervertebral discs comprising the step of delivering an agent that causes chemical crosslinking of the native molecular components of the disc. Supplemental materials which are susceptible to crosslinking by the aforemen ...


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Hassan Serhan, Michael Slivka, Thomas M DiMauro: Vertebral fusion device and method for using same. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, February 2, 2010: US07655010 (50 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral fusion device includes a body having a proximal portion along a major axis of the body and a distal portion along the major axis, and supporting means at the distal portion. The supporting means supports vertebrae in a distracted position while the vertebrae fuse. At least one of t ...


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Hassan Serhan, Paul Mraz, Michael Andrew Slivka, Mike O Neil: Regenerative implants for stabilizing the spine and devices for attachment of said implants. Depuy Spine, Brian Tomko, March 23, 2010: US07682392 (30 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises flat, porous, bioabsorbable implants that are conducive to tissue ingrowth at spinal implantation site, and once absorbed, leave behind a functional ligamentous structure. A preferred material is small intestinal submucosa. Also disclosed are anchoring devices for attaching s ...