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James M Kuras, Alexandre M DiNello, Carl R McMillin: Artificial spinal disc. Depuy Acromed, Barnes & Thornburg, December 19, 2000: US06162252 (231 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis to replace a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column of a human includes an upper rigid plate having an outer perimeter and a lower rigid plate having an outer perimeter. A body of elastomeric material located between and bonded to the upper and lower rigid plates includes a ...


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James M Kuras, Lee Strnad, Keith Duke, Kari Zimmers, Edward C Benzel, Isador H Lieberman, Raymond S Ross, Charles F Birchall Jr: Method and apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc. AxioMed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, October 31, 2006: US07128761 (53 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column includes a resilient core having a first surface and a second surface. A first retaining device is connected to the first surface of the resilient core. The first retaining device includes an outer surface engageable with a first ve ...


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Edward C Benzel, Isador H Lieberman, Lee Strnad, James M Kuras, Raymond S Ross, Charles F Birchall Jr, Keith Duke, Kari Zimmers: Apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc. AxioMed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, April 13, 2010: US07695517 (26 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column includes an artificial disc. The artificial disc includes a resilient core having a first surface and a second surface, a first retaining member connected to the first surface of the resilient core, and a second retaining member con ...


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Edward C Benzel, Isador H Lieberman, Lee Strnad, James M Kuras, Raymond S Ross, Charles F Birchall Jr, Keith Duke, Kari Zimmers: Method for replacing a damaged spinal disc. Axiomed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, September 15, 2009: US07588600 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for replacing a damaged spinal disc between first and second vertebrae of a spinal column includes connecting a first mounting member with the first vertebra of the spinal column. An artificial disc is moved between the first and second vertebrae and into engagement with the first mounting ...


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Raymond S Ross, Isador H Lieberman, Edward C Benzel, Lee Strnad, Keith Duke, James M Kuras, Kari Zimmers, Charles F Birchall Jr: Method and apparatus for replacing a spinal disc. Axiomed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, December 14, 2010: US07850697 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for replacing a spinal disc which has a rail extending from the outer surface to connect the apparatus to the first vertebra. The rail extends a first distance from the outer surface adjacent a first end. The rail extends a second distance from the outer surface adjacent a second end. T ...


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James M Kuras, Raymond S Ross, Keith Duke: Artificial disc. Axiomed, AKC Patents, Aliki K Collins, February 17, 2015: US08956412

An artificial disc includes an intermediate section which is disposed between upper and lower retainers. The intermediate section includes a first portion which resists rotation of one of the retainers, for example, the upper retainer, from a first position to a second position. A second portion of ...


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Kari B Zimmers, James E Barber, Keith Duke, James M Kuras, Rebecca Blice, Tawny Bragg, Edward Benzel, Isador Lieberman, E Raymond Ross: Apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc. Axiomed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, May 28, 2013: US08449616

An apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column includes a first retaining device having an outer surface engageable with a first vertebra of the spinal column and an inner surface. A second retaining device has an outer surface engageable with a second vertebra of the spinal col ...


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James M Kuras, Raymond S Ross, Keith Duke: Artificial disc. AxioMed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, December 25, 2008: US20080319548-A1

An artificial disc includes an intermediate section which is disposed between upper and lower retainers. The intermediate section includes a first portion which resists rotation of one of the retainers, for example, the upper retainer, from a first position to a second position. A second portion of ...


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Edward C Benzel, Isador H Lieberman, Lee Strnad, James M Kuras, Raymond S Ross, Charles F Birchall, Keith Duke, Karl Zimmers: Method and apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc. AxioMed Spine Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino, June 16, 2005: US20050131542-A1

A method for replacing a damaged spinal disc between first and second vertebrae of a spinal column includes connecting a first mounting member with the first vertebra of the spinal column. An artificial disc is moved between the first and second vertebrae and into engagement with the first mounting ...