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Douglas Raymond, James Roveda, Brian Murphy, Christopher Sicvol, Sean Selover, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte, Bryan S Jones, Christopher Ramsay: Devices and methods for inserting a spinal fixation element. Depuy Spine, January 13, 2009: US07476240 (91 worldwide citation)

A method for introducing a spinal fixation element between two bone anchors includes engaging a spinal fixation element to a shaft of an instrument, positioning the shaft of the instrument through a sidewall opening of a first percutaneous access device connected to a first bone anchor and through a ...


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Douglas Raymond, James Roveda, Brian Murphy, Christopher Sicvol, Sean Selover, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Devices and methods for inserting a spinal fixation element. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, September 1, 2005: US20050192589-A1

A method for introducing a spinal fixation element between two bone anchors includes engaging a spinal fixation element to a shaft of an instrument, positioning the shaft of the instrument through a sidewall opening of a first percutaneous access device connected to a first bone anchor and through a ...


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William J Frasier, Timothy Beardsley, Connie P Marchek, Sara Dziedzic, Holly R Brideau, Sean Selover, Nicholas Pavento, Charles M Bartish, James Roveda, Michael Slivka: Inflatable retractor. DePuy Spine, Lahive & Cockfield, April 3, 2008: US20080081951-A1

The present invention provides an inflatable retractor for providing access to a surgical site, such as a patient's spine, during a surgical process. When used in spinal surgery, the inflatable retractor allows a surgeon to operate on one or more spinal levels. The inflatable retractor includes an i ...


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Sara Dziedzic, Michael Mahoney, Christopher L Ramsay, James Roveda: Method for inserting a spinal fixation element using implants having guide tabs. DePuy Spine, Lahive & Cockfield, Floor 30 Suite 3000, September 17, 2009: US20090234392-A1

The present invention provides methods for inserting a spinal fixation element using minimally invasive surgical techniques. The methods use implants having guide tabs. The guide tabs are used to locate the spinal fixation element along a patient's spine. The guide tabs may be orientated in differen ...