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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler: Closure member for a medical implant device. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Carr, May 8, 2007: US07214227 (188 worldwide citation)

A closure member, such as a set screw, and complementary receiving member are included in a medical implant device. The receiving member has a plurality of noncontiguous, threaded walls substantially defining a bore for receiving the threaded closure member. When the closure member is inserted into ...


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James Spitler, Scott Schorer: System and method for stabilizing of internal structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 15, 2009: US07588588 (172 worldwide citation)

There is shown a system and method for reducing the difficulty in percutaneous placement of a spine stabilization brace. A medical implant system has a first bone anchor having a longitudinal axis, a second bone anchor and a brace. The brace couples the first bone anchor to the second bone anchor. A ...


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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler, Jennifer Diederich: Extension for use with stabilization systems for internal structures. Innovative Spinal Technologies, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 15, 2009: US07588575 (135 worldwide citation)

An extension for use in a procedure to implant a stabilization system for bony structures such as vertebrae is described. The extension is formed by a tubular body with an engagement mechanism at one end to removably engage with a poly-axial head of a bone anchor assembly. A locking ring working wit ...


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James Spitler, Scott Schorer, Dennis Colleran: Implant assembly and method for use in an internal structure stabilization system. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, November 17, 2009: US07618442 (74 worldwide citation)

An assembly for use in spinal stabilization procedures having first and second bone anchor assemblies. Embodiments of the first bone anchor assembly may include an anchor, a poly-axial head, including a cavity, mated with the anchor such that the anchor is movable relative to the poly-axial head. Em ...


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James Spitler, Dennis Colleran: Internal structure stabilization system for spanning three or more structures. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, Chad D Bruggeman, March 15, 2011: US07905907 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and system are described for immobilizing three or more vertebrae. The system includes a first bone anchor assembly, a second bone anchor assembly including a connector having a predefined arc, and at least a third bone anchor assembly. The first and second bone anchor assembly are inserted ...


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Wayne Boucher, James Spitler, Noelle Dye: Surgical retractor with removable blades and method of use. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, Chad D Bruggeman, November 22, 2011: US08062217 (31 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are various embodiments that related to a surgical retractor. In certain embodiments, the retractor may include a blade holder with a single blade tilting mechanism capable of adjusting the angle of a plurality of pivoting blades relative to the blade holder. In certain embodiments, ...


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Dennis Colleran, James Spitler, Carolyn Rogers: Connector transfer tool for internal structure stabilization systems. Theken Spine, Middleton Ruetlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, Chad D Bruggeman, June 28, 2011: US07967826 (5 worldwide citation)

A tool is described for use in a stabilization system for bony structures such as vertebrae, where the system involves connected a connector from one bone anchor in a vertebra to a second bone anchor in another vertebra. The tool includes a handle attached to an arm. The arm is connected by a pivot ...


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Michael Siemer, Brian Schumacher, James Spitler, Paul Cooper: External fixation system. Integra Lifesciences Corporation, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, Chad D Bruggeman, April 10, 2018: US09936975

In embodiments of the invention, there is provided an external fixation system comprising a first plate and a second plate and connectors therebetween. Some or all of the connectors may be adjustable in length or angular position or both. Angular adjustment may comprise a fixed amount of friction an ...


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James Spitler: Interspinous fusion device. FloSpine, Clements Bernard Walker PLLC, Christopher L Bernard, September 19, 2017: US09763706

An interspinous fusion device for holding adjacent spinous processes of a spine of a patient in a fixed configuration, including: a first plate configured to engage one side of the adjacent spinous processes; a second plate configured to engage another side of the adjacent spinous processes opposite ...


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Gil Tepper, James Spitler, Peter Harris: Three column spinal fixation implants and associated surgical methods. Clements Bernard Walker PLLC, Christopher L Bernard, November 21, 2017: US09820867

A three column spinal fixation implant, including: an anterior cage configured to be disposed in an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebral bodies in a spine of a patient; an anterior plate coupled to the anterior cage; a pair of anterior screws coupled to the anterior cage and the anterior ...