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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, May 30, 1989: US04834757 (976 worldwide citation)

Gauge blocks or plugs and permanent implant plugs are provided for surgical procedures to support and fuse together adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column. The plugs are rectangular with tapered front ends and tool receiving rear ends. The gauge blocks are smooth faced for removal but the implant ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae. March 9, 1993: US05192327 (972 worldwide citation)

Surgical prosthetic modular implants used singularly or stacked together are provided to support and fuse together adjacent vertebrae or to totally or partially replace one or more vertebrae in a vertebral column. The implants are rigid annular plugs, dimensionally similar to normal vertebral bodies ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, November 7, 1989: US04878915 (808 worldwide citation)

Prosthesis plug implants forming transverse struts between adjacent vertebrae have roughened surfaces receiving bone ingrowth to fuse the plugs on prepared surface sites on opposed faces of adjacent vertebrae and have end faces with tool receiving recesses securing the plug on a tool for insertion o ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion and method. May 10, 1988: US04743256 (770 worldwide citation)

A surgical prosthetic implant for the vertebral column in the form of a rigid, preferably inert metal, plug having a porous metal surface allowing ingrowth of bone cells for biologic fixation is provided to achieve vertebral interbody fusion for treating or preventing back pain in patients with rupt ...


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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion. Hill Steadman & Simpson, June 20, 1995: US05425772 (627 worldwide citation)

Block or plug implants provide weight-bearing support for adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column while allowing sufficient area between and beside the plugs for packing of autologous bone graft to allow bony healing and fusion. The plugs have a laterally directed slot to allow ingrowth of blood su ...


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John W Brantigan: Tissue tonometer device for use in measuring gas in body tissue. Hill Gross Simpson Van Santen Steadman Chiara & Simpson, April 12, 1977: US04016863 (37 worldwide citation)

A tissue gas diffusion catheter device which includes an impervious catheter, the lumen of which is filled with an impervious element extending beyond the distal end of the catheter. The catheter is enclosed for its full length as well as the element extending through the lumen of the catheter and t ...