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Jeff R Justis, Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley: Instruments for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 11, 2003: US06530929 (542 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...


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Robert A Farris, Kevin T Foley, Stephen M Papadopoulos, Jeffrey Wade Poyner, Ricardo Sasso: Posterior fixation system. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 26, 2002: US06485491 (459 worldwide citation)

A posterior fixation system includes a saddle member, an anchoring member, an occipital plate, an occipital rod, and a cross-link connector. The anchoring member anchors the saddle member to bone. The saddle member includes a pair of upright portions that define a channel. The channel is adapted to ...


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David A Simon, Kurt R Smith, Kevin T Foley: Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 22, 2002: US06470207 (400 worldwide citation)

Digital x-ray images taken before a surgical procedure by a fluoroscopic C-arm imager are displayed by a computer and overlaid with graphical representations of instruments be used in the operating room. The graphical representations are updated in real-time to correspond to movement of the instrume ...


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Kevin T Foley, Peter M Klara, Keith Maxwell, Lance Middleton, Matthew M Morrison: Osteosynthesis apparatus. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 28, 1997: US05681311 (379 worldwide citation)

A bone fixation apparatus having an elongated plate member with at least two pairs of circular openings and a series of openings positioned along the longitudinal plane of the plate member with the circular openings and the series of openings each having a central vertical axis. The circular opening ...


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Kevin T Foley, Maurice M Smith, John B Clayton, Joseph Moctezuma, Thomas E Roehm III: Apparatus for percutaneous surgery. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 28, 2000: US06152871 (360 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing percutaneous surgery under direct visualization through a single cannula are shown. A device includes an elongated cannula sized for percutaneous introduction that defines a working channel between its ends. The working channel is sized to receive one or more surgi ...


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Richard D Bucholz, Kevin T Foley, Kurt R Smith, Daniel Bass, Thomas Wiedenmaier, Todd Pope, Udo Wiedenmaier: Surgical navigation systems including reference and localization frames. Surgical Navigation Technologies, St Louis University, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 22, 2001: US06236875 (342 worldwide citation)

A system for use during a medical or surgical procedure on a body. The system generates an image representing the position one or more body elements during the procedure using scans generated by a scanner prior or during the procedure. The image data set has reference points for each of the body ele ...


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Roy Lim, Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley: Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett P L L C, August 8, 2006: US07087055 (330 worldwide citation)

A minimaly invasive spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer is adjustable between a first orientation having a reduced size to facilitate insertion between the vertebral members. A second orientation has an enlarged size for contacting the vertebral members. The spacer includes ...


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Roy Lim, Kevin T Foley, Michael C Sherman: Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett P L L C, July 4, 2006: US07070598 (313 worldwide citation)

A minimaly invasive spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer is adjustable between a first orientation having a reduced size to facilitate insertion between the vertebral members. A second orientation has an enlarged size for contacting the vertebral members. The spacer includes ...


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Tony Melkent, Kevin T Foley, Bradley T Estes, Joseph Chaudoin: Image guided spinal surgery guide, system, and method for use thereof. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 19, 2002: US06348058 (311 worldwide citation)

A guide is disclosed for use in performing spinal surgery to prepare across a spinal disc and adjacent vertebrae an implantation space. The guide is associated with a computer controlled surgical navigation system employing an energy-detecting array to track positions of the guide in three dimension ...


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Kevin T Foley, John B Clayton, Anthony Melkent, Michael Sherman: Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 1, 2001: US06226548 (287 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and procedures for percutaneous placement of surgical implants and instruments such as, for example, screws, rods, wires and plates into various body parts using image guided surgery. The invention includes an apparatus for use with a surgical navigation system, an attaching device rigi ...