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Lawrence M Boyd, Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, October 8, 1996: US05562738 (594 worldwide citation)

A disk arthroplasty device (310) is provided for replacement of a spinal disk. The device is implantable into a resected disk space and is formed with ball (346) and socket (326) members and shaped to provide lateral bending and backward extension of up to about 5.degree. and forward flexion of up t ...


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Lawrence M Boyd, Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 20, 1995: US05425773 (565 worldwide citation)

A disk arthroplasty device (310) is provided for replacement of a spinal disk. The device is implantable into a resected disk space and is formed with ball (346) and socket (326) members and shaped to provide lateral bending and backward extension of up to about 5.degree. and forward flexion of up t ...


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Thomas Zdeblick, Eddie Ray III, Lawrence M Boyd: Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, September 23, 1997: US05669909 (556 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device in one embodiment includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or bone substitute material, The body defines exterior threads which are interrupted over portions of the outer surface of the device. The fusion device defines truncated side wal ...


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Kevin Foley, Harald Ebner, Mingyan Liu, Charles Branch, Lawrence M Boyd: Expandable intervertebral spacers. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 27, 2001: US06193757 (496 worldwide citation)

Laterally expanding vertebral spacer devices are provided for repairing damaged vertebral discs. The vertebral spacer devices maintain the height of a distracted vertebral disc space while providing stability to the spine. In one form of the invention, a vertebral spacer device is provided with a fi ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, January 16, 2001: US06174311 (473 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Louis Marie Rabbe, Lawrence M Boyd, Jean Louis Chevalier, Jean Charles Moreau: Adjustable vertebral body replacement. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 30, 1997: US05702453 (385 worldwide citation)

An adjustable vertebral body replacement implant and assembly includes a thin-walled cylindrical body configured to span over most of the length between intact vertebrae when damaged or diseased vertebrae have been removed. The cylindrical body defines a hollow interior with a plurality of bone-ingr ...


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Charles L Branch, Lawrence M Boyd, Eddie F Ray III: Minimal exposure posterior spinal interbody instrumentation and technique. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, March 13, 2001: US06200322 (357 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for preparing a site for implantation of a spinal implant into a disc space in which the disc space is first distracted by a novel stepped distractor, followed by insertion of a novel guide sleeve including a proximal portion having an uninterrupted side wall and a distal portion h ...


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Thomas Zdeblick, Eddie Ray III, Lawrence M Boyd: Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 21, 1998: US05782919 (351 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or bone substitute material. The body defines exterior threads which are interrupted over portions of the outer surface of the device. The fusion device defines truncated side walls so that on end ...


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George Frey, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Lawrence M Boyd: Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, December 14, 2004: US06830570 (270 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing disc space preparation and implant insertion from a unilateral approach to the spine through a posterior lateral opening to the disc space. The instruments include spreaders, distractors, reamers, scrapers, cutters, chisels, pushers an ...


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Lawrence M Boyd: Anterior spinal instrumentation and method for implantation and revision. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 4, 1997: US05683391 (263 worldwide citation)

A system and method for anterior fixation of the spine utilizes a cylindrical implant engaged in the intradiscal space at the cephalad and caudal ends of the construct. The implants are cylindrical fusion devices (10) filled with bone material to promote bone ingrowth and fusion of the disc space. A ...