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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 (479 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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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 (274 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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George Frey, John L White, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, July 20, 2004: US06764491 (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, rasps, pus ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, January 20, 2009: US07479160 (239 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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Jean Charles LeHuec, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Anterior lateral spine cage-plate fixation device and technique. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 5, 2000: US06156037 (180 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion cage has an externally threaded stem projecting from a domed outer end. A contoured plate is provided with an aperture receivable on the stem. The stem threads receive a nut to fix the plate to the cage. Bone screws anchor the plate to vertebral bodies. A hemispherical surface on ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion implants and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, August 26, 2003: US06610065 (170 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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Kevin T Foley, John L White, Bradley T Estes, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Jeffrey D Moore: Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 10, 2003: US06575899 (140 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. A cannula is inserted to create a working channel through the skin and tissue of a patient using a transforaminal approach to the disc space. A viewing element is used to ...


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Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Expandable interbody fusion cage. Sofamor S N C, Krieg DeVault, October 7, 2008: US07431735 (130 worldwide citation)

An expandable intervertebral device including a body extending generally along a longitudinal axis and including at least two branch portions coupled together adjacent an end portion of the body. The device further includes an expansion member positioned between the at least two branch portions with ...


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Jean Charles LeHuec, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Anterior plating system and method. Society de Fabrication de Material Orthopedique, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, September 21, 2004: US06793658 (121 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for stabilizing the spine are provided. For stabilizing the L5-S1 junction, the system includes a plate that has a generally triangular shape with an upper node and a pair of lower nodes. The upper node has a hole through the plate to receive a screw for passage into the L5 verte ...