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Max Aebi, Thomas Steffen, David C Paul, William A Cottle, Beat Schenk: Spinal disc space distractor. Synthes U, Pennie & Edmonds, July 17, 2001: US06261296 (362 worldwide citation)

A distractor for separating adjacent elements, such as vertebrae. The distractor preferably has a scissors-type distracting mechanism, either in a simple scissors or double-acting scissors configuration. Additionally, one or more of the blades, distracting mechanism, and handles are offset with resp ...


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Max Aebi, John S Thalgott, Inga Häfeli: Prosthetic interbody spacer. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, November 19, 2002: US06482233 (240 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an interbody spacer for use in replacing diseased or damaged intervertebral discs and fusing together vertebrae. The implant includes an annular base portion having an anterior end, a posterior end, and two side portions together forming a continuous outer wall, and ...


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Max Aebi, Robert Mathys Jr: Clamp and system for internal fixation. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, September 10, 1991: US05047029 (217 worldwide citation)

A coupling element for holding a Schanz screw and a threaded pin rigidly in the correct orientation comprising a jacket, an eye with a collet therein and a nut.


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Max Aebi, Thomas Steffen, David C Paul, William A Cottle, Beat Schenk: Spinal disc space distractor. Jones Day, March 30, 2004: US06712825 (193 worldwide citation)

A distractor for separating adjacent elements, such as vertebrae. The distractor preferably has a scissors-type distracting mechanism, either in a simple scissors or double-acting scissors configuration. The distractor includes blades that are removable from the jaws of the distractor such that diff ...


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Beatrice Steiner, Max Aebi: Bone anchoring assembly with a snap-in ballhead. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, January 21, 2003: US06508818 (140 worldwide citation)

A bone anchoring assembly includes at least one fixation plate and at least one bone anchoring element. Each bone anchoring element includes a circular-cylindrical hollow body with upper and lower ends, a hemi-spherical connector that is pivotably mounted to and supported by fixation elements, an ex ...


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Max Aebi, Dominique Burkard, Robert Frigg, Beat Lechmann, Robert Mathys Jr, Paul Pavlov: Intervertebral implant with joint parts mounted on roller bodies. Synthes, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, January 6, 2009: US07473276 (128 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant (1), including an upper section (10) provided with a ventral side area (11), a dorsal side area (12), two lateral side areas (13,14), a top apposition surface (15) and a bottom surface (16), a lower section (20) provided with a ventral side area (21), a dorsal side area (22 ...


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Béatrice Steiner, Markus Hehli, Max Aebi, Thomas Steffen: Bone plate. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, December 30, 2003: US06669701 (108 worldwide citation)

A bone plate includes an upper surface, a bone contacting surface, and at least one hole extending through the upper and bone contacting surfaces for receiving a bone screw. The at least one hole includes a first portion and a second portion that overlap one another. The first portion defines a subs ...


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Max Aebi, Inga Knothe, Alfred Benoit: Adjustable intervertebral implant. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, September 3, 2002: US06443990 (84 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant in the form of a support unit with a central yoke and four legs extending in a direction is described. The legs are configured in two substantially mutually parallel planes spaced apart by the yoke and are abuttable as support surfaces against adjacent vertebrae. A guide cy ...


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Joseph Y Margulies, Gamal Baroud, Thomas Steffen, Max Aebi: Method and apparatus for augmentation of the femoral neck. Leonard Cooper, January 20, 2004: US06679890 (68 worldwide citation)

Combining an implant and cement for prophylactic and/or preventative use for femoral neck augmention. A hole is drilled into the femoral neck. The hole is filled with an uncured filler cement after loose materials have been removed from the hole. Then, an open-ended tube, an implant, having openings ...


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Max Aebi, Dominique Burkard, Robert Frigg, Beat Lechmann, Robert Mathys Jr, Paul Pavlov: Intervertebral implant comprising joint parts that are mounted to form a universal joint. Synthes USA, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, February 15, 2011: US07887591 (45 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant (1), specifically an artificial intervertebral disk, with a central axis (2), an upper section (10), suitable for laying onto the base plate of a vertebral body lying on top and a lower section (20), suitable for laying onto the cover plate of a vertebral body lying below, ...