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Michael Andrew Slivka, William Lansing Dunbar, Hassan Serhan: Snap-on spinal rod connector. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 27, 2006: US07066938 (60 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical connector device is provided that employs a snap-on technology to safely and easily mate with another device. The medical connector device generally includes an elongate member having first and second connectors members formed on opposed ends thereof. Each connector member inc ...


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Michael Andrew Slivka, Hassan Serhan: Method for nonsurgical treatment of the intervertebral disc and kit therefor. November 2, 2004: US06812211 (53 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method and compositions for treating pathological intervertebral discs comprising the step of delivering an agent that causes chemical crosslinking of the native molecular components of the disc. Supplemental materials which are susceptible to crosslinking by the aforemen ...


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John Riley Hawkins, Anwar Upal, Michael J O Neil, Michael Andrew Slivka, Michael Fisher: Highly lordosed fusion cage. DePuy Synthes Products, December 2, 2014: US08900307 (42 worldwide citation)

A two-piece fusion cage having ramped interior surfaces. One advantage of such a cage is its easy insertion. In a first step, the lower component is inserted into the disc space and is held in place. The first step confirms placement of the implant and its footprint. In a second step, the upper comp ...


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Hassan Serhan, Paul Mraz, Michael Andrew Slivka, Mike O Neil: Regenerative implants for stabilizing the spine and devices for attachment of said implants. Depuy Spine, Brian Tomko, March 23, 2010: US07682392 (30 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises flat, porous, bioabsorbable implants that are conducive to tissue ingrowth at spinal implantation site, and once absorbed, leave behind a functional ligamentous structure. A preferred material is small intestinal submucosa. Also disclosed are anchoring devices for attaching s ...


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Thomas M DiMauro, Michael Andrew Slivka: In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 13, 2016: US09439776 (14 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic device for implanting between adjacent vertebrae comprising: an arcuate balloon and a hardenable material within said balloon. In some embodiments, the balloon has a footprint that substantially corresponds to a perimeter of a vertebral endplate. An inflatable device is inserted throug ...


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Michael Andrew Slivka, Michael Jacene, Michael J O Neil, Anita Barnick, Alfred J Fichera, John C Voellmicke: Methods and devices for expanding a spinal canal using balloons. DePuy Spine, August 21, 2012: US08246682 (6 worldwide citation)

An in-situ formed laminoplasty implant comprising an expandable bag containing a flowable, hardenable composition, wherein the implant may be shaped to act as a laminoplasty strut and be rigidly connected to a prepared lamina space.


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Thomas M DiMauro, Michael Andrew Slivka: In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 8, 2017: US09724207 (4 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic device for implanting between adjacent vertebrae comprising: an arcuate balloon and a hardenable material within said balloon. In some embodiments, the balloon has a footprint that substantially corresponds to a perimeter of a vertebral endplate. An inflatable device is inserted throug ...


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Michael Andrew Slivka, Hassan Serhan: Method for nonsurgical treatment of the intervertebral disc and kit therefor. DePuy Acromed, Thomas M DiMauro, November 13, 2007: US07294617 (4 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method and compositions for treating pathological intervertebral discs comprising the step of delivering an agent that causes chemical crosslinking of the native molecular components of the disc. Supplemental materials which are susceptible to crosslinking by the aforemen ...


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Thomas M DiMauro, Michael Andrew Slivka, Lauren Aquino Shluzas: Method of in-situ formation of an intervertebral fusion device. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 15, 2017: US09730803 (3 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic device for implanting between adjacent vertebrae comprising: an arcuate balloon and a hardenable material within said balloon. In some embodiments, the balloon has a footprint that substantially corresponds to a perimeter of a vertebral endplate. An inflatable device is inserted throug ...


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Hassan Serhan, Michael Andrew Slivka: In-situ formed posterolateral fusion system. Depuy Spine, August 17, 2010: US07776073 (2 worldwide citation)

A formed in-place spinal implant comprising a hardenable, resorbable, bone fusion-promoting composition, wherein the implant may be rigidly connected to adjacent vertebrae until fusion occurs.