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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 (508 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 (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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Hallett Mathews, Bradley T Estes, Eddie Ray III, Mingyan Liu: Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 27, 2001: US06206826 (311 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous surgical system includes a plurality of tissue retractors configured to maintain a working space within soft tissue. The tissue retractors include a prong on their inner surfaces for engaging a ring member. The ring member maintains the position of the tissue retractors while also def ...


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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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Kevin Foley, Harald Ebner, Mingyan Liu, Charles Branch, Lawrence M Boyd: Expandable intervertebral spacers. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett Patent and Trademark Attorneys, May 28, 2002: US06395031 (207 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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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 ...