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Kevin T Foley, Mingyan Liu: Methods and instrumentation for distraction of a disc space. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 31, 2002: US06500180 (32 worldwide citation)

Methods and instrumentation for surgical procedures relating to preparation of vertebral bodies and a disc space for insertion of spinal implants is disclosed. The instruments and methods are particularly adapted for a posterior approach to the spine. One instrument is a shim having a blade and a sh ...


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George Frey, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Lawrence M Boyd: Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach. Warsaw Orthopedic, June 28, 2011: US07967863 (29 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to devices and instruments for implant insertion through a posterior lateral opening to the disc space. The instruments include an implant inserter, and the devices include a spinal fusion implant engageable by the implant inserter. The implant provides bilateral support of th ...


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Jean Charles LeHuec, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Implantation of a deformable prosthesic device. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 9, 2010: US07828807 (29 worldwide citation)

One embodiment is directed to instrumentation for performance of a spinal implantation procedure. In one form, this instrumentation includes: a tube device with an inner surface defining a passage from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion, a conveyor including a threaded conveying rod to b ...


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Rudolf Bertagnoli, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Methods and instrumentation for positioning implants in spinal disc space in an anterior lateral approach. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, February 5, 2008: US07326216 (28 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods are provided for positioning one or more implants into a spinal disc space. The instruments and methods have application in an anterior lateral approach to the disc space between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. The instruments include a distractor, a housing, a guide member to facil ...


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Kevin T Foley, Jeffrey D Moore, Bradley T Estes, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Methods and instruments for interbody surgical techniques. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, January 30, 2007: US07169152 (19 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The instruments include a distractor and a cutting instrument. In one embodiment the distractor includes a body portion and a pair of flanges extending along opposite sid ...


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Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Vertebral endplate preparation tool kit. Warsaw Orthopedic, August 23, 2011: US08002776 (14 worldwide citation)

A disc preparation system includes an oscillating rasp for preparation of vertebral endplates and a central reamer for reaming a pair of kidney-shaped grooves into the vertebral endplate. The oscillating rasp is powered by a rotary power source. A linkage assembly is coupled to the rotary power sour ...


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Eisermann Lukas, Friesem Tai, Lehuec Jean Charles, Zhang Jeffery, Zdeblick Thomas, Hallet Matthews, Josse Loic, Mingyan Liu: Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion. Sdgi Holdings, Eisermann Lukas, Friesem Tai, Lehuec Jean Charles, Zhang Jeffery, Zdeblick Thomas, Hallet Matthews, Josse Loic, Mingyan Liu, REGIS Paul A, September 23, 2004: WO/2004/080355 (12 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device (600) for anterior-oblique insertion into an intervertebral space is provided. The prosthetic device includes a first component (602) having a first flange (640) for engaging a first vertebra from an anterior-oblique approach, the first flange being angled relative to the longitu ...


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Mingyan Liu, Philippe Bouquet, Hans Jorg Meisel, Daniel Chopin: Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg Devault, December 16, 2008: US07465305 (11 worldwide citation)

Tools and methods for spinal fusion are provided. The tool is configured to cut openings into first and second vertebrae to receive a spinal implant between the vertebrae. The tool includes a proximal handle connected to an elongate shaft that extends to a distal end. The distal end includes a first ...


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Loic Josse, Mingyan Liu, Jeffrey Zhang, Randy N Allard: Spinal disc space preparation instruments and methods for interbody spinal implants. Warsaw Orthopedic, January 25, 2011: US07875034 (10 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for preparing a spinal disc space to receive an implant include an annulus template, a footprint template, a distractor for distracting adjacent vertebrae, and a guide member for guiding a chisel. The instruments and methods can be employed in an oblique approach to the spina ...


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Kevin T Foley, Jeffrey D Moore, Bradley T Estes, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Methods and instruments for interbody surgical techniques. Warsaw Orthopedic, September 28, 2010: US07803161 (9 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The instruments include a distractor and a cutting instrument. In one embodiment the distractor includes a body portion and a pair of flanges extending along opposite sid ...