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Troy Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, January 22, 2013: US08357184 (17 worldwide citation)

Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.


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Jared Arambula, Benjamin VerHage, Nathan Lovell: Spinal implant installation device. NuVasive, Jonathan Sprangler, Rory Schermerhorn, January 1, 2013: US08343163 (11 worldwide citation)

An implant installation device is provided for delivering an implant to a target implantation site including a handle with a first and second arms extending distally therefrom. A translation member extends through the handle such that a distal portion lies between the first arm and second arm while ...


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Troy Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, September 17, 2013: US08535320 (9 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for creating an operative corridor to the spine are described. The instruments include, for example, a retractor assembly with at least one retractor blade that may be releasably coupled to a bone anchors via a hoop shim. The hoop shim includes a shim portion that may slidabl ...


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Justin Vellido, Nathan Lovell, Troy Woolley: Implant installation assembly and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, September 23, 2014: US08840622 (9 worldwide citation)

This disclosure describes a guide assembly for guiding the installation of a spinal fusion implant to a surgical target site. The guide assembly includes a pair of arm members and a handle assembly that functions to clamp the arm members in locked and unlocked positions. The guide assembly interacts ...


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Troy Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal fusion surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, May 7, 2013: US08435269 (7 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for creating an operative corridor to the spine and performing a spinal fusion. The instruments including, for example, a retractor assembly with a plurality of retractor blades, at least two pedicle screws, and a connecting rod. The retractor blades are coupled to the pedicl ...


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Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Michael Brotman, Andrew Wolf, Richard Lazar, Jennifer Simon, Kenneth Rich, Sandeep Kunwar: Cervical retractor. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, March 10, 2015: US08974381 (3 worldwide citation)

An anterior cervical retractor comprises a first medial-lateral retractor body having a base arm and a moving arm and a pair of retractor blades. The retractor blades may be side loading or top loading. The cervical retractor comprises a second cranial-caudal retractor body having a pair of moving a ...


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Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Troy B Woolley, Mark D Peterson, Antoine G Tohmeh: Method and apparatus for performing spinal fusion surgery. NuVasive, Rory Schermerhorn, April 12, 2016: US09307972 (2 worldwide citation)

Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.


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Troy B Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, June 9, 2015: US09050146 (2 worldwide citation)

Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine. A method for attaching a ...


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Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Michael Brotman, Andrew Wolf, Kenneth Rich: Cervical retractor. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, December 2, 2014: US08900137 (2 worldwide citation)

An anterior cervical retractor comprises a retractor body having a base arm and a moving arm and a pair of retractor blades having a side loading blade and a top loading blade. The base arm includes a first track and a side loading connector. The first track extends perpendicularly from a proximal e ...


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Christopher Stein, Chad Grant, Nathan Lovell, Ryan Donahoe: Spinal fixation system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Jennifer Russell, January 27, 2015: US08940030 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to medical devices and methods for use in spinal surgery. In particular, the disclosed devices relate to a spinal fixation system and an intervertebral spinal implant assembly sized and dimensioned for the lumbar spine implantable via an anterior or anterolate ...