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Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Intervertebral prosthesis. Cervitech, Morrison & Foerster, February 21, 2006: US07001432 (105 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral prosthesis, in particular for the cervical spine, includes a first cover plate to be connected to a first vertebral body, a second cover plate to be connected to the second vertebral body, and a prosthesis core which forms an articulation with the second cover plate. The prosthesis ...


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Paul C McAfee: Method of and apparatus for laparoscopic or endoscopic spinal surgery using an unsealed anteriorly inserted transparent trochar. Paul C McAfee, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, October 29, 1996: US05569290 (82 worldwide citation)

A method of and apparatus for performing endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery on a patient's spine is provided. The apparatus includes a trochar which is specifically design for spinal applications. The trochar includes of a first transparent tubular member of a predetermined diameter and a second tra ...


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Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Cervical intervertebral prosthesis. Cervitech, Morrison & Foerster, September 11, 2007: US07267691 (41 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral prosthesis includes two cover plates which are each configured to be connected to adjacent vertebral bodies. At least one of the two cover plates has a toothed portion which faces toward the vertebral body and whose teeth have a steep, ventrally directed flank and a less st ...


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Helmut D Link, Paul C McAfee: Cervical intervertebral prosthesis. Cervitech, Morrison & Foerster, February 13, 2007: US07175662 (16 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral prosthesis includes at least one cover plate that is configured to be connected to one of its two adjacent vertebral bodies and a securing plate which secures this cover plate and is configured to be fastened to the ventral surface of the vertebral body. The securing plate ...


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Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine. Cervitech, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, January 4, 2011: US07862614 (15 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral prosthesis system, in particular for the cervical spine, includes at least two types of prostheses. The type of prosthesis includes a first cover plate that is configured to be connected to a first vertebral body, a second cover plate that is configured to be connected to a second ...


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Helmut D Link, Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Instrument set for fitting an intervertebral joint prosthesis. Cervitech, Morrison & Foerster, May 5, 2009: US07527629 (13 worldwide citation)

Instrument set for fitting an intervertebral prosthesis, comprising a guide device (4) for an instrument or a prosthesis part, which guide device (4) is to be secured on at least one vertebral body (2). To be able to attach the guide device (4) precisely on the vertebral bodies despite the difficult ...


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Helmut D Link, Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis. NuVasive, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, September 6, 2011: US08012212 (12 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis has two cover plates, at least one of which is provided with a wedge-shaped connection surface for connection to a vertebral body and which is wider than it is deep. The dorsal edge of the connection surface may be set back from the dorsolateral edge of the ...


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Paul C McAfee: Expandable spinal implant and flexible driver. Globus Medical, January 24, 2017: US09549824 (3 worldwide citation)

Expandable spinal implants and drivers connected by a bendable joint are disclosed. The flexible connector allows the implant and driver to move to different angular orientations with respect to each other, and to apply rotational force or torque from the driver to the implant and its expansion mech ...


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Helmut D Link, Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Method for implanting an intervertebral disk prosthesis. Cervitech, NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Marjorie Jarvis, April 3, 2012: US08147551 (1 worldwide citation)

A cervical intervertebral disk prosthesis has two cover plates, at least one of which is provided with a wedge-shaped connection surface for connection to a vertebral body and which is wider than it is deep. The dorsal edge of the connection surface may be set back from the dorsolateral edge of the ...


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Arnold Keller, Paul C McAfee: Intervertebral prosthesis. Waldemar Link & Co, Barry E Bretschneider, Morrison & Foerster, September 18, 2003: US20030176923-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral prosthesis, in particular for the cervical spine, consisting basically of a first cover plate (1) to be connected to a first vertebral body, of a second cover plate (2) to be connected to the second vertebral body, and of a prosthesis core (10) which forms an articulation with the ...