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James C Robinson, Paul Wisnewski, Jonathan Blackwell, W Barry Null: Device for fixation of spinous processes. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, May 23, 2006: US07048736 (353 worldwide citation)

A fixation device for use in association with ALIF procedures includes a couple of spaced plates having integral spikes on facing surfaces thereof for pressing into spinal processes of adjacent vertebrae. One of the plates has a spherical socket which captures a spherical head end of a post whose ot ...


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Paul Wisnewski: Implants formed of shape memory polymeric material for spinal fixation. Warsaw Orthopedic, September 14, 2010: US07794476 (80 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a orthopedic implant that comprises a shape memory polymeric material. The orthopedic implant can be fabricated or molded in a desired configuration selected to provide support or tension to bony structures. Examples of implantable devices include spinal rods, bone plates, ...


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Russell D Jamison, David Brumfield, Richard Treharne, Paul Wisnewski, Robert Wigginton, Michael Sherman: Method and apparatus for the fixation of bone fractures, limb lengthening and the correction of deformities. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, November 5, 1991: US05062844 (49 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the fixation of bone fractures, limb lengthening, and the correction of deformities uses an improved composite plastic carbon fiber ring that is formed in a mold, or machined with a stepped end portion that allows half rings to be assembled in a common plane. The method ca ...


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William McLeod, Paul Wisnewski, David Evans, Mark Gosney: Apparatus and method for determining the tension on a ligament graft. Richards Medical Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, November 13, 1990: US04969895 (25 worldwide citation)

An instrument for determining the variation in tension of a ligament graft extending between first and second proposed fixation sites positioned on first and second articulated bones, respectively, comprises a yoke which carries a device for securing the yoke to one of the first and second bones. A ...


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Paul Wisnewski: Implants formed of shape memory polymeric material for spinal fixation. Woodard Emhardt Moriarty Mcnett & Henry, February 10, 2005: US20050033295-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a orthopedic implant that comprises a shape memory polymeric material. The orthopedic implant can be fabricated or molded in a desired configuration selected to provide support or tension to bony structures. Examples of implantable devices include spinal rods, bone plates, ...


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Paul Wisnewski: Implants formed of a shape memory polymeric material for spinal fixation. Warsaw Orthopedic, September 30, 2014: US08845692

This invention relates to a orthopedic implant that comprises a shape memory polymeric material. The orthopedic implant can be fabricated or molded in a desired configuration selected to provide support or tension to bony structures. Examples of implantable devices include spinal rods, bone plates, ...


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James C Robinson, Paul Wisnewski, Jonathan Blackwell, W Barry Null: Device for fixation of spinous processes. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty and McNett, Bank One Center Tower, November 20, 2003: US20030216736-A1

A fixation device for use in association with ALIF procedures includes a couple of spaced plates having integral spikes on facing surfaces thereof for pressing into spinal processes of adjacent vertebrae. One of the plates has a spherical socket which captures a spherical head end of a post whose ot ...


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Paul Wisnewski, Joseph Lessar, Dennis J Buchanan: Spinal rod characterized by a time-varying stiffness. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett Pllc, October 4, 2007: US20070233073-A1

A spinal rod characterized by a time-varying stiffness. The rod comprises a first member and at least one second member that is mechanically coupled to the first member through a time-varying interface. The interface features a binding mechanism that degrades after surgical installation. For instanc ...


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Paul Wisnewski, Chris Johnson, Naim Istephanous: Orthopedic spinal devices fabricated from two or more materials. SDGI Holdings, Krieg Devault, September 27, 2007: US20070225707-A1

This invention relates to medical devices including spinal orthopedic implants and surgical instruments including a component having at least two materials providing differing performance characteristics in a unitary structure. The differing materials can be bonded or fused to one another at an atom ...


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Paul Wisnewski: Implants formed of a shape memory polymeric material for spinal fixation. Warsaw Orthopedic, Medtronic, September 30, 2010: US20100249848-A1

This invention relates to a orthopedic implant that comprises a shape memory polymeric material. The orthopedic implant can be fabricated or molded in a desired configuration selected to provide support or tension to bony structures. Examples of implantable devices include spinal rods, bone plates, ...