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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Transpedicular screw system and method of use. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, November 1, 1994: US05360431 (678 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises two sets of implants (8) each consisting of a rod (18) and a plurality of vertebral anchors (16). The rod (18) is secured to the vertebral elements by the vertebral anchors (16). The anchor (16) includes a trans ...


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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, December 12, 1995: US05474555 (666 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises an assembly having at least two anchors and an elongated stabilizer. The anchors each have means to hold the anchor to the bone, and include receiving means which receive the stabilizer as well as securing means ...


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J Abbott Byrd III, Rolando M Puno, Philip Mellinger: Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, November 14, 1995: US05466237 (545 worldwide citation)

A bone interface anchor is provided for use with a stabilizer rod for the internal fixation of a spine. The anchor has a seat which accommodates the stabilizer rod and which receives a bone screw for the fixation of the seat to the bone. A compression member cooperates with the seat external to the ...


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Rolando M Puno, Kevin A Kelly: Transpedicular screw and rod system. Danninger Medical Technology, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, February 21, 1989: US04805602 (527 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises two sets of implants each consisting of a rod and a plurality of vertebral anchors. A set of implants is positioned on the spine on either side of the spinous process spanning the portion of spine to be immobili ...


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Rolando M Puno, Philip Mellinger, J Abbott Byrd III: Rod anchor seat having a sliding interlocking rod connector. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, March 5, 1996: US05496321 (337 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant assembly is provided having a top loading anchor which is fixed to a spinal member by means of a hook or screw. The anchor includes a seat having a channel to receive a stabilizer rod and a sliding interconnecting closure member which slides in a longitudinal direction relative to t ...


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Philip Mellinger, J Abbott Byrd III, Rolando M Puno: Transverse link for use with a spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co LPA, April 29, 1997: US05624442 (220 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a transverse connector member which is used to connect two substantially parallel spinal implant rods. The transverse connector has a first and a second member which includes a clamp comprising a rod receiving recess and top-loaded set screw which cause both a vertical and ...


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Rolando M Puno, Bret M Berry, W Scott Gareiss: Methods and instrumentation for inserting intervertebral grafts and devices. December 1, 2009: US07625379 (26 worldwide citation)

Instruments for inserting an implant in a space between adjacent bony portions include upper and lower guide members separated by a spreader with the implant positioned forwardly of the spreader. The spreader is movable forwardly between the guide members with a drive member to position the implant ...


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Rolando M Puno: Device for interconnection of components in a spinal implant assembly. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 20, 2012: US08313514 (9 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation system including an interconnection device is provided. The interconnection device comprises a connector element including a passage structured to receive a component of the spinal fixation system therein. The passage is at least partially bound by a first wall portion and a second ...


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Rolando M Puno, Bret M Berry, W Scott Gareiss: Methods and instrumentation for inserting intervertebral grafts and devices. Warsaw Orthopedic, July 16, 2013: US08486083 (2 worldwide citation)

Instruments for inserting an implant in a space between adjacent bony portions include upper and lower guide members separated by a spreader with the implant positioned forwardly of the spreader. The spreader is movable forwardly between the guide members with a drive member to position the implant ...


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Rolando M Puno: Inter-body implant. R Tree Innovations, Middleton Reutlinger, Alexander P Brackett, September 9, 2014: US08828082 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an exte ...