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Roy Lim, Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley: Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett P L L C, August 8, 2006: US07087055 (337 worldwide citation)

A minimaly invasive spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer is adjustable between a first orientation having a reduced size to facilitate insertion between the vertebral members. A second orientation has an enlarged size for contacting the vertebral members. The spacer includes ...


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Roy Lim, Kevin T Foley, Michael C Sherman: Minimally invasive expanding spacer and method. SDGI Holdings, Coats & Bennett P L L C, July 4, 2006: US07070598 (320 worldwide citation)

A minimaly invasive spacer for positioning between vertebral members. The spacer is adjustable between a first orientation having a reduced size to facilitate insertion between the vertebral members. A second orientation has an enlarged size for contacting the vertebral members. The spacer includes ...


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Maurice M Smith, Kevin T Foley, Roy Lim, Thomas E Roehm III: Devices and methods for percutaneous tissue retraction and surgery. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, August 28, 2007: US07261688 (157 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for performing percutaneous surgery in a patient are provided. A retractor includes a working channel formed by a first portion coupled to a second portion. The first and second portions are movable relative to one another from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configura ...


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Roy Lim, Michael C Sherman: Minimally invasive instruments and methods for inserting implants. August 11, 2009: US07572276 (123 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for inserting one or more implants to a surgical site in a patient in a surgical procedure, including minimally invasive surgical procedures are provided. The implant is mountable to the instrument in a reduced profile orientation and after insertion is manipulated with the i ...


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Roy Lim: Devices and methods for inserting spinal implants. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, August 7, 2007: US07252673 (105 worldwide citation)

An implant inserter is releasably engageable to an implant to facilitate placement of the implant in a minimally invasive approach to space between adjacent spinous processes. The implant inserter can engage the implant in a first configuration for insertion and thereafter remotely release the impla ...


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Hai H Trieu, Jeff R Justis, Roy Lim: Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, April 17, 2007: US07204851 (96 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a prosthetic spinal disc nucleus in an intervertebral disc nucleus space generally includes: (a) making a hole in the annulus of a disc, with the hole having an undilated size that is smaller than the cross-sectional size of a folded prosthetic disc nucleus; (b) using an impl ...


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Roy Lim: Reducing instrument for spinal surgery. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg DeVault, December 9, 2008: US07462182 (72 worldwide citation)

An instrument is provided for use in orthopedic surgery for reduction of a connecting member such as a spinal rod toward an anchor. The reducing instrument includes an actuating assembly, a shaft assembly extending distally from the actuating assembly, and a distal engaging assembly. The distal enga ...


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Roy Lim, Michael C Sherman: Interspinous process spacer. Warsaw Orthopedic, Coats and Bennett P L L C, January 4, 2011: US07862590 (68 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of an interspinous spacer that maintains spacing between a superior vertebra and inferior vertebra following a laminectomy. The interspinous spacer may include a superior arch engaging the spinous process of a superior vertebra and an inferior arch engaging the spinous process of an infe ...


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Roy Lim, Steven D DeRidder: Instruments, implants and methods for positioning implants into a spinal disc space. Warsaw Orthopedic, August 18, 2009: US07575580 (64 worldwide citation)

Instruments, implants and methods are provided for positioning spinal implants in a spinal disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The instruments provide a low profile engagement with the implants and facilitate insertion while minimizing tissue retraction and exposure of the tissue and neural eleme ...


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Roy Lim, Kevin Foley: Spacer with height and angle adjustments for spacing vertebral members. Warsaw Orthopedic, July 27, 2010: US07763028 (59 worldwide citation)

A device having an adjustable height and angle to space vertebral members. The device includes a plurality of links that extend between a plate and a deployer. A first section of the deployer is moved to change the angle of the plurality of links and expand the height of the spacer. A second section ...