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Scott W Larsen, Oleg Shikhman: Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof. Surgical Dynamics, July 21, 1998: US05782832 (627 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant includes lower and upper plate members dimensioned for at least partial insertion within the intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The lower and upper plate members have contacting surfaces for engaging respective vertebral end faces of the adjacent vertebr ...


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Christine M Tompkins, Peter W J Hinchliffe, Scott W Larsen, Christopher McDonnell: Surgical instruments useful for spinal surgery. United States Surgical Corporation, July 28, 1998: US05785647 (312 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use during endoscopic discectomy procedures includes an elongated portion defining a generally longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal ends, a retractor mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongated portion and having at least two retractor members for engaging and ...


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Scott W Larsen, Christopher McDonnell, Scott W Reed: Surgical instrument useful for endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, December 22, 1998: US05851214 (138 worldwide citation)

The present application discloses instruments for use in an endoscopic discetomy procedure which are configured to be disassembled for cleaning and reassembled for subsequent utilization. The preferred embodiments include endoscopic rongeur-style instruments which may be used to remove calcification ...


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Scott W Larsen, Oleg Shikhman, Christopher McDonnell: Surgical cutting apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, February 23, 1999: US05873886 (123 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for cutting and storing sections of body tissue is provided comprising a housing having a handle assembly, an elongated outer tube extending from the handle assembly, and a cutting tube positioned within the outer tube and movable in response to actuation of the handle assembly ...


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Carl T Urban, Scott W Larsen, Marc J Theroux: Percutaneous introducer. United States Surgical Corporation, May 6, 1997: US05626597 (43 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for percutaneous accessing body tissue including a tissue piercing element for creating an opening through a body wall. The surgical instrument may include a working member for performing a surgical procedure within the body. Alternatively, the surgical instrument may include a ...