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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn, Steve Mitchell, John A Markwart: System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Meyer, May 15, 2007: US07217291 (276 worldwide citation)

A system and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks in accordance with the present invention can substitute for interbody fusion techniques by replacing degenerated spinal disks with artificial spinal disks. In one embodiment, the system can comprise one or more artificial spinal disks, each ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Steve Mitchell, Scott Yerby, Henry A Klyce: Supplemental spine fixation device and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 25, 2003: US06652527 (268 worldwide citation)

The implant device is a minimally invasive device for assisting in the fusing together of vertebral bodies of the spine. The implant device immobilizes the vertebral bodies by immobilizing the respective spinous process extending from the vertebral body. The implant device has at least one spacer an ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Scott A Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn: Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Meyer, August 1, 2006: US07083649 (165 worldwide citation)

An artificial vertebral disk replacement implant is disclosed along with its method of operation and a method of implanting. The implant has first and second plates that each mate with a vertebral body. Each plate has one side for mating with a vertebral body. The first plate has a socket on one sid ...


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Steve Mitchell: Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Meyer, November 22, 2005: US06966929 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a device that can be placed between two vertebrae. The implant is characterized by having a first plate and a second plate with a spacer therebetween. The spacer fits within cavities on each of the first and second plate.


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, John J Flynn, Steve Mitchell, Scott A Yerby, John A Markwart: Interspinous process implant having deployable wing and method of implantation. Kyphon SARL, Coats and Bennett P L L C, July 6, 2010: US07749252 (132 worldwide citation)

Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with a ...


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Steve Mitchell: Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 25, 2007: US07273496 (88 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a device with that can be placed between two vertebrae. The implant is characterized by having a first plate and a second plates with a crossbar therebetween. The crossbar fits within cavities on each of the first and second plate and allows for pivotal or rotati ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steve Mitchell: System and method for an interspinous process implant as a supplement to a spine stabilization implant. Kyphon SARL, Coats & Bennett P L L C, April 28, 2009: US07524324 (82 worldwide citation)

An implant is used to distract and maintain the distraction of spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae of the spine. The implant can be secured to a spine stabilization system. The combination of the spine stabilization system with spine distraction provides an improved therapeutic benefit to the pa ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Henry A Klyce, Charles J Winslow, Scott Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn: Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 23, 2010: US07837732 (59 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Scott A Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn: Tools for implanting an artificial vertebral disk. Kyphon SARL, Haynes and Boone, March 3, 2009: US07497859 (48 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to tools for preparing vertebral bodies in the spine for the implantation of an artificial vertebral disk replacement and related method. A first tool is disclosed that prepares the vertebral bodies for implantation by cutting offset channels in the vertebral bodies. The secon ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, John J Flynn, Steve Mitchell: Distractible interspinous process implant and method of implantation. Kyphon SARL, Coats and Bennett P L L C, April 13, 2010: US07695513 (46 worldwide citation)

Systems and method in accordance with embodiment of the present invention can includes a distractible implant comprising a distracting insert and a body having a first part and a second part adapted to be positioned between adjacent spinous processes of cervical vertebrae. The distracting insert can ...