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Bryan D Hildebrand, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Jared Arambula, Matthew Curran, Eric Kovach, Troy Woolley, Jeff Castleberry: System and methods for cervical spinal fusion. Nuvasive, Jonathan Spangler, August 2, 2005: US06923814 (144 worldwide citation)

A system for performing spinal fusion between adjacent cervical vertebrae, including an implant and an introducer system, and related methods.


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Chester Sutterlin, Jason Blain, Matthew Curran, Troy Woolley, Eric Kovach: Systems and methods for removing body tissue. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, May 25, 2010: US07722613 (42 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for removing body tissue involving the use of a brush member (12) having a plurality of bristle members defining a capacity for carrying body tissue. The brush member (12) is capable of being manipulated within said body to thereby receive body tissue within said brush member (12 ...


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Matthew Curran, Troy Woolley, Patrick Miles: System and methods for performing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Nuvasive, Nuvasive, Jonathan Spangler, March 15, 2011: US07905886 (23 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods relating generally to spinal implants and insertion devices, and in particular, to intervertebral implant insertion devices, implants, and methods for performing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF).


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Troy Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, January 22, 2013: US08357184 (17 worldwide citation)

Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.


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Jared Arambula, Kevin Foley, James F Marino, Alan Curtis Stone, Eric Finley, David Matsuura, Troy Woolley, Jamil Elbanna: Polar coordinate surgical guideframe. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, January 23, 2007: US07166113 (17 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument positioning system, comprising: at least one support; a cross member having at least one curved end portion, the at least one curved end portion being held by the at least one support such that the cross member is rotatable about an axis extending through a center of curvature ...


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Luiz Pimenta, Jared Arambula, Benjamin VerHage, Troy Woolley, Patrick Miles: System and methods for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, November 17, 2015: US09186261 (10 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion system and related methods involve the use of a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction. The spinal fusion implant is particularly suited for introduction into the disc space via a lateral approach to the spine.


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Troy Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, September 17, 2013: US08535320 (9 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for creating an operative corridor to the spine are described. The instruments include, for example, a retractor assembly with at least one retractor blade that may be releasably coupled to a bone anchors via a hoop shim. The hoop shim includes a shim portion that may slidabl ...


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Luiz Pimenta, Jared Arambula, Benjamin VerHage, Troy Woolley, Patrick Miles: System and methods for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, March 18, 2014: US08673005 (9 worldwide citation)

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites, in particular into the thoracic region of the spine.


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Justin Vellido, Nathan Lovell, Troy Woolley: Implant installation assembly and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, September 23, 2014: US08840622 (9 worldwide citation)

This disclosure describes a guide assembly for guiding the installation of a spinal fusion implant to a surgical target site. The guide assembly includes a pair of arm members and a handle assembly that functions to clamp the arm members in locked and unlocked positions. The guide assembly interacts ...


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Troy Woolley, Nathan Lovell, Michael Serra, Mark Peterson: Method and apparatus for performing spinal fusion surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, May 7, 2013: US08435269 (7 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for creating an operative corridor to the spine and performing a spinal fusion. The instruments including, for example, a retractor assembly with a plurality of retractor blades, at least two pedicle screws, and a connecting rod. The retractor blades are coupled to the pedicl ...