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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, T Wade Fallin, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant and method. Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 17, 1998: US05836948 (778 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu: Spine distraction implant and method. Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, January 19, 1999: US05860977 (641 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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Robert S Howland, Richard M Salib, Kenneth Pettine: Interspinous segmental spine fixation device. Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, March 5, 1996: US05496318 (640 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation device and method for the stabilization of the spine after surgical procedures such as those related to degenerative disc diseases are described. The device comprises a spacer, which is placed between adjacent vertebrae when installed and a locking mechanism attached to the spacer. ...


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Robert E Atkinson, Peter T Keith: Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. SpinLabs, June 11, 2002: US06402750 (639 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. Dynamic bias devices and reinforcement devices are disclosed, which may be used individually or in combination, to eliminate nerve impingement associated with the damaged disc, and/or to reinf ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, Douglas W Kohrs: Spinal stabilization surgical method. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, February 6, 1996: US05489307 (609 worldwide citation)

Spinal fusion implants are inserted into a disc space of disc material separating first and second vertebrae by forming bores between the vertebrae. A distraction spacer is temporarily put in place on one side of the vertebrae while a bore is being formed on an opposite side of the vertebrae.


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Linda Trebing, John Thalgott: Locking plate and bone screw. Synthes, Fish & Richardson P C, February 11, 1997: US05601553 (608 worldwide citation)

A bone plate for stabilizing the anterior column of the spine has a lower curved surface and an upper surface having two intersecting planes in each of which is a screw hole, the axes of the holes being skewed relative to one another. A bone screw used to secure the plate, has a single start buttres ...


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Lutz Biedermann, Jurgen Harms: Anchoring member. George W Neuner, September 30, 1997: US05672176 (574 worldwide citation)

An anchoring member for connecting a rod with a bone comprises a screw member having a treaded portion and a screw head with a spherical segment-shaped portion, a seat part receiving said screw head of said screw member and said rod, and a pressure member formed to embrace said screw head from its s ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, April 11, 2000: US06048342 (568 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.


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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 (542 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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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, August 25, 1998: US05797911 (521 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive the h ...