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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 (615 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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Jeff R Justis, Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley: Instruments for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 11, 2003: US06530929 (548 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...


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Rudolf Bertagnoli: System for the immobilization of vertebrae. MAN Ceramics, Robert W Becker & Associates, November 5, 1996: US05571109 (462 worldwide citation)

For a rapid and accurate performance of surgery for the immobilization of vertebrae an implantation system is suggested in the case of which the surgical implements such as drills, chisels, bone milling or routing implements, implant guide implements, cooperate with an ancillary device, which render ...


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Michael C Sherman, Kevin T Foley, Jeff R Justis: Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, March 14, 2006: US07011660 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...


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Paul A Torrie, Michael C Ferragamo, Rebecca Blough, Anthony Miniaci, Lázló Hangody, Zoltán Kárparti: Repairing cartilage. Smith & Newhew, Fish & Richardson PPC, March 19, 2002: US06358253 (213 worldwide citation)

A method of repairing cartilage (e.g., articular cartilage on the femur) and a set of instruments used in the method are provided. The damaged cartilage is removed from the bone to expose the underlying bone, grafts covered with cartilage (e.g., hyaline cartilage) are harvested from elsewhere in the ...


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Kevin T Foley, Michael C Sherman, Jeff R Justis: Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures. SDGI Holdings, Krieg DeVault, March 7, 2006: US07008422 (201 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position m ...


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Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Raymond A Bojarski, Daniel Steines, Albert G Burdulis Jr, Rene Vargas Voracek: Patient selectable joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools. ConforMIS, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers, November 29, 2011: US08066708 (189 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are d ...


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Richard L Walus, Jennifer J McCrory, John A Santangelo, Raphael Meloul: Tool for implanting a fiducial marker. Kenyon & Kenyon, November 19, 1996: US05575794 (167 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a tool for inserting a fiducial marker. It comprises a housing and guide assembly, an obturator assembly, a drill for forming a bore hole at an implantation site, and a marker inserter for inserting a marker into the bore hole. The housing and guide assembly comprise a ...


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Michael G Fisher, Anthony K Hedley, Michael Howard, Kevin Cordes, Toshinobu Katsuya: Dynamic knee balancer. Synvasive Technology, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, October 28, 2008: US07442196 (164 worldwide citation)

Dynamic knee balancing devices, systems and methods provide for enhanced total knee arthroplasty (“TKA”) procedures. Devices generally include a stationary femoral member for removably attaching to a distal femur and an adjustable femoral member coupled with the stationary member for adjusting ligam ...


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Yechiel Gotfried: Surgical device for connection of fractured bones. Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, July 4, 1995: US05429641 (157 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for percutaneous connection of a fractured upper part of the femur to the shaft comprises: a connector plate with a lower straight portion for screwed connection to the femur shaft and with a sharp bottom end for insertion through a small skin incision, having its upper portion per ...