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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Transpedicular screw system and method of use. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, November 1, 1994: US05360431 (678 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises two sets of implants (8) each consisting of a rod (18) and a plurality of vertebral anchors (16). The rod (18) is secured to the vertebral elements by the vertebral anchors (16). The anchor (16) includes a trans ...


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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, December 12, 1995: US05474555 (666 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises an assembly having at least two anchors and an elongated stabilizer. The anchors each have means to hold the anchor to the bone, and include receiving means which receive the stabilizer as well as securing means ...


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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 (642 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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John P Kapp, Robert R Smith: Prosthetic vertebral body. Larson and Taylor, November 26, 1985: US04554914 (584 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic vertebral body for use in a cavity left by the removal of a defective vertebral body located between two adjoining healthy vertebral bodies is disclosed. A method of replacing the defective vertebral body with the disclosed prosthetic vertebral body is also disclosed. The prosthetic ver ...


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Rolando M Puno, Kevin A Kelly: Transpedicular screw and rod system. Danninger Medical Technology, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, February 21, 1989: US04805602 (527 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises two sets of implants each consisting of a rod and a plurality of vertebral anchors. A set of implants is positioned on the spine on either side of the spinous process spanning the portion of spine to be immobili ...


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Rickey D Hart, John T Rice: Surgical fastening system and method for using the same. Innovasive Devices, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 27, 1998: US05827298 (522 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening system for attaching one piece of tissue to another piece of tissue. The system comprises a surgical fastener, an installation tool for deploying the surgical fastener in tissue, and a method for using the same.


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Richard J Greff, Michael L Jones, Scott Evans: Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels. MicroTherapeutics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 22, 1998: US05851508 (450 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are compositions suitable for use in embolizing blood vessels which compositions comprise an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, a biocompatible solvent and a water insoluble contrasting agent selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tantalum oxide and barium sulfate. Also disclosed a ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Changing relationship between bones. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, August 8, 2000: US06099531 (445 worldwide citation)

To change a spatial relationship between two or more bones in a patient's body, a wedge member is moved into a joint between the bones. As the wedge member enters the joint, pivotal movement occurs between the bones to change the orientation of the bones relative to each other. The wedge member may ...


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Yves Cotrel: Implant for spinal osteosynthesis device, in particular in traumatology. Societe de Fabrication de Material Orthopedique, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, April 9, 1991: US05005562 (443 worldwide citation)

This implant comprises a portion (1) intended for anchorage to bone and a body (2) for attachment to a rod (3); the body has a channel defining two side branches (4) and open on both sides of the body in order to be able to receive the rod (3); this implant contains a threaded plug (8), contrived so ...


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R Charles Ray, Richard B Ashman: Sacral implant system. R Charles Ray, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, July 7, 1992: US05127912 (412 worldwide citation)

A sacral implant system includes first and second sacral plates that are affixed on opposite sides of the sacrum adjacent the lumbosacral junction. Pedicle, lateral and oblique mounting means are provided for rigidly affixing the sacral plates to the sacrum. First and second fixation rods extend in ...