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Mark A Reiley: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 2, 2004: US06811567 (380 worldwide citation)

Surgically installed prostheses replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an artificial facet joint structur ...


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William R Fitz: Artificial facet joint. Simon Groner, November 5, 1996: US05571191 (348 worldwide citation)

A spinal facet prosthesis for a diseased or painful facet joint comprises a superior component and an inferior component. The superior component is roughly conical or pyramidal in form and is fastened to and over the distal tip of the inferior articular process of the diseased or painful facet joint ...


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Bret A Ferree: Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics. Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, March 16, 2004: US06706068 (341 worldwide citation)

This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRS) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disc replacements (ADRs) translates ...


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Mark A Reiley, Robert M Scribner, James Davidson: Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces. Archus Orthopedics, Wilson Sonini Goodrich & Rosati, James R Shay, December 13, 2005: US06974478 (271 worldwide citation)

Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The prostheses provide an artificial facet joint structure including an artificial articular configuration unlike the preexisting articular configuration. The radii and material stress values of the prostheses are ...


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Peter M Simonson: Artificial facet joint and method. Akerman Senterfitt, Micahel K Dixon, August 1, 2006: US07083622 (164 worldwide citation)

An artificial facet joint includes a spinal implant rod and a connector. The connector includes a screw and a rod connecting member having structure for engagement of the rod. The rod connecting member is pivotally engaged to the screw. The rod may also be held slideably within the connector enablin ...


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Mark A Reiley: Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure. Archus Orthopedics, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, August 8, 2006: US07087084 (150 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis replaces all or a portion of a natural facet joint on a vertebral body. The prosthesis has a prosthesis body that accommodates fixation to the vertebral body at or near a pedicle and without support by a lamina. The prosthesis also has an artificial facet joint structure carried by the ...


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David Stinson, Lawrence R Jones, Robert M Scribner, Mark A Reiley: Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces. Archus Orthopedics, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 11, 2006: US07074238 (94 worldwide citation)

Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The cephalad prostheses are adapted and configured to be attached to a lamina portion of a vertebra without blocking a pedicle portion of the cephalad vertebra. In some embodiments, the prosthesis is attached with ...


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Reiley Mark A: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, RYAN Daniel D, August 26, 2004: WO/2004/071358 (93 worldwide citation)

Surgically installed prostheses (30, 34 and 50) replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses (30, 34, 50) are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an ar ...


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Reiley Mark: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, November 14, 2007: EP1854433-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

A facet prosthesis assembly is described. The assembly comprises a first body (58) comprising a first fixation stem (65) for anchoring the first body to a pedicle of a vertebra and a second body (60) comprising a second fixation stem (65) for anchoring the second body to an opposing pedicle of a ver ...


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Geoffrey Blatt, Eric Blatt: Artificial spinal disc, insertion tool, and method of insertion. Geoffrey Blatt, Hovey Williams, March 4, 2008: US07338527 (62 worldwide citation)

An artificial spinal disc is provided for unilateral insertion from the posterior side of the patient and includes a pair of plate members with a bearing associated with one plate member and a depression associated with the other for permitting limited flexibility of patient movement. An outrigger i ...