Douglas William McKay: Spinal fixation device and method. McDermott Will & Emery, October 22, 2002: US06468276 (199 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation device comprises an intervertebral body wedge which is inserted between vertebral bodies by sequentially expanding the inter-discal space using a spacer. With this sequential expansion, no posterior fixation devices are needed for stabilization of the spinal diseased vertebrae.

Bernhard Rieser, Reinhold Schmieding: Bicortical tibial fixation of ACL grafts. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, May 14, 2002: US06387129 (191 worldwide citation)

A method of securing a graft in a bone tunnel, in which graft is secured within the tunnel at both the entrance and the exit ends of the tunnel to provide bicortical fixation of the graft in the bone. Interference screws or other fixation devices are used to secure the graft within the tunnel. For t ...

Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower, Allan F Tencer: Spinal coupler assembly. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, October 13, 1992: US05154718 (186 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a coupler assembly for use in a posterior spinal system including components designed to be affixed to the spinal column of a person to correct various lateral and sagittal deformities. The spinal coupler assembly is adapted to be interconnected between two spaced ro ...

Frank H Morgan: Bone fracture reduction and fixation devices with identity tags. TiMesh, Philip D Junkins, May 8, 1990: US04923471 (185 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a bone fracture reduction device for the internal fixation and immobilization of bone fragments. The device is comprised of a thin malleable bone affixation plate, formed of a biocompatible metallic material with at least two spaced openings extending therethrough ea ...

Michael Dudasik: Facet fixation devices. Blackstone Medical, Greenberg Traurig, November 18, 2003: US06648893 (177 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an expandable sleeve deployable in a surgical implant. The sleeve has a head, a tubular shaft defining an open interior, and a distal tip, with the shaft having a length dimension. The shaft is provided with a plurality of slots that divide the shaft into partitions, wherein ...

Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower, Allan F Tencer: Clamp assembly for use in a spinal system. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, December 24, 1991: US05074864 (163 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a mid-line clamp assembly for use in a posterior spinal system including components designed to be affixed to the spinal column of a person to correct for various lateral and sagittal deformities. The clamp assembly includes inferior and superior clamp halves slidabl ...

Sylvester Lucatero, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sandra Saenz, Larry B Rogers: Fixation device delivery catheter, systems and methods of use. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Reeta K Whitney, June 5, 2007: US07226467 (157 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, methods and kits are provided for delivering interventional devices to a target location with a body. Such interventional devices particularly include fixation devices or any devices which approximate tissue, such as valve leaflets. The delivery devices and systems direct the inter ...

Deger C Tunc: Bioabsorbable materials and medical devices made therefrom. Stryker Technologies Corporation, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 6, 2004: US06716957 (157 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable material such as a terpolymer of poly-(L-lactide/D-lactide/glycolide). The material may consist of 85 molar percent L-lactide, 5 molar percent D-lactide, and 10 molar percent glycolide. The material may have a heat of fusion of about 15-25 J/G, tensile strength retention at 26 weeks ...

Michael P Corcoran, Peter M Buonomo, Joseph A Marino: Occlusion device with non-thrombogenic properties. Cardia, Kinney & Lange, April 30, 2002: US06379368 (156 worldwide citation)

An occlusion device for the closure of atrial or ventricular septal defects, for the closure of patent ductus arteriosus, patent foramen ovale, or other vascular defects. The occlusion device comprises a center section extending in an axial direction, with upper and lower stranded wire fixation devi ...

Peter L Rosenblatt, Dale E Whipple: System and methods for soft tissue reconstruction. Lowrie Lando&Anastasi, January 3, 2006: US06981983 (155 worldwide citation)

The systems and methods of the present invention provide for soft tissue reconstruction using a fixation device that coapts two intact anatomic structures to each other. In one embodiment, these systems and methods are used to reconstruct defects or abnormalities in the female pelvic floor by using ...