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Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower, Allan F Tencer: Spinal hook body. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, September 15, 1992: US05147359 (153 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a spinal hook body 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 hook body is adapted to interconnect a structure having a stud extending ...


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Joseph J Hammer, Joseph H Contiliano, Herbert Eugene Schwartz: Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to fixation devices. Ethicon, January 24, 2006: US06989034 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to tissue scaffold implant devices useful in the repair and/or regeneration of diseased and/or damaged musculoskeletal tissue and that include a tissue scaffold component fixedly attached to a scaffold fixation component via at least one of sutures, fabrics, fibers, thr ...


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David F Crook: Method and apparatus for making customized fixation devices. Amei Technologies, Baker & Botts, November 22, 1994: US05365996 (146 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is described for making a custom fixation device. The apparatus comprises a means for scanning a treatment site and for producing image data representative of the treatment site. A means for generating a set of vectors is included for defining a set of points, the set of vecto ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Extending hook and polyaxial coupling element device for use with top loading rod fixation devices. Fastenetix L L C, Joseph P Errico, November 19, 1996: US05575792 (144 worldwide citation)

A lamina hook device which has a rod receiving body portion of variable length. Selected embodiments include a polyaxial coupling element so that the rod receiving channel thereof may be angulated. In each embodiment, the blade portion has a cylindrical recess and the body includes a shaft portion w ...


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Deger C Tunc: Bioabsorbable materials and medical devices made therefrom. Stryker Technologies Corporation, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 27, 2001: US06206883 (143 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 ...


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Ray Bojarski, Paul Alexander Torrie, Fraser Harvie, Steven Ek: Sheaths for implantable fixation devices. Smith & Nephew, Fish & Richardson P C, June 8, 2004: US06746483 (136 worldwide citation)

Sheaths for implantable fixation devices have a flexible body with a perforated wall, and an interior of the body is sized and shaped to receive the fixation device. Sheaths include a plurality of flexible or inflexible tubes arranged to form a ring, where the central cavity defined by the ring is s ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Advanced polyaxial locking hook and coupling element device for use with side loading rod fixation devices. Fastenetix L L C, Joseph P Errico, November 26, 1996: US05578033 (133 worldwide citation)

A hook device for use with support rod implantation apparatus in the spine, having a rod receiving body polyaxially mounted to a blade portion such that the body may be polyaxially maneuvered relative to the placement of the blade, for easy rod coupling. The blade portion of the device has a semi-sp ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Ishmael Bentley: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 10, 2009: US07615076 (132 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure ...


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Stephen S Burkhart: Knotless fixation of tissue to bone with suture chain. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro, July 19, 2011: US07981140 (131 worldwide citation)

A chain of loops of braided high strength suture for soft tissue to bone fixation. The suture chain is advantageous for use in knotless fixation of soft tissue to bone, and can be used for knotless side-to-side suturing of U-shaped defects, such as rotator cuff tears. The soft tissue to bone fixatio ...


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Barbara D Boyan, Gabriele Niederauer, Kristine Kieswetter, Neil C Leatherbury, David C Greenspan: Biodegradable implant material comprising bioactive ceramic. OsteoBiologics, USBiomaterials Corporation, Greenlee Winner and Sullivan P C, November 2, 1999: US05977204 (129 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable polymeric therapeutic implant materials incorporating bioactive ceramics such as Bioglass.RTM. ceramic are provided. These implants provide increased mechanical properties and pH control, enabling the use of these materials to design porous and nonporous therapeutic implants used as ce ...