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Eric A Goldfarb, Alfred H Raschdorf Jr, Jaime E Sarabia, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Kent D Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T Powell: Fixation devices, systems and methods for engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, June 15, 2010: US07736388 (128 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be use ...


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Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower, Allan F Tencer: Method of performing spinal surgery. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, May 12, 1992: US05112332 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method of performing surgery on a spinal column utilizing 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 method includes the use of a pair of smooth ...


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Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower, Allan F Tencer: Posterior spinal system and method. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, May 26, 1992: US05116334 (110 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to 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. A pair of smooth surfaced rods are mounted in spaced relation to one another on the spinal column in conjun ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Extending hook and polyaxial coupling element device for use with side loading road fixation devices. Fastenetix, Joseph P Errico, March 11, 1997: US05609594 (107 worldwide citation)

A lamina hook is provided having a rod receiving body portion of variable length. Selected embodiments include a polyaxial coupling element for angulating the body portion. In each embodiment, the blade portion has a cylindrical recess and the body includes a shaft portion which is slideably mounted ...


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Gregory H Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore: Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices. Medtronic, Kagan Binder PLLC, December 30, 2008: US07470284 (106 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures with out cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide acce ...


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Richard R H Coombs, Mekki M El Saba: Orthopaedic external fixation devices. National Research Development, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 14, 1986: US04564007 (103 worldwide citation)

A device is proposed comprising a main support structure (10) and associated bone pins (32-36), each pin having leading and trailing treads (36, 34) of the same hand and pitch but with the latter thread of larger diameter to engage any one of a plurality of like threaded bores (19) through the main ...


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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, July 6, 2010: US07749273 (102 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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Robert Frigg: Modular marrow nail. Synthes, Fish & Richardson P C, August 5, 1997: US05653709 (92 worldwide citation)

A marrow nail includes a nail 1 having a distal end 2, a proximal end 3, a longitudinal axis 4, and a slot 5 in the area of the proximal end, running transverse to the longitudinal axis 4. A cylindrical casing 10 is provided, which can be slid onto the proximal end 3 of marrow nail 1. This casing 10 ...


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Steve G Baker, Brett J Carter: Tissue fixation devices and assemblies for deploying the same. Endogastric Solutions, Jens E Hoekendijk, December 15, 2009: US07632287 (89 worldwide citation)

Tissue fasteners carried on a tissue piercing deployment wire fasten tissue layers of a mammalian body together include a first member, a second member, and a connecting member extending between the first and second members. One of the first and second members has an elongated slot permitting fasten ...


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Eric A Goldfarb, Jaime E Sarabia, Alfred H Raschdorf, John P Madden: Locking mechanisms for fixation devices and methods of engaging tissue. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jonathan Feuchtwang Esq, October 20, 2009: US07604646 (88 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods are provided for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. In particular, fixation devices are provided comprising a pair of elements each having a first end, a free end opposite the first end, and an engagement surface therebetween for engaging the tissue, the ...