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Richard Milner, Paul Arrowsmith, Edith Jane Millan: Intervertebral disc implant. Surgical Dynamics, February 13, 2001: US06187048 (302 worldwide citation)

An implant for forming an intervertebral disc nucleus pulposus prosthesis includes a conformable material adapted to fill cavities within the disc and to at least partially polymerize in-situ to form a shaped, resiliently deformable prosthesis.


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David Gerber, Justin K Coppes, Christopher Angelucci, David C Paul, Pascal Stihl, Michael L Boyer: Controlled artificial intervertebral disc implant. Synthes USA, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, July 21, 2009: US07563286 (100 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an artificial intervertebral disc for placement between adjacent vertebrae. The artificial intervertebral disc is preferably designed to restore disc height and natural disc curvature, allow for a natural range of motion, absorb shock and provide resistance to motion and axi ...


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Hai H Trieu, Jeff R Justis, Roy Lim: Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, April 17, 2007: US07204851 (96 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a prosthetic spinal disc nucleus in an intervertebral disc nucleus space generally includes: (a) making a hole in the annulus of a disc, with the hole having an undilated size that is smaller than the cross-sectional size of a folded prosthetic disc nucleus; (b) using an impl ...


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Moskowitz Nathan C, Moskowitz Mosheh T: 3-d expansile intervertebral disc implant. Moskowitz Nathan C, MCGRATH Richard J, December 1, 2005: WO/2005/112834 (80 worldwide citation)

A total artificial expansible disc having at least two pairs of substantially parallel shells, which move in multiple directions defined by at least two axes, is disclosed. Several methods for implanting the total artificial expansile disc are also disclosed. The total artificial expansile disc occu ...


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Justin K Coppes, David Gerber, David C Paul, Andrew Lee: Intervertebral disc implant. Synthes USA, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, July 21, 2009: US07563284 (65 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an artificial intervertebral disc for placement between adjacent vertebrae. The artificial intervertebral disc is preferably designed to restore disc height and lordosis, allow for a natural range of motion, absorb shock and provide resistance to motion and axial compression ...


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Rudi Bertagnoli, Theirry Marnay, Stephan Eckhof, Christophe Geisert, Eduard Kufeld: Distractor for lumbar insertion instrument. Spine Solutions, Woodcock Washburn, June 16, 2009: US07547309 (59 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method are disclosed for inserting an artificial intervertebral disc implant having upper and lower parts and a pivot element therebetween into an intervertebral space. The instrument has a mounting structure, and an elongated upper arm and elongated lower arms, the arms being pivo ...


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Trieu Hai H, Justis Jeff R, Lim Roy K: Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant. Sdgi Holdings, Trieu Hai H, Justis Jeff R, Lim Roy K, JOHNSON Noreen C, June 9, 2005: WO/2005/051246 (35 worldwide citation)

A disc nucleus implant instrument (10) having a passageway (16) for passing a prosthetic disc nucleus (15), and a dilator (11) for dilating an opening in a disc annulus (13) is disclosed. The instrument is suitable for delivering a prosthetic disc nucleus, having a first configuration after implanta ...


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Gregory H Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn, Sean Kavanaugh, Chris Tarapata, Thomas Boyajian: Resilient intervertebral disc implant. Intrinsic Therapeutics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Sean Kavanaugh Intrinsic, February 9, 2010: US07658765 (30 worldwide citation)

Resilient surgical meshes that, in some aspects, can be compressed or otherwise configured, for minimally invasive delivery in the intervertebral discs are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the surgical mesh can be robust, fatigue resistant, stable and capable of withstanding the dynam ...


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Coppes Justin K, Gerber David, Paul David, Lee Andrew: Intervertebral disc implant. Coppes Justin K, Gerber David, Paul David, Lee Andrew, POISSANT Brian M, February 26, 2004: WO/2004/016205 (25 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an artificial intervertebral disc for placement between adjacent vertebrae. The artificial intervertebral disc is preferably designed to restore disc height and lordosis, allow for a natural range of motion, absorb shock and provide resistance to motion and axial compression ...


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Zubok Rafail: Intervertebral disc and insertion methods therefor. Spinecore, Zubok Rafail, DOHERTY Michael J, December 7, 2006: WO/2006/130460 (16 worldwide citation)

The application discloses a bit, comprising a plurality of two-part intervertebral disc implants (100) having different sizes; a plurality of implant dispensers (456) each said dispenser holding together one of said two-part intervertebral disc implants as a single implantable unit, wherein each sai ...