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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, May 30, 1989: US04834757 (976 worldwide citation)

Gauge blocks or plugs and permanent implant plugs are provided for surgical procedures to support and fuse together adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column. The plugs are rectangular with tapered front ends and tool receiving rear ends. The gauge blocks are smooth faced for removal but the implant ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant for vertebrae. March 9, 1993: US05192327 (972 worldwide citation)

Surgical prosthetic modular implants used singularly or stacked together are provided to support and fuse together adjacent vertebrae or to totally or partially replace one or more vertebrae in a vertebral column. The implants are rigid annular plugs, dimensionally similar to normal vertebral bodies ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion. Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, November 7, 1989: US04878915 (808 worldwide citation)

Prosthesis plug implants forming transverse struts between adjacent vertebrae have roughened surfaces receiving bone ingrowth to fuse the plugs on prepared surface sites on opposed faces of adjacent vertebrae and have end faces with tool receiving recesses securing the plug on a tool for insertion o ...


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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion and method. May 10, 1988: US04743256 (770 worldwide citation)

A surgical prosthetic implant for the vertebral column in the form of a rigid, preferably inert metal, plug having a porous metal surface allowing ingrowth of bone cells for biologic fixation is provided to achieve vertebral interbody fusion for treating or preventing back pain in patients with rupt ...


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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion. Hill Steadman & Simpson, June 20, 1995: US05425772 (627 worldwide citation)

Block or plug implants provide weight-bearing support for adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column while allowing sufficient area between and beside the plugs for packing of autologous bone graft to allow bony healing and fusion. The plugs have a laterally directed slot to allow ingrowth of blood su ...


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Wayne P Young, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Apparatus for fusion of adjacent bone structures. Surgical Dynamics, February 20, 2001: US06190414 (602 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic implant for facilitating fusion of adjacent vertebrae includes an implant member dimensioned to be at least partially positioned within an intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The implant member includes first and second vertebral engaging plates operatively connecte ...


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Patrick Henry, Levon Doursounian: Interbody spinal prosthetic implant and method. Osteonics, Arthur Jacob, June 16, 1998: US05766252 (553 worldwide citation)

An interbody spinal prosthetic implant is placed between adjacent vertebral bodies of the vertebrae of a spine to maintain a desired orientation and spacing between the adjacent vertebral bodies and support the adjacent vertebral bodies for fusion at the desired orientation and spacing, the prosthet ...


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W Michael Hipps: Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same. Genzyme Corporation, Richard D Allison, Thomas J DesRosier, December 19, 2000: US06162208 (450 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in endoscopic and open surgical procedures, e.g., prosthetic implant replacement surgery. The instrument includes a handle portion, an endoscopic tube section extending from the handle portion, an articulating section pivotally connected to a distal end of t ...


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Jack M Bert, Richard W Woods: Method and instrumentation for unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty. Kirschner Medical Corporation, Frost & Jacobs, June 16, 1992: US05122144 (434 worldwide citation)

A method and instruments for replacing the articulating surfaces of a knee joint in which the diseased area is restricted to one of the medial and lateral compartments. A femoral intramedullary rod is placed down the center of the femur. A femoral cutting block is affixed at one side to the rod and ...


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Jack M Bert, Richard W Woods: Method and instrumentation for unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty. Kirschner Medical Corporation, Frost & Jacobs, August 10, 1993: US05234433 (422 worldwide citation)

A method and instruments for replacing the articulating surfaces of a knee joint in which the diseased area is restricted to one of the medial and lateral compartments. A femoral intramedullary rod is placed down the center of the femur. A femoral cutting block is affixed at one side to the rod and ...