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Scott W Larsen, Oleg Shikhman: Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof. Surgical Dynamics, July 21, 1998: US05782832 (627 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant includes lower and upper plate members dimensioned for at least partial insertion within the intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The lower and upper plate members have contacting surfaces for engaging respective vertebral end faces of the adjacent vertebr ...


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Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 14, 1997: US05593409 (604 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Translateral spinal implant. Lewis Anten Esq, Amedeo Ferraro Esq, January 19, 1999: US05860973 (584 worldwide citation)

An oversized spinal implant for translateral insertion into the disc space between two vertebrae a length that is greater than one half of the transverse width of the vertebrae and is greater than the depth of the vertebrae. The translateral implant of the present invention has a height that is grea ...


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Gregg S Baker: Dynamic intervertebral spacer and method of use. Artifex, BHC Engineering, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, February 2, 1999: US05865848 (543 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant assembly for spacing vertebrae and method of using the implant are provided. The implant includes two components each having a vertebral contact surface, a pair of side portions, and an end plate. The two components are complementary such that when placed together they form a ...


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Robert S Biscup: Spinal fusion implant. Spineco, Vickers Daniels & Young, June 12, 2001: US06245108 (382 worldwide citation)

An improved prosthetic implant for forming a rigid structure between adjoining vertebrae in a spinal column. The prosthetic implant includes a cage having a top, bottom, front end, back end, first side and second side walls. The first side wall has an arcuate surface. The top and bottom wall include ...


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Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws. Martin & Ferraro, May 6, 2003: US06558423 (371 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an interbody spinal fusion implant having a leading end, a trailing end, and a length therebetween, and opposed upper and lower portions adapted to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies. Each of the upper and lower portions has at least one opening adapted to communicat ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Apparatus instrumentation, and method for spinal fixation. Martin & Ferraro, September 19, 2000: US06120503 (368 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation device for stabilizing one or more segments of the human spine and for preventing the dislodgement of intervertebral spinal fusion implants, which remains permanently fixated once applied. The spinal fixation device of the present invention comprises of a staple member made of mate ...


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Gary K Michelson: Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants. Martin & Ferraro, May 4, 2004: US06730127 (357 worldwide citation)

A flanged interbody spinal fusion implant for insertion at least in part between adjacent vertebral bodies has opposed upper and lower surfaces adapted to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies from within the disc space, a leading end for insertion between the adjacent vertebral bodies, and ...


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Nathan S Simpson: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion implant and method for fusing adjacent vertebrae. Roger D Emerson, John M Skeriotis, Emerson & Skeriotis, January 29, 2002: US06342074 (278 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant and method for maintaining proper lumbar spine curvature and intervertebral disc spacing where a degenerative disc has been removed. The one-piece implant comprises a hollow body having an access passage for insertion of bone graft material into the intervertebral space after ...