David Robin Bevan, Richard William Porter, John Anthony Norman Shepperd, Peter William Phillips: Surgical implants. Surgicraft, Trexler Bushnell Giangiorgi & Blackstone, March 10, 1998: US05725582 (595 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant (20) comprises a hank formed from a single strand (21) of flexible biocompatible material (such as polyester) with at least one bight (22) at each end of the hank and a tail (25) extending from one end, and a crimpable sleeve-like element (26) encircling the overlapping end length ...

Jeffrey A Freedland: Bone-fixating surgical implant device. Kirschstein Kirschstein Ottinger & Cobrin, October 18, 1983: US04409974 (463 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant for the fixation of bone portions and methods for using the same to reduce bone fractures with or without the use of bone fixating plates and in a variety of surgical procedures where rigid fixation of bones or bone portions even under great stress is required. The implant has a g ...

H Jonathan Tovey: Resilient arm mesh deployer. United States Surgical Corporation, April 11, 1995: US05405360 (438 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for positioning surgical implants adjacent to body tissue. The apparatus includes a delivery device having a plurality of delivery arms positioned at the distal end of an elongated rod, and a surgical implant releasably secured to the delivery arms by a securing device. The ...

David C Stephens, Craig D Morgan: Spinal stabilizer. Connolly and Hutz, August 12, 1986: US04604995 (412 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant is used for imparting stability to the thoraco-lumbar spine by fixation of the implant to the spine with segmental spinal instrumentation. The implant comprises a unitary rod having a generally rectangular configuration formed by a pair of spaced apart branches, mirror image dupli ...

Michael S Hunt, Peter J Mundell, Angus E Strover: Surgical implant. South African Invention Development Corporation, Ladas & Parry, May 27, 1986: US04590928 (402 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a surgical implant in the form of a stud for anchoring in a hole formed in bone. The stud has an elongated cylindrical body which is tubular and which has a head at one end and a passage along its interior. A pin is insertable into the passage from the end having the head to e ...

Alan Rory Mor McLeod, Andre Jackowski: Surgical implant. Bridport Gundry c o Pearsalls Implants, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, July 25, 2000: US06093205 (400 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for the replacement of an intervertebral disc of the spine comprises a block of an elastomeric material, which is held under compression by an encapsulating textile fabric. A preferred version of the invention (see FIG. 8) has continuations of the encapsulating fabric forming an interdi ...

Francis H Breard: Surgical implant for restricting the relative movement of vertebrae. Anthony J Casella, Gerald E Hespos, April 30, 1991: US05011484 (392 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a surgical implant designed to prevent mutual contact between vertebrae during flexions of the vertebral column, an implant which consists of an insert (1) shaped and dimensioned so that it can be inserted, in its longitudinal direction, between the vertebral spines ...

Francis H Breard, Henry Graf: Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer. Safir R L, Collard & Roe, February 7, 1995: US05387213 (388 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant for connecting two flexible ligaments to vertebrae having an intervertebral stabilizer including an intra-osseous rod having a first end for implanting into a vertebrae. The intervertebral stabilizer also includes an extra-osseous head extending outwardly of the vertebrae. The ext ...

Marc A Asher, Walter E Strippgen: Dorsal transacral surgical implant. Isola Implants, Robert E Harris, September 27, 1988: US04773402 (378 worldwide citation)

A dorsally placed transacrally fixed surgical implant is described for correcting and supporting the spinal column with the implant being particularly useful for aligning and stabilizing the lumbosacral junction. Direct sacral fixation is achieved utilizing a contoured metallic base plate that is fi ...

Gary R Jernberg: Surgical implant and method for controlled release of chemotherapeutic agents. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, March 1, 1994: US05290271 (377 worldwide citation)

An implant and method is disclosed using microparticles to provide a controlled, sustained release, and improved cellular uptake, of chemotherapeutic agents.