DILATION INTRODUCER AND METHODS FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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APP PUB NO 20080287981A1
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12124966

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Abstract

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A method is provided for a minimally invasive procedure utilizing the telescoping dilation introducer to insert a bone fixation device into a patient's spine for posterior spine fusion. The dilation introducer has a locked assembled configuration for placement of the dilation introducer against a patient's bone tissue to be treated, and an unlocked, collapsed configuration for dilating the patient's soft tissue down to the bone tissue to be treated to a desired degree of dilation to permit minimally invasive surgical procedures on the patient's bone tissue to be treated. Dilator tubes are successively released and advanced to progressively expand the patient's soft tissue down to the bone tissue to be treated.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC.IRVINE, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boomer, Mark C Phoenix, AZ 20 526
Culbert, Brad S Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 59 3044
Warren, Christopher Aliso Viejo, CA 44 1003

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9931223 Expandable intervertebral implant 0 2016
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (2)
8814914 Fusion method and pedicle access tool 1 2009
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MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
9913727 Expandable implant 0 2015
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (1)
9883951 Artificial disc 0 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (11)
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9522070 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
9522028 Method and apparatus for sacroiliac joint fixation 2 2013
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9895236 Enhanced cage insertion assembly 0 2016
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Spinefrontier Inc (2)
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