DILATION INTRODUCER AND METHODS FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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20080287981

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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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC.IRVINE, CA40

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boomer, Mark C Phoenix, AZ 18 417
Culbert, Brad S Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 51 2181
Warren, Christopher Aliso Viejo, CA 34 652

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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (2)
8814914 Fusion method and pedicle access tool 0 2009
* 2011/0054,537 FUSION METHOD AND PEDICLE ACCESS TOOL 12 2009
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (8)
8109977 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 8 2007
7938832 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 15 2007
* 2008/0097,436 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 37 2007
9101411 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 0 2011
* 2011/0218,575 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 0 2011
8945190 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 7 2011
9522070 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
9522028 Method and apparatus for sacroiliac joint fixation 0 2013
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8834507 Dilation instruments and methods 0 2011
 
Spinefrontier Inc (2)
* 8834508 Methods, tools and devices for percutaneous access in minimally invasive spinal surgeries 0 2012
* 2012/0303,039 METHODS, TOOLS AND DEVICES FOR PERCUTANEOUS ACCESS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL SURGERIES 4 2012
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