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, CA2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boomer, Mark C Phoenix, AZ 18 467
Culbert, Brad S Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 51 2478
Warren, Christopher Aliso Viejo, CA 34 745

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (2)
8814914 Fusion method and pedicle access tool 1 2009
* 2011/0054,537 FUSION METHOD AND PEDICLE ACCESS TOOL 14 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (9)
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* 2011/0218,575 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 1 2011
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9522070 Intervertebral implant 0 2013
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Spinefrontier Inc (2)
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