US Patent Application No: 2008/0287,981

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DILATION INTRODUCER AND METHODS FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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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, CA33

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boomer, Mark C - 22 279
Culbert, Brad S Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 75 1349
Warren, Christopher Baltimore, MD 42 329

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
8,814,914 Fusion method and pedicle access tool 0 2009
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (3)
8,109,977 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 2 2007
7,938,832 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 5 2007
8,945,190 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 0 2011
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,834,507 Dilation instruments and methods 0 2011
 
SPINEFRONTIER INC (2)
* 8,834,508 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 0 2012
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