Intervertebral disk arthroplasty

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PATENT NO 5258031
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07990925

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A prosthetic disk having ball and socket members made of a material having expected durability to function properly for 40 years in a typical lumbar spine. The disk is shaped to provide movement in 6 degrees of freedom mimicking normal intervertebral movement, except compression. The arthroplasty device is non-compressible to maintain distraction of the facet joints posteriorly. Base plates with tabs can be fastened to the ball and socket members to ensure short-term and long-term fixation, although it is expected not to be necessary.

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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE172

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Pettine, Kenneth A Fort Collins, CO 5 2244
Salib, Richard M Excelsior, MN 4 2732

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KYPHON SARL (88)
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6332882 Spine distraction implant 189 1999
6235030 Spine distraction implant 305 1999
6190387 Spine distraction implant 229 1999
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6902566 Spinal implants, insertion instruments, and methods of use 170 2001
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6514256 Spine distraction implant and method 322 2001
6478796 Spin distraction implant and method 263 2001
6582433 Spine fixation device and method 406 2001
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6699246 Spine distraction implant 326 2001
6699247 Spine distraction implant 244 2001
6926728 Curved dilator and method 233 2001
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6712819 Mating insertion instruments for spinal implants and methods of use 305 2001
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7217291 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 232 2003
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7335203 System and method for immobilizing adjacent spinous processes 209 2004
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7503935 Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point 70 2004
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6923810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 180 1995
6270498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 279 1995
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7118598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 144 2002
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7179294 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 104 2003
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7033394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 164 2003
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7601174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 31 2003
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7235101 Revisable prosthetic device 90 2003
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8075621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 49 2003
6793679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 156 2003
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8673004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 5 2003
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7264622 System for radial bone displacement 70 2003
7244275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 69 2003
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7655027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 102 2003
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7179262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 7 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
7022137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 50 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7364589 Mobile bearing articulating disc 76 2004
* 2004/0158,328 Mobile bearing articulating disc 26 2004
7270681 Articulating spinal implant 29 2004
7850735 Articular disc prosthesis and method for treating spondylolisthesis 28 2004
7503934 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 46 2004
7331995 Method for inserting an articular disc prosthesis via the transforaminal approach 109 2004
* 2005/0043,802 Articular disc prosthesis for lateral insertion 73 2004
* 2004/0225,366 Articular disc prosthesis for anterior-oblique insertion 51 2004
* 2004/0220,668 Method and device for correcting spondylolisthesis from the lateral approach 60 2004
* 2004/0220,567 Instruments and methods for aligning implants for insertion 174 2004
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* 2005/0222,683 Shape memory alloy disc replacement device 38 2004
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7435262 Contoured cortical bone implants 71 2004
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8444692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 6 2004
7922729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 77 2004
7789914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 62 2004
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7608107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 117 2004
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7655042 Expandable intervertebral spacers 70 2004
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7776090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 109 2005
7691148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 17 2005
7540882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 59 2005
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7763050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 63 2005
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* 2006/0235,414 Intervertebral joint 31 2005
* 7811328 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 30 2005
* 2006/0247,773 Instrumented implant for diagnostics 62 2005
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7892286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 54 2005
7569054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 85 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 37 2005
8007534 Expandable implant with expander 39 2005
7442209 Implant with trailing end adapted to receive bone screws 86 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 28 2005
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* 2006/0095,133 Intervertebral prosthetic joint 2 2005
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* 2007/0135,923 Ceramic and polymer prosthetic device 64 2005
7611536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 55 2006
7887565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 53 2006
8292957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
* 2007/0270,959 Arthroplasty device 17 2006
8353909 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 0 2006
7914530 Tissue dilator and method for performing a spinal procedure 32 2006
7722619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 32 2006
8403986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 14 2006
* 2006/0206,208 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 82 2006
8211175 Articular disc prosthesis and method for implanting the same 4 2006
8771358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 5 2006
* 2008/0133,016 Spinal arthroplasty device compatible with neural integrity monitoring 45 2006
8075596 Spinal prosthesis systems 3 2007
* 2008/0172,090 Spinal Prosthesis Systems 36 2007
7837734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 189 2007
7682397 Revisable prosthetic device 19 2007
* 2007/0250,173 Revisable Prosthetic Device 6 2007
7794502 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 64 2008
* 2009/0062,921 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 22 2008
8323340 Artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2008
7828800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 19 2009
7935149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 43 2009
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8562682 Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion 7 2009
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8092542 Implantable joint prosthesis 12 2009
7993403 Expandable intervertebral spacers 49 2010
8343220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 7 2010
7942933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 11 2010
8021430 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 98 2010
8167946 Implant with openings adapted to receive bone screws 16 2010
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8211179 System, device and methods for replacing the intervertebral disc with a magnetic or electromagnetic prosthesis 19 2010
8617243 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 0 2010
8057475 Threaded interbody spinal fusion implant 2 2010
* 2011/0106,263 Spinal Disc Prosthesis and Associated Methods 5 2010
8591553 Spinal disc prosthesis and associated methods 6 2010
* 2011/0098,819 Spinal Disc Prosthesis and Associated Methods 5 2010
9345584 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 0 2011
8926703 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws and a bone screw lock 7 2011
8409292 Spinal fusion implant 2 2011
8425530 Apparatus for sizing a facet joint 7 2011
8444696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 18 2011
8226652 Threaded frusto-conical spinal implants 1 2011
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8353959 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implants for use with self-locking screws 2 2012
8343188 Device and method for locking a screw with a bendable plate portion 1 2012
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8882804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 19 2013
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FLEXMEDEX, LLC (2)
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SPINEFRONTIER, INC (4)
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AESCULAP AG (4)
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