US Patent No: 5,534,028

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Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus with diminished lateral bulging

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A prosthetic nucleus for a vertebral disc is made of a hydrogel material. The hydrogel prosthetic nucleus has a shape generally conforming to the natural nucleus pulposus, and it exhibits diminished lateral bulging under high compressive loads. The hydrogel has a water content of from 30% to 90% and has a compressive strength of 4 MNm.sup.-2 or greater. When the hydrogel material is dehydrated, it has a dimension of less than half of that of the hydrated hydrogel nucleus. The prosthetic nucleus may be formed of two or more pieces of hydrogel material which pieces, when combined, have a shape generally conforming to the natural nucleus. The prosthetic nucleus may have a stiff posterior periphery and/or a thickened anterior wall.

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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.MAHWAH, NJ505
PFIZER INC.NEW YORK, NY705

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bao, Qi-Bin New York, NY 41 4676
Higham, Paul A New York, NY 15 3146

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8,652,137 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 18 2008
7,998,172 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 53 2009
* 2009/0204,152 VERTEBRAL FACET JOINT PROSTHESIS AND METHOD OF FIXATION 35 2009
8,992,533 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 9 2010
8,858,597 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 12 2010
8,740,949 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 15 2011
9,301,786 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 2 2011
8,998,953 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 8 2011
D724733 Interbody bone implant 10 2011
9,271,765 Vertebral facet joint fusion implant and method for fusion 3 2012
9,060,787 Method of using a vertebral facet joint drill 7 2012
8,740,942 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 15 2013
9,421,044 Apparatus for bone stabilization and distraction and methods of use 0 2013
8,882,804 Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation 11 2013
9,179,943 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone 4 2014
9,456,855 Method of placing an implant between bone portions 0 2014
D748793 Interbody bone implant 3 2015
D748262 Interbody bone implant 3 2015
9,517,077 Vertebral facet joint drill and method of use 0 2015
D765853 Flexible elongate member with a portion configured to receive a bone anchor 0 2015
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
8,287,595 Hydrogel balloon prosthesis for nucleus pulposus 2 2006
* 2007/0073,402 Hydrogel balloon prosthesis for nucleus pulposus 44 2006
 
EXACTECH, INC. (2)
9,526,627 Expandable interbody device system and method 0 2012
9,517,144 Limited profile intervertebral implant with incorporated fastening mechanism 0 2014
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (3)
7,156,877 Biodegradable/bioactive nucleus pulposus implant and method for treating degenerated intervertebral discs 56 2002
7,641,691 Biodegradable/bioactive nucleus pulposus implant and method for treating degenerated intervertebral discs 6 2006
* 2009/0234,457 SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISORDERS 25 2009
 
K2M, INC. (12)
8,864,831 Fixation of elastomer to rigid structures 0 2006
7,776,092 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 7 2006
* 2008/0306,609 Fixation of Elastomer to Rigid Structures 10 2006
* 2007/0032,874 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 13 2006
8,814,938 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2006
* 2009/0216,329 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPLACEMENT AND ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTATION 3 2006
* 2008/0046,082 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC AND NUCLEUS PROSTHESIS 24 2007
9,011,542 Intervertebral prosthesis endplate having double dome and surgical tools for implanting same 0 2007
* 2008/0077,243 INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS ENDPLATE HAVING DOUBLE DOME AND SURGICAL TOOLS FOR IMPLANTING SAME 2 2007
8,470,045 Endplate for an intervertebral prosthesis and prosthesis incorporating the same 0 2009
* 2011/0060,416 ENDPLATE FOR AN INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS AND PROSTHESIS INCORPORATING THE SAME 0 2009
9,277,930 Intervertebral disc replacement and associated instrumentation 0 2014
 
GME Delaware 2 LLC (1)
7,955,390 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 13 2008
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (7)
8,333,773 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 10 2007
8,950,929 Fluid delivery system 4 2007
8,540,722 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 9 2009
8,361,078 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 14 2009
8,809,418 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 5 2013
8,956,368 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 4 2013
8,992,541 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 0 2013
 
NEXGEN SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2006/0276,800 Intervertebral disc replacement and surgical instruments therefor 7 2006
 
NEXGEN SPINE, LLC (1)
* 2005/0015,150 Intervertebral disk and nucleus prosthesis 79 2004
 
RAYMEDICA, LLC (4)
* 6,022,376 Percutaneous prosthetic spinal disc nucleus and method of manufacture 442 1998
* 6,602,291 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having a shape change characteristic 128 1999
* 6,110,210 Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus having selectively coupled bodies 289 1999
6,533,817 Packaged, partially hydrated prosthetic disc nucleus 166 2000
 
DATUM BIOTECH LTD. (1)
* 2004/0010,251 Methods, devices, and preparations for intervertebral disc treatment 43 2002
 
ZIMMER SPINE AUSTIN, INC. (1)
* 2008/0045,949 Method of treating degenerative spinal disorders 31 2006
 
Articulinx, Inc. (8)
* 2008/0255,664 PERCUTANEOUSLY DELIVERABLE ORTHOPEDIC JOINT DEVICE 19 2007
* 2008/0255,501 PERCUTANEOUS DELIVERY AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS FOR SHAPE-CHANGING ORTHOPEDIC JOINT DEVICES 8 2008
* 2009/0012,612 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PUSH-DELIVERY OF IMPLANTS 16 2008
* 2011/0029,094 RETRIEVAL OF ORTHOPEDIC JOINT DEVICE 5 2010
* 2010/0168,864 TENSIONED DELIVERY OF ORTHOPEDIC JOINT DEVICE 8 2010
* 8,292,954 Disc-based orthopedic devices 4 2010
* 2011/0224,790 DISC-BASED ORTHOPEDIC DEVICES 4 2010
8,764,830 Disc-shaped orthopedic devices 1 2012
 
ABBOTT SPINE INC. (1)
* 2004/0133,278 Spinal disc implant 120 2003
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (5)
* 7,871,435 Anatomically approximate prosthetic mitral heart valve 27 2005
* 2006/0293,745 Anatomically approximate prosthetic mitral heart valve 69 2005
8,034,104 Anatomically approximate prosthetic mitral valve 8 2010
* 8,721,716 Prosthetic heart valve with dissimilar leaflets 0 2011
* 2012/0123,530 PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE WITH DISSIMILAR LEAFLETS 10 2011
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (11)
* 2003/0208,274 Pseudo arthrosis device 17 2001
7,112,223 Pseudo arthrosis device 20 2002
* 2003/0229,397 Pseudo arthrosis device 16 2002
* 2007/0093,906 Nucleus implant and method 55 2005
7,645,301 Devices and methods for disc replacement 16 2006
7,534,268 Devices and methods for disc replacement 34 2006
7,905,922 Surgical implant suitable for replacement of an intervertebral disc 9 2006
D566842 Spinal implant 4 2007
8,192,492 Spinal implant 3 2007
* 2008/0200,985 SPINAL IMPLANT 3 2007
8,568,484 Spinal implant 3 2012
 
Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc. (1)
* 2007/0003,525 Hydrogel compositions comprising nucleus pulposus tissue 9 2004
 
DR. H.C. ROBERT MATHYS STIFTUNG (2)
* 8,968,403 Implant device 0 2009
* 2011/0166,659 Implant Device 0 2009
 
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION (7)
8,002,830 Surface directed cellular attachment 8 2005
7,910,124 Load bearing biocompatible device 8 2005
8,142,808 Method of treating joints with hydrogel implants 6 2008
7,682,540 Method of making hydrogel implants 46 2008
8,318,192 Method of making load bearing hydrogel implants 4 2008
8,895,073 Hydrogel implant with superficial pores 1 2011
8,486,436 Articular joint implant 2 2012
 
MIMEDX PROCESSING SERVICES, LLC (1)
8,172,902 Spinal interbody spacers 1 2009
 
KERAPLAST TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. (4)
6,379,690 Keratin-based hydrogel for biomedical applications and method of production 25 2000
6,849,092 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 20 2001
6,783,546 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 186 2001
* 2005/0169,963 Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device 9 2005
 
CAUTHEN RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (1)
7,670,379 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method 28 2006
 
TRANS1 INC. (7)
7,717,958 Prosthetic nucleus apparatus 12 2004
7,547,324 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus having an expandable membrane 57 2004
7,491,236 Dual anchor prosthetic nucleus apparatus 70 2004
* 2005/0113,928 Dual anchor prosthetic nucleus apparatus 150 2004
* 2005/0113,929 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 132 2004
7,905,905 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 8 2007
7,905,908 Spinal mobility preservation method 13 2007
 
DREXEL UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,214,245 Associating hydrogels for nucleus pulposus replacement in intervertebral discs 42 2000
 
SMED-TA/TD, LLC (5)
* 2010/0042,218 ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT WITH POROUS STRUCTURAL MEMBER 9 2009
* 2010/0042,213 DRUG DELIVERY IMPLANTS 7 2009
9,358,056 Orthopaedic implant 0 2009
* 2010/0042,214 DRUG DELIVERY IMPLANTS 14 2009
* 2010/0042,215 ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT 20 2009
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (2)
8,070,777 Method and device for treating abnormal curvature of a spine 2 2008
* 2008/0287,996 Method and device for treating scoliosis 24 2008
 
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2006/0200,137 Method and device for treating ailments of the spine 80 2006
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (8)
6,881,228 Artificial disc implant 131 2002
* 6,893,466 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 160 2002
* 2003/0199,738 Clamping apparatus and methods 14 2003
* 2004/0098,131 Human spinal disc prosthesis 98 2003
* 2006/0089,719 In situ formation of intervertebral disc implants 171 2004
* 2005/0096,746 Instrumentation and associated methods for joint prosthesis implantation 5 2004
* 2005/0154,463 Spinal nucleus replacement implants and methods 106 2005
* 2006/0074,489 Peanut spectacle multi discoid thoraco-lumbar disc prosthesis 9 2005
 
RIVERBEND DESIGN LLC (3)
7,201,776 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 63 2002
* 2003/0074,076 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements with endplates 52 2002
* 2006/0106,381 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 286 2005
 
STRYKER SPINE (2)
6,395,032 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with liquid chamber 276 2001
6,733,532 Intervertebral disc prosthesis with improved mechanical behavior 198 2001
 
P TECH, LLC. (22)
9,155,544 Robotic systems and methods 0 2002
9,463,012 Apparatus for guiding and positioning an implant 0 2005
9,173,647 Tissue fixation system 0 2006
9,089,323 Device and method for securing body tissue 0 2006
8,747,439 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 7 2006
8,617,208 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 0 2006
9,421,005 Methods and devices for intracorporeal bonding of implants with thermal energy 0 2007
9,067,362 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 0 2007
8,617,185 Fixation device 8 2008
8,496,657 Methods for utilizing vibratory energy to weld, stake and/or remove implants 11 2008
9,060,767 Tissue fastener and methods for using same 1 2009
9,439,642 Methods and devices for utilizing bondable materials 0 2010
9,173,650 Methods and devices for trauma welding 0 2011
9,192,395 Robotic fastening system 0 2013
9,149,281 Robotic system for engaging a fastener with body tissue 0 2013
9,486,227 Robotic retractor system 0 2013
9,271,741 Robotic ultrasonic energy system 0 2013
9,271,779 Methods of using a robotic spine system 0 2013
9,226,828 Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants 0 2013
9,271,766 Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants 0 2013
9,402,668 Tissue fixation system and method 0 2013
9,545,268 Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants 0 2014
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
* 2005/0080,486 Facet joint replacement 81 2003
* 2005/0027,361 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 211 2004
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (35)
6,579,291 Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders 235 2000
6,592,625 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 182 2001
6,689,125 Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders 123 2002
6,835,205 Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders 413 2002
7,052,516 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 75 2002
7,004,970 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 114 2002
6,984,247 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 55 2003
* 2003/0120,345 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 7 2003
6,805,695 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 266 2003
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 80 2003
7,033,395 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 43 2003
6,997,956 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 45 2003
* 2003/0187,507 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 6 2003
7,753,941 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 25 2004
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 13 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 5 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 79 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 5 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 6 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 9 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 13 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 15 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 8 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 12 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 78 2007
7,905,923 Devices and methods for annular repair of intervertebral discs 7 2007
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 9 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 3 2009
8,652,153 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and bone anchor delivery tool 0 2010
8,460,319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 5 2010
9,114,025 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 0 2011
9,095,442 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 0 2012
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 4 2012
9,192,372 Method for the treatment of tissue 0 2013
 
DOCTORS RESEARCH GROUP, INC. (2)
* 2011/0015,743 MULTI-DENSITY POLYMERIC INTERBODY SPACER 2 2009
* 2011/0012,280 METHOD FOR FABRICATING A MULTI-DENSITY POLYMERIC INTERBODY SPACER 3 2009
 
DISC DYNAMICS, INC. (6)
* 6,224,630 Implantable tissue repair device 495 1998
7,077,865 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 104 2003
7,001,431 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 197 2003
* 2003/0195,628 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 41 2003
7,713,301 Intervertebral disc prosthesis 29 2006
7,766,965 Method of making an intervertebral disc prosthesis 55 2006
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
8,834,526 Methods and apparatus for treating spinal stenosis 0 2007
 
CARTIVA, INC. (2)
9,155,543 Tapered joint implant and related tools 1 2012
9,526,632 Methods of repairing a joint using a wedge-shaped implant 0 2015
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (4)
8,814,902 Method of securing body tissue 10 2006
8,845,699 Method of securing tissue 10 2012
8,808,329 Apparatus and method for securing a portion of a body 2 2012
8,845,687 Anchor for securing a suture 1 2013
 
Ortho Development Corporation (9)
6,579,318 Intervertebral spacer 198 2000
6,852,127 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 23 2002
* 2002/0065,560 Intervertebral spacing implant system 49 2002
D501555 Implant 39 2003
D494274 Implant 40 2003
D493225 Implant 42 2003
* 2004/0186,574 Intervertebral spacing implant system 14 2004
* 2004/0186,575 Method of implanting an intervertebral spacer 15 2004
* 2006/0212,119 Intervertebral spacer 11 2006
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (2)
8,066,713 Remotely-activated vertebroplasty injection device 21 2003
* 2008/0228,192 Cannula 42 2006
 
VALVE HOLDINGS, L.L.C. (1)
6,758,863 Vertically expanding intervertebral body fusion device 154 2002
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (5)
6,579,319 Facet joint replacement 359 2000
6,565,605 Multiple facet joint replacement 375 2000
6,419,703 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 367 2001
7,090,698 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 199 2002
* 2003/0004,572 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 58 2002
 
GORENSEK, BOGOMIR, MR (2)
7,201,775 Stabilizing device for intervertebral disc, and methods thereof 61 2003
* 2004/0230,305 Stabilizing device for intervertebral disc, and methods thereof 6 2003
 
SPINEMEDICA, LLC (3)
* 2007/0191,957 SPINAL IMPLANTS WITH COOPERATING SUTURE ANCHORS 5 2007
* 2007/0164,464 FLEXIBLE SPINAL DISC 9 2007
* 2008/0004,702 SPINAL IMPLANTS WITH COOPERATING ANCHORING SUTURES 5 2007
 
Transl, Inc. (2)
7,662,173 Spinal mobility preservation apparatus 59 2004
7,329,259 Articulating spinal implant 80 2004
 
PEARSALLS LIMITED (1)
* 2008/0306,595 Porous Implant For Spinal Disc Nucleus Replacement 6 2005
 
Collabcom II, LLC (2)
8,202,299 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 7 2008
8,721,688 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 1 2012
 
SpinLabs, LLC (1)
* 6,402,750 Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders 612 2000
 
Pioneer Signal Technology, Inc. (1)
8,388,684 Artificial disc device 10 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
8,579,908 Device for delivering viscous material 1 2004
8,415,407 Methods, materials, and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 11 2006
8,360,629 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 9 2006
9,381,024 Marked tools 0 2006
9,259,696 Mixing apparatus having central and planetary mixing elements 2 2012
9,504,508 Methods, materials and apparatus for treating bone and other tissue 0 2015
9,186,194 Hydraulic device for the injection of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty 2 2015
 
LAWSON, KEVIN J., AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
* 6,146,422 Prosthetic nucleus replacement for surgical reconstruction of intervertebral discs and treatment method 258 1999
 
ANOVA CORP. (29)
6,419,704 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus 518 1999
6,454,804 Engineered tissue annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 115 2000
6,969,404 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 143 2002
6,793,677 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 39 2002
* 2002/0128,630 Method and apparatus for providing nutrition to intervertebral disc tissue 1 2002
* 2002/0128,718 Method of providing cells and other biologic materials for transplantation 3 2002
6,755,863 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 14 2002
* 2004/0093,092 Rotator cuff repair using engineered tissues 2 2002
6,648,919 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 79 2002
6,648,920 Natural and synthetic supplements to engineered annulus and disc tissues 80 2002
* 2002/0151,981 Transplantation of engineered meniscus tissue to the intervertebral disc 5 2002
* 2004/0172,019 Reinforcers for artificial disc replacement methods and apparatus 13 2002
* 7,201,774 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 24 2003
* 2003/0191,536 Artificial intervertebral disc replacements incorporating reinforced wall sections 35 2003
6,875,235 Prosthetic joints with contained compressible resilient members 55 2003
* 2005/0261,773 Lateral-approach artificial disc replacements 31 2003
7,273,497 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 61 2003
* 2004/0097,980 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 32 2003
* 2004/0186,573 Annulus fibrosis augmentation methods and apparatus 39 2004
7,435,260 Use of morphogenetic proteins to treat human disc disease 31 2004
* 2004/0230,310 Use of morphogenic proteins to treat human disc disease 2 2004
7,060,100 Artificial disc and joint replacements with modular cushioning components 31 2004
9,084,616 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 0 2006
* 2007/0027,471 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 22 2006
7,914,553 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 14 2007
* 2007/0142,839 Methods and apparatus for treating disc herniation and preventing the extrusion of interbody bone graft 22 2007
8,821,549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair 0 2009
8,936,642 Methods for treating a defect in the annulus fibrosis 0 2011
9,232,938 Method and apparatus for closing fissures in the annulus fibrosus 0 2012
 
COLLABCOM5, LLC., A COLORADO LIMITED LIABILITY CORP. (1)
8,974,496 Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting 0 2007
 
COLBAR LIFESCIENCE LTD. (1)
* 2008/0026,032 COMPOSITE IMPLANTS FOR PROMOTING BONE REGENERATION AND AUGMENTATION AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND USE 2 2007
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (76)
6,974,478 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 232 2002
* 2003/0028,250 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 85 2002
6,902,580 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 184 2002
7,074,237 Multiple facet joint replacement 158 2003
* 2003/0204,259 Multiple facet joint replacement 45 2003
7,041,136 Facet joint replacement 236 2003
* 2003/0191,532 Facet joint replacement 44 2003
7,074,238 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 78 2003
* 2005/0010,291 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 40 2003
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 2 2003
8,092,532 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 148 2003
* 2004/0111,154 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 32 2003
* 2004/0049,274 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 214 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
7,051,451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 174 2004
* 2005/0235,508 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 9 2004
8,419,770 Spinal facet implants with mating articulating bearing surface and methods of use 0 2004
7,753,937 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 36 2004
7,588,590 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 35 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 36 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 27 2004
7,588,578 Surgical measurement systems and methods 21 2004
7,507,242 Surgical measurement and resection framework 24 2004
7,993,373 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus 17 2005
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 49 2005
7,722,647 Apparatus and method for posterior vertebral stabilization 20 2005
7,566,345 Prosthesis for the replacement of a posterior element of a vertebra 36 2005
7,674,296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 52 2005
7,445,635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 71 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 3 2005
8,313,511 Facet joint replacement 1 2005
7,618,453 Facet joint replacement 33 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 75 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 1 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 1 2005
8,062,336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 15 2005
8,523,907 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2006
7,608,106 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 11 2006
8,764,801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 1 2006
7,290,347 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 65 2006
8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 6 2006
8,562,649 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 3 2006
8,579,941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 0 2007
7,621,955 Facet joint replacement 34 2007
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 1 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 2007
8,491,635 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8,425,557 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 4 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
8,900,273 Taper-locking fixation system 0 2008
9,198,766 Prostheses, tools, and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
9,056,016 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 0 2008
* 2008/0287,959 MEASUREMENT AND TRIALING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE COMPONENT SELECTION 13 2008
8,353,933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,333,789 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,409,254 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 0 2008
* 2008/0292,161 IMPLANTABLE ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE COMPONENT SELECTION INSTRUMENT AND METHODS 26 2008
9,050,144 System and method for implant anchorage with anti-rotation features 0 2008
8,702,759 System and method for bone anchorage 0 2008
8,308,768 System and method for facet joint replacement 1 2008
8,252,027 System and method for facet joint replacement 1 2008
8,211,147 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8,206,418 System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler 10 2008
8,906,063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8,777,994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 0 2008
7,998,177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 13 2008
7,998,178 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 13 2008
7,914,560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 14 2008
7,815,648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 2 2008
8,721,723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 14 2009
8,282,683 Expandable vertebral implant 11 2010
 
CORTEK SPINE, INC. (1)
6,241,769 Implant for spinal fusion 260 1998
 
Spinadyne, Inc. (1)
D598105 Convex intervertebral disc prosthesis 4 2008
 
SPINE WAVE, INC. (2)
* 7,806,914 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 30 2003
* 2005/0143,823 Dynamic spinal stabilization system 183 2003
 
Gmedelware 2 LLC (1)
8,926,700 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2004
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