US Patent No: 5,558,674

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Devices and methods for posterior spinal fixation

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Disclosed are novel devices and methods for modular occipital/spinal fixation, general bone fixation, as well as skull fracture repair, wherein a novel orthopedic plate designed for unicortical engagement of the bone, particularly the occiput, is employed which exhibits greater stability and safety over conventional methods. Also disclosed is a novel method and device for posterior spinal fixation, preferably involving the use of a locking screw/plate assembly for posterior facet screw fixation of cervical and thoracic vertebrae. A novel locking screw and locking tool is further disclosed which may be used with the inventive orthopedic plate and spinal fixation devices as well as other orthopedic devices.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DOHERTY, BRIANMEMPHIS, TN1
HEGGENESS, MICHAELMEMPHIS, TN0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doherty, Brian J Atherton, CA 17 1407
Heggeness, Michael H Houston, TX 11 1127

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7,618,443 Occipito fixation system and method of use 28 2005
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7,909,871 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 23 2006
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8,870,920 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 0 2006
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8,876,874 Bone screw systems and methods of use 1 2007
8,343,194 Anterior cervical staple 0 2008
8,894,651 Method of lateral facet approach, decompression and fusion using screws and staples as well as arthroplasty 0 2008
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8,366,748 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 8 2009
* 2010/0174,314 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL STABILIZATION 2 2010
8,845,688 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 0 2010
8,308,776 Devices and methods for dynamic fixation of skeletal structure 0 2010
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8,496,689 Spinal implant device with fusion cage and fixation plates and method of implanting 2 2011
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6,790,210 Methods and apparatus for forming curved axial bores through spinal vertebrae 157 2000
6,740,090 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 145 2000
6,558,390 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 332 2001
6,899,716 Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation 195 2002
6,921,403 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 186 2002
7,309,338 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 78 2003
7,087,058 Method and apparatus for providing posterior or anterior trans-sacral access to spinal vertebrae 119 2003
7,569,056 Methods and apparatus for forming shaped axial bores through spinal vertebrae 34 2004
8,052,613 Spinal nucleus extraction tool 9 2004
7,740,633 Guide pin for guiding instrumentation along a soft tissue tract to a point on the spine 18 2004
7,588,574 Kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 35 2004
7,530,993 Method of spinal fixation 26 2004
7,500,977 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 57 2004
7,608,077 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 33 2005
7,547,317 Methods of performing procedures in the spine 26 2006
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7,744,599 Articulating spinal implant 12 2007
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7,799,032 Guide pin introducer for guiding instrumentation through soft tissue to a point on the spine 11 2007
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7,799,033 Access kits for enabling axial access and procedures in the spine 16 2007
7,794,463 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 12 2007
7,914,535 Method and apparatus for manipulating material in the spine 8 2009
8,034,055 Method and apparatus for providing access to a presacral space 7 2009
8,292,928 Method and apparatus for spinal distraction and fusion 1 2009
8,105,365 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 4 2010
8,308,777 Method and apparatus for removable spinal implant extending between at least two adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2010
8,317,867 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 2 2012
8,709,087 Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine 0 2012
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (3)
7,942,912 Occipitocervical plate 3 2005
* 2006/0004,363 Occipitocervical plate 102 2005
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7,172,628 Spinal disc prosthesis and methods 13 2004
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7,862,617 Spinal disc prosthesis apparatus and placement method 0 2006
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* 2011/0112,645 Spinal Disc Prosthesis Apparatus and Placement Method 0 2010
 
SPINAL SURGICAL STRATEGIES, LLC (6)
9,060,877 Fusion cage with combined biological delivery system 0 2012
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D723682 Bone graft delivery tool 0 2013
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SYNTHES GMBH (1)
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Stratec Medical (1)
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Spinal Simplicity LLC (5)
8,574,270 Bone plate assembly with bone screw retention features 1 2012
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9,017,313 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery 0 2007
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (59)
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6,533,786 Anterior cervical plating system 258 1999
D440311 Anterior cervical plate 79 1999
6,712,818 Method for connecting adjacent vertebral bodies of a human spine with a plating system 207 2000
6,616,666 Apparatus for compressing a spinal disc space disposed between two adjacent vertebral bodies of a cervical spine 70 2000
6,592,586 Single-lock anterior cervical plating system 146 2000
6,527,776 Locking element for locking at least two bone screws to an orthopedic device 177 2000
6,428,542 Single-lock anterior cervical plate 230 2000
6,416,528 Anterior cervical plating system, instrumentation, and method of installation 95 2000
6,383,186 Single-lock skeletal plating system 195 2000
6,669,698 Vertebrae fastener placement guide 71 2000
6,692,503 System and method for securing a plate to the spinal column 109 2001
7,077,844 Segmentable skeletal plating system 76 2002
7,740,630 Anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 14 2002
7,186,256 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and movable segments 46 2002
7,118,573 Dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 51 2002
7,097,645 Dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 46 2002
7,044,952 Dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 58 2002
7,041,105 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 55 2002
* 2003/0060,828 Dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 33 2002
* 2002/0188,296 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 37 2002
* 2002/0183,755 Dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments, instrumentation, and method for installation thereof 28 2002
7,074,221 Anterior cervical plate system 73 2002
6,916,320 Anterior cervical plate system 120 2002
* 2003/0018,335 Anterior cervical plate system 20 2002
7,137,984 Single-lock anterior cervical plate and method 59 2003
7,060,068 Vertebrae fastener placement guide 52 2003
* 2004/0230,202 Vertebrae fastener placement guide 0 2003
8,048,075 Orthopedic implant with locking element 10 2004
7,399,301 Instrumentation for use with dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 22 2004
* 2004/0181,229 Instrumentation for use with dynamic single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 14 2004
7,115,130 Method for installing dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 41 2004
7,112,202 Method for installing dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments 66 2004
* 2004/0186,476 Method for installing dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments 12 2004
* 2004/0181,226 Method for installing dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments 21 2004
7,651,497 Segmentable plate with locking element 25 2004
7,811,285 Dynamic, modular, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 10 2004
7,803,157 Dynamic, modular, multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened assembleable and moveable segments and instrumentation for installation thereof 14 2004
8,123,788 Plating system having retaining member that permits movement of at least one bone fastener 8 2004
7,625,381 System and method for stabilizing a portion of the spine 17 2004
7,824,432 Method for installation of dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments 6 2004
* 2005/0085,816 Method for installation of dynamic anterior cervical plate system having moveable segments 67 2004
7,621,943 Method for installing dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having detachably fastened and moveable segments 11 2005
8,048,076 Method for installation of anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 5 2005
* 2005/0187,554 Method for installation of anterior cervical plate system having vertebral body engaging anchors and connecting plate 23 2005
7,704,250 Instrumentation for use with dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 14 2005
* 2005/0216,009 Instrumentation for use with dynamic multilock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 21 2005
7,547,306 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 14 2005
* 2005/0216,010 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 32 2005
8,323,283 Plate system having bone portion engaging anchors and connecting plate 2 2005
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8,016,864 Anterior implant for the spine 4 2007
* 2010/0069,968 ANTERIOR IMPLANT FOR THE SPINE 4 2007
7,985,224 Method for installation of dynamic, single-lock anterior cervical plate system having non-detachably fastened and moveable segments 3 2009
8,167,919 System and method for securing a plate to the spinal column 2 2009
8,834,533 Dynamic plate system having moveable segments 0 2010
8,262,708 Single-lock plating system 7 2012
8,480,717 Orthopedic implant with locking element 4 2012
8,641,743 Orthopedic implant with locking element 4 2013
 
SPINAL ELEMENTS, INC. (10)
8,496,691 Side-biased orthopedic fastener retention 0 2006
8,496,708 Flanged interbody fusion device with hinge 1 2006
8,470,039 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 0 2006
8,100,955 Orthopedic expansion fastener 32 2006
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* 2006/0235,411 Orthopedic expansion fastener 20 2006
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* 2006/0235,403 Flanged interbody fusion device with locking plate 34 2006
8,696,721 Orthopedic expansion fastener 0 2011
8,801,794 Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring 0 2013
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
6,902,565 Occipital plate and system for spinal stabilization 43 2001
8,221,421 Sternum fixation device 2 2005
 
EBI, LLC (1)
* 2003/0153,913 Occipital plate and rod system 15 2003
 
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EXWORKS ASSET HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
7,695,500 Polyaxial occipital plate 12 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (15)
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8,343,196 Bone plate 7 2006
8,968,366 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine 0 2007
8,894,685 Facet fixation and fusion screw and washer assembly and method of use 2 2007
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* 2011/0106,084 Bone Graft Loading Instruments and Methods of Connecting a Bone Graft to a Bone Plate 5 2009
8,425,520 Bone plate holder 2 2010
8,758,346 Variable angle compression plate 2 2010
8,845,697 Posterior vertebral plating system 0 2012
8,876,824 Sternum fixation device 0 2012
8,845,698 Bone plate 2 2012
8,852,245 Bone plate 2 2013
8,926,616 Bone plate holder 0 2013
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* 2013/0317,548 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CONTROLLED BONE GROWTH OR REPAIR 7 2013
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (12)
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8,715,284 Method and apparatus for bone fixation with secondary compression 0 2005
7,648,523 Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization 22 2005
7,857,832 Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization 19 2005
7,901,438 Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization 5 2005
* 2007/0016,191 Method and apparatus for spinal stabilization 33 2005
8,109,977 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 2 2007
7,993,377 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 2 2007
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LIFE SPINE, INC. (2)
8,182,511 Craniospinal fusion method and apparatus 0 2010
9,107,717 Craniospinal fusion method and apparatus 0 2011
 
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7,736,380 Cervical plate system 12 2005
 
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6,193,721 Multi-lock anterior cervical plating system 378 1998
D449692 Anterior cervical plate 124 1998
6,620,163 Anterior cervical plating system and bone screw 166 2000
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6,454,771 Anterior cervical plating system 148 2001
6,969,390 Anterior cervical plating system and bone screw 88 2003
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6,936,050 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 76 2003
6,936,051 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 82 2003
6,926,718 Multilock anterior cervical plating system 58 2003
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7,704,255 Threadless multi-lock anterior cervical plating system 14 2004
7,621,942 Variable geometry occipital fixation plate 21 2005
* 2006/0229,610 Variable geometry occipital fixation plate 33 2005
* 2007/0299,441 Adjustable Occipital Plate 15 2006
7,901,433 Occipito-cervical stabilization system and method 13 2006
8,147,527 Adjustable occipital plate 2 2006
8,246,662 Modular occipital plate 0 2006
* 2008/0177,313 MODULAR OCCIPITAL PLATE 12 2006
8,636,737 Modular occipital plate 0 2007
* 2008/0177,314 MODULAR OCCIPITAL PLATE 11 2007
8,007,499 Variable geometry occipital fixation plate 5 2009
8,337,496 Variable geometry occipital fixation plate 1 2011
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9,103,367 Polyaxial locking interface 0 2013
 
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MBD MEDICAL LLC (5)
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KLEINER, JEFFREY B. (1)
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8,496,688 Flexible spine fixing structure 0 2010
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8,043,334 Articulating facet fusion screw 31 2007
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7,780,711 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 9 2004
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7,780,664 Endosteal nail 3 2004
7,425,213 Method of endosteal nailing 7 2004
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* 2006/0149,250 Bone plate with pre-assembled drill guide tips 18 2004
7,563,263 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 15 2005
7,695,502 Bone stabilization system including plate having fixed-angle holes together with unidirectional locking screws and surgeon-directed locking screws 22 2005
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* 2007/0233,112 Method of Bone Plate Shaping 23 2006
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8,403,967 Volar fixation system and methods of using the same 0 2010
8,579,946 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 0 2010
8,545,540 Bone plate with pre-assembled drill guide tips 1 2010
8,858,562 Bone plate shaping system 0 2011
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9,072,558 Distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 0 2013
 
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8,361,149 Wedge-like spinal implant 2 2009
* 2010/0324,681 Wedge-like spinal implant 2 2009
 
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8,998,968 Facet screw system 0 2012
 
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8,470,003 Laminoplasty plates and methods of expanding the spinal canal 2 2009
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9,168,075 Variable angle locked bone fixation system 0 2009
9,089,372 Pedicular facet fusion screw with plate 0 2010
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