US Patent No: 6,712,818

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Method for connecting adjacent vertebral bodies of a human spine with a plating system

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Anatomically contoured anterior cervical plates with bone ingrowth surfaces, providing for intersegmental compressive preloading, and a rigid and locked interface to all of the bone, screws, with those engaging the vertebrae deployed in highly convergent pairs. The bone screws have a tapered self-tapping leading end, an increasing root diameter with a generally constant outer diameter with a thread that is narrow and sharp throughout and an enlarged head portion capable of an interference fit to the receiving holes of the plate. Instrumentation consists of plate holders, a compression apparatus and a pilot hole forming device that interlocks with. the plate. Methods for spinal compression and bone hole preparation are provided.

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1786

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Michelson, Gary K 438 Sherman Canal, Venice, CA 90291 247 21332

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SALUT, LTD. (2)
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SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
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CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC. (1)
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Technomed Gmk (1)
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SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
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Petrometer Corporation (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (3)
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
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5,601,553 Locking plate and bone screw 566 1994
 
ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG (3)
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
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HEGGENESS, MICHAEL (1)
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DePuy Spine Sarl (1)
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Biomet Microfixation, LLC (2)
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (1)
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ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (1)
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7,662,175 Upload shank swivel head bone screw spinal implant 41 2004
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8,540,753 Polyaxial bone screw with uploaded threaded shank and method of assembly and use 0 2004
8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 9 2004
8,876,868 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2005
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9,050,148 Spinal fixation tool attachment structure 0 2005
8,366,753 Polyaxial bone screw assembly with fixed retaining structure 0 2006
* 2006/0241,603 Polyaxial bone screw assembly with fixed retaining structure 135 2006
7,766,915 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 22 2006
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8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 9 2006
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8,128,667 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 12 2007
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8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 22 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 2008
7,901,437 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 11 2008
8,257,398 Polyaxial bone screw with cam capture 3 2008
7,875,065 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 32 2008
* 2008/0188,898 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 17 2008
8,257,396 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer inset capture 5 2008
7,951,170 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with pre-tensioned solid core 36 2008
8,062,373 Spine surgery method and motion preserving implant 7 2008
8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 15 2008
8,353,932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2008
8,911,477 Dynamic stabilization member with end plate support and cable core extension 0 2008
7,967,850 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 21 2008
* 2009/0062,866 Polyaxial bone anchor with helical capture connection, insert and dual locking assembly 25 2008
8,845,649 Spinal fixation tool set and method for rod reduction and fastener insertion 1 2009
8,292,892 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 5 2009
8,012,177 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 9 2009
8,366,745 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 0 2009
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 20 2009
8,092,500 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with floating core, compression spacer and over-mold 3 2009
8,377,102 Polyaxial bone anchor with spline capture connection and lower pressure insert 1 2010
8,545,538 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 3 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 2 2010
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9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 2010
9,320,545 Polyaxial bone screw with multi-part shank retainer and pressure insert 0 2011
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9,101,404 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with molded connection 0 2011
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8,814,911 Polyaxial bone screw with cam connection and lock and release insert 0 2011
8,506,599 Dynamic stabilization assembly with frusto-conical connection 5 2011
8,894,657 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 2 2011
8,613,760 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2011
8,377,067 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 11 2012
8,579,977 Spine surgery method and inserter 4 2012
9,271,843 Spine surgery method and implant 0 2012
8,636,769 Polyaxial bone screw with shank-retainer insert capture 0 2012
8,696,711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2012
8,591,552 Anti-splay medical implant closure with multi-surface removal aperture 0 2012
8,591,560 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with elastic core and outer sleeve 0 2012
9,055,978 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 0 2012
8,840,652 Bone anchors with longitudinal connecting member engaging inserts and closures for fixation and optional angulation 0 2012
8,900,272 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 0 2013
9,050,139 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 1 2013
8,936,623 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2013
8,926,670 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 1 2013
8,870,928 Helical guide and advancement flange with radially loaded lip 0 2013
8,998,960 Polyaxial bone screw with helically wound capture connection 0 2013
8,814,913 Helical guide and advancement flange with break-off extensions 0 2013
9,308,027 Polyaxial bone screw with shank articulation pressure insert and method 0 2013
9,370,376 Drill guides and extension therefor for simultaneous use on a bone plate 0 2013
 
SPINAL LLC (1)
8,465,530 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 4 2011
 
THEKEN SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,785,327 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 15 2005
 
STRYKER SPINE (6)
8,157,809 Percutaneous compression and distraction system 2 2007
* 2008/0125,789 Percutaneous compression and distraction system 2 2007
8,506,574 Percutaneous compression and distraction system 0 2012
8,915,925 Percutaneous compression and distraction system 0 2013
9,186,189 Bone screw retaining system 0 2014
9,345,463 Percutaneous compression and distraction system 0 2014
 
FACET SOLUTIONS, INC. (20)
* 2004/0230,304 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 164 2003
* 2004/0230,201 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 137 2003
* 2005/0251,256 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 64 2003
* 2004/0049,273 Facet Arthroplasty devices and methods 192 2003
* 2004/0049,276 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 192 2003
* 2004/0049,277 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 200 2003
* 2005/0131,406 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses 212 2003
* 2005/0137,705 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 68 2004
* 2005/0240,265 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 164 2004
* 2005/0261,770 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 147 2005
* 2006/0079,895 Methods and devices for improved bonding of devices to bone 111 2005
* 2005/0283,238 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 130 2005
* 2005/0234,552 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 47 2005
* 2005/0267,579 Implantable device for facet joint replacement 130 2005
* 2006/0058,791 Implantable spinal device revision system 79 2005
* 2006/0009,847 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 63 2005
* 2006/0009,848 Facet arthroplasty device and methods 45 2005
* 2007/0088,358 Minimally Invasive Spine Restoration Systems, Devices, Methods and Kits 60 2006
* 2008/0097,446 Prostheses, Systems and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 88 2007
* 2008/0097,440 Prostheses, Systems and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 28 2007
 
GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (45)
8,163,017 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,070,811 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
8,066,771 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 0 2003
* 2004/0049,281 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 196 2003
8,187,303 Anti-rotation fixation element for spinal prostheses 0 2004
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* 2005/0149,190 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 68 2004
* 2005/0137,706 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 69 2004
7,691,145 Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 25 2004
7,608,104 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 21 2004
7,674,293 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 40 2005
8,398,681 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 2 2005
* 2006/0041,311 Devices and methods for treating facet joints 88 2005
7,406,775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 64 2005
* 2006/0085,075 Polymeric joint complex and methods of use 56 2005
8,066,740 Facet joint prostheses 0 2005
8,221,461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 0 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 10 2006
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8,231,655 Prostheses and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 6 2006
* 2007/0168,029 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 24 2006
7,914,556 Arthroplasty revision system and method 2 2006
8,496,686 Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits 0 2007
8,702,755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 2007
* 2007/0282,445 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 26 2007
* 2009/0024,219 POLYMERIC JOINT COMPLEX AND METHODS OF USE 8 2007
* 2008/0177,309 POLYMERIC JOINT COMPLEX AND METHODS OF USE 17 2007
* 2008/0091,210 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 24 2007
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* 2008/0086,213 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 24 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
* 2008/0097,609 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 24 2007
8,496,687 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 1 2007
* 2008/0097,439 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 23 2007
* 2008/0097,438 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 24 2007
* 2008/0097,612 Facet Arthroplasty Devices and Methods 24 2007
* 2008/0177,310 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 45 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
8,409,254 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces 0 2008
* 2009/0018,585 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS 3 2008
8,675,930 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 0 2008
 
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD (2)
6,979,334 Bone fixation assembly and method of securement 118 2004
* 2005/0010,219 Bone fixation assembly and method of securement 37 2004
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (10)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 5 2010
8,998,959 Polyaxial bone anchors with pop-on shank, fully constrained friction fit retainer and lock and release insert 1 2011
9,216,041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 0 2012
8,444,681 Polyaxial bone anchor with pop-on shank, friction fit retainer and winged insert 0 2012
8,979,904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
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8,911,479 Multi-start closures for open implants 0 2013
8,926,672 Splay control closure for open bone anchor 0 2013
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SYNTHES AG CHUR (3)
8,764,831 Intervertebral implant 3 2010
8,715,354 Intervertebral implant 1 2011
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SOUTHERN SPINE, LLC (2)
8,057,521 Surgical stabilization system 1 2006
8,668,725 Bone screw 1 2007
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (4)
7,887,595 Methods and apparatus for spinal fusion 11 2006
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Vertebration, Inc. (2)
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X-spine Systems, Inc. (15)
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8,062,367 Screw locking mechanism and method 19 2007
7,655,028 Spinal fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 5 2007
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8,282,682 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 2 2009
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8,734,493 Screw locking mechanism and method 0 2011
9,078,706 Intervertebral fusion device utilizing multiple mobile uniaxial and bidirectional screw interface plates 0 2012
8,795,370 Fusion system and method for fusing spinal bones 1 2012
 
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8,262,708 Single-lock plating system 7 2012
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SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
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LDR HOLDING CORPORATION (3)
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8,123,757 Inserter instrument and implant clip 11 2003
7,909,848 Tissue retractor and guide device 21 2004
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7,771,433 Bone fracture fixation plate shaping system 16 2006
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7,935,126 Bone plate shaping system 15 2006
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R TREE INNOVATIONS, LLC (3)
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DePuy Spine Sarl (3)
* 2006/0155,283 OCCIPITAL PLATE AND GUIDE SYSTEMS 13 2005
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Integrated Spinal Concepts, Inc. (1)
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ORTHO INNOVATIONS, LLC (8)
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7,947,065 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 19 2009
7,942,911 Polyaxial bone screw 19 2009
7,942,909 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system 21 2009
7,951,173 Pedicle screw implant system 17 2010
* 2010/0137,920 Pedicle screw implant system 24 2010
8,075,603 Locking polyaxial ball and socket fastener 17 2010
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8,361,080 Implant inserter having a bifurcated adjustable stop 0 2007
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8,394,107 Guide for spinal tools, implants, and devices 2 2010
* 2011/0015,685 GUIDE FOR SPINAL TOOLS, IMPLANTS, AND DEVICES 1 2010
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8,641,766 Arcuate fixation member 3 2011
* 2011/0230,971 ARCUATE FIXATION MEMBER 37 2011
 
RHAUSLER, INC. (1)
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Theken Spine, LLC (4)
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7,278,997 Instrument guide and implant holder 27 2003
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8,753,396 Intervertebral implant having back-out prevention feature 0 2011
 
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* 2008/0243,192 Passive Screw Locking Mechanism 17 2007
9,072,610 Inserter instrument and implant clip 0 2007
* 2008/0071,293 INSERTER INSTRUMENT AND IMPLANT CLIP 2 2007
9,192,419 Zero-profile interbody spacer and coupled plate assembly 0 2009
* 2010/0145,459 ZERO-PROFILE INTERBODY SPACER AND COUPLED PLATE ASSEMBLY 27 2009
* 2011/0118,843 INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT 18 2011
9,220,604 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2011
9,005,295 Low profile intervertebral implant 4 2012
9,241,809 Intervertebral implants, systems, and methods of use 0 2013
9,039,775 Spinal fixation plates 2 2013
9,320,552 Passive screw locking mechanism 0 2014
9,320,549 Spinal fixation plates 0 2015
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. AN INDIVIDUAL (1)
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STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
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AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC (5)
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7,311,712 Polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 25 2004
* 2005/0192,580 Polyaxial locking screw plate assembly 119 2004
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (2)
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* 2004/0006,391 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 270 2003
7,087,084 Method for replacing a natural facet joint with a prosthesis having an artificial facet joint structure 143 2003
* 2004/0111,154 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 29 2003
* 2004/0049,278 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 189 2003
* 2004/0049,275 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 189 2003
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* 2005/0234,455 Bone fixation plate 30 2004
* 2005/0235,508 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 9 2004
* 2005/0143,818 Prostheses, tools and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artifical facet joint surfaces 131 2004
* 2005/0240,266 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 91 2005
8,236,034 Bone fixation plate 4 2005
* 2006/0052,785 Adjacent level facet arthroplasty devices, spine stabilization systems, and methods 88 2005
* 2006/0085,072 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 34 2005
* 2008/0200,953 Facet Joint Prostheses 31 2005
* 2006/0184,180 Facet Joint Prosthesis Measurement and Implant Tools 43 2006
* 2006/0265,070 PROSTHESES AND METHODS FOR REPLACEMENT OF NATURAL FACET JOINTS WITH ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT SURFACES 38 2006
* 2007/0233,256 Facet and disc arthroplasty system and method 28 2007
* 2008/0082,171 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 18 2007
* 2008/0091,200 CROSSBAR SPINAL PROSTHESIS HAVING A MODULAR DESIGN AND RELATED IMPLANTATION METHODS 20 2007
* 2008/0091,205 Crossbar Spinal Prosthesis Having a Modular Design and Related Implantation Methods 25 2007
* 2008/0125,814 PROSTHESES, TOOLS AND METHODS FOR REPLACEMENT OF NATURAL FACET JOINTS WITH ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT SURFACES 23 2008
* 2008/0177,332 POLYAXIAL ADJUSTMENT OF FACET JOINT PROSTHESES 40 2008
* 2008/0275,505 Prostheses, Tools and Methods for Replacement of Natural Facet Joints With Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces 4 2008
* 2008/0292,161 IMPLANTABLE ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE COMPONENT SELECTION INSTRUMENT AND METHODS 19 2008
9,095,387 Spine stabilization 0 2011
9,364,272 Bone fixation plate 0 2011
8,771,324 Securing fasteners 0 2011
 
OsteoMed LLC (2)
* 8,337,533 Locking plate benders 0 2008
* 2009/0318,979 Locking Plate Benders 3 2008
 
DEPUY ACROMED, INC. (2)
6,960,216 Modular drill guide 79 2003
* 2004/0186,482 Modular drill guide 26 2003
 
THAKEN SURGICAL, LLC (1)
7,780,666 Fixed and variable locking fixation assembly 10 2005
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