US Patent No: 7,179,261

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Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies

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A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably engage a bone anchor. The inner tube may be adjustable relative to the outer tube between a first position and a second position in which the distal end of the inner tube contacts the bone anchor. A bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor having a distal bone engaging portion and a receiving member having a recess for receiving a spinal fixation element. The proximal end of the receiving member may have an arcuate groove formed on an exterior surface thereof to facilitate connection of an instrument to the receiving member.

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DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA245
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL2400 LE LOCLE, CH60

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Lopez, Erasmo Abington, MA 23 1017
Ruberte, Ramon Quincy, MA 11 681
Sicvol, Christopher W Boston, MA 20 923

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EBI, LLC (3)
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K2M, INC. (6)
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ACTIVELOCK SURGICAL, INC. (1)
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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (6)
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STRYKER CORPORATION (3)
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SALUT, LTD. (1)
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CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, LLC (3)
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5,466,237 Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw 491 1993
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STRYKER SPINE (3)
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STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (7)
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5,545,165 Anchoring member 246 1994
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (59)
* 8,152,810 Spinal fixation tool set and method 11 2004
* 2008/0183,214 System and Methods For Performing Spinal Fixation 29 2005
* 9,050,148 Spinal fixation tool attachment structure 0 2005
8,273,089 Spinal fixation tool set and method 10 2006
8,105,368 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted core and outer sleeve 1 2007
8,066,739 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 25 2007
* 2008/0091,213 Tool system for dynamic spinal implants 73 2007
8,475,498 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 2 2008
* 2008/0177,317 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with cord connection 75 2008
* 2008/0140,076 Dynamic stabilization connecting member with slitted segment and surrounding external elastomer 98 2008
* 2008/0319,482 Dynamic fixation assemblies with pre-tensioned cord segments 20 2008
* 8,162,948 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 15 2008
* 2008/0288,005 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 69 2008
8,353,932 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 2008
* 2008/0319,490 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 17 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 6 2009
8,366,745 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 0 2009
* 2009/0275,985 Dynamic stabilization assembly having pre-compressed spacers with differential displacements 17 2009
8,591,515 Spinal fixation tool set and method 3 2009
8,100,915 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 21 2009
* 2010/0010,542 Flexible spinal stbilization assembly with spacer having off-axis core member 18 2009
8,556,940 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 1 2009
* 2011/0196,429 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRE-GUIDED PEDICLE SCREW STABILIZATION OF SPINAL VERTEBRAE 8 2009
* 2010/0174,319 Dynamic spinal stabilization assembly with elastic bumpers and locking limited travel closure mechanisms 6 2010
8,545,538 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 3 2010
* 2010/0268,281 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INTER-VERTEBRAL ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE PLACEMENT 2 2010
* 8,425,531 Electromagnetically guided spinal rod system and related methods 2 2010
* 2010/0228,303 Electromagnetically guided spinal rod system and related methods 1 2010
8,394,133 Dynamic fixation assemblies with inner core and outer coil-like member 4 2010
* 8,500,741 Pedicle screw extension alignment 2 2010
* 2012/0059,420 PEDICLE SCREW EXTENSION ALIGNMENT 1 2010
* 2011/0015,678 Spinal fixation tool set and method 28 2010
9,216,039 Dynamic spinal stabilization assemblies, tool set and method 0 2010
8,721,691 Systems and methods for pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 0 2011
8,545,541 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 0 2011
9,451,989 Dynamic stabilization members with elastic and inelastic sections 0 2011
8,333,770 Systems and methods for pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 5 2011
8,216,282 System and method for wire-guided pedicle screw stabilization of spinal vertebrae 3 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
8,696,711 Polyaxial bone anchor assembly with one-piece closure, pressure insert and plastic elongate member 1 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
* 2013/0035,728 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 2 2012
9,050,139 Orthopedic implant rod reduction tool set and method 1 2013
* 2014/0031,873 Spinal fixation tool set and method 2 2013
* 2014/0336,709 MULTI-THREADED PEDICLE SCREW SYSTEM 0 2014
* 9,271,767 System for anchoring an elongated implant to a vertebra of a patient spine 0 2014
* 9,173,682 Method for implanting a rod implant along a spine of a patient 0 2014
* 9,101,415 Method for implanting an elongated implant along a spine of a patient 1 2014
9,452,000 Rod reducer 0 2014
* 9,265,535 System for implanting a rod implant along a spine of a patient 0 2014
* 9,265,537 System for implanting a rod implant along a spine of a patient 0 2014
* 9,265,536 System for implanting a rod implant along a spine of a patient 0 2014
* 2015/0080,962 SYSTEM FOR IMPLANTING A ROD IMPLANT ALONG A SPINE OF A PATIENT 4 2014
9,451,993 Bi-radial pop-on cervical bone anchor 0 2015
9,439,683 Dynamic stabilization member with molded connection 0 2015
 
Trinty Orthopedics, LLC. (1)
8,298,268 Mono-planar pedicle screw method, system and kit 0 2010
 
SEASPINE, INC. (3)
* 8,852,238 Implant system and minimally invasive method for immobilizing adjacent vertebral bodies 0 2008
* 2011/0082,505 IMPLANT SYSTEM AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE METHOD FOR IMMOBILIZING ADJACENT VERTEBRAL BODIES 0 2008
9,028,522 Tissue dilator and retractor system and method of use 1 2012
 
TRINITY ORTHOPEDICS, LLC (3)
7,780,706 Mono-planar pedicle screw method, system and kit 33 2006
* 2008/0234,759 Mono-Planar Pedicle Screw Method, System and Kit 40 2006
* 2010/0298,890 MONO-PLANAR PEDICLE SCREW METHOD, SYSTEM AND KIT 3 2010
 
YAMAHA CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0130,634 PATIENT-MOUNTED RETRACTION 8 2010
 
STRYKER TRAUMA SA (1)
* 2008/0269,768 Bone screw holding device 10 2008
 
Loftus, Thomas Stuart (1)
8,152,720 Retracto component system and method of using same 3 2009
 
Stryker European Holdings I, LCC (1)
9,402,661 Lumbar-sacral screw insertion and manipulation 0 2013
 
OMNI SURGICAL L.P. DBA SPINE 360 (2)
8,439,923 Poly-axial pedicle screw assembly 5 2010
* 2010/0174,325 Poly-axial pedicle screw assembly 6 2010
 
JACKSON, ROGER P. (3)
8,556,938 Polyaxial bone anchor with non-pivotable retainer and pop-on shank, some with friction fit 5 2010
9,216,041 Spinal connecting members with tensioned cords and rigid sleeves for engaging compression inserts 0 2012
8,979,904 Connecting member with tensioned cord, low profile rigid sleeve and spacer with torsion control 0 2012
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (6)
* 8,876,869 Polyaxial bone screw assembly 0 2011
9,387,013 Posterior cervical fixation system 0 2012
9,198,698 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system and related methods 0 2012
9,060,813 Surgical fixation system and related methods 0 2012
8,936,626 Bi-cortical screw fixation 2 2013
9,192,415 Systems and methods for holding and implanting bone anchors 1 2013
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (2)
8,808,296 Methods of spinal fixation and instrumentation 0 2011
* 2011/0152,940 METHODS OF SPINAL FIXATION AND INSTRUMENTATION 15 2011
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (27)
7,695,475 Instruments for minimally invasive stabilization of bony structures 10 2005
* 2007/0049,931 Instruments for minimally invasive stabilization of bony structures 98 2005
* 7,678,114 Vertebral implant inserter and method of use 0 2005
* 2007/0161,989 Vertebral implant inserter and method of use 12 2005
* 7,927,360 Spinal anchor assemblies having extended receivers 15 2006
* 2007/0191,840 Spinal anchor assemblies having extended receivers 21 2006
7,722,652 Pivoting joints for spinal implants including designed resistance to motion and methods of use 20 2006
7,833,252 Pivoting joints for spinal implants including designed resistance to motion and methods of use 27 2006
* 2008/0119,862 Surgical Instrument for Supplying a Counter-Torque When Securing a Spinal Prosthesis 8 2006
* 7,967,828 Gravity feed implant dispenser 0 2006
* 2008/0140,086 Gravity feed implant dispenser 5 2006
* 2008/0275,459 Surgical instrument attachment mechanism 1 2007
8,057,519 Multi-axial screw assembly 5 2008
* 2008/0147,121 Multi-Axial Screw Assembly 16 2008
8,206,421 Methods and devices for insertion of tethers through subcutaneous screw heads 0 2008
* 2009/0287,255 Methods and Devices for insertion of Tethers Through Subcutaneous Screw Heads 12 2008
8,246,623 Progressive reduction instrument for reduction of a vertebral rod and method of use 2 2009
* 2010/0121,386 Progressive Reduction Instrument for Reduction of a Vertebral Rod and Method of Use 23 2009
8,727,972 Low profile bone screw extender and its application in minimum invasive spinal surgeries 1 2009
* 2010/0198,268 LOW PROFILE BONE SCREW EXTENDER AND ITS APPLICATION IN MINIMUM INVASIVE SPINAL SURGERIES 9 2009
8,323,286 Systems and methods for minimally invasive surgical procedures 3 2010
8,070,751 Instruments for minimally invasive stabilization of bony structures 2 2010
* 2010/0160,982 Instruments for Minimally Invasive Stabilization of Bony Structures 23 2010
8,828,059 Elongated connecting elements for minimally invasive surgical procedures 0 2011
8,556,904 Anchors extender assemblies and methods for using 3 2011
9,204,909 Spinal rod system and method 0 2011
9,060,817 Systems and methods for minimally invasive surgical procedures FO systems 0 2012
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (4)
7,909,830 Methods of spinal fixation and instrumentation 19 2005
* 2007/0078,460 Methods of spinal fixation and instrumentation 144 2005
7,758,584 Minimally invasive fixation system 45 2007
* 2007/0270,842 MINIMALLY INVASIVE FIXATION SYSYEM 46 2007
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 8,114,085 Percutaneous registration-and-access tool for minimally invasive spinal surgery 1 2006
 
Spinal USA, Inc. (2)
8,603,094 Minimally invasive surgical tower access devices and related methods 3 2010
9,220,543 Minimally invasive surgical tower access devices and related methods 1 2013
 
DEPUY SPINE, INC. (28)
7,988,698 Spinal rod approximator 16 2003
* 7,648,506 Pivoting implant holder 30 2003
* 7,648,507 Pivoting implant holder 30 2003
* 2005/0131,419 Pivoting implant holder 60 2003
* 2005/0131,420 Pivoting implant holder 63 2003
8,038,611 Surgical methods and surgical kits 11 2004
* 2005/0159,650 Surgical methods and surgical kits 106 2004
7,722,651 Adjustable bone screw assembly 23 2005
7,981,031 Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery 23 2006
7,918,792 Surgical retractor for use with minimally invasive spinal stabilization systems and methods of minimally invasive surgery 42 2006
* 2007/0156,026 Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery 23 2006
7,758,501 Surgical reactors and methods of minimally invasive surgery 41 2006
7,955,257 Non-rigid surgical retractor 122 2006
7,918,857 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 14 2006
7,918,858 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 19 2006
8,262,662 Break-off screw extensions 13 2006
7,967,821 Break-off screw extension removal tools 10 2006
* 2008/0119,849 BREAK-OFF SCREW EXTENSIONS 64 2006
* 2008/0119,850 BREAK-OFF SCREW EXTENSION REMOVAL TOOLS 16 2006
8,172,847 In-line rod reduction device and methods 21 2007
* 2008/0243,190 IN-LINE ROD REDUCTION DEVICE AND METHODS 49 2007
8,216,241 Instruments and methods for manipulating a spinal fixation element 11 2007
7,887,541 Spinal rod reduction instruments and methods for use 34 2007
8,057,518 Spanning connector for connecting a spinal fixation element and an offset bone anchor 5 2007
* 2009/0062,861 Spanning connector for connecting a spinal fixation element and an offset bone anchor 5 2007
8,206,394 Torque limited instrument for manipulating a spinal rod relative to a bone anchor 5 2009
* 2010/0292,742 Torque Limited Instrument For Manipulating A Spinal Rod Relative to a Bone Anchor 10 2009
7,951,174 Adjustable bone screw assembly 2 2010
 
EBI, LLC (2)
8,377,140 Expandable spinal implant device 4 2011
9,050,195 Expandable spinal implant device 0 2013
 
K2M, INC. (23)
7,846,093 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 22 2006
* 2007/0106,123 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 53 2006
8,696,560 Minimally open retraction device 1 2007
* 2007/0260,125 Minimally open retraction device 12 2007
8,979,749 Minimally open interbody access retraction device and surgical method 0 2008
* 8,932,210 Minimally invasive retraction device having detachable blades 0 2009
8,747,407 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 1 2009
8,246,538 Minimally invasive retractor with separable blades and methods of use 1 2009
8,097,026 Minimally invasive retraction device having removable blades 4 2009
* 2009/0221,877 Minimally Invasive Retraction Device Having Detachable Blades 24 2009
* 2009/0222,046 Minimally Invasive Retraction Device Having Removable Blades 29 2009
* 2009/0221,879 Minimally Invasive Retractor Having Separable Blades 15 2009
* 2009/0222,044 Minimally Invasive Retractor Screw and Methods of Use 17 2009
8,298,138 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 5 2010
* 2011/0054,259 MINIMALLY INVASIVE RETRACTOR AND METHODS OF USE 7 2010
8,956,284 Minimally invasive retractor and posted screw 0 2011
8,870,878 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 0 2011
8,414,625 Minimally invasive retraction device having removable blades 0 2011
8,376,940 Minimally invasive retractor with separable blades and methods of use 2 2012
8,734,338 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 1 2012
9,125,703 Rod reducer, compressor, distractor system 0 2013
9,131,934 Minimally open retraction device 0 2014
9,161,779 Minimally invasive retractor and methods of use 0 2014
 
DEPUY SPINE SARL (3)
7,854,751 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 21 2007
8,617,210 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 0 2010
8,518,082 Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies 4 2010
 
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* 2005/0228,380 Instruments and methods for minimally invasive spine surgery 52 2004
7,824,411 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 23 2004
7,824,413 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 24 2004
* 2005/0149,036 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 53 2004
* 2005/0149,053 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 103 2004
* 7,951,175 Instruments and methods for manipulating a vertebra 22 2005
* 2006/0200,132 Instruments and methods for manipulating a vertebra 92 2005
7,842,044 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 31 2005
* 2006/0079,909 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 53 2005
8,007,516 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 13 2007
7,951,168 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 13 2007
* 2007/0162,009 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 26 2007
* 2007/0162,010 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 33 2007
8,361,129 Large diameter bone anchor assembly 4 2007
* 2008/0015,580 LARGE DIAMETER BONE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY 74 2007
8,900,237 Minimally invasive guide system 0 2007
8,512,343 Methods and instruments for approximating misaligned vertebra 4 2007
* 2009/0062,858 Methods and instruments for approximating misaligned 10 2007
* 2009/0062,857 Minimally invasive guide system 13 2007
8,709,015 Bilateral vertebral body derotation system 0 2008
8,608,746 Derotation instrument with reduction functionality 6 2008
8,602,984 Surgical retractor systems and illuminated cannulae 2 2008
* 2009/0018,400 SURGICAL RETRACTOR SYSTEMS AND ILLUMINATED CANNULAE 9 2008
8,414,588 Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal connection element delivery 5 2008
* 2009/0143,828 Methods and Devices For Minimally Invasive Spinal Connection Element Delivery 77 2008
8,430,914 Assembly for orthopaedic surgery 2 2008
8,641,734 Dual spring posterior dynamic stabilization device with elongation limiting elastomers 4 2009
* 2010/0211,104 Dual Spring Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Device With Elongation Limiting Elastomers 28 2009
8,343,160 Pivoting implant holder 2 2009
* 2010/0094,359 PIVOTING IMPLANT HOLDER 13 2009
8,517,935 Surgical retractors and methods of minimally invasive surgery 3 2010
* 2011/0004,067 Surgical Retractors and Methods of Minimally Invasive Surgery 16 2010
8,636,742 Spinal rod reduction instruments and methods for use 1 2010
* 2011/0034,961 SPINAL ROD REDUCTION INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR USE 19 2010
8,500,750 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 0 2010
* 2011/0093,022 Instruments and Methods for Bone Anchor Engagement and Spinal Rod Reduction 11 2010
8,828,007 Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions 1 2011
8,636,776 Spinal rod approximator 1 2011
* 2011/0144,695 SPINAL ROD APPROXIMATOR 16 2011
8,603,144 Adjustable bone screw assembly 0 2011
8,550,995 Surgical access devices and methods of minimally invasive surgery 2 2011
8,709,044 Instruments and methods for manipulating vertebra 7 2011
8,622,897 Surgical methods and surgical kits 2 2011
8,685,029 Rod reduction instrument and methods of rod reduction 0 2011
8,679,126 Torque limited instrument for manipulating a spinal rod relative to a bone anchor 0 2012
8,647,347 Instruments and methods for manipulating a spinal fixation element 4 2012
8,685,066 Devices and methods for positioning a spinal fixation element 0 2012
8,920,425 Pivoting implant holder 0 2012
8,721,692 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 1 2013
8,894,662 Instruments and methods for bone anchor engagement and spinal rod reduction 1 2013
8,845,700 Adjustable bone screw assembly 0 2013
 
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9,095,379 Constrained motion bone screw assembly 0 2011
* 2011/0196,431 CONSTRAINED MOTION BONE SCREW ASSEMBLY 3 2011
9,155,580 Multi-threaded cannulated bone anchors 0 2012
9,259,247 Locking compression members for use with bone anchor assemblies and methods 0 2013
9,216,043 Devices and methods for monoaxial screw conversion 0 2013
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7,905,907 Internal structure stabilization system for spanning three or more structures 22 2004
* 2006/0173,454 Internal structure stabilization system for spanning three or more structures 134 2004
7,569,061 Off-axis anchor guidance system 37 2004
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7,887,539 Spinal rod approximators 47 2004
8,075,591 Minimally invasive spinal fixation guide systems and methods 13 2005
* 2006/0167,454 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FIXATION GUIDE SYSTEMS AND METHODS 61 2005
8,790,348 Dual pivot instrument for reduction of a fixation element and method of use 1 2007
* 2009/0326,583 Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System With Flexible Ligament 41 2008
9,232,968 Polymeric pedicle rods and methods of manufacturing 0 2008
* 2009/0163,955 Polymeric Pedicle Rods and Methods of Manufacturing 62 2008
8,361,123 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 3 2009
* 2011/0093,021 Bone Anchor Assemblies and Methods of Manufacturing and Use Thereof 21 2009
9,320,543 Posterior dynamic stabilization device having a mobile anchor 0 2009
* 2010/0331,886 Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Device Having A Mobile Anchor 9 2009
* 2010/0114,174 Systems and Methods for Delivering Bone Cement to a Bone Anchor 23 2009
8,523,916 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 7 2010
9,445,844 Composite material posterior dynamic stabilization spring rod 0 2010
* 2011/0238,119 Composite Material Posterior Dynamic Stabilization Spring Rod 16 2010
8,535,318 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 2 2010
9,339,308 Methods and devices for manipulating a vertebra 0 2010
* 2011/0077,689 Methods and Devices for Manipulating a Vertebra 13 2010
9,101,416 Spinal rod approximator 0 2010
9,254,126 Non-rigid surgical retractor 0 2011
9,179,926 Minimally invasive spinal fixation guide systems and methods 0 2011
9,314,274 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system including vertebral alignment features 0 2012
9,161,782 Bone anchor assemblies and methods of manufacturing and use thereof 0 2013
9,433,445 Bone anchors and surgical instruments with integrated guide tips 0 2013
* 9,241,742 Methods and devices for polyaxial screw alignment 0 2013
* 2014/0277,198 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR POLYAXIAL SCREW ALIGNMENT 5 2013
9,265,548 Systems and methods for delivering bone cement to a bone anchor 0 2013
9,402,663 Minimally invasive instrument set, devices and related methods 0 2013
9,326,798 Derotation instrument with reduction functionality 0 2013
9,186,484 Guidewire insertion methods and devices 0 2013
9,289,249 Bone anchors and surgical instruments with integrated guide tips 0 2014
9,216,040 Methods and devices for spinal fixation element placement 0 2014
9,265,538 Dual pivot instrument for reduction of a fixation element and method of use 0 2014
 
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* 7,887,548 Screw insertion guide tube with window 5 2006
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8,439,922 Systems and methods for holding and implanting bone anchors 14 2009
 
ALPHATEC SPINE, INC. (1)
* 7,481,813 Securing device and corresponding methods thereof for bone fixation systems 38 2005
 
ORTEGA PARTNERS, LLC (5)
* 2009/0171,392 Guide wire mounting collar for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techniques 25 2008
8,540,720 System, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techniques 0 2011
* 2011/0184,475 System, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techiques 3 2011
* 2011/0144,652 System, instrumentation and method for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techiques 0 2011
9,433,447 Instrumentation for spinal fixation using minimally invasive surgical techniques 0 2013
 
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* 2006/0195,091 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 6 2005
8,357,197 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 0 2006
* 2006/0195,094 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 17 2006
8,357,198 Percutaneous spinal stabilization device and method 7 2007
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* 2008/0177,269 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REDUCTION OF VERTEBRAL BODIES IN A SPINE 10 2006
8,016,832 Installation systems for spinal stabilization system and related methods 0 2007
* 2008/0275,456 INSTALLATION SYSTEMS FOR SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS 59 2007
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 15 2007
* 2008/0039,838 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 131 2007
7,914,558 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 61 2007
* 2008/0045,957 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES 109 2007
9,277,940 System and method for insertion of flexible spinal stabilization element 0 2008
* 2010/0036,434 RESCUE REDUCTION BONE ANCHOR 6 2008
8,246,659 Installation systems for spinal stabilization system and related methods 2 2009
* 2009/0216,281 INSTALLATION SYSTEMS FOR SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS 6 2009
* 2011/0040,328 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING VERTEBRAL REDUCTION USING A SLEEVE 9 2009
8,496,685 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 5 2011
8,956,362 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 4 2013
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8,900,238 Devices and methods for inserting a vertebral fixation member 0 2009
* 2010/0249,856 Devices and Methods for Inserting a Vertebral Fixation Member 38 2009
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8,414,614 Implant kit for supporting a spinal column 10 2006
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* 8,512,383 Method of percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine 2 2010
8,206,395 Surgical instrument and method for the distraction or compression of bones 7 2010
8,202,274 Apparatus and method for detecting a connecting rod during percutaneous surgery 9 2010
8,167,887 Introducer for inserting a connecting rod into a spine 9 2010
8,142,437 System for percutaneously fixing a connecting rod to a spine 9 2010
* 2011/0313,470 Pedicle Screw Extension for Use in Percutaneous Spinal Fixation 5 2010
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8,394,108 Screw driver for a multiaxial bone screw 7 2011
8,454,664 Method for fixing a connecting rod to a thoracic spine 0 2011
8,777,954 Pedicle screw extension for use in percutaneous spinal fixation 0 2012
* 9,295,500 Screw driver with release for a multiaxial bone screw 0 2013
9,433,446 Pedicle screw extension for use in percutaneous spinal fixation 0 2014
9,439,692 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system and method therefor 0 2015
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