US Patent No: 7,491,219

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Method and apparatus for computerized surgery

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An implant for use in spinal surgery comprises a resilient element having an inflatable cavity. It is formed of a biologically compatible material and is arranged for placement between end plates of adjacent vertebra. The implant may also include a wound disc replacement element. A method of performing spinal surgery on a patient comprises securely mounting a patient onto a patient support table; imaging a spinal region of the patient; building up a three-dimensional image file of the spinal region of the patient; storing the image file; and utilizing the image file for planning and carrying out computer controlled spinal surgery on the patient utilizing the implant. A computer-controlled surgical implant system comprises a steerable endosurgical implanting assembly operative to install the implant at a desired location in a patient; and a computerized controlled, which operates the steerable endosurgical implanting system.

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ACTIVE IMPLANTS CORPORATIONMEMPHIS, TN16

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Steinberg, Amiram Moshav Avichail, IL 44 754

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REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
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Fondel Finance B.V. (1)
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