US Patent No: 7,862,570

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Surgical positioners

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Surgical positioners may include platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references as well as methods for using stabilizer platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references. Stabilizer platforms may include low profile platforms rigidly mounted to portions of an individual's anatomy. Various items may be secured and/or stabilized by the stabilizer platform, including support platforms as well as surgical references. Support platforms may stabilize and assist surgeons in using, navigating, aligning and positioning surgical items. Surgical references may include modular fiducial systems that may be secured to stabilizer platforms, support platforms, surgical items and/or directly to portions of an individual's anatomy.

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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN582

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Culley, Patrick J Memphis, TN 5 57
Raburn, Kevin Memphis, TN 6 62
Ruffin, Therise Collierville, TN 5 62
Russell, Thomas A Eads, TN 41 1116
Terrill-Grisoni, Lauralan Cordova, TN 19 511

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