US Patent No: 7,918,857

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Minimally invasive bone anchor extensions

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Methods and devices are provided for facilitating delivery and implanting of a bone anchor into bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a bone anchor extension is provided for coupling to a bone anchor to facilitate delivery and implanting of the bone anchor in bone. The bone anchor extension can have a generally elongate configuration that allows it to extend from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate a patient's spine, and it can include a lumen extending therethrough between proximal and distal ends thereof. A distal end of the bone anchor extension can be adapted to engage a bone anchor, such as a bone screw. Various techniques are provided for locking the distal end of the bone anchor extension into engagement with a bone anchor.

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DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA268

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dziedzic, Sara Braintree, MA 47 429
Ramsay, Christopher New Bedford, MA 34 323
Stad, Shawn D Fall River, MA 45 348

Cited Art Landscape

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DEPUY SPINE, INC. (5)
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Sofamor S.N.C. (4)
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STRYKER SPINE (4)
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EBI, LLC (3)
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Blagoveschensky Gosudarstvenny Meditsinsky Institut (1)
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6,440,132 Open head bone screw closure with threaded boss 56 2000
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OMNI SURGICAL L.P. DBA SPINE 360 (1)
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