US Patent No: 7,918,877

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Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member

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A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a deployable second arm that converts between a first position for insertion and a second position for retention of the implant between adjacent spinous processes. A tool can be used to insert the spine distraction implant.

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KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA228

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Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 421 17151
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 282 10512
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 421 17232

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2007/0233,074 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 135 2006
2007/0233,076 Methods and instruments for delivering interspinous process spacers 126 2006
2007/0250,060 Expandable device for insertion between anatomical structures and a procedure utilizing same 110 2006
2007/0270,874 Surgical distraction device and procedure 86 2006
2007/0270,823 Multi-chamber expandable interspinous process brace 111 2006
2007/0270,824 Interspinous process brace 109 2006
2007/0270,825 Expandable interspinous process implant and method of installing same 98 2006
2007/0270,826 Interosteotic implant 106 2006
2007/0270,827 Adjustable interspinous process brace 112 2006
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2007/0270,829 Molding device for an expandable interspinous process implant 106 2006
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2007/0276,368 Systems and methods for adjusting properties of a spinal implant 119 2006
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
VERTIFLEX, INC. (1)
8,864,828 Interspinous spacer 0 2009
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (2)
9,039,742 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2012
8,900,271 Systems and methods for posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine 0 2012
 
Styker Spine (1)
8,562,681 Laminoplasty implant, method and instrumentation 0 2012
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