Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach

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7935124

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20040030346A1

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10636398

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This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing disc space preparation and implant insertion from a unilateral approach to the spine through a posterior lateral opening to the disc space. The instruments include spreaders, distractors, reamers, scrapers, cutters, chisels, rasps, pushers and implant inserters. A surgical procedure is provided that allows bilateral support of the adjacent vertebrae with at least one interbody fusion device inserted into the disc space via a unilateral approach. Implants for insertion into the disc space are also provided.

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1847

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Frey, George Englewood, US 39 1624
Josse, Loic Palaja, FR 57 3923
Liu, Mingyan Bourg-la-Reine, FR 81 5802
White, John L Bartlett, US 69 2276

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