US Patent No: 7,935,124

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Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach

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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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1655

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Frey, George Englewood, CO 39 641
Josse, Loic Palaja, FR 81 2166
Liu, Mingyan Bourg-la-Reine, FR 114 3199
White, John L Bartlett, TN 94 1231

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
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4,545,374 Method and instruments for performing a percutaneous lumbar diskectomy 710 1982
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KLEINER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC (3)
D656610 Spinal distraction instrument 8 2011
8,277,510 Tools and methods for spinal fusion 3 2011
D696399 Spinal distraction instrument 0 2012
 
NLT SPINE LTD. (2)
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8,328,812 Tool and corresponding method for removal of material from within a body 0 2011
 
NUVASIVE, INC. (2)
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8,292,960 Spinal fusion cage with removable planar elements 4 2012
 
SPINAL SURGICAL STRATEGIES, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
8,366,748 Apparatus and method of spinal implant and fusion 1 2009
D667542 Spinal distraction instrument 4 2012
D700322 Intervertebral surgical tool 0 2012

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