Method and apparatus for spinal fixation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7938832
APP PUB NO 20080097436A1
SERIAL NO

11738371

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Abstract

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Fusion of cervical spinal vertebrae with one or more fixation devices can be accomplished with the described tools and methods. For example, a guidewire introducer can include a tubular introducer cannula and a handle. The handle can be angularly offset from the introducer cannula such that positioning of the introducer on the cervical spine does not interfere with a patient's head. A sheath assembly can include inner and outer sheath bodies and a handle. The handle is angularly offset from the sheath bodies such that the sheath assembly can be applied to the cervical spine without interference to the patient's head. The sheath body can be curved or straight. Various tools such as drills, tapping devices, compression tools, and pin release tools can be applied to the cervical spine through the sheath body to apply the fixation device. The tools can include elongate flexible shafts.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.RAYNHAM, MA, US846

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Culbert, Brad S Rancho Santa Margarita, US 51 2284
Flower, Bob Sun City, US 5 427
Khoo, Larry Studio City, US 9 506

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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 9597095 Screw guide and tissue retractor instrument 0 2010
* 2010/0298,647 Screw Guide and Tissue Retractor Instrument 16 2010
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
9011501 Device for compression across fractures 2 2012
 
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2012/0203,290 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 1 2012
 
ASFORA IP, LLC (3)
* 2014/0046,380 JOINT FUSION 3 2012
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* 9101411 Method and apparatus for spinal fixation 0 2011
* 2011/0218,575 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPINAL FIXATION 1 2011
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8852243 Method and apparatus for minimally invasive insertion of intervertebral implants 7 2013
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