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Interspinous process implants and methods of use

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080033553

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Abstract

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Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the implant can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA297

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 205 3045
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 417 13985
Markwart, John A Castro Valley, CA 64 1632
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 169 3296
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 340 10310
Yerby, Scott A Montara, CA 93 2572
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 417 14052

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (25)
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4,573,454 Spinal fixation apparatus 252 1984
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4,827,918 Fixing instrument for use in spinal surgery 221 1987
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2004/0133,204 Expandable bone nails 99 2003
2005/0165,398 Percutaneous spine distraction implant systems and methods 177 2005
2006/0111,728 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement 143 2005
2006/0116,690 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 97 2006

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Simpirica Spine, Inc. (2)
8,403,961 Methods and devices for controlled flexion restriction of spinal segments 0 2008
8,403,964 Methods and systems for increasing the bending stiffness and constraining the spreading of a spinal segment 0 2011

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