US Patent No: 8,177,817

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System and method for orthopedic implant configuration

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Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders. Bridges may be used to keep the extenders parallel to each other to provide a spatial transformation of the anatomic points to projected points outside the body. The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is to be positioned proximate the anatomic points. Such an implant may be a rod for a posterior spinal fusion system. Pedicle screws may be implanted into pedicles of the spine, and may then serve as anchors for the extenders. The extenders may have rod interfaces that receive the rod in a manner that mimics the geometry of the pedicle screws so that the contoured rod will properly fit into engagement with the pedicle screws.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLCKALAMAZOO, MI669
STRYKER SPINECESTAS118

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Fallin, T Wade Hyde Park, US 234 12554

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STRYKER SPINE (7)
8,894,655 Rod contouring apparatus and method for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 1 2006
9,247,977 Rod contouring apparatus for percutaneous pedicle screw extension 0 2008
8,685,063 Methods and devices for improving percutaneous access in minimally invasive surgeries 0 2011
RE45338 System and method for spinal implant placement 0 2013
RE45676 System and method for spinal implant placement 0 2013
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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NUVASIVE, INC. (3)
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9,198,698 Minimally invasive spinal fixation system and related methods 0 2012
9,192,415 Systems and methods for holding and implanting bone anchors 0 2013
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