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9039711 Instruments and methods for tensioning a spinal tether  
Various methods and devices are provided for tensioning a tether. In one embodiment, a tether tensioning device is provided and includes an elongate shaft adapted to be positioned adjacent to a...
9017388 Methods for correcting spinal deformities  
The present application is directed to devices and methods for correcting a spinal deformity. A spacer is positioned between processes that extend outward from a pair of vertebral members. A force...
8979900 Spinal stabilization device  
A flexible connection unit for use in a spinal fixation device that includes: a longitudinal member having first and second ends and a flexible member interposed between the first and second ends,...
8968366 Method and apparatus for flexible fixation of a spine  
A flexible connection unit for spinal stabilization, including: a first end portion having a first longitudinal channel and configured to be coupled to a first securing member secured to a...
8945188 Spinal correction system and method  
An implant connector comprises a first surface defining a first cavity configured for disposal of a first implant. A second surface defines a second cavity configured for disposal of a coupling...
8926668 Anchor for attachment to a bony structure  
A spine stabilization system including a first anchor, a second anchor and a rod for connecting the first and second anchors together. The first anchor includes an anchor body and a hook. A slot...
8888818 Low profile spinal tethering methods  
Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a...
8870869 Fixing devices and stabilization systems using said fixing devices  
A fixing device to connect a bone to a linking member (18) is characterized in that it comprises; —a connecting part (12, 20, 22) to be connected to said linking member (18), having an outer face;...
8870870 Vertebral fixing system  
A vertebral fixing system comprising a connecting part with two longitudinal elements coupled to each other at a first end and having mutually facing recesses for receiving a rod. A portion of a...
8821549 Methods and apparatus for anulus repair  
Apparatus, systems and methods are used to repair, reconstruct and/or replace spinal features. A flexible longitudinal fixation component such a suture is passed around or through a portion of a...
8814910 Method and instrument for tensioning a flexible tie  
A method and instrument for tensioning a flexible tie used for fastening an implant on a bony element by forming a first loop around it. In some embodiments, the instrument comprises a shaft...
8813753 Implantable obstructive sleep apnea sensor  
Systems and methods for detecting an obstructive sleep apnea event are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may use an electrical output generating ionic polymer metal composite sensor...
8808329 Apparatus and method for securing a portion of a body  
An anchor connected with a suture is moved through a passage between opposite sides of a bone. The anchor is then pivoted to change its orientation. A second anchor is connected with the suture....
8801759 Vertebral fixing system  
Embodiments disclosed herein provide a method of placing a vertebral fixing system on a vertebra. The vertebral fixing system comprises a connecting part with members forming a space into which a...
8783258 Implant systems and methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea  
A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes an anchoring element having scar tissue located in an inframandibular region, and a tongue implant having at least one arm extending...
8764803 Apparatus and method for aligning a spine  
The present invention broadly comprises an assembly for performing a gradual lateral spinal alignment of a spine. The assembly includes a toggle bolt that includes a shaft and a toggle wing, a...
8721645 Bone fixing system and method of use  
A bone fixing system useful for holding bone in position, and a method for installing the same are disclosed. The ends of a conformable ligature are passed around bones, bone grafts, tendons,...
8696710 Device and accessories for limiting flexion  
A device may be used to limit flexion of the spine without substantially limiting extension of the spine. Various accessories, instruments, and methods may be used to help deploy the flexion...
8668719 Methods and apparatus for improving shear loading capacity of a spinal segment  
A method for improving shear loading capacity of a spinal segment having a superior vertebra, an inferior vertebra or sacrum, and a facet joint, includes providing a constraint device having an...
8641736 Vertebral fastener system  
A spinal correction system comprises a flexible longitudinal element extending between a first end and a second end. At least one fixation element includes a first portion and a second portion....
8632572 Method and associated instrumentation for installation of spinal dynamic stabilization system  
In one embodiment, a spinal stabilization apparatus includes a vertebral anchor having a head portion and a bone attachment portion. An elongate, flexible guide is removably coupled to the head...
8617214 Spinal tension band  
Medical apparatuses for restricting the motion of a vertebra relative to another vertebra and methods for using the apparatuses are provided herein. The medical apparatuses comprise a flexible...
8562653 Surgical tether apparatus and methods of use  
A spinal treatment system includes a constraint device having an upper tether portion, a lower tether portion and a compliance member coupled therebetween. The upper tether portion is coupled with...
8529606 Surgical tether apparatus and methods of use  
Methods and apparatus for controlling flexion in a spinal segment of a patient include performing a spinal fusion procedure on a pair of adjacent vertebrae in the spinal segment and implanting a...
8512379 Bioabsorbable band system, a bioabsorbable band, a method for producing a bioabsorbable band, a needle system of a bioabsorbable band and a locking mechanism  
A bioabsorbable band system for securing a bone fracture, or an osteotomy, or a soft tissue on a bone. The bioabsorbable band system includes a needle system and a bioabsorbable band including a...
8500780 Dynamic linking element for a spinal attachment system, and spinal attachment system including said linking element  
A connecting element for a spinal fixing system that connects at least two implantable connection assemblies including a rod including a flexible part extended at one end at least by a rigid part,...
8486114 Cerclage system for bone  
Cerclage system, including methods, devices, and kits, for stabilizing bone, such as a sternum. The cerclage system may include a wire or cable that encircles bone, and a bone plate to which...
8470002 Resorbable release mechanism for a surgical tether and methods of use  
The present application is directed to tethers and methods of use. The tether is attached with anchors to bony members within the patient. The tether applies a tensile force to the bony members to...
8465495 Surgical tool for tensioning a flexible member  
A surgical tool for tensioning a flexible member of a vertebral device, the flexible member having at least one end portion to which tension is applied. The surgical tool includes a longitudinal...
8454662 Tethers with strength limits for treating vertebral members  
The present application is directed to tethers and methods of use for reducing and/or eliminating spinal deformities. Tethers may be attached with anchors to extend between two or more vertebral...
8454660 Methods and systems for laterally stabilized constraint of spinous processes  
A spinal implant for limiting flexion of the spine includes a tether structure for encircling adjacent spinal processes. Usually, a pair of compliance members will be provided as part of the...
8430918 Vertebral fixing system  
A vertebral fixing system suitable for being mounted on a vertebra of the spine for connecting it to a rod. The system includes: a connecting part suitable for being connected to the rod, a...
8403961 Methods and devices for controlled flexion restriction of spinal segments  
A system for restricting spinal flexion includes superior and inferior tether structures joined by a pair of compliance members. Compliance members comprise tension members which apply a...
8337528 Methods and apparatus for stabilizing a spinal segment  
One or more sutures can be used in spinal applications to hold an intradiscal device in place between two vertebrae or repair a defect in the soft tissue of the spine, such as the annulus fibrosis...
8337529 Methods of bone, joint, and ligament reconstruction  
Spinal stabilization mechanisms act to prevent lateral bending, extension, and rotation across adjacent vertebrae. Methods for spinal stabilization includes placing one or more anchors at each...
8333791 Medical implant with tie configured to deliver a therapeutic substance  
Embodiments of the invention comprise a medical implant that delivers a therapeutic substance. In some embodiments, a component that carries a therapeutic substance is a tie secured to all or a...
8328849 Cord for vertebral stabilization system  
A spinal stabilization system including a cord extendable between first, second and third vertebral anchors. A first length of the cord includes a first set of intermingled filaments, and a second...
8323319 Vertebral fixing system  
Embodiments disclosed herein provide a method of placing a vertebral fixing system on a vertebra. The vertebral fixing system comprises a connecting part with members forming a space into which a...
8323318 Flexible tie fastening system  
The present invention relates to an instrument for tensioning a flexible tie (14) used for fastening an implant on a bony element of a patient by forming a first loop around the bony element. Said...
8308771 Methods and apparatus for locking a band  
A surgical fastening mechanism for releasably locking an implantable tether includes a housing having a central channel. The housing has an entry aperture, an exit aperture and a side channel...
8292930 Tethering devices and methods to treat a spinal deformity  
The present application is directed to tethering systems that provide a corrective force to one or more vertebral members. The tethering systems may include an elongated member with first and...
8282671 Smart device for non-invasive skeletal adjustment  
This invention is an implantable device and system that allows post-operative, non-invasive adjustment of members of the skeletal system. It includes extension-resisting members and a...
8282641 Methods and instrumentation for disc replacement  
Various exemplary instruments for introducing an implant using a posterolateral approach are also provided, as well as various exemplary methods for using such instruments. In general, the...
8267971 Apparatus and methods for vertebral augmentation using linked expandable bodies  
Implants and methods for osteopathic augmentation and repositioning of vertebrae may comprise a chain having one or more beads or bodies configured for insertion into a vertebral body. The one or...
8206422 Spine stiffening device and associated method  
In various embodiments, a spinal stabilization system has a first and a second vertebral anchor each adapted to be coupled to one of a first and a second vertebrae. The system also includes a...
8206421 Methods and devices for insertion of tethers through subcutaneous screw heads  
A method of securing vertebrae includes inserting a first pedicle screw into a first pedicle of a first vertebra. The first pedicle screw includes a first channel running perpendicular to a first...
8182513 Modular vertebral stabilizer  
A spinal stabilization device allowing motion between adjacent vertebrae is provided. The spinal stabilization device connects at least two adjacent vertebrae using an elongated block operatively...
8177816 Vertebral anchor  
An anchor for attaching an elongate member to bone. The anchor includes a base adapted for attaching to bone and a connector mounted on the base. The connector includes a mount for mounting the...
8172843 Vertebral fixing system  
A vertebral fixing system comprising a connecting part with two longitudinal elements coupled to each other at a first end and having mutually facing recesses for receiving a rod. A portion of a...
8162993 Methods of anterior fixation and stabilization of a spinal segment  
Methods for spinal stabilization operative to prevent lateral bending, extension, and rotation across two or more adjacent vertebrae are described. Broadly, the method includes placing two or more...

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