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9039766 Wave spring for a spinal implant  
A spinal implant includes a wave spring configured to surround a nucleus. The spring may be formed from a shape memory material. The implant may further include an artificial nucleus configured to...
9005296 Tapered arcuate intervertebral implant  
An intervertebral implant can include: a tapered arcuate shape. The implant can include a solid non-elastic portion. The implant can include an implant-suitable material. The implant can be at...
8998989 Prosthetic intervertebral disc implants  
Prosthetic intervertebral discs and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower endplates separated by a compressible core member. The prosthetic...
8920506 Spinal implant and method of use  
A spinal implant having a series of sections or units hinged together and a balloon connected to at least some of the sections, the balloon having a curved configuration. The implant has a first...
8808381 Prosthetic intervertebral discs having rigid end plates with depressions in their inner surfaces and fibers between those end plates  
Prosthetic intervertebral discs and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower endplates separated by a compressible core member. The prosthetic...
8808380 Method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage  
A method and apparatus for an osteotomy fixation or arthrodesis cage allows the adjustment of the relative position of two bone segments while supporting the joining of those bone segments into...
8753399 Dynamic interbody device  
An intervertebral implant includes an upper plate having an outer surface and an inner surface, a lower plate having an outer surface and an inner surface, and an intermediate plate having a first...
8728164 Implant for surgical use in humans or vertebrates  
A process for the production of an implant and to an implant for surgical use in humans or vertebrates, in particular for the replacement, for the partial replacement or for the strengthening of a...
8715349 Intervertebral spacer device  
An intervertebral spacer device includes a first plate and a second plate, each plate having an outer surface for seating against opposing vertebral bone surfaces. The device includes a ball...
8715351 Expandable interbody fusion device with graft chambers  
An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement....
8696752 Interbody cage for spine fusion  
An interbody cage includes a substrate having a plurality of curve slits, with each of the curve slits having a plurality of sections. A plurality of deformable ribs is formed, with each...
8696753 Disk fusion implant  
An implant strip is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip that may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and...
8690946 Intervertebral implant  
An intervertebral implant having an upper and a lower closing plate designed to engage the vertebral end plates. The implant has a deformable body between the closing plates. Between the...
8679161 Percutaneous spinal implants and methods  
An apparatus includes a support member and a retention member. The support member has at least a portion configured to be disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The...
8628576 Expandable intervertebral implants and instruments  
Systems for interbody fusion of adjacent bone portions may include an expanding implant and related instruments. An expanding implant may be formed as a linkage which is movable between a compact...
8613758 Two piece spinal jack incorporating varying mechanical and fluidic lift mechanisms for establishing a desired spacing between succeeding vertebrae  
An insert for establishing a desired spacing between a pair of succeeding vertebrae and having a body including an extending end for supporting a location associated with a first selected lumbar...
8551174 Space holder for vertebrae or intervertebral discs  
The present invention concerns a space holder, especially for vertebrae or intervertebral discs for implantation into human or animal organisms, having a cylinder-like body (1) and, at the ends of...
8518118 Disc fusion implant  
An embodiment provides an implant prosthesis. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip that may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes...
8518119 Bone fixation surfaces for intervertebral implants  
An intervertebral implant has an implant structure providing a fixation surface for fixation to the endplate of a vertebral body. The fixation surface includes two bone contact regions at...
8518117 Disc fusion implant  
An embodiment provides an implant prosthesis. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip that may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes...
8480740 Rotating, locking, spring-loaded artificial disk  
A rotating, locking, spring-loaded disk implant for stabilizing adjacent vertebrae. The implant is substantially rectangular in cross-sectional shape with minimal height and maximal width. The...
8480742 Total artificial disc  
An artificial disc prosthesis having load-bearing characteristics that mimic those of the normal, healthy intervertebral disc so as to provide resist flexion and axial compression of the spine in...
8398712 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption  
A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower plates and a core having upper and lower curved surfaces disposed between the plates. At least one of the plates...
8382838 Intervertebral implant  
An intervertebral implant including a central axis, a bottom cover plate and a top cover plate, which are respectively provided with an exterior surface that extends transversal to the central...
8377138 Prosthetic intervertebral discs  
Prosthetic intervertebral discs, systems including such prosthetic intervertebral discs, and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower...
8353960 High precision manufacture of polyurethane products such as spinal disc implants having a gradual modulus variation  
A process for making a polymeric product having a gradual variation in modulus through at least a portion of the product is disclosed together with an artificial spinal disc formed using the process.
8328962 Damping apparatus, use of a shape memory alloy and method for changing damping characteristics  
A damping and shock absorbing method and apparatus for permanent or non-permanent use in the human body and having a shape memory alloy material cycled through stress-strain hysteresis to...
8308801 Spinal implant  
Provided is an intervertebral disc prostheses for installation in a spinal column between superior and inferior vertebral bodies. A first intervertebral plate engages one or both of the inferior...
8298286 Non-linear vertebral mesh  
A vertebral augmentation system comprising a biocompatible mesh sheet having a first end and a second end. The mesh sheet includes a plurality of first strands having a first maximum extension...
8262733 Intervertebral disk prosthesis system  
An intervertebral disk prosthesis system, which is used for forming an artificial intervertebral disk and comprises a first and a second prosthesis component wherein each of the two prosthesis...
8236056 Intervertebral implant for the lumbrosacral articulation  
The invention provides an intervertebral implant for the lumbo-sacral joint, the implant consisting in a spacer suitable for being placed between the fifth lumbar vertebra and the sacral vertebra...
8231676 Motion preserving artificial intervertebral disc device  
A motion preserving implant having first and second bearing members and a biasing member disposed therebetween operable to provide resistance to the translation of the bodies with respect to one...
8202322 Dynamic six-degrees-of-freedom intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis  
The subject invention provides a modular six-degrees-of-freedom spatial mechanism for spinal disc prosthesis, with up to three rotational and up to three translational degrees-of-freedom within...
8197548 Disk fusion implant  
An implant strip is disclosed. In some cases, the prosthesis can take the form of an implant strip that may be implanted through the use of a surgical procedure that minimizes incision sizes and...
8142506 Prosthesis made of a fibre-reinforced hydrogel, method of manufacturing the prosthesis and use thereof  
The present application relates to a prosthesis comprising a flexible portion (1) and at least one less flexible portion (2), which flexible portion comprises a fiber-reinforced hydrogel. In...
8114160 Implant retention device and method  
An implant retention device is provided to assist in restraining movement of a nuclear implant and to assist in preventing expulsion of the nuclear implant through an incision portal or defect in...
8083797 Intervertebral prosthetic disc with shock absorption  
A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower plates and a core having upper and lower curved surfaces disposed between the plates. At least one of the plates...
8070814 Artificial intervertebral disc having an articulating joint  
An intervertebral device includes a first plate having an outer face and an inner face, and a second plate juxtaposed with the first plate, the second plate having an outer face, an inner face...
8057546 Intervertebral disk prosthesis or artificial vertebral body  
An intervertebral disk prosthesis or the intervertebral implant has a cavity-like middle part with a longitudinal axis, an upper end, a lower end, an upper apposition plate, and a lower apposition...
8057549 Apparatus and method for performing spinal surgery  
An embodiment of an intervertebral prosthetic device for implantation in a spine includes a rigid fixation member and a compressible member. The fixation member is configured to be placed in a...
8038715 Method and a kit for inserting prosthetic intervertebral discs into a spine  
Prosthetic intervertebral discs and methods for using the same are described. The subject prosthetic discs include upper and lower endplates separated by a compressible core member. The prosthetic...
8029568 Intervertebral spacer device having a slotted partial circular domed arch strip spring  
An intervertebral spacer device having a pair of opposing plates for seating against opposing vertebral bone surfaces. Each of the opposing plates has an external surface with a deflectable wire...
8012176 Spinal prostheses  
An article including a spinal prosthesis having a unitary body with at least three attachment points attachable to spinal structure, the unitary body including a flexure assembly positioned...
8007498 Methods and devices for treatment of bone fractures  
A method and devices for facilitating fixating and joining of bone fractures utilizing expandable devices that are positioned within the bone and across the fracture site. The stress from the...
7963994 Intervertebral disk prosthesis  
An intervertebral disk prosthesis is disclosed. The intervertebral disk prosthesis is has a base plate, a top plate opposite the base plate, and an intervening core located between the top plate...
RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges  
The invention relates to a spinal disc endoprosthesis. The endoprosthesis has a resilient body formed of one or more materials which may vary in stiffness from a relatively stiff exterior annular...
7963995 Minimally invasive spine implant for restoration of motion  
The present invention provides a vertebral implant comprising a wall forming two short sides (100, 101) and two elongated sides (102, 103) to define a generally elongated structure having a...
7942905 Vertebral stabilizer  
A system for flexibly stabilizing a vertebral motion segment by connecting a first vertebra and a second vertebra is disclosed. The system includes a bumper with a resilient central member. The...
7927375 Dynamic six-degrees-of-freedom intervertebral spinal disc prosthesis  
The subject invention provides a modular six-degrees-of-freedom spatial mechanism for spinal disc prosthesis, with up to three rotational and up to three translational degrees-of-freedom within...
7909871 Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement  
Disclosed are devices and methods for the placement of a bone fusion implant between vertebral bodies in a human or animal subject. In an exemplary method a pathway is formed in the first sacral...

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