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US20140296916 VERTEBRAL JOINT IMPLANTS AND DELIVERY TOOLS  
A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure...
US20120089186 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A SPINAL DEFORMITY  
A method for correcting a spinal deformity is provided. A spinal implant for correcting a spinal deformity includes a multipoint connector that connects to at least one vertebra of a spine at a...
US20100168798 BIOACTIVE COMPOSITES OF POLYMER AND GLASS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME  
The present invention generally relates to bioactive composites of polymer and glass and, more particularly, to bioactive implants. The present invention also relates to methods of manufacturing...
US20100106194 STABILIZING A SPINAL ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE  
Methods and devices for stabilizing spinal anatomical structures. Some example methods may include introducing a curved segment of an elongate fastener placement rod adjacent to a spinal...
US20080015583 FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS  
Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kyphoscoliosis. Various...
US20060036247 Distractor for use in spinal surgery  
Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae...
US20050283238 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods  
Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kypho-scoliosis. Various...
US20050267579 Implantable device for facet joint replacement  
Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The prostheses provide an artificial facet joint structure including an artificial articular configuration...
US20050234552 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods  
Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kypho-scoliosis. Various...
US20160008040 FACET JOINT IMPLANTS AND DELIVERY TOOLS  
A spinal joint distraction system is disclosed and may include a delivery device, a driver assembly, and an internal actuator, where the driver assembly is adapted to be hold an implant and be...
US20150342648 LATERAL MASS FIXATION IMPLANT  
The various embodiments described herein provide lateral mass and facet fixation implants, which may be inserted and applied via a posterior approach, using minimally invasive or less invasive...
US20140358183 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR COOLING SPINAL TISSUE  
Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for cooling tissue, and in particular for applying therapeutic hypothermia to the spinal canal, tissue disposed within the spinal canal, and nerve roots...
US20140052190 ANCHORING ELEMENT FOR USE IN SPINE OR BONE SURGERY, METHODS FOR USE AND PRODUCTION THEREOF  
A shaft for anchoring in a vertebra or bone section is connected to a receiving part which serves to connect to a rod having a pre-determined diameter (D). The receiving part provides a U-shaped...
US20120265252 Prostheses and Methods of Replacement of Natural Facet Joints with Artificial Facet Joint Surfaces  
Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The cephalad prostheses are adapted and configured to be attached to a lamina portion of a vertebra without...
US20120239091 ANCHORING ELEMENT FOR USE IN SPINE OR BONE SURGERY, METHODS FOR USE AND PRODUCTION THEREOF  
A shaft for anchoring in a vertebra or bone section is connected to a receiving part which serves to connect to a rod having a pre-determined diameter (D). The receiving part provides a U-shaped...
US20120071929 Linked Bilateral Spinal Facet Implants and Methods of Use  
Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is...
US20100114173 FLEXIBLE LINKING PIECE FOR STABILISING THE SPINE  
Embodiments described herein relate to a connecting member for maintaining the spacing between at least two anchor members screwed into vertebrae and methods for stabilizing the spine using a...
US20090149966 TRANSCUTANEOUS PROSTHESIS  
A transcutaneous prosthesis includes a first component configured for attachment to a bone, the first component including flutes or grooves on a surface thereof for deterring rotation of the...
US20080154275 METHODS OF USE OF AN EXCHANGE SYSTEM FOR SOFT TISSUE ACCESS PATHWAY  
Disclosed are surgical tools, tool sets and methods for percutaneously accessing and preparing treatment sites within the spine for subsequent treatment procedures. The treatment site may be an...
US20080015696 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods  
Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kypho-scoliosis. Various...
US20060241600 Percutaneous pedicle screw assembly  
An exemplary connection member for percutaneously coupling to one or more orthopedic fasteners includes a tulip assembly, and, a rod, wherein the rod is permanently coupled to the tulip assembly....
US20060206114 Rod coupling assemblies  
The disclosure generally relates to rod-coupling assemblies for coupling rods from separate pedicle screw systems. The rod-coupling assemblies generally include at least one rod-receiving body and...
US20060149245 Bone fixation system  
A bone fixation system includes a bone screw having a longitudinal axis. A passage in the bone screw extends along the longitudinal axis and has a proximal opening at the proximal end of the bone...
US20060058791 Implantable spinal device revision system  
The invention discloses devices, methods and systems for an implantable revision device useful for altering the biomechanics of an implanted spinal arthroplasty device. The revision device has a...
US20060052786 Polyaxial device for spine stabilization during osteosynthesis  
An orthopedic fixation device and method for correction and fixation of the vertebrae to facilitate an anatomically correct fusion is provided. The orthopedic fixation device includes an elongated...
US20050131406 Polyaxial adjustment of facet joint prostheses  
Prostheses, systems, and methods are provided for replacement of natural facet joints between adjacent vertebrae using polyaxial attachment mechanisms for securing the prostheses to the vertebrae....
US20050049708 Devices and methods for the treatment of spinal disorders  
Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. Dynamic bias devices and reinforcement devices are disclosed, which may be used...
US20140222081 RETRACTION TUBE FOR USE WITH CAPLESS PEDICLE SCREW  
A retractor system and method for locating and placing a polyaxial screw while substantially simultaneously retracting tissue is shown and described. The retractor has a channel that facilitates...
US20120209328 STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR CONSTRAINING SPINAL PROCESSES WITH SINGLE CONNECTOR  
Spinous process constraint structures include a first attachment element for placement over a first spinous process and a second attachment element for placement over a second spinous process. The...
US20120184997 ARTIFICIAL FACET JOINT AND METHOD  
An artificial facet joint includes a spinal implant rod and a connector. The connector includes a screw and a rod connecting member having structure for engagement of the rod. The rod connecting...
US20110307016 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STABILIZATION OF BONE STRUCTURES  
A dynamic bone stabilization system is provided. The system may be placed through small incisions and tubes. The system provides systems and methods of treating the spine, which eliminate pain and...
US20110015680 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTRAVERTEBRAL REDUCTION  
Intravertebral reduction systems are provided to restore a deformed or damaged vertebral body to a desired configuration. The reduction systems can include a plurality of reduction elements...
US20100114169 FLEXIBLE LINKING PIECE FOR STABILISING THE SPINE  
Embodiments described herein relate to a connecting member for maintaining the spacing between at least two anchor members screwed into vertebrae and methods for stabilizing the spine using a...
US20100069962 ROD-LIKE ELEMENT FOR APPLICATION IN SPINAL OR TRAUMA SURGERY, AND STABILIZATION DEVICE WITH SUCH A ROD-LIKE ELEMENT  
A rod-shaped element for use in spinal or trauma surgery, having a first section for connecting to a first bone anchoring element and a second section for connecting to a second bone anchoring...
US20090318971 INTERVERTEBRAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM  
An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae;at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form...
US20090112267 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SPINAL DISORDERS  
Devices and methods for treating a damaged intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. Dynamic bias devices and reinforcement devices are disclosed, which may be used...
US20080140121 POLYMERIC JOINT COMPLEX AND METHODS OF USE  
The invention describes a variety of implantable artificial joint complexes adapted for implantation within a target joint space within a human body. The joint complexes comprise: an expandable...
US20070288009 Dynamic spinal stabilization device  
The present invention provides a dynamic stabilization device positionable about a portion of a spinal column. The stabilization device may generally include a first component and a second...
US20070093834 Bone alignment implant and method of use  
A bone alignment implant includes a first bone fastener with a first bone engager that is adapted for fixation into the metaphyseal bone and a second bone fastener with a second bone engager that...
US20070083200 Spinal stabilization systems and methods  
Spinal stabilization devices, systems, and methods are described. In a first aspect, a foramenal spacer includes a rigid member adapted to maintain the integrity of the foramenal space. In a...
US20060247623 Local delivery of an active agent from an orthopedic implant  
A posterior spinal fixation device or dynamic spinal stabilization device or other orthopedic device includes an active agent-delivery component. The active agent-delivery component has an active...
US20060089646 Devices and methods for stabilizing tissue and implants  
The present invention provides a method for intervertebral disc surgery. The method includes creating a passage in a vertebral body adjacent to the intervertebral disc. The passage extends from a...
US20060085074 Medical device systems for the spine  
Medical device systems for treating a spine and related methods are described. In some embodiments, a medical device system includes an expandable intradiscal portion configured to be placed...
US20060058793 Distractor for use in spinal surgery  
Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae...
US20060052784 Polyaxial device for spine stabilization during osteosynthesis  
An orthopedic fixation device and method for correction and fixation of the vertebrae to facilitate an anatomically correct fusion is provided. The orthopedic fixation device includes an elongated...
US20050277921 Prosthetic joint and nucleus supplement  
The present disclosure provides improved prosthetic joints and a nucleus supplement device for a spinal disc without violating its annulus fibrosus. In one example, a prosthetic joint includes: a...
US20050209603 Method for remediation of intervertebral disks  
A method for the implantation of a device made of bioresorbable materials between interspinous processes is described. The implant has a spacer that can be placed between adjacent spinous...
US20050080415 Polyaxial bone anchor and method of spinal fixation  
The present invention is directed to a polyaxial bone anchor for attaching a rod to a bone comprising an anchor member for attachment to the bone, a body member having a U-shaped channel for...
US20050033430 Surgical kit and method for providing sterilized equipment for use in spinal surgery  
A surgical kit and method for providing sterilized equipment for use in spinal surgery, comprising a spinal implant adapted for engagement with a portion of the spinal column, instrumentation...
US20150196326 Robot Guided Oblique Spinal Stabilization  
A robotic system for performing minimally invasive spinal stabilization, using two screws inserted in oblique trajectories from an inferior vertebra pedicle into the adjacent superior vertebra...