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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell: Apparatus and method for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, March 23, 1999: US05885299 (353 worldwide citation)


Apparatus for and methods of inserting implants are disclosed wherein the apparatus includes a handle portion and a body portion attached to the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes an outer tubular member fixed relative to the handle portion for rotation therew ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell, Kirk Jayne, Charles D Ray: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, July 4, 2000: US06083225 (340 worldwide citation)


A method for performing a surgical procedure includes the steps of providing a surgical retractor including a sleeve member having two opposed retractor arms at its distal end portion, at least partially inserting the retractor arms of the retractor within a space defined between adjacent bony struc ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn, Steven T Mitchell, John A Markwart: System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks. Warsaw Orthopedic, November 23, 2010: US07837734 (174 worldwide citation)


A system and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks in accordance with the present invention can substitute for interbody fusion techniques by replacing degenerated spinal disks with artificial spinal disks. In one embodiment, the system can comprise one or more artificial spinal disks, each ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell: Apparatus and method for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, March 7, 2000: US06033405 (163 worldwide citation)


Apparatus for and methods of inserting implants are disclosed wherein the apparatus includes a handle portion and a body portion attached to the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes an outer tubular member fixed relative to the handle portion for rotation therew ...


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Charles J Winslow, James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Steven T Mitchell, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn: Inter-cervical facet implant and method. Warsaw Orthopedic, August 17, 2010: US07776090 (102 worldwide citation)


Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning within a cervical facet joint for distracting the cervical spine, thereby increasing the area of the canals and openings through which the spinal cord and nerves must pass, and decre ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Steven T Mitchell: Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer. St Francis Medical Technologies, Haynes and Boone, January 22, 2008: US07320707 (87 worldwide citation)


The present invention is directed to an implant that can be placed between two adjacent vertebral bodies using a lateral insertion method. The implant is characterized as having a first end plate and a second end plate which a crossbar spacer therebetween. The crossbar spacer preferably fits within ...


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Charles J Winslow, James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Steven T Mitchell, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn: Inter-cervical facet implant and method. Kyphon SARL, September 22, 2009: US07591851 (85 worldwide citation)


Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning within a cervical facet joint for distracting the cervical spine, thereby increasing the area of the canals and openings through which the spinal cord and nerves must pass, and decre ...


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Charles J Winslow, James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Steven T Mitchell, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn: Inter-cervical facet implant and method. Kyphon SARL, October 13, 2009: US07601170 (84 worldwide citation)


Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning within a cervical facet joint for distracting the cervical spine, thereby increasing the area of the canals and openings through which the spinal cord and nerves must pass, and decre ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Scott A Yerby, Steven T Mitchell, John J Flynn: Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point. Kyphon SARL, Haynes and Boone, March 17, 2009: US07503935 (60 worldwide citation)


An implant that can be placed between two vertebrae using a lateral insertion method is described. The implant is characterized by having a first end plate and a second end plate with a hemi-cylindrical spacer extending from the second end plate. The hemi-cylindrical spacer fits within a socket on t ...


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Charles J Winslow, James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Steven T Mitchell, Scott A Yerby, John J Flynn: Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method. Warsaw Orthopedic, July 27, 2010: US07763050 (60 worldwide citation)


Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning within a cervical facet joint for distracting the cervical spine, thereby increasing the area of the canals and openings through which the spinal cord and nerves must pass, and decre ...



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