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 new patent  Spinal implants for rotationally adjusting vertebrae

A spinal implant adapted to be positioned within a disc space between adjacent vertebrae includes a first intradiscal element, a second intradiscal element, and a coupling mechanism. The first and second intradiscal elements include respective first and second outer surfaces adapted to be positioned adjacent an endplate of respective first... Nuvasive Inc

Surgical navigation systems and methods

A system, including various apparatus and methods, for surgical navigation is provided. The system is configured to track the spine of a patient by capturing images via one or more cameras. The cameras are configured to capture images of one or more arrays. The system transmits the images to a... Nuvasive Inc

Spinal fusion implant with reducible graft aperture

A spinal implant (e.g. interbody spacer) with one or more apertures for the containment of bone graft or bone graft substitute. The implant may be packed with graft material prior to or subsequent to implantation. The implant has an integrated mechanism to reduce the volume of the bone graft aperture... Nuvasive Inc

Surgical access system and related methods

A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Nuvasive Inc

Imaging use in surgical and interventional medical procedures

A system and method for displaying images of internal anatomy includes an image processing device configured to provide high resolution images of the surgical field from low resolution scans during the procedure. The image processing device digitally manipulates a previously-obtained high resolution baseline image to produce many representative images based... Nuvasive Inc

Lordotic expandable interbody implant

An expandable spinal fusion implant including a housing, upper and lower endplates, a wedge positioned within the housing and between the upper and lower endplates and a drive mechanism to urge the wedge distally between the upper and lower endplates to increase the separation between the endplates and expand the... Nuvasive Inc

Minimally disruptive retractor and associated methods for spinal surgery

This application describes a surgical retractor and related methods for providing access to a surgical target site for the purpose performing minimally invasive spinal fusion across one or more segments of the spinal column.... Nuvasive Inc

Surgical monitoring system and related methods

The present invention relates to a system and methods generally aimed at monitoring the angular orientation between two locations within a fluoroscopic image and especially for monitoring the angular orientation between two locations within a fluoroscopic image and a predetermined target angle.... Nuvasive Inc

Surgical access system and related methods

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Nuvasive Inc

Expandable intervertebral implant and methods of use thereof

An expandable intervertebral implant including a first wall comprised of a male portion and a female portion in telescoping engagement with each other and a second wall comprised of a plurality of links, wherein the first wall and second wall are coupled to each other by hinges at each of... Nuvasive Inc

Insulated pedicle access system and related methods

A pedicle access system including a cannula, a stylet, and a removable T-handle. The pedicle access system may be used to percutaneously approach the pedicle, initiate pilot hole formation, and conduct a stimulation signal to the target site for the purposes of performing a pedicle integrity assessment during the pilot... Nuvasive Inc

Surgical access system and related methods

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Nuvasive Inc

Surgical access system and related methods

A surgical access system comprising a tissue dilation assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures.... Nuvasive Inc

Spinal cross-connector

A spinal cross-connector comprises an elongated member, a first connector and a second connector. The first connector and the second connector are configured to receive spinal rods and adaptable to directly attach with pedicle screws. The first connector includes a first collet head, a first clamp and a first locking... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for spinal fusion

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for introducing a bone anchor

Systems and methods for a guide assembly for introducing a bone anchor to an operative target site. The guide includes an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve has a distal anchor engaging end, a proximal end, and a central passage extending from the distal end to the... Nuvasive Inc

Methods and performing spine surgery

Systems and methods are described for correcting sagittal imbalance in a spine including instruments for performing the controlled release of the anterior longitudinal ligament through a lateral access corridor and hyper-lordotic lateral implants.... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for planning, performing, and assessing spinal correction during surgery

A system for use during a surgical procedure includes a control unit configured to obtain a horizontal pelvic line (HPL) and a central sacral vertical line (CSVL); obtain a horizontal shoulder line (HSL) and an orthogonal midline (OM); compare the HPL and the CSVL with the HSL and the OM;... Nuvasive Inc

Bone plate system and related methods

A bone plate system for use in an “open door” laminoplasty procedure, including a bone plate, a first fixation element, and at least one second fixation element. The bone plate is elongated and has a generally curved shape such that the plate has an associated radius of curvature. The plate... Nuvasive Inc

Vertebral body replacement

The present invention involves a system and methods for assembling and implanting a vertebral body implant. The vertebral body implant includes, but is not necessarily limited to, an expandable core body and endplates that can be attached at both ends. Endplates of various shapes, sizes and angles are attachable to... Nuvasive Inc

System and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments during spine surgery

A system and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments during surgery, such as assessing the health of the spinal cord via at least one of MEP and SSEP monitoring and assessing bone integrity, nerve proximity, neuromuscular pathway, and nerve pathology during spine surgery.... Nuvasive Inc

Vertebral body replacement and insertion methods

A vertebral body replacement device, dimensioned for implantation between a first and second vertebral bone is described. The vertebral body replacement device includes a superior endcap, an inferior endcap and a central core between the superior and inferior endcaps. The vertebral body replacement device further includes a fusion aperture extending... Nuvasive Inc

Cancellous bone product including viable osteogenic cells

A bone implant comprising cancellous bone that is essentially free of blood cells, and which has been treated with at least one loosening agent, such as collagenase or a digestive enzyme, for a time and at a concentration to loosen the osteogenic cells in the cancellous bone matrix. The osteogenic... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for performing neurophysiologic monitoring during spine surgery

A surgical access system comprising a tissue retraction assembly equipped with two or more electrodes for use in monitoring the status of nearby neural structures, including the localized depth of neural structures relative to one or more components of the tissue retraction assembly. Additional neurological testing may be performed to... Nuvasive Inc

Bone anchor with deployable purchase element

A bone anchor is provided for connecting a rod to a bone structure, the bone anchor having a rod housing configured to accommodate the rod; a cavity distal to the rod housing dimensioned to accommodate the bone structure; and a deployable purchase element capable of assuming a deployed position in... Nuvasive Inc

Spinal stabilization system and methods of use

Devices and methods are adapted to permit fixation and stabilization of the bony elements of the skeleton. The devices permit adjustment and maintenance of the spatial relationship between neighboring bones. The motion between adjacent skeletal segments may be maintained, limited or completely eliminated.... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for spinal correction surgical planning

A system for surgical planning and assessment of spinal deformity correction is provided that has a spinal imaging system and a control unit. The spinal imaging system is configured to collect at least one digitized position of one or more vertebral bodies of a subject. The control unit is configured... Nuvasive Inc

Cancellous bone product including viable osteogenic cells

A bone implant comprising cancellous bone that is essentially free of blood cells, and which has been treated with at least a loosening agent, such as collagenase and/or a digestive enzyme, for a time and at a concentration to loosen the osteogenic cells in the cancellous bone matrix. The osteogenic... Nuvasive Inc

Integral double rod spinal construct

An integral dual rod spinal construct for immobilizing and stabilizing vertebral bodies of the spine is described.... Nuvasive Inc

Minimally invasive spinal fixation system and related methods

This application describes surgical instruments and implants for building a posterior fixation construct across one or more segments of the spinal column. Extension guides are provided that attach to bone anchors implanted within the spine. The extension guides have a guide channel that align with a rod channel in the... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for performing spine surgery

This application describes surgical instruments and implants for building a posterior fixation construct across one or more segments of the spinal column during a medialized posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedure.... Nuvasive Inc

Post-operatively adjustable spinal fixation devices

A system for spinal fixation with a non-rigid portion at least one of the caudal or cephalad terminus. Various devices and techniques are described for transition from a rigid fixation construct to a less rigid support structure applied to a “soft zone” that will help share the stress created on... Nuvasive Inc

Magnetically actuateable rod insertion for minimally invasive surgery

The present disclosure describes a spinal fixation system comprising a telescoping spinal rod, as well as methods of its use and a guide tower for use therewith. The telescoping rod can be extended after it has been inserted into the patient below the fascia, which permits it to be extended... Nuvasive Inc

Post-operatively adjustable angled rod

A jointed rod assembly for use in a spinal fixation construct involves a caudal rod portion connectable to an adjustment mechanism, and a cranial rod portion connectable to the adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism is configured to rotate the caudal and cranial rod portions relative to one another about a... Nuvasive Inc

Systems and methods for performing spine surgery

Systems and methods for a spinal surgical procedure are described. Specifically systems and methods for calculating global spinal alignment are described.... Nuvasive Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224398

Systems, devices, and methods for designing and forming a surgical implant

A method is provided for determining the shape of a surgical linking device that is to be attached to a bony body structure such as the spinal column based on digitized locations of a plurality of attachment elements engaged to the bony structure. The method is implemented by a computer... Nuvasive Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224507

Vertebral body replacement

The present invention involves a system and methods for assembling and implanting a vertebral body implant. The vertebral body implant includes, but is not necessarily limited to, an expandable core body and endplates that can be attached at both ends. Endplates of various shapes, sizes and angles are attachable to... Nuvasive Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215856

Surgical access system and related methods

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly 40 and a tissue retraction assembly 10, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes 23 for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment... Nuvasive Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206325

System, method and computer program product for real time monitoring, assignment and balancing of processional oversight

A system, method and computer program product for monitoring in real time, activities of a monitoring individual during remote connection and oversight of intra-operative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) data from a plurality of IONM devices of at least one machine type, including receiving IONM data from at least one IONM device... Nuvasive Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189204

Interfixated vertebral body replacement and insertion methods

Implants and instruments for providing an ideal trajectory for the insertion of instruments and screws during implantation of an interbody implant in a spinal surgery are disclosed.... Nuvasive Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181758

Adjustable depth drill guide

The present disclosure in one aspect provides an adjustable depth drill guide comprising a trigger assembly further comprising a trigger and a primary actuating element and a telescopic rotational assembly which abuts the primary actuating element and further comprises an intermediate actuating element. The drill guide described herein allows a... Nuvasive Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181773

Spinous process plate fixation assembly

A spinous process plate fixation assembly is provided that has a pin plate including a first central aperture and a pin plate interior surface. The assembly has a lock plate including a second central aperture and a lock plate interior surface opposingly facing the pin plate interior surface. The interior... Nuvasive Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172558

Surgical access system and related methods

A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Nuvasive Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164937

System and methods for performing spinal fusion surgery

A system and method for performing spine surgery, including a tissue distraction assembly. The tissue distraction assembly includes an initial dilator, a secondary dilator, a first expander, and a second expander. The tissue distraction assembly is provided with an overall generally oblong shape. The tissue distraction assembly provides for asymmetrical... Nuvasive Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164938

Surgical access system and related methods

A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from... Nuvasive Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165008

3d visualization during surgery with reduced radiation exposure

A system and method for converting intraoperative 2D C-Arm images into a 3D representation of the position and orientation of surgical instruments relative to the patient's anatomy is provided.... Nuvasive Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156580

Surgical access system and related methods

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Nuvasive Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143514

Systems and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments

The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Nuvasive Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143515

Systems and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments

The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve... Nuvasive Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135770

Systems and methods for planning, performing, and assessing spinal correction during surgery

Methods are provided for planning, performing, and assessing of surgical correction to the spine during a spinal surgical procedure. These methods are implemented by a control unit through a GUI to digitize screw locations, digitize anatomical reference points, accept one or more correction inputs, and generate one or more rod... Nuvasive Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135825

Systems and methods for treating spinal deformities

Systems and methods of treating spinal deformity, including one or more intervertebral implants to be introduced laterally into respective intervertebral spaces, a plurality of bone screws introduced generally laterally into vertebral bodies adjacent to the intervertebral implants and/or the intervertebral implants themselves, and a cable dimensioned to be coupled to... Nuvasive Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105770

Method and performing spinal surgery

Implants, instruments, and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine, including one or more of creating an operative corridor to the spine, delivering implants to the spine, fusing one or more segments of the spine, and fixing one or more segments of the spine.... Nuvasive Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027712

System and methods for spinal fusion

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites, in particular into the thoracic region of the spine.... Nuvasive Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020503

Surgical access sytem and related methods

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative... Nuvasive Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007145

System and methods for performing neurophysiologic assessments during spine surgery

A system and methods for performing neurophysiology assessments during surgery, such as assessing the health of the spinal cord via at least one of MEP and SSEP monitoring and assessing bone integrity, nerve proximity, neuromuscular pathway, and nerve pathology during spine surgery.... Nuvasive Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007421

Systems and methods for spinal fusion

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.... Nuvasive Inc








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