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Material delivery surgical device

Medical devices for injecting materials into patients are disclosed. The devices can include a body having a handle and a lever. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Apparatus for spinal fixation and methods of use

In some embodiments, a method comprises forming a lumen in a first bone portion and forming a lumen in a second bone portion. The method further includes inserting a portion of a flexible fastening band through the lumen in the first bone portion and through the lumen in the second bone portion, and inserting the portion of the flexible fastening band into a fastener mechanism monolithically formed with the flexible fastening band. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Device and method for reinforcement of a facet

In some embodiments, a device for reinforcement of a facet joint is provided. The device comprises a lumen configured to receive a fastener member. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Methods and apparatus for stabilizing bone

In some embodiments, a method comprises disposing a portion of a flexible fastening band into contact with a first bone portion and into contact with a second bone portion. The portion of the flexible fastening band having a substantially uniform shape configured to substantially compliment a shape of the first bone portion and a shape of the second bone portion. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Articulating rod inserter

An articulating rod inserter is configured for use in delivering a fixation rod to an orthopedic fixation system through a cannula or tower. The articulating rod inserter is releasably coupled to a rod and can move the rod from a generally aligned configuration, wherein the longitudinal axes of the rod and rod inserter are generally aligned, to an angled configuration, wherein the longitudinal axis of the rod is at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the rod inserter. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Interbody fusion device

Devices for fixing interbody fusion devices to bone by helically or corkscrew-shaped elements are provided. Methods for surgically implanting an interbody fusion device using helically-shaped fixation wire are provided.. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Flexible fastening band connector

A flexible fastening band connector can comprises a recess to receive a distal end portion of a flexible fastening band and lumen to receive the proximal end portion of the flexible fastening band. The lumen guides the proximal end portion of the flexible fastening band toward a fastening mechanism. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Method of using a surgical tissue retractor

A method of performing an operation, e.g. A spinal operation, on a patient using a retractor comprising a pair of blade assemblies which are adapted to open about a set of axes that are not parallel to a third spatial axis, and further comprising a pair of arms, which are adapted to move the pair of blade assemblies apart from one another in the third spatial axis. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Expandable interbody device

An expandable interbody device for placement between adjacent vertebrae having an upper structure, a lower structure and a screw mechanism, wherein actuation of the screw mechanism moves the upper and lower structures between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. A deployment tool couples to the expandable interbody device for positioning the device between adjacent vertebrae, actuating the screw mechanism and delivering a material to a chamber of the expandable interbody device.. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Rod reducer instrument for spinal surgery

Embodiments of a rod reducer and methods of using a rod reducer are provided. In some embodiments, the rod reducer includes a sleeve comprising a lumen and one or more tabs; an engagement member comprising a distal portion and a proximal portion, wherein the proximal portion is configured to be rotated relative to the distal portion; and a collar coupled to the sleeve, wherein the collar is configured to deflect the tabs inward into the lumen. ... Spinal Elements Inc

System and method for protecting neurovascular structures

Devices and methods for protecting the neurovascular structures about the vertebral column are provided. One embodiment of the invention comprises a neuroprotective stent or device adapted for placement in an intervertebral foramen of a vertebral column and configured to resist compression or impingement from surrounding structures or forces. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Vertebral facet joint prosthesis and method of fixation

Devices and methods for altering the spacing and motion at the facet joints of the vertebral column are provided. One embodiment of the invention comprises a prosthesis with surfaces configured to articulate with the facets of the facet joint. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Retractor

A retractor for use in surgical operations comprises a pair of blade assemblies. In operation, the blade assemblies are initially in a closed position to assume a low profile, inserted into a relatively small incision, and stretched apart from each other, thereby stretching the skin about the incision to form an aperture longer than the incision. ... Spinal Elements Inc

Flanged interbody fusion device with fastener insert and retaining ring

Methods and devices are disclosed for treating the vertebral column. An integrated fixation plate and spacer having a retaining structure within the screw holes of the fixation plate to resist backout of screws attaching the fixation plate to the bone is provided. ... Spinal Elements Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128109

Implant and method for facet immobilization

Devices and methods are provided for immobilizing facet joints of the vertebral column. Embodiments of the invention provide an implant that is inserted in a facet joint from which cartilage has been removed, and which retains the approximate original spacing of the facets in the joint. ... Spinal Elements Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105767

Vertebral facet joint fusion implant and method for fusion

In some embodiments a method comprises disposing an implant into contact with a first bone portion and into contact with a second bone portion, the implant having (1) a first interface configured to receive a restraining member, and (2) a second interface. The method further comprises inserting a portion of the fastener member into the first interface. ... Spinal Elements Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014121

Method of using a surgical tissue retractor

A method of performing an operation, e.g. A spinal operation, on a patient using a retractor comprising a pair of blade assemblies which are adapted to open about a set of axes that are not parallel to a third spatial axis, and further comprising a pair of arms, which are adapted to move the pair of blade assemblies apart from one another in the third spatial axis. ... Spinal Elements Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000527

Method of placing an implant between bone portions

Devices and methods for placing an implant between two bone portions are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises disposing a portion of a flexible member through a first bone portion, through an aperture in a trial implant, and through a second bone portion. ... Spinal Elements Inc








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