Join
today

Boliven PRO is more than just patent search

  • Build and save lists using the powerful Lists feature
  • Analyze and download your search results
  • Share patent search results with your clients

Patents »

US5571109: System for the immobilization of vertebrae

Share

Filing Information

Inventor(s) Rudolf Bertagnoli ·
Assignee(s) MAN Ceramics GmbH ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Robert W. Becker & Associates ·
Primary Examiner Michael Powell Buiz ·
Assistant Examiner Scott B. Markow ·
Application Number US8297445
Filing date 08/26/1994
Issue date 11/05/1996
Predicted expiration date 08/26/2014
U.S. Classifications 606/61  · 606/90  ·
International Classifications A61B 1770  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 60660;61;90;99;105;86 ·
Foreign Priority DE4328690.9 - 08/26/1993 ·
24 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

For a rapid and accurate performance of surgery for the immobilization of vertebrae an implantation system is suggested in the case of which the surgical implements such as drills, chisels, bone milling or routing implements, implant guide implements, cooperate with an ancillary device, which renders possible an exact and speedy mounting of the respectively desired implement. The ancillary device may be an elongated guide instrument which comprises guide rails or a guide cylinder and a spreading device. A spacer, which is inserted into a gap between vertebrae after the same have been urged apart, may also be designed in the form of an auxiliary device.

Independent Claims | See all claims (24)

  1. 1. An implantation system for immobilizing vertebrae, said system comprising:at least one guide instrument for mounting on vertebrae to be immobilized;said guide instrument comprises at least two elongate, parallel guide rails assembled to form a unitary component, each of said guide rails having a longitudinal groove for guiding and exactly positioning surgical implants to be employed for surgery on the vertebrae, wherein said longitudinal grooves extend in a longitudinal direction of said guide instrument and face one another;at least one elongate surgical implement guided with said guide instrument, said surgical implement having elongate first guide means for cooperating with said longitudinal grooves of said guide rails of said guide instrument; andsurgical implants having means for immobilizing vertebrae, said surgical implants having second guide means for cooperating with said longitudinal grooves of said guide rails of said guide instrument.
  2. 9. An implantation system for immobilizing vertebrae, said system comprising:at least one guide instrument for mounting on vertebrae to be immobilized; andsaid guide instrument comprises at least two elongate, parallel guide rails assembled to form a unitary component, each one of said guide rails having a longitudinal key for guiding and exactly positioning surgical implants to be employed for surgery on the vertebrae, wherein said longitudinal keys extend in a longitudinal direction of said guide instrument and face one another;at least one elongate surgical implement guided with said guide instrument, said surgical implement having elongate first guide means for cooperating with said longitudinal keys of said guide rails of said guide instrument; andsurgical implants having means for immobilizing vertebrae, said surgical implants having second guide means for cooperating with said longitudinal key of said guide rails of said guide instrument.
  3. 17. An implantation system for immobilizing vertebrae, said system comprising:at least one guide instrument for mounting on vertebrae to be immobilized; andsaid guide instrument is in the form of an elongate, tubular component with internal elongate guide keys for guiding and exactly positioning surgical implants to be employed for surgery on the vertebrae, wherein said internal elongate guide keys extend in a longitudinal direction of said guide instrument and face one another;at least one elongate surgical implement guided with said guide instrument, said surgical implement having elongate first guide means for cooperating with said internal elongate guide keys of said guide instrument; andsurgical implants having means for immobilizing vertebrae, said surgical implants having second guide means for cooperating with said internal elongate guide keys of said guide instrument.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US3486505 GORDON M MORRISON Morrison Dec 1969
US3875595 Froning Apr 1975
US4545374 Jacobson Oct 1985
US4969888 SCHOLTEN ARIE Scholten et al. Nov 1990
US5015247 MICHELSON GARY K Michelson May 1991
US5122130 Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. Keller Jun 1992
US5192327 BRANTIGAN JOHN W Brontigan Mar 1993
US5258031 Danek Medical Salib et al. Nov 1993
US5395372 Danek Medical, Inc. Holt et al. Mar 1995
US5431658 Moskovich Jul 1995

Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
EP0179695Pierre KehrApr 1986
DE3310833TECHMEDICA INCOct 1983
DE3310835TECHMEDICA INCOct 1983
DE3505567VICH JOSE MANUEL OTERO DRJun 1986
DE3618193UTHOFF DETLEF DRDec 1987
DE3922044RICHTER TURTUR MATTHIAS DRFeb 1991
GB2017502DALL DOct 1979

Referenced By

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
EP1576938 Michael D. Mason Michael D. Mason Aug 2006
EP1037567 Surgical Navigation Technologies, Inc. Tony MELKENT et al. Oct 2004
EP1153582 DePuy Spine, Inc. Robert D. Fraser et al. Apr 2005
EP1460978 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Vincent BRYAN et al. Mar 2011
EP1328200 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Kevin T. FOLEY et al. Jun 2005
EP1259175 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Thomas V. MCGAHAN et al. Jul 2004
EP1468654 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Kevin T. Foley et al. Feb 2006
EP1470804 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Thomas A. Zdeblick et al. Oct 2004
EP1076536 Cortek, Inc. James E. NICHOLSON et al. Nov 2005
EP1263334 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Thomas A. ZDEBLICK et al. Oct 2005
EP0880938 Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Salvatore Castro et al. Dec 2003
US5772661 Gary Karlin Michelson Jun 1998
US5782832 Surgical Dynamics, Inc. Scott W. Larsen et al. Jul 1998
US6210412 Gary Karlin Michelson Apr 2001
US6066154 Kyphon Inc. Mark A. Reiley et al. May 2000
US6235043 Kyphon, Inc. Mark A. Reiley et al. May 2001
US6302914 Gary Karlin Michelson Oct 2001
US6004326 United States Surgical Salvatore Castro et al. Dec 1999
US6123705 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Gary Karlin Michelson Sep 2000
US6190414 Surgical Dynamics Inc. Wayne P. Young et al. Feb 2001
US6241733 Cortek, Inc. James E. Nicholson et al. Jun 2001
US6241770 Gary K. Michelson Jun 2001
US6248110 Kyphon, Inc. Mark A Reiley et al. Jun 2001
US6270498 Gary Karlin Michelson Aug 2001
US6187012 MedIdea, LLC Michael A. Masini Feb 2001
US6063088 United States Surgical Corporation Charles J. Winslow May 2000
US6126660 Sofamor Danek Holdings, Inc. John W. Dietz Oct 2000
US6083225 Surgical Dynamics, Inc. Charles J. Winslow et al. Jul 2000
US5968098 Surgical Dynamics, Inc. Charles J. Winslow Oct 1999
US6156040 Sulzer Spine-Tech Inc. Kenneth S. Yonemura et al. Dec 2000
US6086595 Sulzer Spine-Tech Inc. Kenneth S. Yonemura et al. Jul 2000
US6267763 Surgical Dynamics, Inc. Salvatore Castro Jul 2001
US5797909 Gary Karlin Michelson Aug 1998
US6042582 Charles D. Ray Mar 2000
US6283966 Sulzer Spine-Tech Inc. Rodney L. Houfburg Sep 2001
US6224607 Gary K. Michelson May 2001
US6258094 Cortek, Inc. James E. Nicholson et al. Jul 2001
US6245072 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Thomas Zdeblick et al. Jun 2001
US6120502 Gary Karlin Michelson Sep 2000
US5827289 Mark A. Reiley et al. Oct 1998
US6485517 Gary K. Michelson Nov 2002
US6648895 SDGI Holdings, Inc. J. Kenneth Burkus et al. Nov 2003
US6726720 DePuy Spine, Inc. Raymond Ross et al. Apr 2004
US6899719 Kyphon Inc. Mark A Reiley et al. May 2005
US6936071 Spine Solutions, Inc. Thierry Marnay et al. Aug 2005
US7033394 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Apr 2006
US7041135 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Gary K. Michelson May 2006
US7291149 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary Karlin Michelson Nov 2007
US7273496 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. Steve Mitchell Sep 2007
US7476226 Synthes (U.S.A.) Stuart Weikel et al. Jan 2009
US7491208 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. John D. Pond, Jr. et al. Feb 2009
US7611536 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Nov 2009
US6575899 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Kevin T. Foley et al. Jun 2003
US6679886 Synthes (USA) Stuart Weikel et al. Jan 2004
US6890355 Gary K. Michelson May 2005
US7207991 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary Karlin Michelson Apr 2007
US7294131 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Alex Kunzler Nov 2007
US7316686 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. John D. Dorchak et al. Jan 2008
US7481839 Kyphon SARL James F. Zucherman et al. Jan 2009
US7588600 Axiomed Spine Corporation Edward C. Benzel et al. Sep 2009
US6350283 Gary K. Michelson Feb 2002
US6582437 SDGI Holdings, Inc. John D. Dorchak et al. Jun 2003
US6641582 Sulzer Spine-Tech Inc. David A. Hanson et al. Nov 2003
US6723096 SDGI Holdings, Inc. John D. Dorchak et al. Apr 2004
US6840941 Depuy Acromed, Inc. Christopher Rogers et al. Jan 2005
US6981981 Kyphon Inc. Mark A. Reiley et al. Jan 2006
US7179263 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Thomas Zdeblick et al. Feb 2007
US7491205 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary Karlin Michelson Feb 2009
US7569057 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Mingyan Liu et al. Aug 2009
US7462195 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Dec 2008
US6348058 Surgical Navigation Technologies, Inc. Tony Melkent et al. Feb 2002
US6554836 Gary K. Michelson Apr 2003
US6663647 Kyphon Inc. Mark A. Reiley et al. Dec 2003
US6599291 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Kevin T. Foley et al. Jul 2003
US6575981 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Lawrence M. Boyd et al. Jun 2003
US6540753 Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Herb Cohen Apr 2003
US6666890 Gary K. Michelson Dec 2003
US6743234 SDGI Holdings, Inc. J. Kenneth Burkus et al. Jun 2004
US6929647 Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Herb Cohen Aug 2005
US7025787 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Vincent Bryan et al. Apr 2006
US7033362 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Thomas V. McGahan et al. Apr 2006
US6986772 MICHELSON GARY K Gary K. Michelson Jan 2006
US7186254 DINH DZUNG H Dzung H. Dinh et al. Mar 2007
US7387643 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Jun 2008
US7540882 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Jun 2009
US7547309 Spine Solutions, Inc. Rudi Bertagnoli et al. Jun 2009
US7563266 DePuy Products, Inc. Thomas S. Camino et al. Jul 2009
US7625380 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Troy D. Drewry et al. Dec 2009
US6821280 Charanpreet S. Bagga et al. Nov 2004
US6855148 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Kevin T. Foley et al. Feb 2005
US6997929 Spine Wave, Inc. Richard J. Manzi et al. Feb 2006
US7083649 St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. James F. Zucherman et al. Aug 2006
US7632278 Alphatec Spine, Inc. Keith E. Jansen et al. Dec 2009
US7635370 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Dec 2009
US7637951 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Dec 2009
US7637954 Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Dec 2009
US6423083 Kyphon Inc. Mark A. Reiley et al. Jul 2002
US6592624 DePuy AcroMed, Inc. Robert D. Fraser et al. Jul 2003
US7022137 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Gary K. Michelson Apr 2006
US7331995 SDGI Holdings, Inc. Lukas Eisermann et al. Feb 2008