Article Index

21 Rudolf Bertagnoli, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Methods and instrumentation for positioning implants in spinal disc space in an anterior lateral approach. Warsaw Orthopedic February 2008: US 7326216 (5 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods are provided for positioning one or more implants into a spinal disc space. The instruments and methods have application in an anterior lateral approach to the disc space between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. The instruments include a distractor, a housing, a guide member.

22 Rudolf Bertagnoli: Modular Prostheses and Method for the Implantation of Modular Prostheses. Global Medical Consulting October 2010: US 20100256762 (2 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting an intervertebral disk prosthesis, and a modular intervertebral disk prosthesis. The method includes permanently anchoring at least one apposition plate with respective vertebra bodies and detachably connecting an intermediate module with the apposition plate.

23 Rudolf Bertagnoli: Intervertebral Disk Prosthesis. Global Medical Consulting September 2010: US 20100249936 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of limiting the movability of an intervertebral disk prosthesis with regard to pivoting movements, and an intervertebral disk prosthesis. The method includes the step of asymmetrically limiting at least one of a flexion-extension movement, a lateral bending, and a rotation.

24 Rudolf Bertagnoli, Shaun Hanson, Joern Richter, John Furda, Fabian Haller, David Gerber, Roger Berger, Stefanie Kaufmann: Intervertebral implant with keel. August 2010: US 20100217395 (1 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant component of an intervertebral implant includes an outer surface for engaging an adjacent vertebra and an inner surface. A keel extends from the outer surface and is designed to be disposed in a slot provided in the adjacent vertebra.

25 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof, David L Nichols, Christophe Geisert: Instruments and method for inserting an intervertebral implant. Spine Solutions January 2013: US 8349017

Instruments and methods for inserting an intervertebral implant. Insertion of the implant is accomplished by grasping the implant between the arms of an insertion instrument having arms which separate from each other and close against each other onto the implant.

26 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof: Intervertebral implant, insertion tool and method of inserting same. Spine Solutions January 2012: US 8105381

An intervertebral implant, alone and in combination with an insertion tool for inserting same and a method for inserting same. The implant has upper and lower parts which have universal movement relative to each other.

27 Daniele A Fabris Monterumici, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse: Connectable interbody implant. Warsaw Orthopedic August 2011: US 8002833 An intersomatic implant (1a, 1b) maintains bone graft material in a receiving cavity formed in a disc in order to obtain intervertebral fusion. The implant (1a, 1b) includes of a plurality of parts provided with means for in situ connection of two consecutive parts.

28 Rudolf Bertagnoli: Postoperative Adhesion Prophylactic. April 2010: US 20100089409 A method for postoperative use of an adhesion prophylactic. After an operation that might have to be repeated, a non-reabsorbable membrane, made of material that is compatible with a body, is placed between an operation site and adjacent tissue.

29 Theirry Marnay, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Frank Magee, Stephan Eckhof, David L Nichols, Christophe Geisert: Instruments and Method For Inserting An Intervertebral Implant. December 2010: US 20100331988

Instruments and methods for inserting an intervertebral implant. Insertion of the implant is accomplished by grasping the implant between the arms of an insertion instrument having arms which separate from each other and close against each other onto the implant.

30 Ray Adams, David T Banks, Rudolf Bertagnoli, Joel Helfer, Scott Larsen, Lawton Laurence, Adam Lehman, Jamie Manos, Vincent Mata, Dominique Messerli, Tom Overes, Wamis Singhatat, James Talbot, Ken Underhill, Daniel Vennard: Bi-directional suture passer. Synthes Usa February 2011: US 20110028998

A bi-directional suture passing instrument configured to approach soft tissues perpendicularly, enables safer and more efficient surgical repairs and minimally invasive techniques to be employed, useful in areas such as annulus repair, meniscal repair, shoulder arthroscopy, and hernia repair.