Michelson Technology at Work

Dr. Michelson is a board certified orthopedic fellowship trained spinal surgeon who has dedicated his life to the search for more effective treatments for the most debilitating of spinal disorders and to the relief of spinal pain.

Motivated by the plight of his maternal grandmother — a tennis champion in her youth — later crippled by neurogenic spinal degeneration, Dr. Michelson resolved to teach himself all that was known about these diseases and their treatments. Dissatisfied with the available treatments, the doctor went on to invent comprehensive spinal surgical systems including integrated instruments, operative methods and medical implants. These have become the foundation for many of the modern surgical treatments used for major spinal disorders. Dr. Michelson's inventions are also central to many minimally invasive spinal surgery systems, anterior cervical plating systems, interbody spinal fusion systems, and systems for implanting spinal motion preserving devices such as artificial discs.

Attribution Product Systems† 

AFFINITY® System 
ALIF Guide Tube Instrument Set 
Anatomic PEEK PTC® 
Anterior Freehand Instruments 
Anterior Laparoscopic Instrument Set 
ARCH™ Systems 
ARCUATE™ System and 
ARCUATE™ XP System 
ARTEMIS™ Systems 
ARTiC-L™ System
ATLANTIS® System 
ATLANTIS VISION® System 
Avila™ Interbody Fusion Device
Avila™-A Interbody Fusion Device
Avila™-O Interbody Fusion Device
Balloon Kyphoplasty (BKP) 
BASIS™ Vertebral Body Spacer 
BOOMERANG® System* 
BRIDGE™ Systems 
BRYAN ACCEL® System* 
BRYAN® ACD Instrument Set* 
BRYAN® Cervical Disc System 
BULLET™ Lumbar Interbody Fusion System 
BUTTERFLY™ System* 
Cage Removal Instrument Set 
CAPSTONE® System 
CARGO™ Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion System 
Cement Restrictor Implants 
CERCAGE™ System 
CERES™ Anterior Cervical Plates System 
CERFIX™ Anterior Cervical Plates System 
CERVINE™ Anterior Cervical Plates System 
CERVINE C™ Anterior Cervical Plates System 
CERVINE D™ Anterior Cervical Plates System 
CLYDESDALE™ and VERTE-STACK® CLYDESDALE™ System 
CORNERSTONE® System* 
CRESCENT™* and VERTE-STACK® CRESCENT™ System 
CYLINDER TI MESH™ Systems 
Cylindrical Endoscopic Instrument Set 
DIAMESH™ Systems 
DIRECT LATERAL System 
Divergence® 
ELEVATE™ Spinal System 
FUSE™ Spinal System 
HYDROSORB® Mesh Implants 
I-FLY™ Implant* 
INDUCTOS® Bone Graft in combination with LT-CAGE® Implants* 
INFUSE® Bone Graft in combination with LT-CAGE®, INTER FIX™, INTER FIX™ RP, Clydesdale™, and Perimeter® Implants
INTER FIX™ System 
KBP KYPHOPLASTY™ Systems 
KENAI™ System* 
KIDNEY BEAN MESH Implant* 
KIDNEY™ Systems 
KYPHON® LATITUDE II® Curette 
LOOP® Spinal System 
LORDOTEC™ System* 
LT CAGE® System 
LUMCAGE™ System 
MD I Through MD IV Dowels and Instruments 
Meridien™ 
METRx® System 
METRx® II RADIANCE X System 
METRx® X-TUBE® System 
MYSTIQUE® System 
NOVUS™ System* 
OTWINS™ Systems 
PERIMETER® System and VERTE-STACK® PERIMETER® System 
Pivox™ Oblique Lateral Spinal System 
PLIF Guide Tube Instrument Set 
PRECISION GRAFT® System 
PREMIER® System 
PYRAMESH® Cutter 
PYRAMESH® Implants 
PYRAMETRIX® ADVANCE Instrument Set 
PYRAMETRIX® PLUS Instrument Set 
PYRAMID® +4 Anterior Lumbar Plating System
SOVEREIGN™ Spinal System 
TANGENT® System 
TELAMON® System* 
UNION™ System* 
VENTURE™ System 
VERTE-STACK® System 
WAVE D Spinal System 
WAVE O Spinal System 
ZEPHIR® System 
Zevo® 
ZZFEE™ Anterior Cervical Plates System 
Other fusion promoting substances if and to the extent promoted for use in combination with any interbody fusion implant. 
Systems with literature listing or depicting the following kyphoplasty (BKP or KBP) or other bone cement insertion steps:

  • Positioning a hollow guard in contact with a vertebra
  • Placing an instrument in the hollow guard
  • Moving the instrument to form an opening in the vertebra
  • Inserting a material through the guard to support the vertebra

 

† The purpose of the Attribution Product Systems list is to designate devices and methods that are to receive attribution and does not specify approved uses for products. Package insert materials for each product indicate appropriate warnings, indications for use, and contraindications. 
* Not approved for distribution in the United States or its territories.

The Michelson Seal

The Michelson Seal is proudly displayed by Medtronic Sofamor Danek in conjunction with all systems incorporating the inventions of Dr. Michelson.

G. Karlin Michelson, M.D.

G. Karlin Michelson, M.D.

 

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