Surgical Implant Expert in Orthopedic Procedures

Case Description:

A surgical implant expert with experience in pedicle screws and similar spinal implant devices was required for a patent infringement suit. Both parties were medical device manufacturers primarily focused on orthopedic implant devices. The patent claimed technology for a spine stabilizing implant.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a surgical implant expert with an advanced degree in biomechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, orthopedics, or a combination. The expert needed to demonstrate extensive knowledge of spinal implants and their components. Specifically, an expert in polyaxial bone screws and their use in spinal instrumentation was sought to opine on similarities in the mechanical engineering of the devices.

Experts Presented:

  • Mechanical Engineering Expert

    This orthopedic implant expert is lab director of a biomechanics lab focusing on spinal research. His work focuses on the biomechanical, cellular, and molecular science of spines to validate new findings and test the safety and utility of new treatments. Most recently he’s been immersed in spinal implant technology research. He has authored multiple publications on the topic and is a named inventor on two provisional patents regarding polyaxial pedicle screws. He is familiar with CAD software for designing spinal surgical implants and has experience reading CAD drawings of them. This expert has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.IMS Reference #5030133

  • Surgical Materials Expert

    This surgical implant expert has an active spinal surgery practice and is active in the orthopedic surgical community. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is involved with implant design as a consultant to medical implant device developers. This expert has published on polyaxial screw replacement and other reconstructive spinal surgery topics. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University.IMS Reference #5030903

  • Orthopedics Expert

    This expert in surgical implants has extensive orthopedics experience treating spinal cord injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine. His current research focuses on developing new methods to stabilize spinal structures. He has also worked on implants and artificial discs for treating spinal issues. This expert has published articles on implants and other spinal cord treatments and topics. He’s a member of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association and the North American Spine Society. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Buffalo.IMS Reference #5030144

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