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Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis


Title: Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis.
Abstract: A method for inserting an intervertebral disc prosthesis into a space between two vertebrae involves inserting the prosthesis partway into the space under constraint to prevent endplates of the prosthesis from articulating, releasing the prosthesis from constraint, and inserting the unconstrained prosthesis farther into the space. In some embodiments, the method involves grasping the prosthesis with a grasping device to insert the prosthesis partway under constraint, loosing the grasping device to release the prosthesis from constraint, and pushing the prosthesis farther into the disc space using the grasping device and/or one or more separate pusher devices. A system includes a grasping device, at least one separate pushing device, and optionally a vertebral spreading device and/or a vertebral midline indicator device. ... Browse recent Spinalmotion, Inc. patents
USPTO Applicaton #: #20130013073


The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20130013073, Methods and apparatus for intervertebral disc prosthesis.




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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20130013073 A1
Publish Date
01/10/2013
Document #
13619352
File Date
09/14/2012
USPTO Class
623 1716
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
61F2/44
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