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Publication numberWO2003090603 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2003/012755
Publication date24 Jun 2004
Filing date24 Apr 2003
Priority date24 Apr 2002
Also published asCA2483266A1, EP1503682A2, US6878167, US20040024459, US20050124992, US20050159817, WO2003090603A2, WO2003090603B1
Publication numberPCT/2003/12755, PCT/US/2003/012755, PCT/US/2003/12755, PCT/US/3/012755, PCT/US/3/12755, PCT/US2003/012755, PCT/US2003/12755, PCT/US2003012755, PCT/US200312755, PCT/US3/012755, PCT/US3/12755, PCT/US3012755, PCT/US312755, WO 03090603 A3, WO 03090603A3, WO 2003/090603 A3, WO 2003090603 A3, WO 2003090603A3, WO-A3-03090603, WO-A3-2003090603, WO03090603 A3, WO03090603A3, WO2003/090603A3, WO2003090603 A3, WO2003090603A3
InventorsBret A Ferree
ApplicantBret A Ferree
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Methods and apparatus for placing intradiscal devices
WO 2003090603 A3
Abstract
An osteotomy of a portion of a vertebral endplate and/or vertebral body allows for easier insertion of a device (502) that fits tightly into a disc space. A different aspect of the invention resides in a mechanical device (506) to hold the osteotomized portion of the vertebra against the vertebral body after the intradiscal device is placed. The device may be removed after the pieces of vertebra heal and fuse together.
Patent Citations
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US6558423 *5 May 20006 May 2003Gary K. MichelsonInterbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws
Classifications
International ClassificationA61F5/04, A61F2/44, A61B17/58, A61B17/56, A61B, A61F2/00, A61B17/80, A61B17/17, A61B17/70, A61F2/30, A61F2/28, A61B17/15
Cooperative ClassificationA61F2310/00359, A61F2/30734, A61F2/28, A61B17/1757, A61F2220/0075, A61F2002/4435, A61B17/8085, A61B17/15, A61B17/7059, A61B17/1728, A61F2002/30462, A61F2/442, A61F2/44
European ClassificationA61B17/15, A61F2/44D, A61B17/17S4, A61B17/70K, A61F2/30B6
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