This invention is an oversized spinal implant (100) for trans-lateral insertion into the disc space between two vertebrae, a length that is greater than one half of the transverse width of the vertebrae, and is greater than the depth of the vertebrae. The trans-lateral implant of the present invention has a height that is greater than the height of the disc space between two adjacent vertebrae so as to engage both of the vertebrae. The width of the implant need be only slightly less than the depth of the vertebrae themselves. The trans-lateral spinal fusion implant of the present invention has more surface area of contact, and thus permits greater stability so as to withstand torque, and in the case of a threaded implant, increases the depth in which any threads are able to penetrate the vertebrae.

Title
Arthrodese translateral du rachis
Translateral spinal implant
Publication Number
2223929
Application Date
June 6, 1996
Publication Date
December 19, 1996
Inventor
Michelson Gary Karlin
Agent
SMART & BIGGAR
Assignee
Warsaw Orthopedic
Assignee
Michelson Gary Karlin
IPC
A61B 17/70
A61F 02/44
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