04553273 is referenced by 394 patents and cites 5 patents.

A method and apparatus for stabilizing the spine wherein vertebral bodies have been removed which comprises forming recesses in the vertebral bodies which face one another, inserting a longitudinally extendable prosthetic device between the opposed vertebral bodies with the ends of the prosthetic device engaging the recesses, extending the prosthetic device to the desired predetermined distance.

Title
Vertebral body prosthesis and spine stabilizing method
Application Number
6/555362
Publication Number
4553273
Application Date
November 23, 1983
Publication Date
November 19, 1985
Inventor
Kent K Wu
Royal Oak
MI, US
Agent
Barnes Kisselle Raisch Choate Whittemore & Hulbert
Assignee
Henry Ford Hospital
MI, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
A61F 1/00
A61F 1/24
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