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A method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column is disclosed. The device includes a strong, non-metallic stabilization element or elements (18) for providing flexibility. The stabilization elements (18) are secured to the vertebrae (11) and (12) wherein, when secured, the stabilization element or elements stabilize the vertical column while still allowing for flexibility. In a preferred embodiment the stabilization elements are anchored to the vertebrae by a bone screw (15) having an upper shank portion (16) and a lower threaded portion (17) having segmented area (17c).

Title
Method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column
Application Number
6/742923
Publication Number
4743260
Application Date
June 10, 1985
Publication Date
May 10, 1988
Inventor
Charles V Burton
148 W. Lake St., Excelsior, 55331
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
IPC
A61B 17/58
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