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The metallic intervertebral prosthesis is formed of a kidney-shaped body having fishplates extending upwardly and downwardly from the body. Each fishplate has an opening for passage of a bone screw in order to secure the prosthesis to and between adjacent vertebrae. The body is tapered conically from ventral to dorsal and may be fitted in place in the ventral direction. A metal wire mesh may be provided on opposed surfaces of the body for the ingrowth of tissue and ribs may be provided to enhance lateral stability.

Title
Metallic intervertebral prosthesis
Application Number
7/203950
Publication Number
4955908
Application Date
June 8, 1988
Publication Date
September 11, 1990
Inventor
Rudolf Koch
Berlingen
CH
Otto Frey
Winterthur
CH
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
Sulzer Brothers
CH
IPC
A61F 2/30
A61F 5/04
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