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A spinal stabilization method is disclosed for fusing contiguous vertebra in an animal spine. The method includes the steps of forming an access opening into at least a layer of tissue disposed between contiguous vertebra to be fused. Additional portions of the tissue layer as well as material of the vertebra body portions are removed to form an enlarged chamber disposed between the contiguous vertebra. The chamber is at least partially filled with a graft medium.

Title
Spinal stabilization method
Application Number
7/350126
Publication Number
5015255
Application Date
May 10, 1989
Publication Date
May 14, 1991
Inventor
Stephen D Kuslich
Maplewood
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Spine Tech
MN, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
A61F 2/44
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