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A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper flat rigid plate, a lower flat rigid plate, and a flat elastomeric core interposed between said plates and adhered to the plates. A plurality of spaced-apart protuberances extend outwardly from the exposed faces of the plates for engagement with vertebrae above and below the plates. A porous coating covers the exposed surfaces of the plates. The elastomeric core is made of a polyolefin rubber having mechanical properites similar to a natural spinal disc.

Title
Artificial disc
Application Number
311619
Publication Number
5071437
Application Date
November 21, 1990
Publication Date
December 10, 1991
Inventor
Steffee Arthur D
Moreland Hills
OH, US
Agent
Tarolli Sundheim & Covell
Assignee
AcroMed Corporation
OH, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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