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Artificial disk implant and methods for implanting it, the implant having a member for adapting in size and shape to an anatomical space between vertebrae and apparatus for expanding the member to conform to the space.

Title
Middle expandable intervertebral disk implants
Application Number
7/659758
Publication Number
5171278
Application Date
February 22, 1991
Publication Date
December 15, 1992
Inventor
Madhavan Pisharodi
500 Acacia Lake Dr., Brownsville, 78521
TX, US
Agent
Vaden Eickenroht Thompson Boulware & Feather
IPC
A61F 2/44
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