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A spinal disk implant comprises a solid body having four faces arranged to define a right-rectangular solid body and two faces that define the ends of the solid body. The faces that define the right-rectangular body include two opposed side faces and two opposed transverse faces. The transverse faces have a central region with three-dimensional features thereon and an anterior platform region lying along an anterior margin of the transverse faces. The faces defining the ends of the solid body include a convexly curved anterior face and a posterior face. The solid body is made of a biocompatible synthetic material. A kit that may be used by a surgeon includes an implant and an implant delivery tool dimensioned to releasably hold the implant. The delivery tool preferably has a pair of flexible opposed arms extending from a base, separated so that the implant can fit between the arms, and may have a breakable release band extending around the implant to hold it in place until a weak link in the release band is intentionally broken during implantation.

Title
Spinal disk implant and implantation kit
Application Number
7/878196
Publication Number
5306309
Application Date
May 4, 1992
Publication Date
April 26, 1994
Inventor
Scott D Slabbekoorn
Vista
CA, US
Richard L Lariviere
Escondido
CA, US
William R Wagner
Escondido
CA, US
Agent
Saul Leitner
Donald R Greene
Gregory Garmong
Assignee
Calcitek
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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