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The invention concerns a prosthesis for intervertebral discs designed to be substituted for fibrocartilaginous discs ensuring connection between the vertebrae of the spinal column and its instruments for implantation.

The prosthesis is composed mainly of two plates (110, 120) each equipped with anchoring flaps (1110, 1210) separated by a joint (20) composed of a spherical cap (21) with a cylindrical base (22), of the same diameter, made in the upper side of the lower plate (120). Each of the plates (110, 120) includes, on the back, threaded holes (115, 116, 125, 126) located parallel to the anchoring flaps (1110, 1210).

Title
Prosthesis for intervertebral discs and instruments for implanting it
Application Number
7/773577
Publication Number
5314477
Application Date
August 4, 1992
Publication Date
May 24, 1994
Inventor
Thierry Marnay
Nimes
FR
Agent
Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger
Assignee
J B S Company
FR
IPC
A61F 2/44
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