05370697 is referenced by 687 patents and cites 14 patents.

The artificial intervertebral disk member (1) consists of an upper (2) and a lower (3) support, which are attached in the adjacent vertebrae (32, 33), and of an elastic separator (4). The separator is constructed as a separate insert part (5), which can be inserted from outside into the final position (E) and can be fixed there. The upper support (2) is securely connected to the lower support (3) via the elastic separator (4). This produces a "patient-friendly" implant which can be optimally adapted and revised to suit the patients.

Title
Artificial intervertebral disk member
Application Number
8/19717
Publication Number
5370697
Application Date
February 19, 1993
Publication Date
December 6, 1994
Inventor
Walter Baumgartner
Wil
CH
Agent
Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew
Assignee
SULZER Medizinaltechnik
CH
IPC
A61F 2/44
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