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A surgical implant for connecting two flexible ligaments to vertebrae having an intervertebral stabilizer including an intra-osseous rod having a first end for implanting into a vertebrae. The intervertebral stabilizer also includes an extra-osseous head extending outwardly of the vertebrae. The extra-osseous head has two stepped portions, each with a peripheral surface, defining two ligament retaining zones. Each of the two ligament retaining zones has a shoulder, forming an axial ligament abutment on the sides of the ligament retaining zones closest to the first end. The extra-osseous head retains two flexible ligaments spaced from the vertebrae and each other by the shoulders.

Title
Osseous surgical implant particularly for an intervertebral stabilizer
Application Number
830936
Publication Number
5387213
Application Date
August 20, 1993
Publication Date
February 7, 1995
Inventor
Henry Graf
Lyons
FR
Francis H Breard
Paris
FR
Agent
Collard & Roe
Assignee
Safir R L
FR
IPC
A61F 2/44
A61F 2/08
A61B 17/56
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