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Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in preparation for receiving the spinal implant which is then inserted through the sleeve.

Title
Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants
Application Number
698674
Publication Number
5484437
Application Date
June 10, 1993
Publication Date
January 16, 1996
Inventor
Gary K Michelson
438 Sherman Canal, Venice, 90291
CA, US
Agent
Amedeo Ferraro
Lewis Anten
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/56
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