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A spinal fixation device and method for the stabilization of the spine after surgical procedures such as those related to degenerative disc diseases are described. The device comprises a spacer, which is placed between adjacent vertebrae when installed and a locking mechanism attached to the spacer. The locking mechanism attaches the device to the spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae of the spine in a manner which is non-invasive with respect to the vertebrae to which it is attached.

Title
Interspinous segmental spine fixation device
Application Number
2230
Publication Number
5496318
Application Date
August 18, 1993
Publication Date
March 5, 1996
Inventor
Kenneth Pettine
Fort Collins
CO, US
Richard M Salib
Excelsior
MN, US
Robert S Howland
Seal Beach
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
Assignee
Advanced Spine Fixation Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 5/00
A61B 17/70
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