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Disclosed are prosthetic devices for insertion into intervertebral disc spaces after the removal of an intervertebral disc or after a corpectomy. Specifically, intervertebral devices having fixed shapes for accommodating the defined surface contours of vertebral endplates are disclosed. Also disclosed are intervertebral devices formed of osteoinductive materials, such as bone growth factors, to facilitate bone growth. A method for quantitatively determining the three-dimensional morphology of vertebral surfaces, particularly vertebral endplates, is also disclosed.

Title
Prosthetic intervertebral devices
Application Number
8/182294
Publication Number
5514180
Application Date
January 14, 1994
Publication Date
May 7, 1996
Inventor
Brian J Doherty
350 Sharon Park Dr. Apt. E 39, Menlo Park, 94025
CA, US
Michael H Heggeness
3301 Drummond, Houston, 77025
TX, US
Agent
Laura G Barrow
IPC
A61F 2/44
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