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An intersomatic cage to be inserted from the posterior approach between two vertebrae comprises two substantially parallel branches for contact with the vertebral bodies, a linking portion linking the posterior ends of the branches, and a movable spreader member for angularly spreading the two branches after insertion of the cage between the two vertebrae. The cage allows adjustment of the lordosis angle between the two vertebrae during surgery. Ancillary equipment for insertion of the cage includes a rasp for forming a housing for the cage between the two vertebrae, a cage-holder for inserting the cage into the housing, a screwdriver for turning a screw screwed into the spreader member to spread the two branches of the cage, and a guide for successively guiding the rasp, the cage-holder with the cage, and subsequently the screwdriver.

Title
Intersomatic vertebral cage
Application Number
8/376413
Publication Number
5554191
Application Date
January 23, 1995
Publication Date
September 10, 1996
Inventor
Philippe Cottin
Saint Remy Les Chevreuse
FR
Michel Lahille
Vauhallan
FR
Agent
Laubscher & Laubscher
Assignee
Biomat
FR
IPC
A61F 2/44
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