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A method for surgically implanting a prosthetic spinal disc nucleus body into a human spinal disc space is disclosed. The spinal disc space contains adjacent vertebrae and an anulus having a posterior side. The method includes cutting a flap through the anulus in the disc space to create an opening. The vertebrae adjacent to the disc space are slightly separated and a prosthetic spinal disc nucleus body is inserted through the opening into the disc space.

Title
Method for surgical implantation of a prosthetic spinal disc nucleus
Application Number
8/324138
Publication Number
5562736
Application Date
October 17, 1994
Publication Date
October 8, 1996
Inventor
Eugene A Dickhudt
New Brighton
MN, US
Charles D Ray
Golden Valley
MN, US
Agent
Kinney & Lange
Assignee
RayMedica
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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