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A prosthesis including (a) a flexible ligament (1) with a first narrowed thinner portion (2) and a second wider portion (3) forming an extension of, and having a greater width and thickness (e2) than, the first portion, which portion may be passed around the spinous processes (12) of two adjacent vertebrae (L5, L4) in a figure eight pattern, whereas the second portion circles around the processes; (b) a semi-flexible interprocess block (6) with two pairs of through-channels (7, 8) having differing cross-sections and receiving the respective portions of the ligament; and (c) members (4, 5) for joining the ends of the ligament. The prosthesis prevents sagittal and frontal lumbar vertebral rotational instability.

Title
Intervertebral prosthesis making possible rotatory stabilization and flexion/extension stabilization
Application Number
8/362583
Publication Number
5609634
Application Date
February 8, 1995
Publication Date
March 11, 1997
Inventor
Gilles Voydeville
90 quai Claude le Lorrain, Nancy
FR
Agent
Young & Thompson
IPC
A61B 17/56
A61F 2/44
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