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An implant for use in spinal stabilization includes four generally linear thread segments. The thread segments are maintained and spaced apart alignment by rigid supports. The thread segments include a plurality of individual threads with the individual threads of the segments defining a thread pattern. The supports and the thread segments define a hollow implant interior exposed to an exterior of the implant.

Title
Spinal implant
Application Number
247857
Publication Number
5609636
Application Date
January 11, 1996
Publication Date
March 11, 1997
Inventor
David W Stassen
Edina
MN, US
Hansen A Yuan
Fayetteville
NY, US
Douglas W Kohrs
Edina
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Spine Tech
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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