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A method of stabilizing adjacent vertebrae is disclosed using a middle-expanded, removable disk implant. The implant is substantially rectangular in cross-sectional shape with a minimal height and a width greater than the height. The implant is detachably mounted to an applicator for insertion into the anatomical region between two adjacent vertebrae from which a portion of the intervertebral disk has been removed, and once inserted, is positioned by anterior-posterior movement in the disk space to the position in which both the expanded, larger width middle portion and the smaller diameter end portions of the implant engage the bodies of the adjacent vertebrae and the implant is then rotated to bring the sides of the rectangularly-shaped implant defining the width of the implant, with its larger dimension, into engagement with the bodies of the adjacent vertebrae. A lock is then secured to the implant to prevent further rotation thereof.

Title
Method of stabilizing adjacent vertebrae with rotating, lockable, middle-expanded intervertebral disk stabilizer
Application Number
210229
Publication Number
5653762
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
August 5, 1997
Inventor
Madhavan Pisharodi
942 Wild Rose La., Brownsville, 78520
TX, US
Agent
Mark R Wisner
IPC
A61F 2/44
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