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An artificial spinal disc for surgical placement between adjacent vertebrae including a first component for attaching to a first vertebrae, the first component having a concave recess, with the concave contoured surface having a circumference of 360.degree.. A second component for attaching to a second vertebrae, the second component including a projection with a convex surface, the convex contoured surface having a circumference of 360.degree.. The corresponding contoured surfaces shaped to allow an unrestricted rotational and a flexion/extension bending motion between the first and second components relative to a patient's normal spinal axis when in a standing position with the spine in a straightened position.

Title
Low wear artificial spinal disc
Application Number
4607
Publication Number
5676701
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
October 14, 1997
Inventor
Thomas A Carls
Memphis
TN, US
Laura C Small
Memphis
TN, US
James A Davidson
Germantown
TN, US
Chih I Lin
Diamond Bar
CA, US
Hansen A Yuan
Fayetteville
NY, US
Agent
Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger
Assignee
Smith & Nephew
TN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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