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A spinal disk implant comprises a solid body having four faces arranged to define a right-rectangular solid body and two faces that define the ends of the solid body. The faces that define the right-rectangular body include two opposed side faces and two opposed transverse faces. A kit that may be used by a surgeon includes an implant and an implant delivery tool dimensioned to releasably hold the implant. The delivery tool preferably has an implant holder with a pair of flexible opposed arms extending from a base, separated so that the implant can fit between the arms. Optionally, the implant holder may have a breakable release band extending around the implant to hold it in place until a weak link in the release band is intentionally broken during implantation.

Title
Spinal disk implantation kit
Application Number
878196
Publication Number
5683464
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
November 4, 1997
Inventor
Scott D Slabbekoorn
St. Joseph
MI, US
Richard L Lariviere
Hanover
MA, US
William R Wagner
Escondido
CA, US
Agent
Philip S Lyren
Assignee
Sulzer Calcitek
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
A61F 2/44
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