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Artificial disk implant and methods for implanting same, the implant, in one embodiment, having a member for adapting in size and shape to the anatomical space between vertebrae, and apparatus for expanding the member to conform to the space. In one preferred embodiment, there is provided an artificial intervertebral disk implant having a cylindrical body comprised of cylindrical subunits capable of expansion. In another preferred embodiment, rectangular subunits capable of expansion are provided. The implant can be used alone or in various combinations for the purpose of spinal fusion.

Title
Middle expandable intervertebral disk implant
Application Number
659758
Publication Number
5693100
Application Date
March 15, 1996
Publication Date
December 2, 1997
Inventor
Madhavan Pisharodi
844 Central Blvd., Suite 1200, Brownsville, 78520
TX, US
Agent
Mark R Wisner
IPC
A61F 2/44
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