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A spinal fusion implant includes lower and upper plate members dimensioned for at least partial insertion within the intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The lower and upper plate members have contacting surfaces for engaging respective vertebral end faces of the adjacent vertebrae. A linkage mechanism including at least one link member operatively connects the lower and upper plate members. The linkage mechanism actuable to cause relative movement of the lower and upper plate members, wherein upon actuation, the contacting surfaces of the lower and upper plate members engage the vertebral end faces with the lower and upper plate members supporting the adjacent vertebrae in spaced relation during healing.

Title
Spinal fusion implant and method of insertion thereof
Application Number
8/725666
Publication Number
5782832
Application Date
October 1, 1996
Publication Date
July 21, 1998
Inventor
Oleg Shikhman
Fairfield
CT, US
Scott W Larsen
Newtown
CT, US
Assignee
Surgical Dynamics
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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