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A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.

Title
Spine distraction implant and method
Application Number
778093
Publication Number
5860977
Application Date
October 27, 1997
Publication Date
January 19, 1999
Inventor
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
Saint Francis Medical Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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