05893889 is referenced by 592 patents and cites 8 patents.

A disc prosthesis for insertion between vertebrae of the spin has upper and lower members and a pivot ball retained in a socket to prevent the ball from becoming removed from the socket. Also, a shock absorbing member is fitted between the upper and lower member of the prosthesis. The upper and lower members are also vertically movable to compress the shock absorbing member and absorb shock in the spine.

Title
Artificial disc
Application Number
8/879410
Publication Number
5893889
Application Date
June 20, 1997
Publication Date
April 13, 1999
Inventor
Michael Harrington
879 Smith St., Glen Ellyn, 60137
IL, US
Agent
Robert L Marsh
IPC
A61F 2/44
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