05928284 is referenced by 328 patents and cites 5 patents.

A disc replacement prosthesis is described which is placed within the intradiscal space vacated by a removed deteriorated disc, and which affords mobility rather than fusion between adjacent vertebral bodies. The prosthesis also protects remaining discs from deterioration by providing a shock absorbing prosthesis portion. It adheres initially mechanically to the vertebral bodies and adheres through arthrodesis over a period of time.

Title
Disc replacement prosthesis
Application Number
9/112865
Publication Number
5928284
Application Date
July 9, 1998
Publication Date
July 27, 1999
Inventor
Hamid M Mehdizadeh
14928 Diduca Way, Los Gatos, 95032
CA, US
Agent
H M Stanley
IPC
A61B 17/56
A61F 2/02
A61F 2/28
A61F 2/44
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