06019793 is referenced by 217 patents and cites 14 patents.

The surgical prosthetic device according to the present invention is adapted for placement between two adjoining vertebrae for total or partial replacement of the disk from therebetween. The device has two plates with interior surfaces facing each other and being held at a distance by connecting means and exterior surfaces for contacting the end plates of the two adjoining vertebrae. The connecting means is made of a shape-memory alloy.

Title
Surgical prosthetic device
Application Number
9/91350
Publication Number
6019793
Application Date
June 17, 1998
Publication Date
February 1, 2000
Inventor
Tom Higgins
Paoli
PA, US
Stephan M Perren
Davos
CH
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
Assignee
Synthes
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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