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The artificial spinal disc of the invention is intended to articulate in a manner resembling a human knee articulation. The artificial spinal disc includes two plates each having a planar outer surface and an articulating inner surface. The planar outer surfaces contact adjacent inferior and superior surfaces of two adjacent vertebrae having the spinal disc implanted therebetween. The planar surfaces of the plates are affixed to the adjacent vertebrae. The articulating surfaces of the artificial spinal disc will be generally bimodal-shaped such that a first articulating surface will have two convex shaped articulating portions and the second articulating surface will have two concave shaped articulating portions. The concave and convex shaped portions of the respective plates will be generally complementary. The articulation of the artificial spinal disc will generally resemble that of a human knee.

Title
Articulating spinal disc prosthesis
Application Number
9/179324
Publication Number
6039763
Application Date
October 27, 1998
Publication Date
March 21, 2000
Inventor
Alexis P Shelokov
Dallas
TX, US
Agent
Rick Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L Matos
Randall C Brown
Assignee
Disc Replacement Technologies
TX, US
IPC
A61F 2/38
A61F 2/30
A61F 2/44
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