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Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in preparation for receiving the spinal implant which is then inserted through the sleeve.

Title
Apparatus for inserting spinal implants
Application Number
205935
Publication Number
6096038
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
August 1, 2000
Inventor
Gary Karlin Michelson
438 Sherman Canal, Venice, 90291
CA, US
Agent
Martin & Ferraro
IPC
A61B 17/56
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