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An intervertebral body fusion device has a wedge body, a cage component with a plurality of deployable spines having end plate penetrating teeth, and a contraction mechanism for drawing the wedge body into the cage component. The device is surgically placed intervertebrally into the spine from an anterior surgical approach. In its final surgically-implanted position, the wedge body is substantially fully drawn within the cage component, resulting in a full deployment of teeth and associated spines into the adjacent end plates of the vertebral bodies, while simultaneously restoring the angle of lordosis to the spine.

Title
Intervertebral body fusion device
Application Number
9/232713
Publication Number
6102950
Application Date
January 19, 1999
Publication Date
August 15, 2000
Inventor
Alex Vaccaro
925 Chestnut St., 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, 19107
PA, US
Agent
Richard C Litman
IPC
A61F 2/44
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