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Methods and devices are provided for intervertebral implant anchorage. An implantable device for insertion into an intradiscal section between adjacent vertebrae is provided. The implantable device includes at least one anchor plate which comprises a plate member sized to be positioned within an intradiscal section between adjacent vertebrae and a plurality of anchoring elements extending from a surface of the plate member, each anchoring element including a distal portion capable of being introduced into the vertebra through the vertebral end plate; and an intradiscal component coupled to the anchor plate.

Title
Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage
Application Number
9/259503
Publication Number
6113638
Application Date
February 26, 1999
Publication Date
September 5, 2000
Inventor
Robert G Watkins
410 Prospect Cir., South Pasadena, 91030
CA, US
Lytton A Williams
72 Dapplegray La., Rolling Hills Estates, 90274
CA, US
Agent
David J Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Weitz
IPC
A61F 2/44
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