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This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a recess in the implant that serves as a depot for osteogenic material. Specific instruments for inserting the implants prepared according to this invention and for preparing the intervertebral space to receive the implants are also provided.

Title
Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation
Application Number
9/181353
Publication Number
6174311 (B1)
Application Date
October 28, 1998
Publication Date
January 16, 2001
Inventor
Loic Josse
Palaja
US
Lawrence M Boyd
Memphis
TN, US
Mingyan Liu
Bourg-la-Reine
US
Charles L Branch
Advance
NC, US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett
US
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
TN, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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