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A surgical instrument set for use in spinal surgery for forming a substantially quadrilateral space in the spine for implanting a spinal implant at least in part into and at least in part across a disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies and methods of use are disclosed. The instrument set includes an extended guard for providing protected access to the disc space and the adjacent surfaces of the adjacent vertebral bodies, a guide insertable into the guard, and a bone removal device insertable into said guide.

Title
Instrumentation and method for creating an intervertebral space for receiving an implant
Application Number
9/490901
Publication Number
6224607 (B1)
Application Date
January 25, 2000
Publication Date
May 1, 2001
Inventor
Gary K Michelson
438 Sherman Canal, Venice
CA, US
Agent
Martin & Ferraro
US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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