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The present invention relates to an intervertebral prosthetic disk. The prosthesis comprises a male component with a support plate, an attachment element allowing fixation to a vertebra, and an articulating projection, and a female component with a support plate, an attachment element allowing fixation to a vertebra, and a circular pocket with angled walls suitable for receiving the articulating projection. The male component is placed inside the female component, and the two components are attached to the adjacent vertebrae and act as a replacement for a disk. The prosthesis allows for a natural range of motion for the patient.

Title
Multiple axis intervertebral prosthesis
Application Number
9/128756
Publication Number
6228118 (B1)
Application Date
August 4, 1998
Publication Date
May 8, 2001
Inventor
Dennis P Gordon
Las Vegas
NV, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
US
Assignee
Gordon Maya Roberts and Thomas Number 1
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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