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An allogenic intervertebral implant for fusing vertebrae is disclosed. The implant is a piece of allogenic bone conforming in size and shape with a portion of an end plate of a vertebra. The implant has a wedge-shaped profile to restore disc height and the natural curvature of the spine. The top and bottom surfaces of the implant have a plurality of teeth to resist expulsion and provide initial stability. The implant according to the present invention provides initial stability need for fusion without stress shielding.

Title
Intervertebral allograft spacer
Application Number
9/363844
Publication Number
6258125 (B1)
Application Date
July 30, 1999
Publication Date
July 10, 2001
Inventor
Beat Schenk
Nugiar
US
Hansjuerg W Emch
Philadelphia
PA, US
David C Paul
Drexel Hill
PA, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
US
Assignee
Synthes
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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