06348071 is referenced by 205 patents and cites 6 patents.

A spinal disc prosthesis to replace a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column (

16

) of a human, includes a body (

10

) having an upper surface (

52

) engageable with the upper vertebra (

12

) and a lower surface (

152

) engageable with the lower vertebra (

14

). The body (

10

) includes a crescent-shaped projection (

62, 162

) extending from one of the upper and lower surfaces (

52, 152

) of the body for receipt in a cavity in the adjacent vertebra (

12, 14

).

Title
Spinal disc
Application Number
9/183105
Publication Number
6348071 (B1)
Application Date
October 30, 1998
Publication Date
February 19, 2002
Inventor
Gary L Lowery
Gainesville
FL, US
Robert D Fraser
Adelaide
US
E Raymond S Ross
Manchester
US
Arthur D Steffee
Cleveland
OH, US
Agent
Maginot Addison & Moore
US
Assignee
DePuy AcroMed
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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