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An intervertebral support assembly, comprising a pair of bone allografts positioned between two adjacent vertebrae, the bone allografts being positioned towards the anterior portion of the adjacent vertebrae; and a pair of facet screws, each facet screw securing together a facet joint between the two adjacent vertebrae.

A method of providing support between two adjacent vertebrae, comprising positioning a pair of bone allografts between the two adjacent vertebrae at a location towards the front of the adjacent vertebrae; and securing together facet joints between the two adjacent vertebrae with a pair of facet screws.

Title
Facet screw and bone allograft intervertebral support and fusion system
Application Number
9/735276
Publication Number
6485518 (B1)
Application Date
December 11, 2000
Publication Date
November 26, 2002
Inventor
Troy Wooley
San Diego
CA, US
Dan Ahlgren
San Diego
CA, US
James F Marino
La Jolla
CA, US
Bryan Cornwall
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Jonathan Spangler
US
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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