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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
9/899086
Publication Number
6554863 (B2)
Application Date
July 6, 2001
Publication Date
April 29, 2003
Inventor
Joseph A Yaccarino III
Somerset
NJ, US
Beat Schenk
Nuglar
US
Hansjuerg W Emch
Philadelphia
PA, US
David C Paul
Phoenixville
PA, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
US
Assignee
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
NJ, US
Synthes
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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