06579319 is referenced by 394 patents and cites 4 patents.

A prosthesis for the replacement of a diseased or traumatized facet of a mammalian vertebra includes a surface that articulates with another prosthetic facet or a natural facet, a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the diseased or traumatized spine facet which is to be replaced, and an element to attach the prosthesis to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to or abutment against the posterior arch. A method of installing the prosthesis includes the steps of resecting at least a portion of a facet and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the posterior arch.

Title
Facet joint replacement
Application Number
9/726169
Publication Number
6579319 (B2)
Application Date
November 29, 2000
Publication Date
June 17, 2003
Inventor
Robert W Hoy
Logan
UT, US
T Wade Fallin
Hyde Park
UT, US
E Marlowe Goble
Alta
WY, US
Agent
Pandiscio & Pandiscio
US
Assignee
MedicineLodge
UT, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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