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Method and apparatus for promoting a spinal fusion between neighboring vertebrae are disclosed. Apparatus may be located within the intervertebral disc space and preferably includes a pair of engaging plates for contacting the vertebrae. An alignment device may be used to alter the vertical height between the engaging plates to customize the apparatus to fit a given patient. In one embodiment, the alignment device includes two turnbuckles and two pairs of cam blocks for adjusting the height between the engaging plates.

Title
Multi-variable-height fusion device
Application Number
9/46759
Publication Number
6641614 (B1)
Application Date
March 24, 1998
Publication Date
November 4, 2003
Inventor
Michael C Dinsdale
Richardson
TX, US
Erik J Wagner
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
US
Agent
Eric B Meyertons
US
Assignee
Spinal Concepts
TX, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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