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An implant that is implanted between adjacent spinous processes for the relief of pain associated with the spine. The device has a spacer to distract apart the adjacent spinous processes. To minimize trauma to the patient, the device has a tapered tissue expander to distract a previously created opening between the adjacent spinous processes. The device also has two wings. The position of one wing is adjustable to allow for ease of assembly in a patent.

Title
Interspinous process distraction system and method with positionable wing and method
Application Number
10/14118
Publication Number
6695842 (B2)
Application Date
October 26, 2001
Publication Date
February 24, 2004
Inventor
John Flynn
Concord
CA, US
Henry A Klyce
Piedmont
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
US
Assignee
St Francis Medical Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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