06712825 is referenced by 193 patents and cites 4 patents.

A distractor for separating adjacent elements, such as vertebrae. The distractor preferably has a scissors-type distracting mechanism, either in a simple scissors or double-acting scissors configuration. The distractor includes blades that are removable from the jaws of the distractor such that different blades may be used depending on the patient and situation with which the distractor is to be used. The jaws include a mating fixture and the blades include a mating portion for removable association with the mating fixture.

Title
Spinal disc space distractor
Application Number
9/880000
Publication Number
6712825 (B2)
Application Date
June 14, 2001
Publication Date
March 30, 2004
Inventor
Beat Schenk
Steinackerstrasse 14, Nugler
US
William A Cottle
3951 West 20th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
US
David C Paul
405 Greene La., Phoenixville
PA, US
Thomas Steffen
373 Place D-Youville, Apt. 505, Montreal, Quebec
US
Max Aebi
687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec
US
Agent
Jones Day
US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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