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An intervertebral prosthetic joint including a first articular component adapted to engage a first vertebra and a second articular component adapted to engage a second vertebra. The articular components include abutting convex and concave articular surfaces that cooperate to permit articulating motion between the articular components. At least one of the convex and concave articular surfaces includes at least one surface depression that is configured to facilitate removal of matter disposed between abutting portions of the articular surfaces. In one embodiment of the prosthetic joint, each of the articular components has a vertebral bearing surface and a flange extending therefrom that is configured to penetrate a corresponding one of the first and second vertebrae, with the flange defining at least one opening extending therethrough to permit bone through-growth.

Title
Intervertebral prosthetic joint
Application Number
10/42589
Publication Number
6740118 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2002
Publication Date
May 25, 2004
Inventor
Eddie F Ray III
Collierville
TN, US
Lukas Eisermann
Memphis
TN, US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry
US
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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