06761720 is referenced by 500 patents and cites 2 patents.

The invention relates to an intervertebral implant comprising a spacer (

2

) in which two opposite notches (

6

a

, 6

b

) are formed suitable for receiving two respective spinus processes (

26

a

, 26

b

) of two vertebrae, each notch defining two flanges (

8

a

, 10

a

, 8

b

, 10

b

) each having an inside wall, and the implant also having a tie (

4

a

, 4

b

) for holding said spacer on said spinus processes. Said tie is constituted by at least one strap having a portion surrounding a portion of the surface of a spinus process that is opposite from the bottom of the notch. Said implant has first fixing means (

12

a

, 12

b

) formed in at least one flange (

8

a

, 8

b

) for fixing a first end (

18

a

, 18

b

) of said strap, and self-locking second fixing means (

14

a

, 16

a

, 14

b

, 16

b

) formed in at least one other flange (

10

a

, 10

b

) and through which the second end (

20

a

, 20

b

) of said strap is inserted and then pulled to hold said strap (

4

a

, 4

b

) in position, thereby securing said spacer (

2

) to said spinus processes (

26

a

, 26

b

).

Title
Intervertebral implant
Application Number
10/110841
Publication Number
6761720 (B1)
Application Date
July 11, 2002
Publication Date
July 13, 2004
Inventor
Jacques Senegas
Merignac
US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
US
Assignee
Spine Next
US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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