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Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.

Title
Flexible spinal stabilization system and method
Application Number
10/13053
Publication Number
6783527 (B2)
Application Date
October 30, 2001
Publication Date
August 31, 2004
Inventor
Fred J Molz
Collierville
TN, US
Troy D Drewry
Memphis
TN, US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry
US
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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