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A spinal implant replaces excised tissue removed during spine surgery. This implant includes fasteners which firmly attach it to vertebrae adjacent to excised tissue so as to transmit tension and torsional loads to and from those vertebrae. The body of the implant has through cavities into which bone growth material is placed during surgery. The body of the implant also has a finite modulus of elasticity in compression so as to share compressive loads with emplaced bone growth material and with new bony growth facilitated by the emplaced material and the load sharing.

Title
Device for spinal fusion
Application Number
10/338068
Publication Number
6800093 (B2)
Application Date
January 7, 2003
Publication Date
October 5, 2004
Inventor
Dale E Whipple
East Taunton
MA, US
Scott G Tromanhauser
Marblehead
MA, US
James E Nicholson
Lincoln
MA, US
Agent
Burns & Levinson
US
Agent
Yan Lan
US
Frederick C Williams
US
Assignee
Cortek
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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