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This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing disc space preparation and implant insertion from a unilateral approach to the spine through a posterior lateral opening to the disc space. The instruments include spreaders, distractors, reamers, scrapers, cutters, chisels, pushers and implant inserters. A surgical procedure is provided that allows bilateral support of the adjacent vertebrae with at least one interbody fusion device inserted into the disc space via a unilateral approach. Implants for insertion into the disc space are also provided.

Title
Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach
Application Number
9/694521
Publication Number
6830570 (B1)
Application Date
October 23, 2000
Publication Date
December 14, 2004
Inventor
Lawrence M Boyd
Durham
NC, US
Loic Josse
Palaja
US
Mingyan Liu
Bourg-la-Reine
US
George Frey
Englewood
CO, US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry
US
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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