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Precision recesses are cut in the end plates of vertebral bodies by inserting into the disc space a cutter having a pair of shell elements provided with cutting edges shaped to match bone growth apertures in a selected prosthesis. The remainder of the end plates are left undisrupted, to maximize bearing strength while promoting bone growth at the apertures.

Title
Vertebral body end plate cutter
Application Number
10/151039
Publication Number
6840944 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2002
Publication Date
January 11, 2005
Inventor
Loubert Suddaby
Orchard Park, 14127
NY, US
Agent
Shoemaker and Mattare
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