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The present invention is directed to a variety of interbody spinal fusion implants having at least a partially frusto-conical configuration. The spinal fusion implants of the present invention may be relatively solid or hollow and may have surface roughenings to promote bone ingrowth and stability. The spinal fusion implants of the present invention may have wells extending into the material of the implant from the surface for the purpose of holding fusion promoting materials and to provide for areas of bone ingrowth fixation. A variety of surface irregularities may be employed to increase implant stability and implant surface area, and/or for the purpose of advancing the spinal fusion implant into the fusion site.

Title
Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants
Application Number
8/484928
Publication Number
6923810 (B1)
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
August 2, 2005
Inventor
Gary Karlin Michelson
Venice, 90291
CA, US
Agent
Martin & Ferraro
IPC
A66B 017/70
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