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In an intervertebral implant, having an upper part that has a support face for a vertebra and a lower part that has a support face for an adjacent vertebra, on each of which parts engagement elements, which are accessible from one side of the intervertebral implant, for a manipulation instrument are disposed, in order to minimize the structural height of the intervertebral implant upon insertion into an intervertebral space, it is proposed that the upper part and lower part each have protrusions and recesses aimed at the respectively other part, which are offset laterally from one another in such a way that when the upper part has been brought close to the lower part they mesh with one another; and that the engagement elements on the upper part and on the lower part are each disposed in protrusions of these parts in such a way that the engagement elements of the upper part and lower part are located side by side and at least partly overlap in the direction of the height of the intervertebral implant.

Title
Intervertebral implant
Application Number
10/18402
Publication Number
6936071 (B1)
Application Date
July 2, 1999
Publication Date
August 30, 2005
Inventor
Boris Beyersdorff
Tuttlingen
DE
Thierry Marnay
Montpellier
FR
Agent
Marvin Petry
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Assignee
Spine Solutions
PA, US
IPC
A61F 002/44
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