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A prosthesis assembly replaces all or a portion of a caudal portion of a left natural facet joint (i.e., a left superior articular process) and all or a portion of a caudal portion of a right natural facet joint (i.e., a right superior articular process) on a vertebral body. The prosthesis assembly has a left prosthesis body accommodating fixation to the vertebral body at or near a left pedicle and without support by a lamina. An artificial left facet joint structure is carried by the left prosthesis body and is adapted and configured to replace all or a portion of a caudal portion of the left natural facet joint. The prosthesis assembly also has a right prosthesis body accommodating fixation to the vertebral body at or near a right pedicle and without support by a lamina. An artificial right facet joint structure is carried by the right prosthesis body and is adapted and configured to replace all or a portion of a caudal portion of the left natural facet joint.

Title
Facet arthroplasty devices and methods
Application Number
10/657844
Publication Number
6949123 (B2)
Application Date
September 9, 2003
Publication Date
September 27, 2005
Inventor
Mark A Reiley
Piedmont
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Assignee
Archus Orthopedics
WA, US
IPC
A61F 017/80
A61F 017/70
A61F 002/28
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