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Devices for anchoring and/or blocking spinal implants in an intervertebral disc space are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention the device includes a rigid blocking member having one end unconnected and free to block a spinal implant, and another end attached to a securing member to secure the blocking member to the spine. Methods for using the inventive anchoring/blocking implants are also provided.

Title
System and method for blocking and/or retaining a prosthetic spinal implant
Application Number
10/419364
Publication Number
6974479 (B2)
Application Date
April 21, 2003
Publication Date
December 13, 2005
Inventor
Hai H Trieu
Cordova
TN, US
Agent
Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61F 002/44
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