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A spine stabilization system having one or more flexible elements with tubular structures with openings or slits. The flexible elements may limit rotation, flexion-extension, or lateral bending of the spine. The system also may have a locking mechanism that secures one or more flexible elements in a rigid configuration. A flexible element may be disposed within another flexible element, and the slits may form helical patterns on the tubular structures. The flexible element may be conformable to the natural spinal movement.

Title
Spine stabilization system
Application Number
10/443755
Publication Number
6986771 (B2)
Application Date
May 23, 2003
Publication Date
January 17, 2006
Inventor
Andrew Lee
Oreland
PA, US
David C Paul
Phoenixville
PA, US
Agent
Castellano Malm Farrario & Buck PLLC
Assignee
Globus Medical
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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