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The invention generally concerns a spine stabilization system having one or more flexible elements having an opening or slit. The flexible element may be integrally formed in a rod having ends capable of receiving fasteners. The flexible element may limit rotation, flexion-extension, or lateral bending of the spine. The slit or opening may form helical pattern on the rod, and more than one slit or opening may be provided. The flexible element may be conformable to the natural spinal movement.

Title
Spine stabilization system
Application Number
10/762533
Publication Number
6989011 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2004
Publication Date
January 24, 2006
Inventor
Andrew Lee
Oreland
PA, US
David C Paul
Phoenixville
PA, US
Agent
Castellano Malm Ferrario & Buck PLLC
Assignee
Globus Medical
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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