07041136 is referenced by 249 patents and cites 413 patents.

A prosthesis for the replacement of a diseased or traumatized facet of a mammalian vertebra includes a surface that articulates with another prosthetic facet or a natural facet, a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the diseased or traumatized spine facet which is to be replaced, and an element to attach the prosthesis to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to or abutment against the posterior arch. A method of installing the prosthesis includes the steps of resecting at least a portion of a facet and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the posterior arch.

Title
Facet joint replacement
Application Number
10/421078
Publication Number
7041136 (B2)
Application Date
April 23, 2003
Publication Date
May 9, 2006
Inventor
Robert W Hoy
Logan
UT, US
T Wade Fallin
Hyde Park
UT, US
E Marlowe Goble
Alta
WY, US
Agent
MedicineLodge
Daniel F Justin
David W Meibos
Assignee
Facet Solutions
UT, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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