07074237 is referenced by 169 patents and cites 343 patents.

A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina. Multiple configurations of the prosthesis provide for replacement of the two inferior facets, the two superior facets, a superior and inferior facet, or all four facets. A method of installing the prosthesis is provided that is comprised of the steps of resecting at least a portion of the facets that carry the diseased or traumatized spinal facets and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the lamina.

Title
Multiple facet joint replacement
Application Number
10/420467
Publication Number
7074237 (B2)
Application Date
April 22, 2003
Publication Date
July 11, 2006
Inventor
Robert W Hoy
Logan
UT, US
T Wade Fallin
Hyde Park
UT, US
E Marlowe Goble
Alta
WY, US
Agent
Daniel F Justin
David W Meibos
Assignee
Facet Solutions
UT, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
A61F 2/44
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