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An artificial vertebral disk replacement implant is disclosed along with its method of operation and a method of implanting. The implant has first and second plates that each mate with a vertebral body. Each plate has one side for mating with a vertebral body. The first plate has a socket on one side, and the second plate has an elongated ball on one side. The ball of the first plate and the socket of the second plate form a ball-and-socket joint when the two plates are in contact with each other. The implant achieves a range of motion equivalent to a natural range of motion.

Title
Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with translating pivot point
Application Number
10/684669
Publication Number
7083649 (B2)
Application Date
October 14, 2003
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
John Flynn
Concord
CA, US
Steve Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Scott A Yerby
Montara
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Meyer
Assignee
St Francis Medical Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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