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An intervertebral disc prosthesis designed to be substituted for fibrocartilaginous discs ensures a connection between the vertebra of the vertebra column or the end of the latter. The prosthesis includes a pair of plates spaced from each other by a nucleus. The prosthesis has increased stability by providing the nucleus with a translation or rotation stop, or by inducing an angular correction between its plates contacting vertebra, or a combination of these characteristics. The stop includes parts external to the nucleus and contact surfaces perpendicular to their contact directions.

Title
Intervertebral disc prosthesis and fitting tools
Application Number
10/476565
Publication Number
7326250 (B2)
Application Date
May 3, 2002
Publication Date
February 5, 2008
Inventor
Jean Paul Frédéric Steib
Strasbourg
FR
Jérôme Allain
Paris
FR
Hervé Chataignier
Boussieres
FR
Michel Onimus
Vertou
FR
Joël Delecrin
Vertou
FR
Jacques Beaurain
Saulon la Chapelle
FR
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
LDR Medical
FR
IPC
A61F 2/44
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