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An anterior buttress staple and screw system is provided that can be used to hold an implant such as a disc prosthesis in place and thereby prevent its migration out of the spinal column. The buttress staple comprises a screw locking plate having a screw locking design that prevents the screw from backing up and away from the plate. The screw is configured to provide an interference fit with the screw locking plate, and can be used as a staple removal tool during revision surgery when the screw locking plate needs to be lifted from the bone surface on which it is attached.

Title
Anterior buttress staple
Application Number
10/354441
Publication Number
7341591 (B2)
Application Date
January 30, 2003
Publication Date
March 11, 2008
Inventor
Alexander D Grinberg
Newton
MA, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Assignee
DePuy Spine
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
A61B 17/56
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