07442208 is referenced by 205 patents and cites 14 patents.

A prosthesis for use in maintaining an interspinal space is disclosed. The prosthesis may be provided as first and second substantially symmetrical halves. The first and second halves may each have a coupling portion and a process portion. The coupling portions allow the separate halves to be separately fit within the interspinal space and then connected to form a single prosthesis, eliminating the need for cutting connecting ligaments to allow insertion of the prosthesis. Various connection and locking arrangements are disclosed to maintain the halves engaged with each other and the interspinal space.

Title
Interspinal prosthesis
Application Number
10/784046
Publication Number
7442208 (B2)
Application Date
February 20, 2004
Publication Date
October 28, 2008
Inventor
Paul Pavlov
Nijmwegen
NL
Beat Lechmann
Bettlach
CH
Claude Mathieu
Bettlach
CH
Agent
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Assignee
Synthes
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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