07458981 is referenced by 172 patents and cites 100 patents.

A spinal implant system for restricting flexion of a spine includes an elongate band proportioned to engage at least two spinous processes. During use, the band is positioned engaging the spinous processes at a spinal segment of interest, where it restricts flexion at the segment. The length and tension of the band may be adjustable following to implantation using percutaneous or transcutaneous means.

Title
Spinal implant and method for restricting spinal flexion
Application Number
11/76469
Publication Number
7458981 (B2)
Application Date
March 9, 2005
Publication Date
December 2, 2008
Inventor
Todd Alamin
Woodside
CA, US
Ralph Crisostomo
Rochester
MN, US
Pat Arensdorf
Palo Alto
CA, US
Colin Cahill
Stanford
CA, US
Ian Bennett
Portola Valley
CA, US
Louie Fielding
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Stallman & Pollock
Assignee
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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