07479160 is referenced by 239 patents and cites 61 patents.

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a recess in the implant that serves as a depot for osteogenic material. Specific instruments for inserting the implants prepared according to this invention and for preparing the intervertebral space to receive the implants are also provided.

Title
Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation
Application Number
9/870023
Publication Number
7479160 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2001
Publication Date
January 20, 2009
Inventor
Loic Josse
Palaja
FR
Lawrence M Boyd
Durham
NC, US
Mingyan Liu
Bourge la Reine
FR
Charles L Branch
Advance
NC, US
Agent
Krieg DeVault
Assignee
Warsaw Orthopedic
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
A61F 2/44
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