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An implant that can be placed between two vertebrae using a lateral insertion method is described. The implant is characterized by having a first end plate and a second end plate with a hemi-cylindrical spacer extending from the second end plate. The hemi-cylindrical spacer fits within a socket on the first end plate and allows for pivotal or rotational motion and also for twisting motion.

Title
Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement with translating pivot point
Application Number
10/981807
Publication Number
7503935 (B2)
Application Date
November 5, 2004
Publication Date
March 17, 2009
Inventor
John J Flynn
Concord
CA, US
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Scott A Yerby
Montara
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Kyphon SARL
CH
IPC
A61F 2/44
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