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Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning within a cervical facet joint for distracting the cervical spine, thereby increasing the area of the canals and openings through which the spinal cord and nerves must pass, and decreasing pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. The implant can be inserted laterally or posteriorly.

Title
Inter-cervical facet implant and method
Application Number
11/53399
Publication Number
7591851 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2005
Publication Date
September 22, 2009
Inventor
John J Flynn
West Milford
NJ, US
Scott A Yerby
Montara
CA, US
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Assignee
Kyphon SARL
CH
IPC
A61F 2/44
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