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Instrumentation for implanting a cervical disc replacement device includes cervical disc replacement trials for determining the appropriate size of replacement device to be implanted, an insertion plate for maintaining the elements of the replacement device in fixed relation to one another for simultaneous manipulation, an insertion handle for attachment to the insertion plate for manipulation of the elements, an insertion pusher for releasing the insertion handle from the insertion plate, a drill guide that cooperates with the insertion plate to guide the drilling of tap holes for bone screws to be placed through bone screw holes in the flanges of the replacement device, clips that are applied to the flanges after placement of the bone screws to resist screw backout, and a clip applicator for applying the clips to the flanges.

Title
Instrumentation and methods for use in implanting a cervical disc replacement device
Application Number
10/993907
Publication Number
7708780 (B2)
Application Date
November 19, 2004
Publication Date
May 4, 2010
Inventor
Joseph P Errico
Green Brook
NJ, US
Michael W Dudasik
Nutley
NJ, US
Rafail Zubok
Midland Park
NJ, US
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Assignee
SpineCore
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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