07753958 is referenced by 181 patents and cites 443 patents.

An expandable intervertebral implant for insertion between vertebrae of a human spine is described. The intervertebral implant includes an upper body that engages a first vertebra of the human spine, a lower body that engages a second vertebra of the human spine, an insert, and an advancing element. The advancing element may engage the insert such that advancement of the advancing element causes the insert to at least partially rotate between the upper body and the lower body. Rotation of the insert may cause the insert to interact with at least a portion of the upper body or at least a portion of the lower body to increase a separation distance between the upper body and the lower body, thereby increasing a height of the intervertebral implant after insertion of the implant between the first vertebra and the second vertebra of the human spine.

Title
Expandable intervertebral implant
Application Number
11/50632
Publication Number
7753958 (B2)
Application Date
February 3, 2005
Publication Date
July 13, 2010
Inventor
Heather S Hanson
San Antonio, 78251
TX, US
Corey T Harbold
Tyler, 75701
TX, US
Charles R Gordon
Tyler, 75703
TX, US
Agent
Eric B Meyertons
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
IPC
A61F 2/44
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