07763050 is referenced by 68 patents and cites 389 patents.

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 with locking screw and method
Application Number
11/93557
Publication Number
7763050 (B2)
Application Date
March 30, 2005
Publication Date
July 27, 2010
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
Warsaw Orthopedic
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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