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An artificial spinal joint creates at least a portion of a coupling between a superior vertebra and an inferior vertebra. The artificial spinal joint comprises an anterior joint replacement component extending into an intervertebral disc space between the superior and inferior vertebrae. The artificial spinal joint further comprises a bridge component coupled to the anterior joint replacement and extending posteriorly from the anterior joint replacement beyond the intervertebral disc space and a posterior joint replacement component coupled to the bridge, wherein the posterior joint replacement component includes a posterior protrusion engaged with a posterior socket.

Title
Dual articulating spinal device and method
Application Number
11/31603
Publication Number
7771479 (B2)
Application Date
January 7, 2005
Publication Date
August 10, 2010
Inventor
Danny H Braddock Jr
Bartlett
TN, US
Marc M Peterman
Memphis
TN, US
Scott D Hodges
Ooltewah
TN, US
Steven C Humphreys
Chattanooga
TN, US
Assignee
Warsaw Orthopedic
IN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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