08016889 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 229 patents.

Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants are disclosed. The implants use sintered polycrystalline articulation surfaces which are attached to spinal endplates and which are implanted to replace damaged spinal joints. The implants provide a long wearing and biocompatible articulation surface. Materials which may be used to make the spinal implants and manufacturing and finishing techniques for making the implants are also disclosed.

Title
Articulating diamond-surfaced spinal implants
Application Number
11/957277
Publication Number
8016889 (B2)
Application Date
December 14, 2007
Publication Date
September 13, 2011
Inventor
Bill J Pope
Springville
UT, US
Jeffery K Taylor
Loomis
CA, US
Dean C Blackburn
Springville
UT, US
Troy J Medford
Pleasant Grove
UT, US
Clayton F Gardinier
American Fork
UT, US
Richard H Dixon
Provo
UT, US
Agent
Brett Peterson
Bateman IP
Assignee
Diamicron
UT, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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