08088163 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 444 patents.

The present disclosure relates to a spinal fusion impactor tool that includes an attachment means for securing an implant device to the distal end of the tool, a means for adjusting the angle of the distal head relative to the handle to better position the implant for introduction into the implant site, means for remotely releasing the implant device at the distal end and a clamp device on the shaft of the tool to secure tabs, attachments and other devices. The impactor tool is preferably used in conjunction with implantation of an intervertebral fusion cage that is equipped with shims having tabs or other removing means, but may also be used to introduce, for example, an implant, graft, fusion device, wedge or distractor device into any joint space or bony region in preparation for implantation.

Title
Tools and methods for spinal fusion
Application Number
12/367487
Publication Number
8088163 (B1)
Application Date
February 6, 2009
Publication Date
January 3, 2012
Inventor
Jeffrey B Kleiner
Denver
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
IPC
A61F 2/44
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