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A dynamic spinal stabilization linkage for use in stabilizing of the spine. The linkage connects adjacent vertebrae to provide load-sharing and stabilization while allowing natural kinematics. The linkage comprises three rigid bodies joined in series with 3-degree-of-freedom spherical joint between each body. The joints have range-of-motion constraints which limit undesirable intervertebral motion.

Title
Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine
Application Number
12/566531
Publication Number
8114134 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2009
Publication Date
February 14, 2012
Inventor
H Adam R Klyce
Berkeley
CA, US
Henry A Klyce
Piedmont
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
John J Flynn
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Meyer
Assignee
Spartek Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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