08163023 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 124 patents.

An artificial disc is provided which more closely matches the movement of the natural spine. The artificial disc uses one or more projections and corresponding recesses to provide a sliding articulation. The artificial joint is inherently stable in that compressive forces placed on the disc such as the weight placed upon the joint or the tension of surrounding tissues urges the joint towards a neutral position and not farther away from a neutral position.

Title
Multi-lobe artificial spine joint
Application Number
12/28740
Publication Number
8163023 (B2)
Application Date
February 8, 2008
Publication Date
April 24, 2012
Inventor
David P Harding
Provo
UT, US
Bao Khang Ngoc Nguyen
Holladay
UT, US
Agent
Bateman IP
Assignee
Diamicron
UT, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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