08267939 is referenced by 107 patents and cites 218 patents.

An expandable intervertebral implant and tool for use in implanting same are disclosed. The tool is useful in retaining the implant in a non-expanded state throughout insert of the implant between adjacent vertebral bodies. Among other elements, the tool includes a rod, a sleeve placed over the rod, and a locking knob attached to the rod and the sleeve to fix them with respect to each other. This construct preferably aids in preventing movement of the various components of the implant, including first and second members and first and second wedges. A method of attaching inserting the implant through the use of the tool and attaching the tool to the implant are also disclosed.

Title
Tool for implanting expandable intervertebral implant
Application Number
12/72912
Publication Number
8267939 (B2)
Application Date
February 28, 2008
Publication Date
September 18, 2012
Inventor
Thomas Alheidt
Stockholm
NJ, US
Robert Cipoletti
Pompton Plains
NJ, US
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Assignee
Stryker Spine
FR
IPC
A61F 2/44
A61B 17/60
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