08343190 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 151 patents.

A spinal fixation device including two plates and a coupling element for coupling the plates in a fixed manner about adjacent spinous processes of the spine. Each plate is preferably equipped with integral spikes on the inwardly facing surfaces for pressing into the spinal processes and thereby augmenting the purchase between the plates and the spinous processes. Each plate contains a central aperture through which the coupling element passes in order to couple the plates together.

Title
Systems and methods for spinous process fixation
Application Number
12/412354
Publication Number
8343190 (B1)
Application Date
March 26, 2009
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Inventor
Eric Dasso
Encinitas
CA, US
Benjamin Arnold
San Diego
CA, US
Richard Mueller
Carlsbad
CA, US
Agent
Jennifer Russell
Jonathan Spangler
NuVasive
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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