08454617 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 810 patents.

Method and apparatus are disclosed for distracting tissue and particularly spinal tissue. The device and method may include insertion of at least one elongated member and an augmenting member to form a structure between the tissues to be distraction, such that a dimensional aspect of the structure is augmented upon movement of the augmenting structure.

Title
Devices for treating the spine
Application Number
12/35298
Publication Number
8454617 (B2)
Application Date
February 21, 2008
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
J Brook Burley
Mountain View
CA, US
Jeffrey Emery
Emerald Hills
CA, US
James Lee
San Mateo
CA, US
John Ashley
San Francisco
CA, US
Steven Golden
Menlo Park
CA, US
David Needleman
San Carlos
CA, US
Ryan Connolly
Menlo Park
CA, US
Timothy McGrath
Fremont
CA, US
Laurent Schaller
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Cook Alex
Assignee
Benvenue Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
A61B 17/70
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