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The invention discloses methods, devices, systems and kits for repairing, replacing and/or augmenting natural facet joint surfaces and/or facet capsules. An implantable facet joint device of one embodiment comprises a cephalad facet joint element and a caudal facet joint element. The cephalad facet joint element includes a member adapted to engage a first vertebra, and an artificial cephalad bearing member. The caudal facet joint element includes a connector adapted for fixation to a second vertebra at a fixation point and an artificial caudal bearing member adapted to engage the cephalad bearing member. The artificial caudal bearing member is adapted for a location lateral to the fixation point. In another embodiment, an implantable facet joint device comprises a cephalad crossbar adapted to extend mediolaterally relative to a spine of a patient, the crossbar having opposite first and second ends, a connector element adapted to connect the crossbar to a first vertebra, a first artificial cephalad bearing member adapted for connection to the first end of the crossbar and adapted to engage a first caudal facet joint element connected to a second vertebra, and a second artificial cephalad bearing member adapted for connection to the second end of the crossbar and adapted to engage a second caudal facet joint element connected to the second vertebra.

Title
Minimally invasive spine restoration systems, devices, methods and kits
Application Number
13/927364
Publication Number
9393052 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2013
Publication Date
July 19, 2016
Inventor
Sean Sung Ho Suh
Plymouth Meeting
PA, US
Richard J Broman
Kirkland
WA, US
Christopher Ralph
Woodinville
WA, US
Anthony V Finazzo
Lake Forest Park
WA, US
Michael J Funk
North Bend
WA, US
Mark K Kuiper
Seattle
WA, US
Cin Abidin
Issaquah
WA, US
John Arthur Ohrt
Redmond
WA, US
Philip Berg
Federal Way
WA, US
Assignee
GLOBUS MEDICAL
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
A61B 17/86
A61F 2/44
A61B 17/70
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