3648691 is referenced by 406 patents and cites 2 patents.

A method of applying a vertebral appliance for use in bridging one or more diseased or damaged vertebra that comprises a pair of elongate flexible multiapertured together with fasteners used to clamp same on opposite sides of the spinous processes thus spanned. Each strap is of a length adapted to span at least two spinous processes and project therebeyond on each end so that fasteners can be passed both behind and in front thereof as well as through the interspinous gap therebetween. The apertures are located considerably closer together than adjacent processes and they are fastened to the latter in position such that at least one opening registers with each one to receive a growth of soft or bony tissue that eventually extrudes therein.

Title
Method of applying vertebral appliance
Application Number
05/013,542
Publication Number
3648691
Application Date
February 24, 1970
Publication Date
March 14, 1972
Inventor
Brasmer Timothy H
Lumb William V
Assignee
Colorado State University Research Foundation
IPC
A61f 05/04
A61B 17/70
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