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Steve Mitchell: Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Meyer, November 22, 2005: US06966929 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a device that can be placed between two vertebrae. The implant is characterized by having a first plate and a second plate with a spacer therebetween. The spacer fits within cavities on each of the first and second plate.


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Mitchell Steve: Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, MEYER Sheldon R, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/039240 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a device that can be placed between two vertebrae. The implant is characterized by having a first plate and a second plate with a spacer therebetween. The spacer fits within cavities on each of the first and second plate.


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Steve Mitchell: Artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with a spacer and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Meyer, July 15, 2004: US20040138750-A1

The present invention is directed to a device that can be placed between two vertebrae. The implant is characterized by having a first plate and a second plate with a spacer therebetween. The spacer fits within cavities on each of the first and second plate.