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Stephen D Kuslich: Expandable spinal implant and surgical method. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, October 22, 1991: US05059193 (842 worldwide citation)

An expandable spinal implant is disclosed. The implant includes a plurality of ribs which are deformable between first and second states. In the first state, the ribs present a generally cylindrical implant. In the expanded second state, the ribs are arced outwardly to define a generally spherical i ...


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Kuslich Stephen D: Implant medullaire expansif et methode chirurgicale, Expandable spinal implant and surgical method. Spine Tech, Sulzer Spine Tech, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, July 23, 2002: CA2049913

An expandable spinal implant is disclosed. Theimplant includes a plurality of ribs which aredeformable between first and second states. In thefirst state, the ribs present a generally cylindricalimplant. In the expanded second state, the ribs arearced outwardly to define a generally spherical implan ...