Spinous process stabilization devices and methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8226653
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12772789

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Devices and methods for supporting adjacent spinous processes include opposing plates movable toward one another along a cross post to contact opposite sides of each of the spinous processes, and a spacer member about the cross post contacting the adjacent surfaces of the spinous processes to resist movement of the spinous processes toward one another under spinal extension motion.

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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1880

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Blackwell, Jonathan Cordova, US 16 964
Bruneau, Aurelien Memphis, US 52 5224

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