Intervertebral disc prosthesis

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An intervertebral disc prosthesis intended to replace a natural intervertebral disc and to restore the normal intervertebral spacing without complete loss of flexibility of the spinal joint. The prosthesis comprises a body of biologically-acceptable material suitably dimensioned and shaped to replace a natural disc. One of the longitudinal ends of the prosthesis has suitable means, e.g. a raised flange, to facilitate handling of the prosthesis and to prevent penetration to an excessive depth into the spinal joint. The other longitudinal end is preferably wedge-shaped to facilitate insertion into the intervertebral space. The superior and inferior surfaces are preferably provided with surface characteristics to produce a 'friction-fit' and are convex to correspond to the adjacent vertebral surface. The prosthesis is inexpensive to manufacture and can be implanted quite easily with little danger to the patient. Moreover, the prosthesis maintains at least some of the flexibility of the joint while remaining firmly anchored in place.

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Kuntz, J David 899 Lahakas Blvd., Kitimat, B.C., CA 1 1079

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7534254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 54 1995
7491205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 58 1995
7452359 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 64 1995
* 6923810 Frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 165 1995
6270498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 265 1995
6210412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 241 1995
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6302914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 215 1997
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6500205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 232 2000
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6485517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 156 2000
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6814756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 122 2000
6402785 Artificial disc implant 340 2000
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8734447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 3 2000
7008453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 125 2000
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6758849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 99 2000
6620196 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 230 2000
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6733531 Anchoring devices and implants for intervertebral disc augmentation 247 2000
6830570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 229 2000
6595995 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 58 2000
6709458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 141 2001
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
6562073 Spinal bone implant 174 2001
8882835 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 1 2001
6764491 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 210 2001
7166129 Method for forming a spinal implant surface configuration 64 2001
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6949105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 44 2001
7641692 Implantable joint prosthesis 18 2001
6562045 Machining apparatus 27 2001
6666890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 84 2001
6652584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 105 2001
6733504 Cervical dowel and insertion tool 39 2001
6770074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 234 2001
6962606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 194 2001
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RE42480 Human spinal disc prothesis with hinges 7 2001
7520878 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 0 2002
7118579 Instrumentation for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 159 2002
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7207991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 141 2002
6989031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 106 2002
6890355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 123 2002
6749636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 105 2002
* 2003/0195,629 Bone grafts 22 2002
7060073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 200 2002
6716247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 233 2002
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7399303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 38 2002
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7637951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 72 2002
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7118598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 125 2002
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7025787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 162 2002
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7041135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 131 2002
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6972035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 140 2002
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8066705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 34 2003
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7125380 Clamping apparatus and methods 6 2003
7354452 Spinal bone implant 48 2003
6846328 Articulating spinal implant 63 2003
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6974479 System and method for blocking and/or retaining a prosthetic spinal implant 139 2003
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7033394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 142 2003
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7601174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 26 2003
7112224 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 42 2003
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7935124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 33 2003
7326214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 37 2003
7238186 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 62 2003
7309359 Allogenic/xenogenic implants and methods for augmenting or repairing intervertebral discs 29 2003
7662185 Intervertebral implants 34 2003
7887593 Method of implanting natural tissue within the vertebral disc nucleus space using a drawstring 8 2003
* 2004/0059,418 Natural tissue devices and methods of implantation 79 2003
8075621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 33 2003
6793679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 141 2003
* 2004/0059,419 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 21 2003
8673004 Method for inserting an interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 3 2003
7972381 Spinal implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 22 2003
7115128 Method for forming through a guard an implantation space in the human spine 64 2003
* 2004/0078,039 Method for forming through a guard an implantation space in the human spine 1 2003
7264622 System for radial bone displacement 57 2003
7244275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 63 2003
* 2005/0021,150 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 27 2003
7655027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 83 2003
7387643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 56 2003
7156875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 58 2003
7204851 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 78 2003
* 2004/0117,019 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 54 2003
7179262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
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7022137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 44 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
7270681 Articulating spinal implant 28 2004
7621958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 27 2004
7125425 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 78 2004
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7311734 Intervertebral spacers 42 2004
6953477 Laterally expandable cage 138 2004
7051417 Method for forming an orthopedic implant surface configuration 40 2004
7163561 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 184 2004
* 2004/0210,314 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 27 2004
7435262 Contoured cortical bone implants 59 2004
* 2004/0230,308 Contoured cortical bone implants 5 2004
7686805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 73 2004
8444692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 3 2004
7922729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 59 2004
* 2005/0010,294 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 32 2004
7717944 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 35 2004
7789914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 43 2004
* 2005/0038,512 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 72 2004
7637954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 59 2004
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7618461 Composite intervertebral disc implants and methods for forming the same 27 2004
7503936 Methods for forming and retaining intervertebral disc implants 48 2004
7726002 Processes for making spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant 19 2004
7608107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 103 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 31 2004
8097034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 29 2004
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* 2005/0065,518 Spinal fusion system including spinal fusion device and additional orthopedic hardware 28 2004
7837732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 42 2004
7744651 Compositions and methods for treating intervertebral discs with collagen-based materials 2 2005
* 2005/0171,610 Mobile bearing spinal device and method 124 2005
* 2005/0171,608 Centrally articulating spinal device and method 95 2005
* 2005/0154,467 Interconnected spinal device and method 81 2005
8728160 Expandable intervertebral spacer 5 2005
8333985 Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft 7 2005
7780708 Implant retaining device 10 2005
7776090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 96 2005
* 2005/0143,821 Artificial disc implant 26 2005
7691148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 13 2005
8105383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 18 2005
7540882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 52 2005
7455692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 54 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 10 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 3 2005
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7763050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 59 2005
7713303 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 3 2005
* 2005/0197,707 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 39 2005
9078768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
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7520900 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 23 2005
7988699 Adjustable instrumentation for spinal implant insertion 16 2005
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7892286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 44 2005
7569054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 70 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 36 2005
8007534 Expandable implant with expander 33 2005
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8066749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 18 2005
7763055 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 55 2006
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7611536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 51 2006
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7615077 Intervertebral implants with radial teeth and methods of use 4 2006
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8292957 Bone hemi-lumbar arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 2 2006
8353909 Surgical instrument for distracting a spinal disc space 0 2006
7914530 Tissue dilator and method for performing a spinal procedure 29 2006
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* 2007/0270,963 Intervertebral implants and methods of use 53 2006
8403986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 7 2006
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7967862 Posterior articular disc and method for implantation 1 2006
* 2007/0118,223 Posterior Articular Disc and Method for Implantation 67 2006
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7867259 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 26 2007
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