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 1106

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7534254 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 63 1995
7491205 Instrumentation for the surgical correction of human thoracic and lumbar spinal disease from the lateral aspect of the spine 64 1995
7452359 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 73 1995
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6270498 Apparatus for inserting spinal implants 273 1995
6210412 Method for inserting frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 250 1995
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6302914 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 233 1997
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6206922 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 328 1998
6224595 Method for inserting a spinal implant 153 1998
6264656 Threaded spinal implant 245 1998
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6241770 Interbody spinal fusion implant having an anatomically conformed trailing end 171 1999
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6440168 Articulating spinal implant 211 1999
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6447544 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 247 1999
6610089 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 116 1999
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6582432 Cap for use with artificial spinal fusion implant 66 2000
6679915 Articulating spinal implant 186 2000
6645206 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 61 2000
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7462195 Artificial lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end 27 2000
6500205 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 241 2000
6350283 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 158 2000
6558423 Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws 305 2000
6485517 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 167 2000
7115143 Orthopedic implant surface configuration 32 2000
6814756 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 128 2000
6402785 Artificial disc implant 351 2000
7431722 Apparatus including a guard member having a passage with a non-circular cross section for providing protected access to the spine 38 2000
8734447 Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants 5 2000
7008453 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 133 2000
7993347 Guard for use in performing human interbody spinal surgery 2 2000
6758849 Interbody spinal fusion implants 107 2000
6620196 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 243 2000
6527773 Cervical dowel and insertion tool 112 2000
6733531 Anchoring devices and implants for intervertebral disc augmentation 258 2000
6830570 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 242 2000
6595995 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 60 2000
6709458 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 149 2001
RE42576 Human spinal disc prosthesis 0 2001
6562073 Spinal bone implant 192 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 222 2001
7166129 Method for forming a spinal implant surface configuration 69 2001
* 2002/0013,624 Spinal implant surface configuration 11 2001
* 2001/0047,208 Spinal implant surface configuration 69 2001
6949105 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 45 2001
7641692 Implantable joint prosthesis 20 2001
6562045 Machining apparatus 27 2001
6666890 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 89 2001
6652584 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 111 2001
6733504 Cervical dowel and insertion tool 39 2001
6770074 Apparatus for use in inserting spinal implants 247 2001
6962606 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 204 2001
* 2003/0208,270 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 11 2001
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 169 2002
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7207991 Method for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 151 2002
6989031 Hemi-interbody spinal implant manufactured from a major long bone ring or a bone composite 120 2002
6890355 Artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 133 2002
6749636 Contoured spinal fusion implants made of bone or a bone composite material 111 2002
* 2003/0195,629 Bone grafts 24 2002
7060073 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 212 2002
6716247 Expandable push-in interbody spinal fusion implant 244 2002
7285121 Devices and methods for the correction and treatment of spinal deformities 52 2002
7399303 Bone cutting device and method for use thereof 41 2002
7503933 Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants 132 2002
7169183 Vertebral implant for promoting arthrodesis of the spine 83 2002
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7637951 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 78 2002
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7063725 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 87 2002
7118598 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 133 2002
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7066961 Spinal implant 214 2002
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7025787 Implantable joint prosthesis and associated instrumentation 174 2002
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7041135 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 143 2002
* 2003/0078,668 Interbody spinal fusion implants with single-lock for locking opposed screws 53 2002
6972035 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 150 2002
* 2003/0100,949 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with cylindrical configuration during insertion 34 2002
8066705 Instrumentation for the endoscopic correction of spinal disease 40 2003
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7125380 Clamping apparatus and methods 6 2003
7354452 Spinal bone implant 55 2003
6846328 Articulating spinal implant 66 2003
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6974479 System and method for blocking and/or retaining a prosthetic spinal implant 152 2003
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7300440 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 37 2003
7033394 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 155 2003
* 2003/0199,983 Interbody spinal fusion implants with end cap for locking vertebral body penetrating members 76 2003
7601174 Wear-resistant endoprosthetic devices 29 2003
7112224 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 45 2003
* 2004/0106,996 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 11 2003
7935124 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 34 2003
7326214 Bone cutting device having a cutting edge with a non-extending center 40 2003
7238186 Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy 66 2003
7309359 Allogenic/xenogenic implants and methods for augmenting or repairing intervertebral discs 33 2003
7662185 Intervertebral implants 39 2003
7887593 Method of implanting natural tissue within the vertebral disc nucleus space using a drawstring 10 2003
* 2004/0059,418 Natural tissue devices and methods of implantation 82 2003
8075621 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 39 2003
6793679 Expandable push-in arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with tapered configuration during insertion 146 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 4 2003
7972381 Spinal implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 26 2003
7115128 Method for forming through a guard an implantation space in the human spine 68 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 63 2003
7244275 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 68 2003
* 2005/0021,150 Orthopedic implant surface configuration with a projection having a back cut 29 2003
7655027 Method for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 93 2003
7387643 Method for installation of artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 60 2003
7156875 Arcuate artificial hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end 63 2003
7204851 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 82 2003
* 2004/0117,019 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 58 2003
7179262 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
* 2005/0059,976 Method and apparatus for stereotactic implantation 6 2003
7022137 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 48 2003
* 2004/0172,131 Bone hemi-lumbar interbody spinal fusion implant having an asymmetrical leading end and method of installation thereof 1 2003
* 2004/0133,277 Spinal implant for insertion between vertebral bodies 34 2003
7270681 Articulating spinal implant 28 2004
7621958 Methods and instruments for interbody fusion 28 2004
7125425 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 83 2004
* 2004/0162,616 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 37 2004
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7311734 Intervertebral spacers 47 2004
6953477 Laterally expandable cage 149 2004
7051417 Method for forming an orthopedic implant surface configuration 43 2004
7163561 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 200 2004
* 2004/0210,314 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 29 2004
7435262 Contoured cortical bone implants 67 2004
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7686805 Methods for distraction of a disc space 83 2004
8444692 Instrumentation with inwardly moveable extensions for inserting an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 4 2004
7922729 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 67 2004
* 2005/0010,294 Instrumentation for inserting and deploying an expandable interbody spinal fusion implant 35 2004
7717944 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 38 2004
7789914 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 51 2004
* 2005/0038,512 Implant having arcuate upper and lower bearing surfaces along a longitudinal axis 76 2004
7637954 Apparatus for inserting nested interbody spinal fusion implants 67 2004
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* 2006/0058,881 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 23 2004
7618461 Composite intervertebral disc implants and methods for forming the same 29 2004
7503936 Methods for forming and retaining intervertebral disc implants 52 2004
7726002 Processes for making spinal intervertebral implant, interconnections for such implant 23 2004
7608107 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 112 2004
* 2005/0060,037 Expandable implant with interlocking walls and method for use thereof 32 2004
8097034 Expandable arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with two expanders 32 2004
* 2005/0065,608 Expandable threaded arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant with lordotic configuration during insertion 60 2004
* 2005/0065,518 Spinal fusion system including spinal fusion device and additional orthopedic hardware 29 2004
7837732 Intervertebral body fusion cage with keels and implantation methods 47 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 7 2005
8333985 Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft 7 2005
7780708 Implant retaining device 10 2005
7776090 Inter-cervical facet implant and method 102 2005
* 2005/0143,821 Artificial disc implant 27 2005
7691148 Frusto-conical spinal implant 16 2005
8105383 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 22 2005
7540882 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 57 2005
7455692 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 61 2005
* 2005/0187,628 Artificial spinal fusion implant with asymmetrical leading end 11 2005
* 2005/0187,629 Hemi-artificial contoured spinal fusion implants made of a material other than bone 3 2005
* 2005/0171,606 Method for installation of manufactured implants shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 24 2005
* 2005/0171,607 Manufactured bone composite implant shaped to conform to a prepared implantation space 46 2005
7763050 Inter-cervical facet implant with locking screw and method 61 2005
7713303 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 4 2005
* 2005/0197,707 Collagen-based materials and methods for augmenting intervertebral discs 40 2005
9078768 Arcuate interbody spinal fusion implant having a reduced width and an anatomically conformed trailing end 0 2005
* 2005/0267,578 Ratcheted bone dowel having smooth sides and method for use thereof 17 2005
7520900 Intervertebral disc nucleus implants and methods 26 2005
7988699 Adjustable instrumentation for spinal implant insertion 18 2005
* 2006/0095,043 Adjustable instrumentation for spinal implant insertion 25 2005
7892286 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 50 2005
7569054 Tubular member having a passage and opposed bone contacting extensions 81 2005
* 2006/0069,442 Expandable push-in orthopedic implant 37 2005
8007534 Expandable implant with expander 36 2005
* 2006/0079,962 Expandable implant with expander 28 2005
8066749 Implant for stabilizing a bone graft during spinal fusion 20 2005
7763055 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 60 2006
8361124 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 7 2006
7611536 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 54 2006
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7887565 Apparatus and method for sequential distraction 50 2006
* 2007/0225,806 Arthroplasty device 46 2006
7615077 Intervertebral implants with radial teeth and methods of use 5 2006
* 2007/0233,263 Intervertebral implants with radial teeth and methods of use 14 2006
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 32 2006
7722619 Method of maintaining distraction of a spinal disc space 32 2006
* 2007/0270,963 Intervertebral implants and methods of use 55 2006
8403986 Push-in interbody spinal fusion implant with multi-lock for locking opposed screws and method for use thereof 9 2006
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7481812 Devices and techniques for a posterior lateral disc space approach 41 2006
8349011 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 2 2006
7476252 System and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 16 2006
* 2006/0241,764 Spinal implant 44 2006
8399619 Injectable collagen material 0 2006
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7967862 Posterior articular disc and method for implantation 1 2006
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8480745 Spinal implant and cutting tool preparation accessory for mounting the implant 3 2006
8066750 Port structures for non-rigid bone plates 3 2006
8771358 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 4 2006
* 2007/0032,871 Expandable push-in arcuate orthopedic implant 64 2006
* 2007/0032,872 Systems and techniques for restoring and maintaining intervertebral anatomy 15 2006
8323343 Flanged interbody spinal fusion implants 16 2006
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8075596 Spinal prosthesis systems 3 2007
7867259 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 28 2007
7862595 Instruments and methods for stabilization of bony structures 27 2007
7731981 Collagen-based materials and methods for treating synovial joints 2 2007
7857818 Method and apparatus for delivering an intervertebral disc implant 8 2007
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7837734 System and method for replacing degenerated spinal disks 164 2007
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8075622 Intervertebral spacers 7 2007
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8372157 Joint revision implant 6 2008
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7828800 Threaded frusto-conical interbody spinal fusion implants 18 2009
7935149 Spinal fusion implant with bone screws 42 2009
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8137403 Hemi-interbody spinal fusion implants manufactured from a major long bone ring 10 2009
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8343220 Nested interbody spinal fusion implants 5 2010
7942933 Frusto-conical spinal implant 11 2010
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8444696 Anatomic spinal implant having anatomic bearing surfaces 14 2011
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