Spine distraction implant and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6183471
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09200266

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A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA283
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 265 26912
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 264 26980

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