Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7753937
APP PUB NO 20050131409A1
SERIAL NO

10860495

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Superior and/or inferior facets of one or more facet joints may be replaced by superior and/or inferior facet joint prostheses. In one embodiment, a kit of superior or inferior prostheses is provided, in which the prostheses have at least two dimensions that vary among members of the kit independently of each other. Each prosthesis may have a bone engaging surface having a surface that is polyaxially rotatable against a corresponding resection of a vertebra. Each prosthesis may also have an articulating surface shaped such that, after attachment to the spine, the replaced or partially replaced facet joints provide a larger medial-lateral range of motion when the spine is flexed than when the spine is extended. Crosslinks may be used to connect left and right prosthesis together in such a manner that they are stabilized in a position in which they are seated directly against the vertebra.

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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.AUDUBON, PA663

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Chervitz, Alan Palm Harbor, US 67 4564
Fallin, T Wade Hyde Park, US 255 16997
Hoy, Robert W Paradise, US 67 4312
Justin, Daniel F Logan, US 183 8764

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