US Patent No: 7,918,877

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Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member

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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 deployable second arm that converts between a first position for insertion and a second position for retention of the implant between adjacent spinous processes. A tool can be used to insert the spine distraction implant.

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KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA292

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Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 416 13093
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, CA 279 8082
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 416 13152

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