Lateral insertion method for spinous process spacer with deployable member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7918877
APP PUB NO 20050228383A1
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11067835

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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, CA259

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Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 23356
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 13690
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 23432

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