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Interspinous process implants and methods of use

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080033553

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Abstract

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Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the implant can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA302

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 206 3330
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 419 14916
Markwart, John A Castro Valley, CA 64 1777
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 169 3604
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 341 11014
Yerby, Scott A Montara, CA 98 2816
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 419 14984

Cited Art Landscape

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2004/0260,397 Method of defect closure in anulus fibrosus 176 2003
2004/0133,204 Expandable bone nails 102 2003
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2006/0116,690 Surgical instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure 101 2006

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Simpirica Spine, Inc. (2)
8,403,961 Methods and devices for controlled flexion restriction of spinal segments 0 2008
8,403,964 Methods and systems for increasing the bending stiffness and constraining the spreading of a spinal segment 0 2011

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