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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KYPHON SARLSUNNYVALE, CA227

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Concord, CA 208 3917
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, CA 421 16840
Markwart, John A Castro Valley, CA 65 2067
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, CA 171 4181
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, CA 343 12437
Yerby, Scott A Montara, CA 100 3289
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, CA 421 16916

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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Simpirica Spine, Inc. (3)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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