Spinal prosthesis having a three bar linkage for motion preservation and dynamic stabilization of the spine

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8114134
APP PUB NO 20100030272A1
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A dynamic spinal stabilization linkage for use in stabilizing of the spine. The linkage connects adjacent vertebrae to provide load-sharing and stabilization while allowing natural kinematics. The linkage comprises three rigid bodies joined in series with 3-degree-of-freedom spherical joint between each body. The joints have range-of-motion constraints which limit undesirable intervertebral motion.

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SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.ALAMEDA, CA10

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Flynn, John J Walnut Creek, US 133 5921
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 23356
Klyce, H Adam R Berkeley, US 46 761
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 13690
Mitchell, Steven T Pleasant Hill, US 111 6198
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 17325
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 23432

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