Dynamic stabilization and motion preservation spinal implantation system with horizontal deflection rod and articulating vertical rods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8142480
APP PUB NO 20080306523A1
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A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.

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Spartek Medical, Inc.ALAMEDA, CA4

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cain, Donald L Oakland, US 28 624
Flynn, John J Walnut Creek, US 133 6341
Hsu, Ken Y San Francisco, US 265 24730
Klyce, H Adam Berkeley, US 17 237
Klyce, Henry A Piedmont, US 174 14489
Markwart, Jay A Castro Valley, US 24 408
Winslow, Charles J Walnut Creek, US 213 18366
Zucherman, James F San Francisco, US 264 24800

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