Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Expandable Articulating Intervertebral Implant with Limited Articulation


An artificial functional spinal unit including an expandable intervertebral implant that can be inserted via a posterior surgical approach and used with one or more facet replacement devices to provide an anatomically correct range of motion is described. Lordotic and non-lordotic expandable, articulating implants and cages are described, along with embodiments of facet replacement devices and instruments for insertion. Methods of insertion are also described. 

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Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson