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Artificial Functional Spinal Unit System and Method for Use

Abstract: 

A stabilization system for a human spine is provided comprising at least one dynamic interbody device and at least one dynamic posterior stabilization system. In some embodiments the stabilization system comprises a pair of dynamic interbody devices and a pair of dynamic posterior stabilization systems. In some embodiments, a bridge may couple a dynamic interbody device to a dynamic posterior stabilization system. In some embodiments, an elongated member of the dynamic posterior stabilization system may be curved.

Patent Number: 
7,794,480
Date Of Issue: 
09/14/2010
Inventors: 

Charles R. Gordon; Corey T. Harbold; Heather S. Hanson; Erik J. Wagner