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Method of Insertion of an Expandable Intervertebral Implant

Abstract: 

A method of inserting an intervertebral implant between vertebrae in a human spine includes positioning the intervertebral implant in a closed configuration between the vertebrae. After positioning the intervertebral implant, the intervertebral implant is activated to increase a height of the intervertebral implant. After activation, at least a portion of the increased height of the intervertebral implant is maintained.

Patent Number: 
8,257,440
Date Of Issue: 
09/04/2012
Inventors: 

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