Devices and methods for inter-vertebral orthopedic device placement

  • US 20060149278A1
  • Filed: 11/23/2005
  • Published: 07/06/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A distractor instrument, comprising:

  • a first distractor member that engages at a distal end to a first skeletal segment;

    a second distractor member that engages at a distal to a second skeletal segment;

    a distractor device mounted to proximal ends of the first and second distractor members;

    a distraction actuator attached to the distractor device, wherein the distraction actuator is actuated to apply a distraction force to the first and second distractor members to distract the first and second skeletal segments relative to one another.

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