Artificial vertebral body

  • US 5,290,312 A
  • Filed: 09/03/1991
  • Issued: 03/01/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An implantable artificial vertebra which is biocompatible and sized for replacing a metastatic vertebra, comprising:

  • a first hollow component having an abutting end for abutting a vertebra of a living being and an anchoring window formed in said abutting end, an open first side establishing an access window, and an open end formed opposite said abutting end;

    a second hollow component having a second abutting end for abutting a vertebra of a living being and a second anchoring window formed in said second abutting end, an open first side establishing a second access window, and a second open end formed opposite said second abutting end, the second component being slidably receivable through the open end of said first component; and

    motion preventing means engageable with both of said components for substantially preventing slidable motion between said components.

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