Intervertebral implant, process for widening and instruments for implanting an intervertebral implant

  • US 6,179,873 B1
  • Filed: 06/11/1998
  • Issued: 01/30/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An intravertebral implant, comprising:

  • a body having an opening provided with an interior thread;

    an expansion element in the form of a screw which is screwed into said opening in engagement with said interior thread, said screw having a leading end, wherein said body has two opposed expandable areas provided with fixation elements to fix the implant to vertebral bodies, said expandable areas each having a connected end and a free end, such that said expandable areas are connected to each other at their connected ends while their free ends are expandable by said leading end of said expansion element.

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