Spinal implant

  • US 7,066,961 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2002
  • Issued: 06/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A spinal fusion implant comprising:

  • a leading end and a trailing end opposite said leading end, said implant having a length from said leading end to said trailing end, said trailing end having a perimeter, said trailing end having a hole therein, said trailing end having a slot portion intersecting one portion of the perimeter of said trailing end, said trailing end having another slot portion intersecting another portion of the perimeter of said trailing end opposite said one portion of the perimeter of said trailing end;

    opposite sides between said leading and trailing ends, said implant having a width from one of said sides to the other of said sides, said implant having a height; and

    an opening through said implant and oriented along the height, said opening being between said opposite sides and between said leading and trailing ends.

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