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1. (WO2000025706) EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL SPACERS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2000/025706    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/025149
Publication Date: 11.05.2000 International Filing Date: 27.10.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    24.05.2000    
IPC:
A61B 17/28 (2006.01), A61F 2/00 (2006.01), A61F 2/28 (2006.01), A61F 2/30 (2006.01), A61F 2/44 (2006.01), A61F 2/46 (2006.01)
Applicants: SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. [US/US]; Suite 508 300 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, DE 19801 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
FOLEY, Kevin [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
EBNER, Harald [DE/DE]; (DE) (For US Only).
LIU, Mingyan [CN/FR]; (FR) (For US Only).
BRANCH, Charles [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BOYD, Lawrence, M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: FOLEY, Kevin; (US).
EBNER, Harald; (DE).
LIU, Mingyan; (FR).
BRANCH, Charles; (US).
BOYD, Lawrence, M.; (US)
Agent: LOWES, J., Andrew; Woodard, Emhardt, Naughton, Moriarty & McNett Bank One Center/Tower, Suite 3700 111 Monument Circle Indianapolis, IN 46204 (US)
Priority Data:
09/182,560 29.10.1998 US
Title (EN) EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL SPACERS
(FR) ECARTEURS INTERVERTEBRAUX EXTENSIBLES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Laterally expanding vertebral spacer devices are provided for repairing damaged vertebral discs. The vertebral spacer devices maintain the height of a distracted vertebral disc space while providing stability to the spine. In one form of the invention, a vertebral spacer device (50) is provided with a first arm (52) movably coupled to a second arm (54). The first and second arms (52, 54) are laterally expandable from a first width for insertion into the disc space to a second width after insertion into the disc space. The first and second arms also define a cavity (66) therebetween for placement of bone growth material.
(FR)L'invention concerne des dispositifs écarteurs vertébraux à extension latérale, qui permettent de réparer les disques vertébraux abîmés. Les écarteurs permettent de conserver la hauteur d'un espace intervertébral distracté tout en assurant la stabilité du rachis. Dans l'un des modes de réalisation, l'écarteur (50) comporte un premier bras (52) couplé amovible à un second bras (54). Les deux bras (52, 54) peuvent s'écarter latéralement de façon à passer d'une première largeur, qui permet leur insertion dans l'espace intervertébral, à une seconde largeur après insertion dans ledit espace. Ils définissent entre eux une cavité (66) dans laquelle on peut introduire un matériau de croissance osseuse.
Designated States: AE, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)