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1. (WO2001030248) FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/030248    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/029347
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A61B 17/16
A61F 2/00
A61F 2/30
A61F 2/44
A61F 2/46
Applicants: REILEY, Mark, A.
Inventors: REILEY, Mark, A.
Title: FACET ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES AND METHODS
Abstract:
Devices and surgical methods treat various types of spinal pathologies including degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis and kypho-scoliosis. A universal facet prosthesis (330) includes a cup member (315) fixed to a stem (310) and a separate surface member (325) that is held within the cup member (315).