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US5180393: Artificial ligament for the spine

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Inventor(s) Jacques Commarmond ·
Assignee(s) Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Wall and Roehrig ·
Primary Examiner Ronald Frinks ·
Application Number US7852556
Filing date 03/17/1992
Issue date 01/19/1993
Predicted expiration date 03/17/2012
U.S. Classifications 623/13  · 623/17  ·
International Classifications A61F 208  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 62313;17 ·
Foreign Priority FR9011900 - 09/21/1990 ·
5 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

An artificial ligament for the spine is fixed by pedicle screws on two vertebrae of the spinal column and has first and second hollow eyelets, of general diabolo shape, each one including a concave seat intended to receive the head of the fixation screw; a body haivng a narrowed area; a convex hump complementing the concave seat and intended to be directed towards the vertebrae. The artificial ligament itself is made of a flexible textile material having a longitudinal primary winding arranged in figure eight formation between the narrowed areas of two successive eyelets and a transverse secondary winding arranged in contiguous spirals around the primary winding.

Independent Claims | See all claims (5)

  1. 1. Artificial ligament (i) for the spine, intended to be fixed by pedicle screws on two vertebrae (31, 33) of the spinal column (30), characterized in that it consists of:a first hollow eyelet (1, 1', 1") and a second hollow eyelet (10, 10', 10"), of general diabolo shape, each one comprising in order:a concave seat (3) intended to receive the head of the fixation screw;a body (4) having a narrowed area (5); a convex hump (6) complementing the concave seat (3) and intended to be directed towards the vertebra (31-37);an artificial ligament proper, made of a flexible textile material, consisting of:a longitudinal primary winding (20) arranged in figure of eight formation between the narrowed areas (5, 15) of two successive eyelets (1, 10);a transverse secondary winding (25) arranged in contiguous spirals around the primary winding (20).

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Foreign Patent Documents

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