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US6733531: Anchoring devices and implants for intervertebral disc augmentation

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Inventor(s) Hai H. Trieu ·
Assignee(s) SDGI Holdings, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP ·
Primary Examiner David H. Willse ·
Assistant Examiner Kamrin Landrem ·
Application Number US9693880
Filing date 10/20/2000
Issue date 05/11/2004
Predicted expiration date 05/04/2021
Patent term adjustment 196
U.S. Classifications 623/171.1  · 606/61  · 623/171.6  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 623 17 · 623 1711 · 623 1712 · 623 1715 · 623 1716 · 606 61 ·
11 Claims, 20 Drawings


Abstract

Devices for anchoring spinal implants in an intervertebral disc space are provided. Spinal implants are also provided that are resistant to lateral deformation. The implants may include a flexible peripheral supporting band disposed circumferentially about an elastic body. Methods for anchoring spinal implants and methods for reducing deformation of spinal implants are also provided.

Independent Claims | See all claims (11)

  1. 1. An implant system for implantation into an intervertebral disc space, comprising: (a) an elastic spinal implant having a longitudinal axis; and (b) an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis and extending at least partially through said implant, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra, wherein said anchoring rod is comprised of a metallic material selected from a shape memory material, titanium alloy, titanium, stainless steel, cobalt chrome alloy and combinations thereof.
  2. 3. An implant system for implantation into an intervertebral disc space, comprising: (a) an elastic spinal implant having a longitudinal axis; (b) an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis and extending at least partially through said implant, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra, and (c) a peripheral supporting band disposed circumferentially about said implant.
  3. 4. An implant system for implantation into an intervertebral disc space, comprising: (a) an elastic spinal implant having a longitudinal axis; and (b) an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis and extending at least partially through said implant, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra, wherein said first end of said anchoring rod is securable to an adjacent vertebra.
  4. 5. An implant system for implantation into an intervertebral disc space, comprising: (a) an elastic spinal implant having a longitudinal axis; and (b) an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis and extending at least partially through said implant, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra, wherein said anchoring component further includes a bracket, said first end of said anchoring rod securable to said bracket.
  5. 6. An implant system for implantation into an intervertebral disc space, comprising: (a) an elastic spinal implant having a longitudinal axis; (b) an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis and extending at least partially through said implant, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra; and (c) a tension band, said tension band secured to said anchoring component and to an adjacent vertebra.
  6. 7. A method of anchoring a spinal implant, comprising: (a) providing an elastic spinal implant and an anchoring component, wherein said elastic spinal implant comprises an elastic body and a peripheral supporting band, said peripheral supporting band disposed circumferentially about said elastic body for reducing deformation of said body, and wherein said anchoring component comprises an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra; (b) extending said anchoring rod at least partially through said implant; and (c) securing said anchoring component to an adjacent vertebra.
  7. 8. A method of anchoring a spinal implant, comprising: (a) providing an elastic spinal implant and an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra, wherein said anchoring rod is comprised of a metallic material, a non-metallic material, or a combination thereof; (b) extending said anchoring rod at least partially through said implant; and (c) securing said anchoring component to an adjacent vertebra.
  8. 10. A method of anchoring a spinal implant, comprising; (a) providing an elastic spinal implant and an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra; wherein said first end of said anchoring rod is securable to an adjacent vertebra; (b) extending said anchoring rod at least partially through said implant; and (c) securing said anchoring component to an adjacent vertebra.
  9. 11. A method of anchoring a spinal implant, comprising; (a) providing an elastic spinal implant and an anchoring component, said component comprising an anchoring rod and at least one securing member attached to said anchoring rod, said anchoring rod having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, said anchoring component securable to an adjacent vertebra; wherein said device further includes a bracket, said first end of said anchoring rod securable to said bracket; (b) extending said anchoring rod at least partially through said implant; and (c) securing said anchoring component to an adjacent vertebra.

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