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US6852128: Flexible spine stabilization systems

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Eric C. Lange ·
Assignee(s) SDGI Holdings, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP ·
Primary Examiner Cary E. O'Connor ·
Assistant Examiner Candice C. Stokes ·
Application Number US10682695
Filing date 10/09/2003
Issue date 02/08/2005
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 02/19/2022
U.S. Classifications 623/171.1  · 623/17  · 606/76  · 606/77  · 606/29  · 623/235.4  · 623/132  · 606/72  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 606 29 · 606 72 · 606 76 · 606 77 · 623 1711 · 623 2354 · 623 132 ·
Related U.S. Application DataCROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
The present application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/078,522 filed on Feb. 19, 2002, now U.S. Pat. No. 6,652,585 which claims the benefit of the filing date of Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/272,102 filed on Feb. 28, 2001.
34 Claims, 6 Drawings


Abstract

A spine stabilization system includes a flexible member attachable to a portion of the spinal column. The member includes components that are oriented and function similar to the natural fiber orientation of the anterior longitudinal ligament and annulus tissue. The use of components resist loading applied by extension and rotation of the spine, while the flexibility of the member does not subject it to the compressive loading of the spinal column segment to which it is attached.

Independent Claims | See all claims (34)

  1. 1. A stabilization system for a spinal column segment, the system comprising: a flexible member attachable along the spinal column segment, wherein when attached to the spinal column segment the flexible member includes at least one first component extending in a first direction along a central axis of the spinal column, at least one second component extending generally in a second direction transverse to the first direction and corresponding to a first fiber orientation of an annulus tissue of the spinal column segment, and at least one third component extending generally in a third direction corresponding to a second fiber orientation of the annulus tissue that is transverse to the first direction and the second direction.
  2. 15. A stabilization system for a spinal column segment with an anterior longitudinal ligament having a first fiber orientation extending in the direction of a central spinal column axis, the spinal column segment having annulus tissue with a second fiber orientation extending at an acute angle to the first fiber orientation and a third fiber orientation extending at an acute angle to the first fiber orientation and transverse to the second fiber orientation, the system comprising: a flexible member attachable to the spinal column segment, said flexible member including at least one layer and comprises a number of first components extending in the direction of the first fiber orientation, a number of second components extending generally in a direction corresponding to the second fiber orientation, and a number of third components extending generally in a direction corresponding to the third fiber orientation.
  3. 28. A method for stabilizing a portion of a spinal column, comprising: securing at least one first flexible component to the spinal column in a first orientation extending in a direction along an anterior longitudinal ligament of the spinal column; securing at least one second flexible component to the spinal column in a second orientation, the second orientation being transverse to the first orientation; and securing at least one third flexible component to the spinal column in a third orientation, the third orientation being transverse to the first orientation and the second orientation.

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