Patent Number: 6,251,140

Title: Interlocking spinal inserts

Abstract: A method of interlocking first and second inserts between adjacent vertebrae comprising: introducing the first insert between adjacent vertebrae; rotating the first insert to anchor the first insert into a fixed position between the adjacent vertebrae; introducing the second insert between the adjacent vertebrae; rotating the second insert to anchor the second insert into a fixed position between the adjacent vertebrae; and fastening the first insert to the second insert.

Inventors: Marino; James F. (La Jolla, CA), Ahlgren; Dan K. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/44 (20060101); A61B 17/02 (20060101); A61F 2/02 (20060101); A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 2/46 (20060101); A61F 002/44 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018