Patent Number: 6,332,882

Title: Spine distraction implant

Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.

Inventors: Zucherman; James F. (San Francisco, CA), Hsu; Ken Y. (San Francisco, CA), Winslow; Charles J. (Walnut Creek, CA), Klyce; Henry A. (Piedmont, CA)

Assignee: St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/88 (20060101); A61B 17/70 (20060101); A61K 31/37 (20060101); A61K 31/366 (20060101); A61B 17/66 (20060101); A61B 17/60 (20060101); A61B 017/70 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018