Patent Number: 8,721,688

Title: Interspinous implant, tools and methods of implanting

Abstract: One exemplary device includes a main body including a shaft having a longitudinal axis; a first clamping mechanism having first and second jaws configured to clamp a spinous process of a first vertebra, and a second clamping mechanism having third and fourth jaws configured to clamp a spinous process of a second vertebra. The first, second, third and fourth jaws extend transversely from the shaft and at least two of two of the jaws are releasably mounted to the shaft and are mountable to and removable from the shaft by relative movement between the respective jaw and the shaft in a direction normal to a longitudinal axis of the shaft.

Inventors: Wang; Jeffrey Chun (Sherman Oaks, CA), Scioscia; Thomas Neil (Midlothian, VA), Slattery; Adrian (Rocky River, OH), Cannon; Alan W. (Lakeport, CA)

Assignee: Collabcom II, LLC

International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018