Patent Number: 8,821,548

Title: Spine distraction implant and method

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), Fallin; T. Wade (Hyde Park, UT), Klyce; Henry A. (Piedmont, CA)

Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018