Global Patent Index - EP 1066001 A1

EP 1066001 A1 2001-01-10 - PROSTHETIC SYSTEM

Title (en)

PROSTHETIC SYSTEM

Title (de)

PROSTHETISCHES SYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME PROTHETIQUE

Publication

EP 1066001 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99910983 A

Priority

  • US 9903907 W
  • US 5049898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: CA2326351A1] A surgical method of inserting a prosthetic system between a first and a second vertebrae (V1-V2) spaced by a disc to limit motion between and to facilitate fusion of the first and second vertebrae. The method includes the steps of exposing the first and second vertebrae and the disc, excising at least a portion of the disc from between the first and second vertebrae, and scraping the cartilage from facing surfaces of the vertebrae to expose the facing surfaces. The method also includes the steps of spacing the first and second vertebrae by a selected distance, and simultaneously cutting grooves in the facing surfaces of the vertebrae using a cutting tool having opposing blades. A mechanical prosthesis (30) is anchored in the grooves cut in the facing surfaces of the vertebrae so that the prosthesis extends between the vertebrae, and limits motion between the vertebrae.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/44 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

A61B (2006.01); A61F (2006.01); A61L (2006.01); A61M (2006.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9949818A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE ES FR GB GR IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

AU 2973299 A 19991018; AU 741664 B2 20011206; CA 2326351 A1 19991007; EP 1066001 A1 20010110; ZA 9902225 B 20001219

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-23 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030226

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001027

2001-01-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT DE ES FR GB GR IT NL SE