Abstract

An inter-vertebral cage for use in repairing a damaged inter-vertebral disc includes a plurality of cage sections and a hinge element that connects adjacent ones of the cage sections together for relative movement. The hinge elements automatically urge the cage sections to move from an extended orientation to an installed orientation.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

A61F2/44; A61F2/46; A61B1/018

Secondary Class

A61F2/28; A61F2/30

Application Number

14/345559

Filing Date

9-20-2012

Patent Number

US9561115

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

2-7-2017

Patent Country

United States

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Digital Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

Rights

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