US 10,376,380 B2
Devices and methods for cervical lateral fixation
Thomas J. Gamache, Westport, MA (US); Michael Sorrenti, Middleboro, MA (US); John Riley Hawkins, Cumberland, RI (US); and Michael Gorhan, Mansfield, MA (US)
Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed by DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed on Jun. 29, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/637,545.
Application 15/637,545 is a continuation of application No. 13/222,776, filed on Aug. 31, 2011, granted, now 9,724,132.
Prior Publication US 2017/0296355 A1, Oct. 19, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/70 (2006.01); A61B 17/84 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01); A61F 2/28 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61F 2/44 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/4455 (2013.01) [A61B 17/7007 (2013.01); A61B 17/7011 (2013.01); A61B 17/7014 (2013.01); A61B 17/7059 (2013.01); A61B 17/7062 (2013.01); A61B 17/844 (2013.01); A61B 17/864 (2013.01); A61F 2/446 (2013.01); A61F 2/4465 (2013.01); A61F 2002/2817 (2013.01); A61F 2002/2835 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30062 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3078 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3085 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30092 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30578 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30616 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30774 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30779 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30785 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30797 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30858 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30904 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4475 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00017 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00023 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A spinal implant, comprising:
an elongate cage member having distal and proximal ends and an external surface extending therebetween, the external surface being defined by a generally concave superior surface, a generally convex inferior surface, an anterior wall, and a posterior wall, the cage having a hollow interior and a plurality of openings formed in the external surface;
wherein the inferior surface located at the distal end of the elongate cage member is biased in a superior direction towards the superior surface located at the distal end of the elongate cage member, the bias of the inferior surface being greater than a bias in the superior direction of the superior surface located at the distal end of the elongate cage member such that the distal end of the elongate cage member has an asymmetrical, bulleted shape.