Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis comprising two plates and a cushion interposed between the plates is contemplated. The cushion includes a compressible body having two ends in contact with the plates. At least one of the ends is freely displaceable relative to the plate in a parallel direction. Thus, the prosthesis imitates and approximates the mechanical properties of a healthy natural intervertebral disc.
July 20, 2001
Date of Patent:
March 4, 2003
DIMSO (Distribution Medicale du Sud-Quest)