Patents Assigned to Safir S.A.R.L.
  • Patent number: 5387213
    Abstract: A surgical implant for connecting two flexible ligaments to vertebrae having an intervertebral stabilizer including an intra-osseous rod having a first end for implanting into a vertebrae. The intervertebral stabilizer also includes an extra-osseous head extending outwardly of the vertebrae. The extra-osseous head has two stepped portions, each with a peripheral surface, defining two ligament retaining zones. Each of the two ligament retaining zones has a shoulder, forming an axial ligament abutment on the sides of the ligament retaining zones closest to the first end. The extra-osseous head retains two flexible ligaments spaced from the vertebrae and each other by the shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Safir S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Francis H. Breard, Henry Graf