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A peripheral frame part of an implant which defines a part of the body’s perimeter. It also has a first helical bony contacting member attached and disposed within its superior half. The second helical bony contacting member attaches to the body and is located within the superior half. The implant also includes a first support member extending into the direction of the bone contact member into the central portion of the implant. There is another support member that extends outwards from the bone connecting members. The first support member as well as the second support member are substantially U-shaped and are connected to one another in the lower part of both U-shapes in the middle region.

The majority of these embodiments target implants that aid in the growth of bones in patients.

There are a variety of implants that are used in the body. Implants used to support an area or encourage bone ingrowth provide both stability (i.e. little deformation when pressure is applied over time) and space for bone growth.

Spinal Fusion, sometimes referred to as spondylodesis (or spondylosyndesis) is a surgical procedure that treats diverse diseases like degenerative disc disease and spondylolisthesis, slippage of a vertebra or spinal vertebra, scoliosis and spinal stenosis. It is also used to treat fractures, infection, tumors and other ailments. The aim of the spinal fusion procedure is to reduce instability and thus pain.

In preparation for the spinal Fusion, the majority of the intervertebral disk is removed. An implant, called the spinal fusion cage, may be placed between vertebra to maintain spine alignment and disc height. Fusion, i.e. The bone bridge occurs between the endplates of the vertebrae.

One aspect of aim implant is that it is a body with an axis transverse, which divides the implant into a superior and inferior half. Implants may also comprise an asymmetrical frame that defines a perimeter of the body. A central wall is extending from one end of the peripheral frames portion to the opposite side. An implant may also include an initial bone-contacting component that is attached to the body. The member could extend from the point located on the top of a peripheral frame portion to a second side of a peripheral frame portion and end at a second location on the inferior side of a peripheral frame near the initial support members.

Another feature of an implant is that it comprises an element that is defined as a peripheral frame. The implant could also have an internal wall that extends from one end of the peripheral frames portion to the opposite side of this portion. There may also be an array of helical bone contact members that extend from the central wall to the peripheral region of the body and define the outer edges of an implant. The implant could also comprise a first and second support members that extend into the central area of the implant’s central wall on its side that is the first. The inner area of the implant is defined by the numerous bone contact members with helical symmetry as well as the peripheral frame as well as the central wall on its first side. The central region of an implant may not contain any structural elements other than the first and second support members.

Another aspect of fusion of two vertebrae in the spinal column is to provide an implant. This may include an implant with an outer frame section as well as central walls that extend from one side of the peripheral frame portion to the other side. The provided implant may further include a variety of bone contacting members extending from the central wall of the body up to the peripheral frame portion and creating the exterior edges of the implant and afirst support member and a second support member that extend into the central area of the implant, on a first side of the central wall. On the other side of the central wall, the peripheral frame portion and the central wall and the plurality of bonecontacting members can define an inner space in the central region of the implant. The central region of the implant could comprise no structural members, with the exception of the first and second support members. This may include filling the implant’s internal volume with bone growth-promoting substances around the first and second support members and placing the implant between two vertebrae within the spinal column.

When you read the complete description and the figures, other systems, methods, features, and advantages of the embodiments are or will be apparent to an ordinary experienced in the art. All such additionalsystems and methods as well as their features and advantages, should be described in the description as well as the summary. They are protected in the claims below.

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