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External fixation means

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606 - Surgery

606001000 - INSTRUMENTS

606053000 - Orthopedic instrumentation

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
606059000 Pin connector 70
606056000 Ring frame 29
606057000 Compression or distraction mechanism 27
606055000 Movable by patient 5
20120143189ORTHOPEDIC JOINT HINGE, METHODS AND DEVICES - An orthopedic joint hinge assembly includes a first elongated member, a first coupler attached to the first elongated member and including a first interface surface, a second elongated member, and a second coupler attached to the second elongated member and including a second interface surface. Each of the first and second couplers is constrained to rotate about an axis of rotation. The first and second interface surfaces are offset from the axis of rotation and engage each other to block a relative rotation between the first and second members in a first direction and separate from each other to permit a relative rotation in an opposite direction.06-07-2012
20090036889METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA - A method and apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea employs bone screws implanted into a patient's anterior maxillary bone above and posterior to the cuspids, and posterior mandibular bone below and between any of the posterior teeth. Elastics are stretched between the maxillary and mandibular bone screws to exert forces to bias the mandible forward with respect to the maxilla. An aligner can be placed between the patient's upper and lower to help maintain proper positioning of the mandible.02-05-2009
20120209265SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALTERING ROTATIONAL ALIGNMENT OF BONE SECTIONS - A rotational correction system includes an implant having first and second sections, the implant having a rotatable permanent magnet disposed in a housing of the first section, the rotatable permanent magnet mechanically connected to a nut operatively coupled to the second section. A keyed portion is interposed between the nut and one or more non-linear grooves disposed on an inner surface of the housing. An external adjustment device having at least one rotatable magnet configured to rotate the rotatable permanent magnet of the implant is part of the system. Rotation of the rotatable permanent magnet of the implant in a first direction effectuates a clockwise change in the rotational orientation of the first section relative to the second section and rotation of the rotatable permanent magnet of the implant in a second direction effectuates a counter-clockwise change in the rotational orientation of the first section relative to the second section.08-16-2012
20130131675FIXATION DEVICE AND MULTIPLE-AXIS JOINT FOR A FIXATION DEVICE - A fixator system includes an active strut that that can be gradually or acutely adjusted. Adjustments can be made in six degrees of freedom. Embodiments of the active strut can provide for two of the six degrees of freedom being about a first common point of rotation, and another two of the six degrees of freedom being about a second common point of rotation. Embodiments of the fixator can include one or more active struts in combination with one or more passive struts. The passive struts can be rigidly locked or can be unlocked so as to be freely and acutely adjustable while gradual or acute adjustments are made using the one or more active struts.05-23-2013
20130158550EXTERNAL ANKLE DISTRACTION AND LOAD BYPASSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Ankle distraction or load bypassing devices include a shoe or shoe insert that securely holds a patient's foot, and a cuff that securely holds the patient's lower leg. A load bypassing device can transmit force between the cuff and the shoe or shoe insert bypassing a portion of the load around the joint. A distraction force generating mechanism between the cuff and the shoe or shoe insert can distract the patient's ankle, while permitting the ankle to flex at a joint which joins together the cuff and the shoe.06-20-2013
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20110208186EXTERNAL FIXATOR ASSEMBLY - An external fixator assembly structured for placement and use substantially adjacent the ankle area of the body and including a support assembly comprising at least one base segment and one or two contoured segments disposed substantially on opposite sides of the ankle area. Each of the contoured segments includes a contoured portion having a either different or substantially equivalent angular and/or convergent configurations disposed along a length or height of the ankle area. At least one transfixion member may be connected along the length of the contoured portion(s) as well as a remainder of the contoured segment(s) so as to extend transversely inward there from into operative engagement with tissue associated with the ankle area patient's body.08-25-2011
20100076434EXTERNAL FIXATOR FOR DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE - An external fixator for a fractured distal radius including a first plurality of vertical passages for pins extending downward from a first pin mounting block into one or more bone fragments and one or more frame element apertures extending from an elongated frame element for pins extending downward from the device into the shaft of the radius. In addition, the elongated frame element includes a sliding pin slot with a sliding structure allowing a single pin to be moved to provide extension between the fragments and the shaft. A sliding internal plate including holes aligned with the first plurality of vertical passages is moved by a pair of setscrews to clamp the pins extending through the first plurality of vertical passages. The device also includes a second pin mounting block that extends downward parallel to the pins extending from first pin mounting block to hold pins directed laterally into the fragment(s).03-25-2010
20090306661Clamping Element and Insert Therefor - An insert (12-10-2009
20110066151External fixation component - An external fixation component includes two capture members adapted to capture independently a first and a second element of an external fixation system. A rotation member is provided between the two capture members, coupled to both capture members such that the coupling allows the two capture members to rotate about three axes relative to each other. Each capture member comprises a central locking screw extending therethrough and defining a longitudinal axis of the associated capture member. The rotation member comprises two rotation blockers, each blocker providing one interface surface adapted to be in contact with a complementary interface surface of one of the capture members, each blocker further provides a surface opposite to the interface surface comprising an inner cylindrical surface. The rotation member comprises a central disc element forming a rolling surface as complementary surface to the inner cylindrical surface of the corresponding rotation blocker. The rotation member comprises two nuts, wherein each nut is associated to one locking screw of a corresponding capture member. Each locking screw of a capture member extends through the corresponding rotation blocker and engages the corresponding nut for an individual locking of each capture member.03-17-2011
20090254086Articulated Joint for Mutually Locking Rods and/or Pins in an External Fixation Device for Reducing Bone Fractures - Articulated joint for mutually locking rods and/or pins in an external fixation device for reducing bone fractures, including a first rod support having a first pair of jaws and a second support for the rods or pins having a part that has a flat face resting against a corresponding flat face of the first pair of jaws. The flat face of the second support has at least one groove along one edge which together with the flat face of the first pair of jaws defines a channel into which, the rod or pin is inserted sideways, against the action of a biasing member, and retained under pressure in said channel.10-08-2009
20130165930BOLT AND TOOL WITH ANTI-TORQUE FEATURES - A system for fixing a wire to a surface of an external fixator having a wire adapted to extend through bony structure fastened with respect to the surface. A bolt having a shaft which comprises a threaded section, a head section and at least one clamping element is provided wherein the bolt is adapted to extend through an opening in the external fixation element with a nut, and clamps the wire to the surface. A counter torque tool is used to provide a counter torque while fastening the wire with the bolt and the nut. The bolt comprises a counter torque opening and wherein the counter torque tool comprises a section which is adapted to engage into the counter torque opening of the bolt to apply the counter torque.06-27-2013
20130165931OUTRIGGER WITH LOCKING MECHANISM - A method is for connecting an outrigger to a clamp in an external fixation system. A moveable member and a slide lock are couplied to an elongated member of the outrigger. The elongated member has a length, a distal end, a proximal end and a threaded portion on the distal end. The threaded portion has a keyed portion. The moveable member is moveable along the elongated member. The slide lock has a keyed portion and an engagement surface. The distal end of the elongated member is coupled to an opening of the clamp such that the engagement surface of the slide lock engages a portion of the clamp. The keyed portion of the threaded portion and the keyed portion of the slide lock are operably associated with each other to permit longitudinal movement of the slide lock along the length of the elongated member while preventing rotation. The engagement surface of the slide lock has a non-smooth texture and faces in a direction that is away from the moveable member.06-27-2013
20100042102Craniofacial Fracture Reduction Assembly - A Craniofacial Fracture Reduction Assembly is disclosed, the assembly providing a surgeon with precise control over the surgical reduction of fractured craniofacial bone pieces. The fracture reduction assembly may include a reduction platform, and a threaded fragment manipulator. The reduction platform has top and bottom surfaces and at least one receiving hole in communication therewith. The receiving hole is configured to accept a fragment manipulator. The fragment manipulator may comprise an elongated member having a bone engaging portion for engaging a targeted fractured bone piece and a center threaded portion. Working in combination with a reduction nut, the fragment manipulator provides accurate control over the fragment reduction vector. In use, the bone engaging end of the fragment manipulator is inserted through the receiving hole in the reduction platform and then into the fracture region where it engages the targeted fractured bone piece. Thereafter a reduction nut is threaded onto the non-engaged end of the fragment manipulator until the nose of the nut contacts the reduction platform. Continued rotation of the nut causes the fragment manipulator to be drawn up through the reduction nut, pulling the bone fragment toward the reduction platform, thereby reducing the fracture. Also disclosed is an adjustable support assembly, which may be used to position the reduction platform in a wide variety of locations above the fracture region.02-18-2010
20090099565Method Of Fracture Fixation - An external fixator includes a main body and an outrigger for extending over a fractured joint, such as a wrist joint. The main body can be positioned next to a right arm, or flipped over and positioned next to a left arm. The outrigger is attachable to extend either to the left or to the right of the main body, as appropriate. A distal body is removeably connectable to the distal end of the main body, and the distal body can be affixed to bone on the opposite side of the fracture to immobilize the joint where the fracture occurs. The distal body is connected to the main body with an adjustable securement section which provides six degrees of adjustment freedom. The outrigger is attached to the main body through a slide plate in a dual rail configuration which provides two dimensions of adjustment. Fragment pin supports ride in a track of the outrigger, and provide seven degrees of adjustment freedom for directed fixation of fragments at the fracture site. The outrigger is pivotally adjustable relative to the main body, and includes track portions separated by a wrap around angle. The major components of the fixator are molded of plastic. A surgical technique using the fixator includes immobilizing the joint for an initial healing duration and retaining fragment pins in place during a secondary healing duration.04-16-2009
20100121323EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR DISTRACTION DEVICE - A method of positioning an external adjustment device relative to a patient includes placing a magnetic viewing sheet adjacent to a patient and identifying the location of an implanted magnetic assembly using the magnetic viewing sheet by visualizing a magnetic image of the implanted magnetic assembly in the magnetic viewing sheet. The external adjustment device is placed on the patient adjacent to the location where the magnetic image was located.05-13-2010
20090177197External fixator assembly - An external fixator assembly structured for placement and use substantially adjacent the ankle area of the body and including a support assembly comprising at least one base segment and one or two contoured segments disposed substantially on opposite sides of the ankle area. Each of the contoured segments includes a contoured portion having a either different or substantially equivalent angular and/or convergent configurations disposed along a length or height of the ankle area. At least one transfixion member may be connected along the length of the contoured portion(s) as well as a remainder of the contoured segment(s) so as to extend transversely inward there from into operative engagement with tissue associated with the ankle area patient's body.07-09-2009
20090292285System and Method for Supporting The Weight Of A Body Using Osseopercutaneous Implants - In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a system for reducing pressure on high-pressure load areas on a body includes a plurality of bone anchors and a support structure. Each of the bone anchors includes an implantation end and a coupling element. The bone anchor implantation end secures the bone anchor to a load-bearing bone, while the bone anchor coupling element engages the support structure to transfer a body weight from the load-bearing bones to the support structure. The support structure may include one or more support coupling elements to engage the bone anchor coupling elements. In accordance with other embodiments of the present invention, a method for reducing pressure on high-pressure load areas on a body includes implanting the plurality of bone anchors into at least one load-bearing bone in the body, and removably attaching the coupling elements of the bone anchors to the support structure to transfer a body weight from the load-bearing bone to the support structure.11-26-2009
20090275944External Fixation and foot-supporting Device. - In one preferred embodiment according to the present invention, an external fixation device for the foot and ankle of the human anatomical skeleton includes a yoke, three adjusters, and a base (or foot plate). The foot plate selectively couples to the yoke without the need of any tools, thereby enabling the patient to self attach and remove the foot plate from an existing circular fixation structure.11-05-2009
20080228184SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL SURGERY - A system for installing a cross member between first and second anchor members within a patient's body generally includes first and second docking members configured to be removably coupled to the respective first and second anchor members. Each docking member has a first end with an opening, a second end, and a body extending between the first and second ends. The body includes an outer surface with an opening, and a bore extends from the opening on the first end of the body to the opening on the outer surface. The openings on the outer surface of each docking member are configured to be aligned so that the bore in the first docking member is able to direct a wire member into the bore in the second docking member. A method for minimally invasive surgery using the system is also disclosed.09-18-2008
20090024128EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATION DEVICE - An external skeletal fixation device reduces load on the patient, is capable of freely moving and deformity correction of a bone and bone fragments, is simple in construction and can be attached to the patient by an operator who has not a very high skill and long experience. An external skeletal fixation device 01-22-2009
20090222006EXTERNAL FIXATOR - An external fixator (09-03-2009
20090036888Ambulatory spinal unloading method and apparatus - An ambulatory spinal unloading method and apparatus are implemented to achieve a desired minimum level of residual cushioning in response to a biasing force applied to the associated apparatus tensioning and/or compression mechanism(s). The ambulatory spinal unloading apparatus may further include a treatment system to provide desired levels of nerve and/or muscle stimulation in addition to hot and/or cold elements to provide further therapeutic effects as desired or necessary.02-05-2009
20110112533Clamp for External Orthopaedic Fixing Device05-12-2011
20100262143Outrigger with Locking Mechanism - An outrigger for connecting to an external bone fixation clamp comprises an elongated member having a length, a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end having a threaded portion. The outrigger also comprises a connecting member operably associated with the elongated member, the connecting member having a tightening portion at a proximal end and a gripping portion at a distal end, the gripping portion having a greater diameter than the tightening portion. The outrigger also comprises a slide lock disposed about the threaded portion, the slide lock being longitudinally movable along the length of the threaded portion and having a non-smooth engagement surface configured to engage a non-smooth surface of the external bone fixation clamp in order to prevent rotation of the elongated member relative to the external bone fixation clamp.10-14-2010
20110087226EASY TO CLEAN CLAMPING DEVICE - An easy to clean clamping device has at least one clamping assembly having two jaws. The jaws form at least one recess to accommodate an element to be clamped along the longitudinal axis of the recess. A locking unit is provided to allow closing of the jaws against the force of a spring element. The locking unit has a shaft extending along an axis and through bores of the jaws. The shaft has a head for operating the clamping action abutting against the uppermost jaw. A locking element is provided having a through bore and which locking element can be arranged between the head and the uppermost jaw. One portion of the locking unit has a larger diameter than the bore of the second jaw and the head of the locking unit has a smaller diameter than the bore of the adjacent jaw. The locking element comprises at least one locking surface which can be brought into positive locking with a corresponding surface of the head for blocking removal of the locking element.04-14-2011
20110098706METHOD AND CLAMPING APPARATUS FOR EXTERNAL FIXATION AND STABILIZATION - Clamping devices and methods for external fixation systems include a post component having a yaw axis and a clamping system secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis. The clamping system includes a outer jaw and a inner jaw having an inner surface facing the outer jaw. The outer and inner jaws together form an opening for receiving a fixation element of the external fixation system. The inner jaw and outer jaw have a roll axis alignable with a longitudinal axis of the fixation element. The clamping system and post component are rotatable about the roll axis. The inner jaw also includes a cylindrical outer-facing surface. The devices also include a base component having a cylindrical concave surface having a pitch axis. The concave surface of the base component interfaces with the cylindrical outer facing component on the inner jaw. The outer and inner jaws being rotatable relative to the base and the post component about the pitch axis.04-28-2011
20110082458Dynamic External Fixator And Methods For Use - An external fixation system and method for realigning, compressing or distracting broken bones has a planar ring element with an adjustable device having a body releasably mounted on the ring element. The adjustable device includes a first member for movement in a direction generally perpendicular to the ring element. A second member is pivotally connected to the first member for angular movement with respect to the ring. A third member is mounted on the second member for movement in a direction parallel to the second member and with respect to a circumference of the planar ring element. The method includes providing an external fixation system and inserting a k-wire through a first piece of bone and affixing the k-wire or half pin to the ring element. Then inserting a second k-wire or half pin through a second piece of bone and affixing the k-wire or half pin to an adjustable device. The pieces of bone are realigned, compressed or distracted by adjusting at least one of a first and second adjustable member forming the device.04-07-2011
20120303028ORTHOPEDIC EXTERNAL FIXATION DEVICE - A telescopically adjustable strut for use with orthopedic external fixators has a first end and a second end and includes a universal-hinged connector provided at each of the first and second ends for connecting the strut to orthopedic external fixator base members. The universal-hinged connector is configured and adapted for pivoting the strut relative to the base members and to lock the universal-hinged connector at a desired angle.11-29-2012
20090171356Bone Repositioning Apparatus and System - The present invention provides an apparatus and system for bone repositioning. The bone-repositioning apparatus includes an actuator controller configured to transmit a series of coordinated signals; an outer sleeve dimensioned to encircle a body limb, including fragments of a fractured bone within the body limb; and a plurality of individually operable actuators, each actuator connected to the actuator controller and configured to receive one or more of the coordinated signals, each actuator comprising a member configured to protract and retract into and out of an interior portion of the outer sleeve to exert a predetermined force on the body limb and on at least one of the bone fragments. A bone-repositioning system including the bone-repositioning apparatus is also described, including a computer program product that partially or fully automates the repositioning process depending on the application.07-02-2009
20100082028External fixation apparatus with adjustable pin clamping means and convergent bone pins - An external fixation device for holding bone fragments in place includes a housing having a number of rotationally adjustable pin holders, each of which is held by a clamping member that simultaneously clamps the pin holder within an internal mounting surface of the housing and a bone pin within the pin holder. A first embodiment includes a number of internal mounting surfaces, each of which can include a single pin holder. A second embodiment includes one or two internal mounting surfaces, each of which holds a row of pin holders that is clamped in place by a single clamping member. Other embodiments include pin holders arranged so that bone pins, extending from a linearly extending or arcuate surface are concentrated in a region.04-01-2010
20120041439EXTERNAL FIXATOR SYSTEM - An external fixator system comprising at least two fixation plates which are arranged at a distance to each another, at least one adjustable length having a first end region and a second end region which are in connection with the fixation plates and at least one actuation unit to adjust the length of the strut in order to adjust the distance and/or orientation between the fixation plates. The actuation unit is in a fixed connection with at least one of the fixation plates as well as with at least one of the end regions of the respective strut in order to connect the strut with the fixation plate. The actuation unit comprises a feedback unit which provides the user with a feedback concerning the degree of the actuation.02-16-2012
20120004659Multi-Locking External Fixation Clamp - A clamping device for attaching to an external fixation element of an external fixation system includes a first jaw having an inner surface and an outer surface and includes a second jaw having an inner surface and an outer surface, with the inner surface of the first jaw and the inner surface of the second jaw together forming a passage configured to receive the external fixation element of the external fixation system. A locking system is engageable with the first and the second jaws. A portion of the locking system is moveable relative to the first and the second jaws between a first position where the locking arrangement is configured to prevent release of the external fixation element having a first size from between the first jaw and the second jaw and a second position where the locking arrangement is configured to prevent release of the external fixation element having a second size from between the first jaw and the second jaw.01-05-2012
20120209264CLAMP FOR TEMPORARY OR DEFINITIVE EXTERNAL ORTHOPAEDIC FIXATION, AND EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM COMPRISING SAID CLAMP - A clamp applicable to both temporary and definitive orthopaedic external fixation systems comprising a first coupling element having a pair of opposite jaws defining one or more seats to house a first component of the orthopaedic external fixation system. A second coupling element comprises a pair of opposite jaws defining one or more seats to house a second component of the orthopaedic external fixation system. An interconnection pin passes through and connects the first and second coupling elements along an axis of rotation. A fastening means is arranged to bring the clamp from a slack configuration. The first and second coupling elements are relatively rotatable along the axis of rotation to a locked configuration, and are relatively rotatable with each other. These fastening means include manually operable temporary fastening means to temporarily lock the clamp, and definitive fastening means operable with a fastening tool, to definitively lock the clamp.08-16-2012
20090131935Method of preparing a patient's leg in need of treatment, for ambulation - A method of preparing a patient's one leg, that is in need of treatment, for ambulation. The method includes the steps of: applying an external fixation assembly, having at least one external frame component, by pinning the at least one external frame component to at least one of the patient's bones in the patient's one leg so as to prepare the patient's one leg for healing; providing a foot assembly with a sole assembly defining a bearing surface and a connecting assembly; and operatively joining the foot assembly to the patient's one leg, whereby the patient can walk in a manner whereupon weight of the patient's body is applied by a patient's one foot, that is part of the user's one leg, to the sole assembly and therethrough to and against an underlying surface during ambulation.05-21-2009
20100249778 SELF-CENTRING ELBOW FIXATION DEVICE WITHOUT GUIDE WIRE - A first arched slot or slit connection element (09-30-2010
20100298827FIXATION CLAMP - A fixation clamp for use in an external fixation system for holding bone fragments adjacent to each other with the help of fixation elements has at least one clamping assembly having a pair of jaws with at least two different size grooves to accommodate a bone fixation element such as a pin or rod. An alternate clamping assembly has at least three grooves wherein at least two of the grooves have a different size adapted to accommodate a correspondingly sized bone fixation element such as a bone pin. The longitudinal axes of the grooves define a polygon. The jaw pairs can be rotated about a central longitudinal axis to present different size reception cavities towards the pins or rocks depending on their diameter.11-25-2010
20100331840FAST ADJUST EXTERNAL FIXATION CONNECTION ROD - The present disclosure provides various embodiments of an external fixation connection rod having articulatable joints that can be attached to external supports, such as rings. In some embodiments, the fixation connection rod includes a telescopic rod and connecting mechanisms for coupling the joints of the connection rod to the external supports, and the connecting mechanisms are operable to substantially lock the orientation of the joints. In some other embodiments, the connection rod includes a housing having parallel axial bores defined therethrough and sleeves slidably disposed in the axial bores. Also included in the present disclosure are methods of maintaining the orientation of first and second fixator rings for immobilizing bone segments.12-30-2010
20120089142Single Lock External Fixation Clamp Arrangement and Method - A clamping device for an external fixation system includes a post component having a yaw axis, a first clamp secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis, and a second clamp secured to the post component and rotatable about the yaw axis relative to the first clamp. The device includes a tightening component configured in a manner that an action of tightening the tightening component simultaneously locks both the first and second clamps in a gripping arrangement and substantially eliminates their relative rotation about the yaw axis. Interdigitating components can be spaced apart by high spring rate biasing elements that so as to allow for smooth adjustment of the clamping device components relative to each other until the appropriate position is achieved and until after a sufficiently high clamping load has been applied.04-12-2012
20120330312METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADJUSTING AN EXTERNAL FIXATION FRAME - A tool for implementing a correction plan in an external fixation frame having a plurality of adjustment elements or screws, for example, generally includes a driver, a motor, a controller, and a processor. The driver is adapted to engage and rotate each of the screws. The motor is coupled the driver and adapted to rotate the driver. The controller is connected to the motor and configured to control operation of the motor. The a processor adapted configured to: receive correction plan data; receive identification data including information for identifying at least one of the plurality of screws; determine movement of at least one of the plurality of the screws based on the correction plan data and the identification data; and send signals indicative of the determined movement to the controller in order to rotate at least one of the plurality of screws according to a predetermined correction plan.12-27-2012
20100185198Head Fixation Assemblies for Medical Procedures - A head fixation assembly includes a head fixation frame, a plurality of upper head fixation members, a plurality of lower head fixation members, and at least one drive mechanism. The head fixation frame includes a pair of upwardly extending spaced-apart arms defining a free space therebetween. At least one upper head fixation member extends from each of the respective arms of the head fixation frame, with each upper head fixation member adjustable relative to the head fixation frame and adapted to engage a patient's head within the free space of the head fixation frame. The lower head fixation members extend from the head fixation frame between the pair of arms, with each member adjustable relative to the head fixation frame and adapted to engage an underside of the patient's head within the free space of the head fixation frame. The at least one drive mechanism is in communication with the lower head fixation members, and is externally accessible so as to allow a user to be able to directly or indirectly advance and/or retract the lower head fixation members while the patient's head resides in the free space of the head fixation frame.07-22-2010
20080221571External Fixation - An orthopedic external fixation system may include a distal bar having a curvature that varies along its length, an uncurved proximal bar, a plurality of proximal embedding members, and a plurality of distal embedding members. The proximal and the distal embedding members, sized and shaped for embedding in bone, may attach directly or indirectly to the proximal bar and the distal bar, respectively.09-11-2008
20130144289FIXATION CLAMP - A fixation clamp for use in an external fixation clamp has a clamping assembly having a reception to accommodate a fixation element. The clamp has a locking element extending through the clamping assembly for blocking the position in a defined angular position. A washer is arranged between the locking element and a central opening of the clamping assembly having a cutout extending radially from the through opening such that the washer is mountable and demountable in a radial direction to a locking element longitudinal axis. The cutout has a smaller distance between its sidewalls then the diameter of the through opening. The locking element has circular cross-section below its head portion adapted to fit through the through opening of the washer but larger than the opening of the cutout and has at least one pair of parallel beveled surfaces spaced closer than the distance between sidewalls of the washer cutout.06-06-2013
20130131674EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR DISTRACTION DEVICE - A method of positioning an external adjustment device relative to a patient includes placing a magnetic viewing sheet adjacent to a patient and identifying the location of an implanted magnetic assembly using the magnetic viewing sheet by visualizing a magnetic image of the implanted magnetic assembly in the magnetic viewing sheet. The external adjustment device is placed on the patient adjacent to the location where the magnetic image was located.05-23-2013

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