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1. (WO2007011815) APPARATUS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE POSTERIOR CORRECTION OF SPINAL DEFORMITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/011815    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/027554
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2007 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 15 01:59:59 CEST 2006
IPC: A61B 17/56
Applicants: CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
DURRANI, Muhammad, Abubakar Atig
Inventors: DURRANI, Muhammad, Abubakar Atig
Title: APPARATUS FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE POSTERIOR CORRECTION OF SPINAL DEFORMITY
Abstract:
An apparatus is operable to correct spinal deformities caused by scoliosis and the like. The apparatus may be used in a minimally invasive fashion and through the posterior side of the patient. A combination of internal screws and rods, as well as external pins, rods, and correction mechanisms, are used to obtain facet unlocking and translational correction of the affected vertebrae. The internal rods are inserted percutaneously and are secured to the affected vertebrae to maintain the deformity correction. External components are then removed, and the small incisions are sutured.