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1. (WO2010117940) OSSEOSYNTHESIS PLATE WITH KEYHOLE FEATURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/117940    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/029939
Publication Date: Fri Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61B 17/80
Applicants: SYNTHES USA, LLC
SYNTHES GMBH
FRIGG, Robert
OVERES, Tom
Inventors: FRIGG, Robert
OVERES, Tom
Title: OSSEOSYNTHESIS PLATE WITH KEYHOLE FEATURE
Abstract:
A bone plate comprises a first plate opening extending therethrough, the first plate opening comprising a first cylindrical portion sized and shaped to receive therethrough a shaft of a first bone fixation element to be passed through the plate to fix the bone plate to a target bone to be treated in a desired position, a top surface of the first cylindrical portion comprising a recess sized and shaped to lockingly seat a head of the first bone fixation element therein and a first elongated portion open to the first cylindrical portion and a side of the bone plate, the first elongated portion being sized and shaped to permit slidable movement of the shaft of the first bone fixation element therethrough while preventing passage therethrough of the head of the first bone fixation element.