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1. US20100249779 - External fixation devices and methods of use

Office United States of America
Application Number 12712188
Application Date 24.02.2010
Publication Number 20100249779
Publication Date 30.09.2010
Grant Number 08323281
Grant Date 04.12.2012
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61B 17/60
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
60for external osteosynthesis, e.g. distractors or contractors
Applicants The Hospital for Special Surgery
Inventors Hotchkiss Robert N.
Lo Darrick
Title
(EN) External fixation devices and methods of use
Abstract
(EN)

External fixation devices and methods of use are provided. A device for external fixation of a joint includes a first pin block for connection to a first skeletal element and a second pin block for connection to a second skeletal element. The device includes a connection assembly that is releasably attached to at least one of the pin blocks. The device is locked in an original position when the connection assembly is attached to both of the pin blocks, and is unlocked when the connection assembly is detached from at least one of the pin blocks.