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1. (US20100249779) External fixation devices and methods of use

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
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
56
Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
58
for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws or the like
60
for external osteosynthesis, e.g. distractors or contractors
Applicants: The Hospital for Special Surgery
Inventors: Hotchkiss Robert N.
Lo Darrick
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) External fixation devices and methods of use
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(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.