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1. (WO1997013469) CONNECTION DEVICE E.G. FOR BONE PARTS

Pub. No.:    WO/1997/013469    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1995/002394
Publication Date: Apr 17, 1997 International Filing Date: Oct 10, 1995
IPC: A61B 17/00
A61B 17/80
Applicants: ANSON MEDICAL LIMITED
ANSON, Anthony, Walter
Inventors: ANSON, Anthony, Walter
Title: CONNECTION DEVICE E.G. FOR BONE PARTS
Abstract:
A connection device for connecting together, for example two or more bone parts, comprises two or more attachment locations for attachment to at least two members to be connected. The connection device is made of shape memory alloy and includes between the attachment locations a section which can be deformed and is recoverable by treatment to a memorised shape. Two members connected to the device are in this manner subjected to forces during recovery which can be useful in assisting the connection thereof.