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1. (WO2007001945) ADJUSTABLE FIXATION CLAMP AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/001945 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/023712
Publication Date: 04.01.2007 International Filing Date: 19.06.2006
IPC:
A61B 17/64 (2006.01) ,F16B 7/04 (2006.01)
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
64
Devices extending alongside the bones to be positioned
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
B
DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS OR WEDGES; JOINTS OR JOINTING
7
Connections of rods or tubes, e.g. of non-circular section, mutually, including resilient connections
04
Clamping or clipping connections
Applicants:
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) [US/US]; 1302 Wrights Lane East West Chester, PA 19380, US (CA)
SYNTHES, GMBH [CH/CH]; Eimattstrasse 3 CH-4436 Oberdorf, CH (AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CO, CR, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GN, GQ, GR, GW, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IN, IS, IT, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MC, MD, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NE, NG, NI, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SM, SN, SY, SZ, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW)
LESSIG, Richard, K. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CHILTON, III, Robert J. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
LESSIG, Richard, K.; US
CHILTON, III, Robert J.; US
Agent:
KAPLUN, Oleg, F. .; Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP 150 Broadway, Suite 702 New York, NY 10038, US
Priority Data:
11/159,06421.06.2005US
Title (EN) ADJUSTABLE FIXATION CLAMP AND METHOD
(FR) BRIDE DE FIXATION REGLABLE ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE
Abstract:
(EN) An adjustable fixation clamp having first and second clamp assemblies positioned about a shaft. The clamp assemblies may each have a pair of vise plates. Each pair of vise plates may define at least two receiving portions and insertion portions intersecting the receiving portions. The receiving portions of one clamp assembly may receive at least two fixation components such as screws, pins or wires. The receiving portions of the other clamp assembly may receive at least one connector such as a rod, bar and/or ring. A biasing structure may be positioned between the first and second clamp assemblies and may allow for the fixation components to be snapped into the receiving portions through the insertion portions. Two or more adjustable fixation clamps may be used to form an external fixation system. At least two screws, pins or wires may be inserted into bone and one of the clamp assemblies may be attached thereto. A guide may be used for insertion of screws, pins or wires into bone. The other clamp assembly may be connected to a rod, bar or ring. Thereafter, the clamp assemblies may be oriented relative to each other and locked in place.
(FR) L'invention concerne une bride de fixation réglable comprenant des premier et second ensembles de bride positionnés autour d'une tige. Les ensembles de bride peuvent comprendre individuellement deux plaques d'étau. Chaque paire de plaques d'étau peut définir au moins deux parties réceptrices et des parties d'introduction coupant les parties réceptrices. Les parties réceptrices d'un ensemble de bride peuvent recevoir au moins deux composants de fixation, tels que des vis, des broches ou des fils. Les parties réceptrices de l'autre ensemble de bride peuvent recevoir au moins un connecteur, tel qu'une tige, une barre et/ou un anneau. Une structure de sollicitation peut être positionnée entre les premier et second ensembles de bride et peut permettre d'encliqueter les composants de fixation dans les parties réceptrices par le biais des parties d'introduction. Au moins deux brides de fixation réglables peuvent être utilisées pour former un système de fixation externe. Au moins deux vis, broches ou fils peuvent être introduits dans un os et un des ensembles de bride peut être fixé sur celui-ci. Un guide peut être utilisé pour introduire des vis, des boches ou des fils dans l'os. L'autre ensemble de bride peut être connecté à une tige, une barre ou un anneau. Puis, les ensembles de bride peuvent être orientés les uns par rapport aux autres et verrouillés en place.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
KR1020080041619EP1893110ZA2007/11136JP2008546479CN101296665CA2613278
NZ564765AU2006262507IN10213/DELNP/2007