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1. (WO2010121028) ARCUATE SPINAL FIXATION MEMBER

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/121028    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/031244
Publication Date: Fri Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 16 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61B 17/70
A61F 2/44
Applicants: SYNTHES USA, LLC
SYNTHES GMBH
DONNER, Thomas
LAURENCE, Lawton
SINGHATAT, Wamis
SCHOENLY, Jared
EVANS, David
MILLER, William
SCHMURA, Kurt
Inventors: DONNER, Thomas
LAURENCE, Lawton
SINGHATAT, Wamis
SCHOENLY, Jared
EVANS, David
MILLER, William
SCHMURA, Kurt
Title: ARCUATE SPINAL FIXATION MEMBER
Abstract:
Arcuate bone fixation members (12A, 12B, 12C) with a tip configured to cut into bone are particularly suitable when a linear line-of -approach for delivering fixation members is undesirable. The members may be configured to engage a driving instrument, have a proximal tab (44) with an aperture (48) to receive a bone anchor (50), be received in a curved guiding bore (28) of a guiding member (14) configured to be anchored in a vertebral body, be forced by an actuator through an instrument comprising a cannulated guide shaft (68) and within it a shaft (74) which has an engagement feature (80a) complementary to an engagement feature on the fixation member such as a thread, or fix an intervertebral implant (108) fixation plate (116).